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“In Custodia Legis,” the blog of the Law Librarians of Congress, has just published the second installment of its “Glimpse of Law Series,” written by Donna Sokol, special assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.  The series tours the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, exploring themes of law in its art and architecture. The first […]

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The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2013 has been released and can be found in full text at www.fdsys.gov and at the following permanent URLs: *     Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2013 PURL: <http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2343> *     Appendix, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2013 PURL: <http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS862> *    Analytical Perspectives, Budget of […]

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The House of Representative releases new beta version of the United States Code online. The United States Code is prepared and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel (“OLRC”) of the U.S. House of Representatives pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 285b.  The Code contains the general and permanent laws of the United States, organized into titles […]

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Join, or Die

On May 9, 1754, The Pennsylvania Gazette printed what is believed to be the first American political cartoon. Lacking copyright protection, “Join, or Die” was reprinted in almost every newspaper in North America.  It was designed by Benjamin Franklin and depicted the colonies as severed parts of a snake – referring to a popular superstition that […]

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HumanRights.gov is the official U.S. government website for information and reports on human rights. It includes news, human rights reports, and other information from U.S. government agencies. The reports can be accessed by topic and include translations into languages other than English.   The goal of this website is to collect all U.S. agency information on human rights and make it […]

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The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives – the Office that codifies the public laws passed by Congress – recently announced new Title 51 of the United States Code.   H.R. Bill No. 3237, 111th Congress, “To Enact Certain Laws Relating to National and Commercial Space Programs as Title […]

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Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced the first “do not track” bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, February 11, 2011.  The “Do Not Track Me Online Act” requires the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate regulations “that establish standards for the required use of an online opt-out mechanism to allow consumers to effectively and easily […]

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President’s State of the Union Address is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 9:00 pm EST. Tune in on your TVs, via the White House YouTube Channel, or live webstream to a free iPhone application. When President Obama walks into the Capitol on Wednesday to deliver his State of the Union speech, millions of […]

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The Science and Technology Blogs at the USA.gov has been recently updated by a new link to NASA blogs. Check it out yourself. Also, don’t forget you can subscribe to updates at USA.gov via email or RSS feeds.

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One of USA.gov sites dedicated to Laws and Regulations has been updated with a link titled Open Congress. Open Congress brings together official government data with news coverage, blog posts, public comments, and more. Open Congress is a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan web resource with a mission to make Congress more transparent and to […]

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