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Fiscal FactCheck | FactCheck.org
Does Washington have a spending problem or an income problem? We offer some key facts.July 15, 2011
government  economics 
august 2011 by kkennedy
Earthquake Notification Service
"You can customize ENS to only deliver messages for certain areas, at specified times, and to multiple addresses. ENS can even send text notifications to your cell phone."
government  alert  earthquake  4ff 
april 2010 by kkennedy
Promises Clock - ProPublica
FTA: 'Politicians and officials make promises all the time, so they can be forgiven if they occasionally lose track of what they said they would do and when. We created a feature on our front page to make it easier for us and them to see how many days – and hours, minutes and seconds – have passed since their initial vow.' -- Nice!
government  transparency 
june 2009 by kkennedy
FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts
FTA: 'You may not know it, but if you have a wireless router, a cordless phone, remote car-door opener, baby monitor or cellphone in your house, the FCC claims the right to enter your home without a warrant at any time of the day or night in order to inspect it.'
privacy  fcc  legal  government 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Data.gov
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
transparency  government  database  datamining  publicdata 
may 2009 by kkennedy
The Fair Elections Now Act - Common Cause
FTA: 'Under the Fair Elections Now Act, federal candidates would run for office without relying on large contributions, big money bundlers, or donations from lobbyists, and would be freed from the constant fundraising in order to focus on what people in their communities want.'
elections  government  finance  corruption 
april 2009 by kkennedy
The Big Takeover : Rolling Stone
Well done! This is the kind of article that I not only like to see, but I'd love BOTH sides to respond to, with meaningful analysis (including citations). FTA: 'The best way to understand the financial crisis is to understand the meltdown at AIG. AIG is what happens when short, bald managers of otherwise boring financial bureaucracies start seeing Brad Pitt in the mirror.'
politics  economics  corruption  economy  2008crash  bailout  culture  finance  government 
march 2009 by kkennedy
Let Vivek Kundra Do His Job | techPresident
FTA: 'Every day that he is not allowed to do his job is another day the Administration loses in being able to fulfill its ambitious and worthwhile promises to make government more transparent. Unless there is evidence that Kundra was somehow involved in or responsible for Acar's alleged crimes--and it appears there is none--his leave ought to be ended as soon as possible.'
transparency  government 
march 2009 by kkennedy
Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency
Synopsis: The CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency has released its final report, "Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency." The Commission’s three major findings are:

1. Cybersecurity is now one of the major national security problems facing the United States;

2. Decisions and actions must respect American values related to privacy and civil liberties; and

3. Only a comprehensive national security strategy that embraces both the domestic and international aspects of cybersecurity will improve the situation.
politics  security  government  cybersecurity 
january 2009 by kkennedy
The War Card
The Center For Public Integrity
reference  politics  iraqwar  government  media 
january 2008 by kkennedy
Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008
Project Censored Media Democracy in Action
bush  conspiracy  government  media  news  politics 
october 2007 by kkennedy

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