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International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference: Watch it Online

2007-2008 marked the Fourth International Polar Year, a coordinated international research effort dedicated to a better understanding of the Earth’s poles. Various sorts of data were collected in more than 150 research projects during this year.

Some of this research is still proceeding, and a large amount of data collected during the International Polar Year [...]

Watch The House Hearing (NOT) on Illegal FBI Surveillance… If You Can

Here’s a reminder that at 3:00 pm today, the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will be holding a hearing on recent revelations that the FBI lied, violated the constitution and broke the law to engage in warrantless surveillance of Americans’ communications, all on an expedition to find the source of [...]

Watch House Judiciary Committee Mark Up Patriot Act Bill Today

While we may be tempted to direct the entirety of our gaze backwards today, looking over election results in a post-mortem fashion, the wreaking of political havoc outside the voting booth continues.

Today at 12:30 pm, the House Judiciary Committee will “mark up” (that is, amend and pass to the floor of the House of [...]

Watch Judiciary Committee Mark Up the Surveillance Bill — And Take Names

The time for the “representative” part of representative democracy is past, at least in this round; either you called your senators, reached the Senate Judiciary Committee, and let others know about what’s going on, or you didn’t.

In one hour, the Judiciary Committee will meet to finish “marking up” (that is, discussing and amending) a [...]

Review Senate Judiciary Committee Surveillance Markup

Update: Markup ended at 12 Noon. Within 24 hours, expect to see the full video webcast of today’s the Senate Judiciary markup session at http://judiciary.senate.gov/resources/webcasts/index.cfm?p=all.

Markup is not complete. This means that there is more time for you to contact your senator and contact the Senate Judiciary Committee majority office to express support for the [...]