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WaPo – Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far

“The Post and Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, are tracking more than 500 key executive branch nominations through the confirmation process. These positions include Cabinet secretaries, deputy and assistant secretaries, chief financial officers, general counsel, heads of agencies, ambassadors and other critical leadership positions. These are among the roughly 1,200 positions that require Senate confirmation…”

The Archive Team announces effort to save Internet Movie Database

The Archive Team (is not the Internet Archive): “The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games and fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media. On Feb 3rd, 2017, IMDb announced it was closing down its user discussion boards site-wide on Feb… Continue Reading

INALJ – I Need A Library Job – 2017 postings

Via the amazing Naomi House and her colleagues – 2017 INALJ Jobs – All individual jobs are found below in pdf format, organized by state/province/country and by date added.  If you’d like to find more sites to check such as university, library and other HR sites for jobs see the lists at the bottom of… Continue Reading

Nuts and Bolts of Encryption: A Primer for Policymakers

Nuts and Bolts of Encryption: A Primer for Policymakers, Edward W. Felten, Center for Information Technology Policy. Department of Computer Science, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, version of February 20, 2017. An up-to-date version of this paper will be available at https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~felten/encryptionprimer.pdf “This paper offers a straight for ward introduction… Continue Reading

CRS – The European Union: Questions and Answers

The European Union: Questions and Answers, Kristin Archick, Specialist in European Affairs. February 21, 2017. Via FAS. “The European Union: Questions and Answers Congressional Research Service Summary The European Union (EU) is a political and economic partnership that represents a unique form of cooperation among sovereign countries. The EU is the latest stage in a… Continue Reading

Mirror copy of EPA website prior to Trump preserved for researchers and public

FastCoExist: “Should sections of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s website go the way of the civil rights and climate-change pages of the White House website—in other words, disappear—the agency is prepared. Even if Donald Trump takes the whole EPA site offline, a mirror copy of the website exists online, and it reflects the way the site… Continue Reading

White House Executive Orders on Protecting the Homeland – Additional Resources

February 20, 2017: Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies February 20, 2017: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest February 21, 2017: Fact Sheet: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements February 21, 2017: Fact Sheet: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States February… Continue Reading

Trump Slumps As American Voters Disapprove 55% – 38%

Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds Voters Trust Media, Courts More Than President – “American voters today give President Donald Trump a negative 38 – 55 percent job approval rating, his worst net score since he took office, down from a negative 42 – 51 percent approval rating in a February 7 Quinnipiac University national poll.… Continue Reading

Ambrogi – Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank

Robert Ambrogi – LawSites: “Thirteen regional U.S. legal newspapers are among a group of newspapers that have been acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese multi-national that also owns Sprint and that is known for its investments in the technology industry. SoftBank has purchased GateHouse Media, a company that owns over 500 weekly and daily… Continue Reading

ProPublica Project – Documenting Hate

“The 2016 election left many in America afraid – of intolerance and the violence it can inspire. The need for trustworthy facts on the details and frequency of hate crimes and other incidents born of prejudice has never been more urgent. At this point, there is simply no reliable national data on crimes. And no… Continue Reading

Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance

“Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism’s genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest from around the globe in the possible ways in which genome editing can improve human health.… Continue Reading

GAO – Presidential and Congressional Transition documents

“During presidential transitions, GAO provides information specifically for new administrations as well as new Congresses. The resources and recommendations here can help policymakers and other leaders find ways to greatly improve government operations and potentially save millions of dollars. Three sets of resources are available here, specifically focusing on the issues and challenges that should… Continue Reading