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Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

GPO Issues Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1950s

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1951-1960 on GPO’s govinfo (www.govinfo.gov). This release covers debates and proceedings of the 82nd thru the 86th Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as:

  • The final two years of President Harry Truman’s Administration
  • President Dwight Eisenhower’s Administration
  • The Korean War
  • The Cold War
  • The creation of NASA
  • Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956

“This latest digital release the Congressional Record now gives the public easy access to the historic debates of Congress from the 1950s to today on smartphones, tablets, laptops and personal computers,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO is honored to partner with the Library of Congress to continue to meet the needs of Congress and the American people.” GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through www.govinfo.gov, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.”

Google News Redesigned

“Every day people come to Google News for a trusted view of the world. It’s there for everything from moments of political change to gripping sports events to daily local news. To make news more accessible and easier to navigate, we redesigned the desktop website with a renewed focus on facts, diverse perspectives, and more… Continue Reading

Survey of States With the Best and Worst Economies

The States With the Best and Worst Economies Samuel Stebbins, Thomas C. Frohlich, Evan Comen and Michael B. Sauter,June 27, 2017: “Is your state a drag on the American economy or a boon? The 50 states — as diverse as they are — each contribute something to the U.S. economy. Because of their diversity, state economies… Continue Reading

2017 World Drug Report

“To celebrate 20 years since its inception, the World Drug Report 2017 is presented in a new five-booklet format designed to improve reader friendliness while maintaining the wealth of information contained within. Booklet 1 summarizes the content of the four subsequent substantive booklets and presents policy implications drawn from their findings. Booklet 2 deals with… Continue Reading

24/7 Wall St – America May Be Aging, but Millennials Are Taking Over

“The median age in the United States has risen from 35.3 years old in 2000 to 37.9 years old in 2016, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baby boomers — Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — are responsible for the increase as boomers began reaching the age of 65 in 2011.… Continue Reading

Facebook use continues to grow – now boasts 2 billion

Via Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg, June 28, 2017: “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” In a little over 13 years Facebook has steadily and exponentially increased users to a number is impressive regardless of the competition. The challenges for the company to continue to add users in such… Continue Reading

Personal electronic devices will be subject to additional screening on flights to US

Axios: “Additional screening will soon be required before personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than cell phones can be carried on to U.S.-bound flights, senior Department of Homeland Security officials announced Wednesday. The TSA and the State Department will also be involved in implementation. The need for more security comes from the fact that terrorists continue to… Continue Reading