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Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Marriage/Family,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/affording-congress-opportunity-address-family-separation/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wh

Text of the presidential executive order that ended the policy of separating immigrant parents and children.  From the White House

 

 

Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db309.pdf

Updates trends in U.S. suicide mortality from 2000 through 2016 and describes differences by sex, age group, and means of suicide.  For 2000-2016, the suicide rate increased 30%, from 10.4 to 13.5 per 100,000 population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2019 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53884-apb2019.pdf

Examines how the administration’s proposed budget would affect the federal deficit over the next decade.  Estimates the cumulative deficit would be $9.5 trillion; the administration had estimated the deficit would by $7.2 trillion.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

DOJ/OIG Releases Report on Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://oig.justice.gov/press/2018/2018-06-14.pdf

Press release and report summary of the report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz on events prior to the 2016 presidential election.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

 

A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download

The 500 page report of the Inspector General of the Justice Department about the actions of the FBI and Justice Department prior to the 2016 presidential election.  Accuses former FBI Director James Comey of engaging in “ad hoc decision making” in reopening the investigation of Clinton’s emails “even if it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice.”  Offers nine recommendations for remedying problems uncovered by the investigators.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

 

The Condition of Education 2018

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018144.pdf

Covers 47 education indicators ranging from preK through postsecondary levels of education, which show important trends and developments. Three special areas cover choices/costs in early childhood care arrangements, characteristics of teachers who entered the profession through an alternative route to certification, and average student loan balances for those completing graduate degrees. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Facebook Ads

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet

https://democrats-intelligence.house.gov/facebook-ads/

Advertisements run on the social media site, Facebook, by Russian agents during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The ads were issued by the Internet Research Agency, described as a Russian troll farm, and released by the Democratic minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Describes the background, resulting indictments, and offers links to typical ads.

 

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-980

5-4 Supreme Court decision that Ohio was not in violation of federal law by purging inactive voters from their voting rolls.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

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