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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Georgia’s October 2013 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications

Categories: Asia,Defense/Military,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns,Energy

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43299.pdf

Views the presidential election as marking Georgia’s further progress in democratization  Close Georgia-U.S. ties have implications for access to energy and military cooperation with regard to Iraq and Afghanistan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Health Benefits for Members of Congress and Certain Congressional Staff

Categories: Congress,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43194.pdf

This report summarizes the provisions of the final rules relating to health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs, and describes how it affects current and retired members and congressional staff.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China’s Political Institutions and Leaders in Charts

Categories: China,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43303.pdf

Provides a snapshot of China’s leading political institutions and current leaders in the form of nine organization charts and three tables.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Poverty in the United States: 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33069.pdf

46.5 million people were counted as poor in the U.S. in 2012, the largest total recorded in the measure’s 54 year history.  The poverty rate was 15%, unchanged from the previous two years.  Also discusses the official definition of poverty, poverty among selected groups, the geography of poverty, and the research supplemental poverty measure.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

DNI Clapper Declassifies Additional Intelligence Community Documents Regarding Collection Under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/964-dni-clapper-declassifies-additional-intelligence-community-documents-regarding-collection-under-section-501-of-the-foreign-intelligence-surveillance-act-nov

Press release with links.  Brings to light more information about the bulk collection of email metadata by the National Security Agency.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs: Executive Summary

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20134015/pdf/20134016.pdf

Presents findings from the first large-scale study of secondary math teachers.  Finds that TFA teachers were more effective than teachers with whom they were compared and teaching fellows were neither more nor less effective.  From the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Geographical Mobility: 2012 to 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/migration/data/cps/cps2013.html

 

A series of statistical tables on the restlessness of the American people.  Provides statistics on movement by race, ethnicity, region, income and other characteristics.  See also Press Release.  From the Census Bureau

 

Projected Effects of Social Security Benefit Increase Options for Older Beneficiaries

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2013-01.html

Analyzes the projected effects of two such policy options for those aged 85 or older.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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