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Increased Campaign Contribution Limits in the FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Law: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43825.pdf

Public Law 113-235 increased contribution limits for donations to national political party committees including party congressional, senatorial, and headquarters committees. This report answers questions about the change in limits as they pertain to individual contributors.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Russia,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41153.pdf

Reviews climate and political changes relating to the Arctic, the scramble among Arctic countries for mineral rights, and other potentially destabilizing issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Tackling Tax Evasion and Avoidance

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/413943/Tax_evasion_FINAL_web__with_covers_and_right_sig_.pdf

Latest actions by the British government to reduce and prevent tax dodging by citizens and businesses.   From HM Treasury.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 9047

 

Need and Options for Subnational Scale Land-Use and Land-Cover Scenarios for the United States

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.globalchange.gov/sites/globalchange/files/LULC-Scenarios-Workshop-Report_2015-01-22.pdf

Repot of a June 2014 workshop on potential changes in land use and land cover scenarios for the U.S. at a subnational scale and the needs, resources, and barriers for producing such scenarios.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Food Access Research Atlas

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx#

Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Political Parties in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR362-Political-Parties-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Assesses the contribution of political parties to date in the Afghan transition toward democracy.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Trends in Long-Term Unemployment

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2015/long-term-unemployment/

Examines trends in long-term unemployment following the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and the characteristics of people who have experienced lengthy unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Analytics.USA.gov

Categories: Govt Information,Telecommunications/Internet

https://analytics.usa.gov/

Shows how many people are using which U.S. federal government agency websites at any particular time and what devices, browsers, and operating systems are being used for the connections.  From the Digital Analytics Program and the White House

 

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