by Jaclyn Shankel, Early Modern MA student, King’s College London Introduction by Angel-Luke O’Donnell, Liberal Arts Early Career Development Fellow in History, King’s College London As part of the GPP, we regularly host coffee mornings for incoming fellows and other researchers intending to work in the Windsor archives. Coffee mornings are informal events that bring … Continue reading "Coffee with the Georgian Papers Programme"
Text of the presidential executive order that ended the policy of separating immigrant parents and children. From the White House
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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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
20+ page summary of the key findings on the current financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds. The two programs amounted to 42% of federal program expenditures in FY2017 and both programs are expected to experience cost growth in excess of GDP growth due to aging of the population. From the Social Security Administration
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Summarizes the annual financial review of Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. Recent policy changes will result in less funding for the Part A Medicare Hospital Fund which will be insolvent by 2026 Social Security is solvent until 2034 under current policies. Includes links to full text of the Medicare and Social Security reports. From the Treasury Department
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Report of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to the Judicial Conference of the United States
Text of the report ordered by Chief Justice John Roberts to examine safeguards for protecting court employees from inappropriate conduct in the judicial workplace. The report was commissioned after news accounts of inappropriate conduct, especially sexual misconduct, toward employees by judges. From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Divided Supreme Court ruling that Colorado’s antidiscrimination laws violated a baker’s free exercise of religion. Baker Jack Phillips, proprietor of the cakeshop, refused on religious grounds, to bake a cake for the wedding of a gay couple. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School
The Library of Congress has announced the appointment of its Georgian Papers Fellowship. It has been awarded to Dr Nicola Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is Co- Director of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender and is the editor/creator of the Bedford Centre Blog Following her first … Continue reading "LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GEORGIAN PAPERS FELLOW ANNOUNCED"
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Annual report on how the U.S. views the performance of other countries in permitting freedom of religious practice. Includes sections on government respect and societal respect for religious freedom. From the Department of State
Analyzes the U.S. pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action treaty with Iran, the reasons given by the president, and the potential implications including the willingness of other nations to engage in treaty negotiations with the U.S. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com
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Provides information about the 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 which the FBI has designated as active shooter incidents. Defines an “active shooter” as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Estimates that the federal subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage for people under age 65 will result in a net subsidy from the federal government of $685 billion in 2018. This cost includes the cost of preferential tax treatment for work-related insurance coverage, the cost of Medicaid and Medicare for those under 65, and government payments for other kinds of health insurance such as the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act. From the Congressional Budget Office
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5-4 Supreme Court decision that allows companies to require workers to settle employment disputes through individualized arbitration proceedings rather than class action lawsuits. The decision favors the Federal Arbitration Act over the National Labor Relations Act. From the Cornell University Legal Information Institute
Subtitled: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. Calls for lower prescription drug prices through improved competition and negotiation among Part D plan providers, but stops short of using Medicare’s concentrated power to negotiate for lower prices. From the Department of Health and Human Services