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Census Offers Statistics on Older Americans
On July 1, 2004, 12 percent of all Americans were age 65 and over. By 2050, people age 65 and over will comprise 21 percent of the U.S. population.

Obama to Extend High-Speed Internet to Low-Income Americans
President Obama has announced an ambitious new program intended to provide low-income households with affordable high-speed Internet service.

Census Reports Many U.S. Cities See Huge Daily Population Swings
Does your city seem more crowded on weekdays than at night or on weekends? It very well may be, according to the US Census Bureau.

FTC Says Forget About Memory Recovery Pill
Claims that the dietary supplement Procera AVH would reverse up to 15 years of memory loss were not backed by science, says the FTC.

Does the Do-Not-Call List Work or Not?
If your phone is on the national Do-Not-Call list, why are you still getting telemarketing calls?

DEA Failing to Vet its Criminal Informants, Watchdog Reports
The Drug Enforcement Agency allowed many criminal informants -- snitches -- to keep dealing drugs, doing other crimes for years, watchdog reports.

U.S. Birth Rate Hits All-Time
In 2002, the U.S. birth rate continued a 12-year decline, dropping to its lowest level since national data have been available, reported the CDC.

US to Spend $35 Billion a Year on Nuclear Weapons
Not exactly setting any trends in the age of atomic non-proliferation, the US will be spending at least $35 billion a year on nuclear weapons.

GAO Examines Practice of 'Rehoming' Adopted Children
The GAO reports on the growing problem of 'rehoming,' or the unregulated transfer of adopted children to other parents.

Defense Has Big Security Clearance Problems, GAO Reports
Many components of the US Department of Defense have more people eligible for security clearance than their total number of employees.

FAA Letting More Commercial Drones Fly
While the FAA still won’t allow drones to deliver packages, the agency is allowing more of them to be used for other commercial purposes.

New Law to Protect Against Identity Theft
President Bush signs a law intended to protect Americans from identity theft and unfair credit practices.

FDA Warns of Fake Ebola Treatment Products
The FDA is warning consumers to beware of ads for products falsely claiming to treat or prevent the Ebola virus.

IRS At Last Adopts a Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Did you know taxpayers have specific rights? We do, and at long last the IRS has endorsed them in an official Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

IRS Taxpayer Service Sinks to All-Time Low
Hanging up on calling taxpayers 8.8 million times, the IRS' level of taxpayer services sank to an all-time low in 2015, Taxpayer Advocate reports.

Why Top Government Employees Quit: Not Just Money
It is not always the money driving top-level government employees to leave their jobs for the private-sector, according to a new government survey.

Social Security Overpaid $17 Billion Over Ten Years
Over a 10-year period, Social Security overpaid 4 million disability programs beneficiaries almost $17 billion, according to a federal audit

Feds Wrongly Paid $125 Billion in Benefits Last Year: GAO
The US Government wrongly paid a record $125 billion in benefits last year to people who did not qualify for them, often because they were dead.

Many Eligible Low-Income US Seniors Not Getting Meals
An estimated 90 percent of low-income U.S. seniors 60 and older who qualify for government-provided meals are not getting them, GAO reports.

Green Card Program for Rich Foreigners is Fraud Risk, GAO Says
A government program that helps wealthy foreigners get US citizenship green cards is a little too easy to trick, the GAO reports.

What the Government Told Schools About Transgender Students
Exactly how does the Obama administration expect public schools to treat transgender students in order to prevent losing their federal funding?

How HUD's Anti-Flipping Rule Protects Homebuyers
HUD has announced a new federal regulation designed to protect consumers from the predatory mortgage practice called

The Three Branches of US Government
The United States has three branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judicial. What do they do for you?

Sales and Auctions
Information on government sales and auctions of seized and surplus property. Includes both personal merchandis, real estate, securities and more.

George Washington the Man: Interesting Facts
Along with leading our revolution and writing our constitution, there are other reasons George Washington may be the 'ultimate dead white male.'

Beware the Dangerous E-Z Pass Email Scam
Responding to a

The History and Purpose of the U.S. Federal Reserve
The early days before the founding of the U.S. Federal Reserve underscore the importance of the Fed's creation to regulate the banking industry.

Federalism: National vs. State Government
Powers the US Constitutions grants exclusively to the federal or state governments, and powers that are shared by both.

The Executive Branch of US Government
The Executive Office of the President, along with the 15 Cabinet-level federal agencies make up the executive branch of the U.S. Government.

Pruposess of Bills in the US Congress
Passing bills, or not, is the main job of the US Congress, but what kind of bills are there and what can lawmakers accomplish with them?

Laws Regulating Federal Lobbyists
Believe or not, there really are federal laws regulating those evil Washington lobbyists. But do they follow them?

Mincome: A Guaranteed Income for All Americans
Would the 'Mincome' plan, offering a guaranteed minimum income for all Americans, end poverty or kill the incentive to work?

Truth about small business grants from the government
The truth about government grants to individual for starting a small business is that they do not exist. But there are alternatives.

Small Business Loan Programs From the SBA
All SBA small business loan programs lend to small businesses unable to secure financing on reasonable terms through normal lending channels.

Congress: Why a House and a Senate?
While it often seems overly time-consuming, the US legislative process requires both a House and a Senate. Why did the Founding Fathers do that?

Can You Deliver Mail During a Postal Service Shutdown?
The US government won't let you deliver the mail yourself even during a USPS shutdown. The history and regulations of the use of personal mailboxes.

Five Longest Filibusters in U.S. History
Which politicians staged the five longest filibusters in the history of the U.S. Senate? How long did they go on, and what did they talk about?

The U.S. Constitution: Articles, Amendments and Preamble
Index to the US Constitution; the four hand-written pages forming the owners' manual to the greatest form of government the world has ever known.

Fake US Soldiers Robbing Women Online
The US military warns that women around the world are being scammed out of thousands of dollars by persons pretending to be U.S. soldiers.

Child Welfare: How States Use Federal Funds
Despite billions in federal funding, many states struggle to meet their child welfare needs, the GAO reports.

The Original 13 States of the United States
The original 13 states of the United States of America as recognized by the Articles of Confederation.

Bill of Attainder Definition
Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 of the U.S. Constitution provides that:

Lobster Tails Land Small Businesswoman in Jail
When an American small businesswoman received a shipment of Honduran lobster tails packed in clear plastic bags, she had no idea that this

Study Guide to the Judicial Branch of US Government
US Government Quick Study Guide to the judicial branch of government

About the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes and resources may be able to get extra help paying for prescription drugs.

How the US Cares for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
How the US government cares for “unaccompanied children,” undocumented alien children living in the US without a parent or adult guardian.

Why Our Smallest Businesses are Passing on Obamacare
To entice small employers to provide employee health coverage, Obamacare offers them tax credits. However, they just are not buying it, audit shows.

Government Can Help You Buy a 'Fixer-Upper' Home
You want to buy a

Powers of the United States Congress
Most people know the US Congress represents the Legislative Branch of the federal government, but what are the specific powers duties of Congress?

The Costly DEA Drug Fighting Airplane that Never Flew
In 2008, the DEA paid $8.6 million for an airplane to fight drugs. By March 2016, the plane had cost taxpayers over $86 million, but had never flown.

Two Thirds Feel American Dream Harder to Achieve
Two-thirds of the American people say the American Dream is becoming harder to achieve, especially for young families.

Who Pays the Largest Income Tax Shares in America
Find out who pays the largest income tax shares in American. Read a breakdown of income tax shares paid by all segments of American workers. Learn what income tax shares have been paid by the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans in recent years. Discover what income tax shares have been paid by the bottom 50 percent of wage-earners in recent years.

Shrimp Treadmill - How Much it Cost Taxpayers
Find out how much the controversial shrimp treadmill cost taxpayers. See how the National Science Foundation defended the research.

Why Presidents Want, But Cannot Have the Line-Item Veto
Explanation and history of the line-item veto. Why presidents want it and why the Supreme Court says they can't.

About the President of the United States
The duties, responsibilities, perks and risks of serving in America's highest elected office, the President of the United States.

Why Many Americans Fail to Vote in Elections
We swear to throw all the politicians out of office. But when we get a chance, we don't vote. Why don't more Americans vote?

How To Make A Telemarketing Complaint
You say your phone number is on the National Do Not Call List, but you still get unwanted telemarketing calls? Here's how to file a complaint.

Before Obamacare, the National Health Insurance Plan
President Obama’s 2009 vision for a national health insurance plan was very different from what we now know as

Congressional Sessions - U.S. Government Information
How do the nation's 100 senators and 435 representatives from 50 states manage their legislative business? What is a 'session' of Congress?

Election Day Guide Questions and Answers
Election Day Q&A: Where do you vote? When do you vote? What should you bring to the polls? What are your rights as a voter?

Consumers Warned of Online Payday Loan Sites
The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is warning consumers to exercise extreme caution when using Internet payday loan sites.

Allowances Available to Members of US Congress
Along with salaries and benefits, members of the US Congress get certain allowances in support of their duties.

Unemployment Benefits A Federal-State Lifeline
Unemployment benefits represent the first and perhaps last line of defense against the ripple effect of joblessness.

How Votes are Counted On Election Day
From ballot box to swearing in, how can we be sure our votes are counted completely and accurately?

Importance of US Third Political Parties
While their candidates rarely win, third political parties have historically driven important changes to American society.

Leading Modern Third Political Parties
Among US third political parties, the Libertarian, Reform, Green and Constitution Parties are usually the most active in presidential elections. Page 2.

About Presidential Pardons
Under what constitutional authority is the President of the United States allowed to grant pardons to persons convicted for or accuse of crimes?

The Supermajority Vote in US Government
Sometimes in US government, the majority does not rule. In those cases, a supermajority vote is needed.

Miranda Rights Questions and Answers
The police have been known to violate peoples' Miranda rights. Here are answers to some common questions about the Miranda rights.

Miranda Rights: Your Rights of Silence
A cop points at you and says,

What Your Miranda Rights Really Meam
The meaning and impact of each specific right granted by the Miranda rights read to persons before police questioning. Page 2.

Postal Service Turns a Profit, But Hold the Happy Dance
Despite reporting a rare quarterly profit, the US Postal Service still sees failure ahead without some help from Congress.

Obamacare Penalty and Minimum Insurance Requirements
What are the tax penalties for not having the minimum health insurance coverage required by Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act?

Should Obama Take Credit for US Oil Production Hike?
Did President Obama overstate his role in the major increase of U.S. domestically produced oil in 2011?

USPS Will Ship Lithium Batteries Overseas
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has lifted its ban on shipping packages containing lithium batteries installed in electronic devices to many international destinations.

Fake Tax Debt Scams Could Get Even More Dangerous
Due to a law passed by Congress, telephone scams demanding immediate payment of non-existent tax debts could get even more dangerous.

The President's Cabinet - Agencies and Secretaries
Departments and Secretaries of the President’s Cabinet Agencies

Separation of Powers: A system of checks and balances
Separation of powers forms the cornerstone of the constitutional framework envisioned by the Founding Fathers to ensure a form of government in which no individual or group ever becomes too powerful.

How Homeland Security is Fighting Human Trafficking
Human trafficking – modern slavery – the buying and selling of human beings, is growing rapidly. But the US government has upped its game to stop it.

Protecting Your Children from Identity Theft at School
Those forms your kids bring home from school for you to fill out can result in identity theft. Learn to how protect yourself and your kids.

U.S. Government Acronyms and Abbreviations
Handy guides to help you decipher the alphabet soup of government acronyms and abbreviations

Federal Benefit Programs
Most Americans are familiar with programs like Social Security and Medicare, but you need to know that from loans, to job training, to health insurance for uninsured children and many other services, there are scores of government benefit programs available to help.

Federal Budget Process
Resources related to the US Federal Budget and spending process.

Gun Control and the Second Amendment
Articles and links on gun control, the Second Amendment, and gun control laws.

Immigration & Naturalization Resources
Resources for persons immigrating to the United States and seeking American Citizenship.

Medicare and Health Insurance
Learn about Medicare and keep up with the latest changes in America's health insurance coverage system

More Resources for Older Americans
Being an American is a whole-life proposition. Here are some resources to help us make it so.

Space Exploration and Research
From Mars and beyond to the Earth's own atmosphere, the exploration for knowledge goes on.

US Government Grants
Resources for finding and getting grants. Also read about the federal grant process and find out why a grant is no Christmas present.

About the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The FAA is responsible for ensuring the safety of aviation, including all non-military, private and commercial, and aerospace aviation activities.

About Time! Daylight Saving, That Is
About daylight saving time. Dates to set clocks and the history of daylight saving time.

Presidential Appointments Requiring Senate Approval
The president can appoint people to nearly 1,200 top federal government jobs, but they must be approved by the Senate, which can be a problem.

About Presidential Recess Appointments
About the often controversial, but fully constitutional, process of presidential

How Redistricting Helps Ensure Equal Representation
How the process of redistricting helps ensure the people of each state fair and equal representation in Congress. 'One man, one vote,' you know?

Government Opens Gulf of Mexico to Fish Farming
For the first time in U.S. history, commercial fish farming will be allowed in waters controlled by the federal government.

Profile of Women in the United States in 2000
In honor of Women’s History Month 2000, the Census Bureau releases a profile of women in America.

Why US Public Schools Don't Have a Prayer
Why organized prayer is banned in US public schools and when students can still pray on their own.

Text Message Scams: Don't Text Back
Responding to unwanted text messages can open your phone to identity theft. Here are the Dos and Don’ts of scam text messages.

Did Politics Fuel the Space Race?
A transcript of a 1962 meeting at the White House reveals that politics, more than science, may have fueled America's space race with the Soviets.

Terrorists and Terrorism Broadly Defined by Patriot Act
The US Patriot Act defines terrorists and terrorism so broadly that it is criticized as unconstitutional by civil liberties advocates.

Jobs at the US Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA
What kinds of jobs are available at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and what are the basic qualifications?

A Group of Baboons Is Not a 'Congress'
Do not believe that meme claiming a group of baboons is called a “congress.” Not only is it wrong, it disrespects baboons.

Did Oil Drive the US Invasion of Iraq?
Did Iraq’s then vast oil reserves influence President George W. Bush’s decision to invade the nation in 2003?

Getting Government Assistance Without a Grant
Getting assistance from the government without a grant, which you will not get.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Recent Legal History of the Death Penalty in America
Since the colonial period, the legal history of the death penalty in America has been shaped and reshaped by public opinion.

Federal Deficit vs. National Debt
Learn the difference between the federal deficit and the national debt.

Find Scam-Free Postal Service Jobs
Read this guide to learn how to find Postal Service jobs for free. Discover why the government is warning job seekers about Postal Service job scams. Learn how to detect scams and find Postal Service jobs without hassle.

US President's Religion According to the Constitution
Find out what the U.S. Constitution says about religion in the White House and whether America could elect a Muslim president.

IRS No Longer Sending Paper Tax Forms
Discover why the IRS stopped mailing paper tax forms. Find out how to continue using paper tax forms even after the IRS stops delivering them. See where you can find paper tax forms or request tax forms be delivered to your home.

Laws That Protect Your Right to Vote
About the federal laws protecting the right to vote.

Why Federal Elections are Held on Tuesday
Why federal elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

People Who Can Help You on Election Day
Who are the people who can help you vote on election day? Election officials and poll workers.

If You Make a Mistake While Voting
With all the different types of voting machines now in use across the United States, voters often make mistakes while voting. What happens if they do?

Does it Really Take Too Long to Vote?
Americans who do not vote because they think it takes too long are mostly mistaken, according to a GAO study.

How to Report Voting Rights Problems
What to do if you feel your right to vote has been violated.

A Brief History of the US Supreme Court or SCOTUS
The US Supreme Court is often controversial, but what is the history of the nation’s final and ultimate legal interpreter of the U.S. Constitution?

About the US Federal Privacy Act
The federal Privacy Act protects Americans against invasions of their personal privacy. Find out how to learn what the government knows about you.

Separation of Church and State
The US Constitution requires that church and state must remains separate. How did that requirement lead to prayer at school being banished?

Actual Text of Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act
You can read a .pdf copy of H.R. 3590 - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - as signed by President Obama.

What US Census Takers Do
Americans who, for whatever reason, do not complete and return a Census questionnaire can expect a personal visit from a census taker.

US Federal Budget Process - The Spending Bills
Approving the U.S. Federal Budget - How Congress and thePresident Approves the U.S. Federal Budget

How to Impeach a US President
The process of impeachment of the President of the United States.

Congress Members' Services to Constituents
The services members of the US Congress provide to their constituents.

Terrorists - The Other Illegal Immigrants
Not all illegal aliens crossing our borders are looking to take advantage of the American way of life; some are looking to destroy it.

TSA Screening System Draws Criticism
The TSA’s new CAT/BPSS system that verifies passenger IDs and boarding passes has come under criticism as being an unnecessary cost to taxpayers that does little to enhance security.

The Original Bill of Rights Had 12 Amendments, Not 10
The original Bill of Rights, as sent to the then 11 states for ratification in 1789 proposed 12, not 10 amendments to the Constitution.

About the Federal Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Profile of the federal Medicare Prescription Drug Plan benefit.

Should the US Census Count Illegal Immigrants?
Should the US Census Count Illegal Immigrants?

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Most Conservative Congressmen - List of the Most Conservative Congressmen
Find out who is ranked among the most conservative congressmen in the United States. Read brief biographies of each of the most conservative congressmen. See a slideshow of the most conservative congressmen.

Highest Paying Postal Jobs
Find out how much top postal jobs pay. Read descriptions of postal jobs that pay well. See who currently holds the postal jobs at the top of the U.S. Postal Service. Learn about those who hold the top postal jobs.

Wage Calculator App from the Labor Department
Learn about the wage calculator app from the U.S. Department of Labor. Discover why the government created the wage calculator app and how the wage calculator can help American workers. Find out how the wage calculator app can help workers involved in labor disputes. See how to download and use the wage calculator app.

About the Congressional Reform Act
Find out what the Congressional Reform Act is. Read the text of a proposed Congressional Reform Act. Discover why the Congressional Reform Act does not have a chance of passing Congress. See what's wrong with the Congressional Reform Act.

Who Enforces Daylight Saving Time?
See which government agency is responsible for overseeing daylight saving time. Find out what the government's duty is in regulating daylight saving time. Discover whether the government can actually penalize states that don't follow daylight saving time rules.

Critics Claim Obama Doubled the National Debt
Read about an email that claims President Barack Obama tried to double the national debt in his first year in office. Find out whether claims Obama doubled the national debt are grounded in truth. See where allegations Obama doubled the national debt may be rooted.

Are Paid Sick Days Mandated Under Federal Law?
See what federal law says about paid sick days. Find out whether the federal government requires companies to offer paid sick days. Learn about attempts to mandate paid sick days for workers. Discover how many Americans get paid sick days and which sectors provide paid sick days.

Health Care Reform and the Religious Exemption
Read about health care reform and religious exemption. Find out how health care reform impacts Muslims in America. Discover whether there is any truth to claims that those practicing Islam are exempt from the health care reform law. Learn what the health care reform law really saws about religious exemptions and who qualifies for exemption from the health care reform law.

Obama and the White House Christmas Tree Myth
Learn the truth about the White House Christmas tree during the Obama years.

What are Obama's Chances of Replacing Antonin Scalia?
Can or would President Obama use a recess appointment to bypass the Senate in replacing the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court?

What are Pro Forma Sessions in Congress?
About pro forma sessions in the US Congress. What are they for, what happens in them and why they are often controversial.

Biography of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia
Biography of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, deceased.

The U.S. Food Safety System
How the federal agencies responsible for the U.S. food safety system protect us from potentially deadly food borne illnesses.

Why Should We Keep the Electoral College?
Reasons the United States should retain the Electoral College system.

US Congress Salaries and Benefits
How much do members of Congress really get paid and what are their benefits? Hint: Don't believe those emails.

Annual Salaries of Top US Government Officials
Current annual salaries of top elected and appointed US government officials, along with the annual salaries for these officials in 2000 or 2001.

About the Supplemental Security Income Program - SSI
Supplemental Security Income provides cash to meet needs for food, clothing, and shelter to the blind and disabled regardless of age.

How to Apply for a US Passport
The process for getting a US passport. The documents you'll need and special information for people traveling to Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.

About the Vice President of the United States
How is the Vice President of the US chosen and what are his or her duties?

Is a 'Fair' Tax in America's Future?
The proposed FairTax bill would replace federal income taxes, death taxes, capital gains taxes, and payroll taxes with a national retail sales tax.

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Social Security Card
How to replace a lost or stolen Social Security Card, and how protect yourself from identity theft before you do.

About the Midterm Congressional Elections
Every two years the midterm election gives Americans a chance to

When and How to Apply for Social Security Benefits
How to apply for Social Security retirement benefits and when should you do it?

What Do the Inspectors General of the US Government Do?
Learn more about the U.S. government's own watchdogs, the Office of Inspector General.

How the Electoral College System Works
The Electoral College System, not the nationwide poplar vote, elects the President of the United States. How does the Electoral College work?

Electoral College System: Why Does it Work This Way?
Why did the Founding Fathers create the Electoral College System as the method of electing the President? Page 3.

Electoral College System: How to Lose, but Win an Election
Under the Electoral College System, a candidate can win the popular vote, but lose the election. How? Page 2.

Can Drilling ANWR Oil Lower US Gas Prices
Find out how much oil is in ANWR and whether drilling in ANWR would lower gas prices.

FCC Head Wants to Make Cable TV More Open and Affordable
The chairman of the FCC is pushing a proposal he says will make cable TV more enjoyable and affordable.

525,000 Aliens Overstayed Their US Visas in 2015, DHS Says
More than 500,000 aliens were allowed to remain in the U.S. illegally during 2015 after their temporary visit visas had expired, DHS reports.

IRS Plans to Stop Talking to Taxpayers, Advocate Says
Already providing admittedly poor customer service, the IRS now wants to completely stop talking to taxpayers, reports the US Taxpayer Advocate.

Finding Government Contracting Opportunities
Once you are trained, registered and certified as a government contractor, you can look for opportunities to do business with the federal government.

Low-Income Home-Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps qualifying low income households pay their heating and cooling energy costs.

Federal Workers Paid $80 Million to Stay Home
Thousands of federal government employees were paid more than $80 million during 2014 to just stay home while facing charges of misconduct.

US Postal Service Net Financial Losses By Year
Find out how much money the U.S. Postal Service has lost by year. See what the agency is going to save money. Learn about the history of its financial problems.

U.S. States With No Income Tax
Residents of seven U.S. states pay no state income tax. Sounds great, but is it really cheaper to live in one?

Electoral Votes by State for 2016
Read the list of electoral votes by state in 2012. See which states lost electoral votes and which states gained electoral votes. Discover why the census plays a role in determining who picks up electoral votes and who loses electoral votes.

Government Losing Money Making Coins
Since 2006, the US government has been spending more money to make nickels and pennies than they are actually worth, the GAO reports.

Brief History of the State of the Union Address
The president's State of The Union Address has not always been just another political campaign speech as it has become. What is it's history?

Executive Privilege Based on Separation of Powers
Executive privilege is the right claimed by US presidents to withhold information from Congress and the courts.

How to Register as a Government Contractor
Before you can bid on or be awarded government contracts, you or your business must be registered as government contractor. Here is the process.

How Women's Heart Attack Symptoms Differ from Men's
Government researchers find women often experience new or different physical symptoms as long as a month or more before experiencing heart attacks.

Legislative Powers of the President of the United States
While the Constitution grants lawmaking powers to Congress, the president has and exercises some legislative powers, as well. What are they?

Presidential Executive Orders: An Overview
Exclusive of the legislative process, the President of the United States has the power to direct the activities of the federal agencies.

American Middle Class Shrinking
After 40 years of being promised so much by so many politicians, the American middle class no longer makes up the nation’s economic majority.

Supreme Court Expands the Power of Eminent Domain
The U.S. Supreme Court issues an important, if very controversial, interpretation of the government's power of eminent domain.

US Federal Court System Primer
About the US federal court system and federal judges.

1 Out Of 32 Americans Under Correctional Supervision
While 1 out of every 142 Americans was in prison and 1 out of every 32 of us was either in prison or on parole from prison at the end of 2002.

What is Earmark Spending in the US Congress?
Earmark spending; also called

Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki Biography
Biography of former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

U.S. Foreign-Born Population Hits 33 Million
The foreign-born population of the United States exceeded 33 million in 2002, slightly more than the population of Canada, reports the Census Bureau.

About the United States Attorneys
The 93 United States Attorneys are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the president. What do the US Attorneys do?

How to Replace a Lost Medicare Card
Unlike Social Security cards, Medicare cards are often needed in order to get benefits. Lost Medicare cards do need to be replaced. Here is how.

About The Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is on the front lines of battling bugs, combating everything from the common cold to the latest flu strain.

About Jacob 'Jack' Lew Secretary of the Treasury
Biography of Jacob J.

Executive Order 9066, Permitting the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Former big league umpire pleads guilty in sports fraud case
Former Major League baseball umpire Alan M. Clark, 56 has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in connection with the authentication of baseballs.

Federal Tax ID Identity Theft Phishing Scam
An email claiming to be from the IRS offering to help you get a n IRS Employer Identification Number is really an identity theft phishing scam.

NASA Not Ready for Safe Manned Mars Mission
NASA lacks the

How to Get Copies of Your Past Income Tax Returns
How to get exact copies or free transcripts of your past IRS tax returns.

DUI Checkpoint Apps - Why They're a Problem
Find out why DUI checkpoint apps are controversial. Learn why some members of Congress cracked down on smartphone makers.

Number of US Homeless Declines Slightly, HUD Finds
While it remains a truly elusive and oddly calculated figure, the number of homeless Americans appears to have decreased slightly since 2014.

FAA Requires Owners of Small Drones to Register
Owners of small drone aircraft will be required to register with the Federal Aviation Administration staring Dec. 21, 2015. How to do it.

C. A. Tripp's Book Asserts Abraham Lincoln was Gay
C.A. Tripp's book The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln makes the case that Lincoln had several homosexual relationships throughout his life.

About the US Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission plays an important role in keeping American businesses honest and protecting consumers.

About The SBA Small Business Microloan Program
For small businesses needing small loans, the popular SBA Microloan program offers loans of up to $35,000 at interest rates from 8- to 13-percent.

Basic US Naturalization Requirements
These are the basic requirements that all immigrants to the United States must meet before applying for naturalization.

How to File a BP Oil Spill Claim
The process established by BP and the federal government to file claims for damages resulting from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

SBA Small Business Loan Checklist
SBA Small Business Loan Checklist: A checklist of forms and information needed when applying for SBA small business loans

The Budget Reconciliation Process
Senate Democrats say they may use the 'budget reconciliation' process to pass many of the health care reform measures proposed by President Obama.

Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
The health care reform bill requires all but a very few Americans to either have health insurance or pay a fine. Is this requirement constitutional?

Executive Order 11085 – Presidential Medal of Freedom
Issued Feb. 22, 1963, by President John F. Kennedy, Executive Order 11085 established the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.

Acceptable Gifts for the Mailman
Learn about the proper gifts for the mailman. See what gifts for the mailman are prohibited. Discover the best gifts for the mailman.

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
While the Preamble has no legal standing, it explains the purpose of the Constitution and reflects the goals of the Founders for the new government.

Puerto Rico and U.S. Presidential Elections
Find out whether voters in Puerto Rico can vote in U.S. presidential elections. Learn about the laws that govern U.S. territories voters in American politics.

The Decade in Pork Barrel Earmark Spendin
As we near the end of 2009, another decade of pork barrel, earmark spending of your money by your U.S. Congress cha-chings to a $208 billion end.

FEMA's 'Pam' Simulation Foretold Katrina Disaster
During 2004, FEMA ran a simulation in which a fictional hurricane named Pam hit the New Orleans area. A year later, Katrina proved it did now work.

Amtrak Announces Half Price Fares for Students
Amtrak offers 50-percent discount fares to high school juniors and seniors traveling to prospective college campuses.

The President's Role in the U.S. Federal Budget Process
To start the annual federal budget process, the president sends Congress his budget request for all areas of government.

The U.S. Federal Judicial Branch
It's up to the federal judicial branch to sort through the web of legislation passed by Congress and decide what is constitutional and what is not.

The First 30 Days of the George W. Bush Presidency
The first 30 days of the First 100 Days of the George W. Bush Presidency.

About the Environmental Protection Agency EPA
Since 1970, the EPA has sett and enforced standards to safeguard the land, air and water as well as protect human health.

Holiday Decoration Safety Tips from the CPSC
Just one fire or electrocution totally ruins Christmas. Stay safe and festive during the holidays with these tips from the US government.

Find and Claim Your Unclaimed Pension
Over 38,000 people have not claimed pension benefits they are owed. Find out if you are one of them.

How Are Indian Casinos Regulated?
Tribal sovereignty greatly limits the government’s power to regulate Indian casinos now in 28 states, where gamblers are leaving $28 billion a year.

Presidential Bill Signing Statements - Purposes and Legality
Purposes, legality of, and authority for presidential bill signing statements.

Purposes & Legality of Presidential Signing Statements
Purposes, legality of, and authority for presidential bill signing statements. Page 2.

RAND Report Details 9-11 Victims Compensation
A RAND report shows that victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have received at least $38.1 billion in compensation through 2005.

About the US Federal Minimum Wage - US Government Info
About the U.S. federal minimum wage and state minimum wage laws.

Abraham Lincoln's "A House Divided" Speech Full Text
On June 17, 1858, Abraham Lincoln declared the start of two campaigns: one to become a U.S. Senator, the other to end slavery in the United States. In the first, he would fail, in the second, he would prevail.

Abraham Lincoln's "A House Divided" Speech
On June 17, 1858, Abraham Lincoln declared the start of two campaigns: one to become a U.S. Senator, the other to end slavery in the United States. In the first, he would fail, in the second, he would prevail.

Bush and Lincoln both Suspended Habeas Corpus
On Oct. 17, 2006, President Bush suspended the constitutionally bestowed right of writs of habeas corpus. President Abraham Lincoln did the same thing 144 years ago. Both presidents based their action on the dangers of war, and both presidents faced sharp criticism for carrying out what many believed to be an attack on the Constitution. But there were some significant differences and similarities in both the circumstances and the details of the two presidents' actions.

Why Did Lincoln & George W. Bush Suspend Habeas Corpus?
On Oct. 17, 2006, President Bush suspended the constitutionally bestowed right of writs of habeas corpus. President Abraham Lincoln did the same thing 144 years ago. Both presidents based their action on the dangers of war, and both presidents faced sharp criticism for carrying out what many believed to be an attack on the Constitution. But there were some significant differences and similarities in both the circumstances and the details of the two presidents' actions. Page 2.

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe - Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe Bio
Read a biography of former US Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe.

Who is In the Middle Class?
Politicians say they love the middle class, a group for which the U.S. government has no definition. Who really is the 'middle class?'

Stroke Warning Signs Seen Hours or Days Before Attack
Warning signs of a stroke may appear as early as 7 days before an attack and require urgent treatment. Learn the warning signs of ischemic stroke.

About the US National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) safeguards and preserves the records of the US Government.

US Mint to Offer 24-Karat Gold Bullion and Proof Coins
The US Mint will begin making and selling 24-karat (99.99% pure gold) uncirculated gold bullion investment coins in early 2006.

SBA Loan Myths and Facts
You may have read or heard some negative myths about the SBA's loan guarantee programs. Let's bust those myths right now.

Applying for FEMA Federal Disaster Assistance
If you become a victim of a declared natural disaster, do not hesitate to apply to FEMA for disaster assistance.

Get An Executive Overview of the U.S. Economy
Did you ever wish you could get a quick, concise overview of the current status of the U.S. economy? Here's where you can get it.

Federal Budget Calendar - The Calendar For Approving the U.S. Federal Budget
The schedule by which the US Congress is required by law to complete its work on the annual US federal government.

How to Access Declassified CIA Documents
Since 1995, some 27 million pages of formerly sensitive CIA documents have been declassified and made available to the public. Learn how to get them.

Helmets to Hardhats: Construction Trades Jobs for Former Soldiers
The Helmets to Hardhats program is intended to help by connecting transitioning service members to training and job opportunities.

Biography of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen G. Breyer
Brief biography of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen G. Breyer.

How to Get a Corrected Social Security Card
If you change your legal name by marriage or any other reason, the law requires you to get a corrected Social Security card. How do you do that?

Do Illegal Aliens Have Constitutional Rights?
Illegal aliens do have some constitutional rights.

What is Direct Democracy?
What is direct democracy? US Government.

State Abbreviations – Official USPS State Abbreviations
In 1963, the US Postal Service created these 2 letter state and US possession abbreviations to be used in addressing mail.

How to Amend the US Constitution
About the process of amending the U.S. Constitution.

Missing a Tax Refund? Find It Online
Nearly 90,000 Americans are missing out on $73 million in federal income tax refunds they're legally owed, but an online database from the non-profit National Taxpayers Union (NTU) that is quicker and much easier to use than the IRS online version can help people find out if there is money waiting for them.

Top Ten Reasons to Love U.S. Small Business
The SBA's top 10 reasons to love small business, what the SBA's Office of Advocacy calls

FTC Warns of 'Check Overpayment' Scam
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns of a dangerous and growing swindle called the 'check overpayment' scam.

SBA Offers Online 8(a) Program Application
The SBA’s 8(a) program helps small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals compete for and get government contracts.

Do Not Call List is Free: FTC Warns of Scam
The FTC is warning to be on the lookout for scammers claiming they can, for a fee, register or pre-register consumers for the Do Not Call Registry.

Union Workers Earn More Than Nonunion
American workers who are members of unions earn significantly more per hour than their nonunion counterparts, according to a government report.

Ponzi Schemes - History and Examples of Ponzi Schemes
Description and history of

What is “Contempt of Congress?
What is contempt of congress and can you go to jail for it?

About the TSA Registered Traveler Program
The Transportation Security Agency's (TSA) Registered Traveler Program (RT) offers flyers who are willing to undergo -- and pass -- an exhaustive security background check with the most convenient and hassle-free path to the airplane possible under today's airport security procedures.

IRS Help Is Available From Several Sources
IRS help with federal income tax is available to taxpayers from a multitude of sources.

Government Job Hiring Set to Soar
Over the next three years, the federal government -- the nation's largest employer -- is projected to hire nearly 193,000 new employees.

Flood Insurance Myths and Facts
When it comes to flood insurance, not having the facts can literally cost you your life's savings. Get the facts.

Registering to Vote
Basic steps in registering to vote in US elections.

Registering to Vote
In most places, you must register before you can vote. What is voter registration, how do you register to vote, and why is it important that you keep your voter registration current? Learn more about voter registration. Page 2.

FBI Warning Regarding Phishing, Spoofing and ID Theft
The FBI, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Earthlink have jointly issued a warning on how the growing ranks of Internet crooks are using new tricks called

Social Security Administration Upgrades Website
The Social Security Administration announces a new fresh, user-friendly version of its Website.

U.S. Citizenship Through Military Service
Members and certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for United States citizenship.

United States Law - About the United States Code
How the laws enacted by the US Congress are compiled into a single, searchable source of all united states federal laws, the United States Code.

Sources of Training for Government Contracting
Jumping into government contracting without some training rarely pays off.

Health Care Reform, Abortion and the Truth
The truth about abortion and Obamacare

22 Million Americans are Drug-Alcohol Dependent
An estimated 22 million Americans abused or were dependent on drugs, alcohol or both, in 2002, according to the latest report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

US Government Helping the Visually Impaired ‘Read’ US Currency
Methods the US government is developing to help the blind and visually impaired read US currency.

FDA Defines What 'Whole Grain' Really Means
Hundreds of products are labeled as being

Medicare Revises Obesity Coverage Policy
A government policy may at last make it possible for seniors and disabled Americans to have treatments for diseases related to obesity.

All Federal Employees to Rate their Job Satisfaction
The annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey asks government employees how happy they are with their jobs and their agencies.

FedEx Pays $3.2 Million in Sex Discrimination Case
A female Federal Express worker has been awarded $3.2 million after winning a civil rights violation lawsuit against the Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping giant.

Profile of a Federal Benefit Program: Food Stamps
Profile of the Federal Food Stamp benefit program.

SBA Small Business Loan Business Size Limits
SBA small business loan business size limitations.

About Federal Flood Insurance
Since 1978, the federal flood insurance program has paid out over $11.6 billion in claims.

Government Contractors Government Acquisition Regulations – Resources for Compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR
Federal Acquisition Regulations the FAR, the rules, regulations and standards that govern the federal government’s purchasing and contracting process.

FTC Warns of Envelope Stuffing Schemes
The ads promise easy money for simply stuffing envelopes, but the FTC says these so-called jobs are just scams.

About the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the FDA
The FDA is the agency that ensures the safety of the things that keep us going.

Identity Theft Prevention and Recovery Resources -- Identity Theft Prevention and Recovery Resources Offered by the Federal Trade Commission
The U.S. government, through the Federal Trade Commission has developed a slate of resources to help consumers prevent and recover from identity theft.

U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: The Nation's Secret Court
Created in 1978, the eleven judges of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FIS) consider and rule on applications for federal wire taps.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Identity theft complaints soared to 380,000 during 2002. Following these simple credit security tips from the Federal Trade Commission can help protect you, your identity and your money.

Bill Would Repeal Gun-Free School Zone Law
Calling gun-free school zones

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Causes and Effects of Government Shutdowns
The causes, history and effects of US federal government shutdowns.

Social Security Trust Fund Gone by 2042
The Social Security Trust Fund could be depleted by 2024, leaving Social Security unable to pay full benefits to retiring workers.

US Government
US Government. Page 2.

Chief Justice John Roberts Biography
Biography of Chief Justice of the United States John Glover Roberts, Jr.

Nearly 1-in-5 Americans Speak Foreign Language at Home
Nearly 47 million people -- about 1-in-5 U.S. residents -- age 5 and older, reported regularly speaking a foreign language at home in 2000.

Congress Votes Itself a Pay Raise in 2004
For the fifth year in a row, lawmakers voted not to reject their automatic pay raise.

Posse Comitatus Act and the US Military on the Border
Learn about the Posse Comitatus Act and how it limits the duties of US military troops deployed along the Mexican border.

Basic SBA Loan Requirements
What you will need to show the lender when applying for an SBA small business loan.

The Top 10 Federal Government Jobs of 2010
Discover what the best and worst government jobs were in 2010.

US Budget Deficit History
What has the U.S. budget deficit has been every year since 1969? See how much more the government spends than it takes in every year.

Feds Address Transgender People and Restroom Use
A federal agency has advised private companies to allow transgender employees to use restrooms that correspond to their individual gender identity.

Brief history of the Pledge of Allegiance
A brief history of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

Attorney General Eric Holder: Biography
Biography of former US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Social Security Recipients Warned of Scams
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is warning benefit recipients that they are currently the targets of a number of scams.

The Federalist Papers: Index to the Federalist Papers
Index to the Federalist Papers.

Federal Efforts to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports
Sexual abuse of young athletes by their coaches is a growing problem. However, the federal government has resources to prevent it.

Congressional Majority and Minority Leaders and Whips
The roles of the majority and minority political party leaders and whips in the U.S. Congress.

Legislative Process - How Bills Become Laws
The 14 basic steps required for a bills to become laws in the United States Congress.

Political Campaign Contribution Laws for Individuals
Political campaign contribution limitation laws for individuals in the 2015-2016 election cycle

Senior Americans - Living Past 90 in the U.S.A.
The number of Americans living well into their 90s has almost triples since 1980, but living through one's 90s may not be a decade at the beach.

How to Petition the Government Online
Find out how to petition the US government online if you have a gripe about the way it conducts business.

About the U.S. Department of State
Brief summary of the roll and mission of the U.S. State Department.

John Boehner Crying - Why is John Boehner Crying
See pictures of John Boehner crying and read explanations for John Boehner crying. Discover what John Boehner says about John Boehner crying. Read jokes and cartoons about John Boehner crying. Find out what factors lead to John Boehner crying.

John Boehner Crying - Why is John Boehner Crying
See pictures of John Boehner crying and read explanations for John Boehner crying. Discover what John Boehner says about John Boehner crying. Read jokes and cartoons about John Boehner crying. Find out what factors lead to John Boehner crying.

John Boehner Crying - Why is John Boehner Crying
See pictures of John Boehner crying and read explanations for John Boehner crying. Discover what John Boehner says about John Boehner crying. Read jokes and cartoons about John Boehner crying. Find out what factors lead to John Boehner crying.

John Boehner Crying - Why is John Boehner Crying
See pictures of John Boehner crying and read explanations for John Boehner crying. Discover what John Boehner says about John Boehner crying. Read jokes and cartoons about John Boehner crying. Find out what factors lead to John Boehner crying.

Requirements for Federal Designation as an Indian Tribe
Gaining federal recognition as an official tribe is an important step for Native Americans, but the process is lengthy and far from simple

Electoral College Votes by State in 2016 Presidential Election
Love it or hate it, the President of the US is elected by the electoral college vote. How many electoral votes will your state get in 2016?

Medicare Federal Benefit Program for Older Americans
For Americans 65 and older, Medicare provides essential health care coverage at affordable prices.

Truth About Cell Phones and the Do Not Call Registry
Is it true that your cell phone about to be assaulted by telemarketers? Do cell phones really need to be registered on the National Do Not Call list?

Information About the President's Cabinet
Why is it called a cabinet? Learn about the President's Cabinet, the origin of the term and the 15 secretaries and their departments.

Study Guide to the Executive Branch of US Government
What you need to know about the President, Vice President and the Executive Branch of the US Government

No Legal Pot Toking for D.C. Federal Workers
Federal workers and military personnel will not, or at least should not, be among those now legally toking marijuana in the District of Columbia.

Do You Need a Federal Tax ID Number?
What is a federal tax ID number, do you or your business even need one, and how do you get it?

Postal Employees - Famous Postal Employees
Discover some of the most famous postal employees in U.S. history. Read what positions these famous postal employees held. Learn how some of the famous postal employees got their jobs with the Postal Service.

Green Laser - Green Laser Poses Risk to Airplane Pilots
Find out why the U.S. government issued a warning about the use of green laser. See the problems caused by a green laser. Learn about the health impacts of a green laser on airline pilots. Discover the penalties for shining a green laser at airplanes.

Planning and More Help from the SBA – Money for a Small Business
Help with preparing a business plan – a key element for getting SBA small business loans.

Why Government Employees Are Unhappy
Why the job satisfaction on federal government workers just keep going down.

'Unbroken' WWII US Flag Survives in Virginia
A famed US flag handmade by US POWs at a Japanese prison camp featured in the movie Unbroken survives and is now on display in Virginia.

Hanford Site: US Scientific Triumph and Environmental Disaster
Hanford, WA is where the US built the world’s first atomic bomb and the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history. The cleanup goes on.

Very Low Income Housing Repair Loans and Grants
These USDA-backed loans and grants are to help very low-income rural homeowners an opportunity to make essential repairs to their homes to make them safe and to remove health hazards to the family or the community.

Still More Boys Than Girls Being Born
Where are the boys? Right here in the U.S.A. where, for the 63rd year in a row, more boys than girls were born. Exactly 94,232 more boys than girls were born in the U.S. during 2004, according to a new CDC report.

About the HUD Public Housing Assistance Program
The HUD public housing assistance program was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families.

Why Small Businesses Fail
The U.S. Small Business Administration has seen lots of small businesses come and, unfortunately, go. According to the SBA, over 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years. Why? What goes wrong?

VA Announces Grants to Help 70,000 Homeless Veterans
The VA is set award another $207 million in grants that will help 70,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families move into permanent homes.

Medicaid - About the State Medicaid Health Program
Profile of the federal Medicaid benefit program

When the Recession of the Late 2000s Began and Ended
Find out when the most recent recession officially began and ended. Discover how the long the recession lasted. See how the length of the recession of the late 2000s compared with that of prior recessions. Read about what makes a recession versus what makes a recovery.

Duties of the Chief Justice of the United States
What are the duties of the Chief Justice of the United States?

How to File Loud TV Commercial Complaints
The much-desired TV commercial volume control law the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act is now in effect, but you can bet your eardrums there will be violations. Heres when and how to report CALM Act violations.

Database Reveals Federal Employees' Salaries
A new database reveals the salaries of over 1 million federal government employees.

Boomers Now Fastest Growing Part of Population
Gaining in both economic and political influence, persons 65 and older have become the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Why No Term Limits for Congress? The Constitution
Whenever Congress makes people really mad, which seems to be most of the time lately; the call goes up for our national lawmakers to face term limits. I mean the president is limited to two terms, so term limits for members of Congress seem reasonable. Theres just one thing in the way: the Constitution.

Election Day Guide: Answers to Election Day Questions
You've registered to vote and studied the candidates and issues. What else do you need to know on election day?

Medicare Members, Beware the Three Night Hospital Rule
Medicare members need to be aware of a “gotcha” in the law that can force them – rather than Medicare – to pay for post-hospital nursing home care.

GAO Finds Weakness in Top Secret Background Checks
The GAO tells Congress that key government agencies make it far too easy for people to get security clearance to handle top-secret information.

USPS Go Green Stamps Help the Environment
The US Postal Service depicts 16 ways Americans can save energy and reduce greenhouse gasses on the new Go Green Forever stamp set.

About the Farm Bill
What is the U.S. Farm Bill and why does it affect everyone who eats?

What Is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?
Article I, Section 9, clause 2 of the Constitution ensures Americans the right to a writ of habeas corpus. What is a writ of habeas corpus?

Oath of United States Citizenship and Allegiance
The United States Oath of Citizenship must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become naturalized citizens of the United States.

Saturday Mail Delivery (USPS): Should It End?
Find out why the U.S. Postal Service wants to stop delivering Saturday mail. See why government watchdogs say ending Saturday mail is not a good idea. Learn about how the end of Saturday mail would impact you.

Funding and How to Apply for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid Basics: Sources of Funding and How to Apply

What Is the DREAM Act?
Explaining how the DREAM Act would help young illegal Immigrants attend college in the United States.

The Obama Bus - How Much It Costs and What's Inside
Find out how much Obama's bus cost American taxpayers. See what's inside the luxury coach. Discover who made the bus and why the the president came under fire for campaigning aboard it.