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What Scares CRS About Going Public

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 12 2009

Here's how you know that open government absolutists and CRS, the internal research wing of Congress, are so far apart that the entire Library of Congress plus the states of Connecticut and Arizona could fit comfortably ... Read More

McCaskill: Twitter Means "Keeping It Real"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 24 2009

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill revealed some interesting insights into why she uses Twitter, in that speech linked to below. Read More

Congress Targets "Behavioral Ads"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 24 2009

The House Judiciary subcommittee with jurisdiction over Internet practices held a hearing this week that -- if Congress' history is any guide to its future -- may well mark the start of congressional handwringing over ... Read More

OTA 2.0: Reviving the Expert Agency with a New Public Participation Component

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Tech and science-minded types within the Beltway get a bit misty-eyed discussing the Office of Technology Assessment. OTA wasn't perfect, but during its 23 year run from 1972 to 1995, the small agency provided Congress ... Read More

Armed with a Flip Camera, Freshmen Take Capitol Hill

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 10 2009

Embedded video from CNN Video We can probably thank the Qikking congressman John Culberson for this one. Two freshman representatives, Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Democrat Jared Polis of Colorado, have been set ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Dawn of Day One

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 20 2009

As we prepare for today's inauguration festivities, we're presented an abbreviated Daily Digest. We'll be back in full force tomorrow. Inside TIGR: A new video from the Obama transition introduces us to the TIGR team -- ... Read More

Peeking Under the TARP

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 13 2009

People seemed to enjoy the last YouTube video we posted from TARP overseer Elizabeth Warren, so hey, let's go back to that well. Warren, you might remember, heads up the congressionally-mandated panel whose job it is to ... Read More