2008 National Defense Strategy (in PDF)
The strategy outlines the national approach to the defense of this nation and its interests.
The executive summary of the SEC OIG report on the failure of the agency to uncover Bernard Madoff's Ponzi Scheme.
Central Intelligence Agency, Electronic Reading Room - Declassified Documents
Click on the Special Collections section to bring up a list of declassified documents.
General Government Bailout (in PDF)
Health Care Act
- H.R. 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ PDF ]
- H.R. 4872, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 [ PDF ]
- Direct links to Congressional Record containing the debate and vote:
How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa'ida (in PDF)
The authors conclude that policing and intelligence, rather than military force, should form the backbone of U.S. efforts against al Qa'ida. And U.S. policymakers should end the use of the phrase "war on terrorism" since there is no battlefield solution to defeating al Qa'ida.
Legal Authorities Supporting the Activities of the National Security Agency Described by the President (in PDF)
This is the Department of Justice White paper that justifies the NSA phone intercepts.
The official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avianinfluenza.
Progress in developing the National Asset Database
Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security released a report titled Progress in developing the National Asset Database. It is an audit of the activities involved in creating a database of sites that might be vulnerable to terrorist attack and therefore in need of greater scrutiny and protection. It is raising some eyebrows because of the inclusion of things like flea markets, petting zoos and strip malls, especially the lists from certain states.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Education: Explain the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Transparency: Show how, when, and where the money is spent
Accountability: Provide data that will allow citizens to evaluate the Act's progress and provide feedback
The Plum book
Alternately prepared after each Presidential election by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Government Reform, the Plum Book provides comprehensive information on thousands of Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment, nationwide. It provides a current list of data, which includes the following major categories of positions:
The Plum Book also provides information on SES appointments. Additionally, appendices provide information on the positions listed and the Federal salary schedules under which they are paid.
National Archives provide a document, record, or photo from its holding relating to the current day.
Tom Delay's Indictment
Tom DeLay's House Web Site
Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission
This independent international commission's website contains full text of many research articles on Weapons of Mass Destruction.