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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The NSA Archive

Categories: Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.aclu.org/nsa-documents-search

A collection of documents from the National Security Agency that were made public by Edward Snowden beginning in June 2013.  Posted by the American Civil Liberties Union

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends: 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Reports that private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 1.5% annual rate in 2012.  Provides historical statistics back to the late 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas 2013

Categories: Latin America,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2012-2013/americas/index.html

Features a country by country survey of social security programs including program types, retirement income systems, demographic and other statistics related to social security, and contribution rates.  From the Social Security Administration

 

EPA and the Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States”

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43455.pdf

Describes the proposed rule, jointly sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers, which attempts to respond to recent Supreme Court rulings by clarifying the regulatory status of waters of ambiguous jurisdictional status.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Volcker Rule: A Legal Analysis

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43440.pdf

Provides an introduction to the Volcker Rule, the regulatory regime which banking institutions and their affiliates must follow.  The rule prohibits financial institutions and their affiliates from engaging in proprietary trading.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unlawfully Present Aliens, Driver’s Licenses, and Other State-Issued ID: Select Legal Issues

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43452.pdf

Discusses the basic legal principles involving in state decisions permitting or denying those unlawfully in the country to have a driver’s license or some equivalent.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unlawfully Present Aliens, Higher Education, In-State Tuition, and Financial Aid: Legal Analysis

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education-Higher,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43447.pdf

Reviews controversies concerning eligibility for certain college benefits for those in the country unlawfully.  Covers the basic legal principles, state restrictions on access to higher education and state measures which grant access.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Debate over Selected Presidential Assistants and Advisors: Appointment, Accountability, and Congressional Oversight

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40856.pdf

Provides background information and selected views on the role of some of these appointees.  Also discusses constitutional concerns that have been raised about presidential advisors and reviews the Congressional oversight process.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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