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2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.boem.gov/2017-2022-DPP/

Includes 14 potential lease sales in eight areas including the Mid-Atlantic off the Virginia coast.  Proposes priority development in the Gulf of Mexico and “one potential lease sale late in the program for … areas offshore Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Calls for geological and geophysical surveying activities in an area 50 miles offshore.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior

 

United States of America v. Robert F. McDonnell

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/docs/pdfs/154019or.pdf

Order of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell may remain free while pursuing his appeal of his conviction on corruption charges.  McDonnell had been scheduled to report for prison on February 9, 2015.  Posted by Justia

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49892-Outlook2015.pdf

Predicts the federal budget deficit will hold steady relative to the size of the economy through 2018 but then begin to expand.  Also sees the economy expanding at a solid pace for 2015 and the next few years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Obama Administration Moves to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/obama-administration-moves-to-protect-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge.cfm

Agency press release with summary of plans to protect some 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northern Alaska from development.  From the Interior Department

 

SEC Announces Charges Against Standard & Poor’s for Fraudulent Ratings Misconduct

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-10.html#.VMEEUmOa-JY

Agency press release which summarizes the charges against S&P for federal securities law violations involving misconduct in ratings of mortgage-backed securities.  Includes links to the specific SEC orders related to the case.  From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Department of Defense Suicide Event Report: Calendar Year 2013 Annual Report

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.suicideoutreach.org/Docs/Reports/2013_DoDSER_Annual_Report.pdf

Reports on 229 deaths by suicide among active service members and 220 by reserve component members.  Includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral health history, and deployment history for each suicide.  Also includes suicide prevention efforts.  From the Department of Defense

 

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address, January 2015

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/20/remarks-president-state-union-address-january-20-2015

Text of the annual speech delivered by President Obama before the joint session of Congress. From the White House

 

Final Report of the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Network Agency Accountability Board

Categories: Congress,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/Redacted-December-2014-Agency-Accountability-Board-Report.pdf

 

An in-house investigation which absolves agents of the Central Intelligence Agency of allegations of unauthorized access to the computer drives used by staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, while that group was preparing its study of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the CIA, posted by  Allgov.com

 

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