Government Documents

cliff averted... mid fall

congressional seal

Well, Congress did it... in mid-fall our lawmakers managed to broker a deal and leverage a vote all to keep the United States from hitting the bottom.

Tracking Santa

NORAD santa tracker

"For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's flight.

National Film Registry 2012 Additions

film registry logo

Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, the Library of Congress has announced 25 additions to the National Film Registry.

Documents in the News -- Consumer Price Index

u.s. bureau of labor statistics

Being a Government Documents Librarian (and gov info junky) I was wide awake when on my morning radio news I heard mention of the Consumer Price Index and a desire to change how it's calculated resulting in a shift of the health of our economy.

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

fiscal cliff political cartoon

What is the fiscal cliff?
Investopedia defines Fiscal Cliff as "a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective Dec. 31, 2012." It is thought that by not extending certain tax cuts and by having an automatic decrease in government spending the country will be sent back into recession due to decreased household incomes and a potential for increased unemployment.

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