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 Year: 2007
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Grassroots Lobbying: Constitutionality of Disclosure Requirements

Grassroots Lobbying: Constitutionality of Disclosure Requirements

Date: January 12, 2007
Creator: Maskell, Jack
Description: This report discusses the constitutional issues that may arise with respect to a federal law that would require disclosures of efforts to stimulate so-called “grassroots” lobbying activities by those entities and persons who are compensated to engage in such activities.
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Iraq: Map Sources

Iraq: Map Sources

Date: November 20, 2007
Creator: Fischer, Hannah
Description: This report identifies online sources for maps of Iraq, including government, library, and organizational websites. These sources have been selected on the basis of their authoritativeness and the range, quality, and uniqueness of the maps they provide. Some sources provide up-to-the-minute maps; others have been selected for their collection of historical maps. Maps of the Iraq, the Middle East, the state of Al Qaeda in Iraq, and the movement of refugees in Iraq are provided.
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Lobbyists and Interest Groups: Sources of Information

Lobbyists and Interest Groups: Sources of Information

Date: June 11, 2007
Creator: Watkins, Zina L.
Description: Lobbyists and interest groups play an active role in the American legislative process. Information on lobbyist registrations and on interest groups in general is available from a variety of online and printed sources, including files available for public inspection. This report is a guide for locating governmental sources that maintain files on lobby groups, their registrations, and finances. Also included in this report are nongovernmental sources that offer background information on the lobbyists and interest groups who focus on legislation in Washington.
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Lobbyists and Interest Groups: Sources of Information

Lobbyists and Interest Groups: Sources of Information

Date: February 5, 2007
Creator: Watkins, Zina L.
Description: Lobbyists and interest groups play an active role in the American legislative process. Information on lobbyist registrations and on interest groups in general is available from a variety of online and printed sources, including files available for public inspection. This report is a guide for locating governmental sources that maintain files on lobby groups, their registrations, and finances. Also included in this report are nongovernmental sources that offer background information on the lobbyists and interest groups who focus on legislation in Washington.
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Libya: Background and U.S. Relations

Libya: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: January 24, 2007
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: This report provides background information on Libya and U.S.-Libyan relations; profiles Libyan leader Muammar al Qadhafi; discusses Libya’s political and economic reform efforts; and reviews current issues of potential congressional interest.
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Zimbabwe: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Zimbabwe: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: June 21, 2007
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report describes current political issues in Zimbabwe, the recent developments and reactions from the international community, including those of the United States.
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Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Date: February 9, 2007
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Operation Iraqi Freedom overthrew Saddam Hussein’s regime, but Iraq remains unstable because of Sunni Arab resentment and a related insurgency, compounded by Sunni-Shiite violence that a January 2007 national intelligence estimate says has key elements of a “civil war.” Mounting U.S. casualties and financial costs — without clear signs of security progress — have intensified a debate within the United States over whether to wind down U.S. involvement without completely accomplishing initial U.S. goals.
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Honduran-U.S. Relations

Honduran-U.S. Relations

Date: August 10, 2007
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P. & Olhero, Nelson
Description: This report examines current political and economic conditions in Honduras as well as issues in Honduran-U.S. relations.
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Honduran-U.S. Relations

Honduran-U.S. Relations

Date: December 13, 2007
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P. & Olhero, Nelson
Description: This report examines current political and economic conditions in Honduras as well as issues in Honduran-U.S. relations.
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Honduran-U.S. Relations

Honduran-U.S. Relations

Date: May 31, 2007
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P. & Olhero, Nelson
Description: This report examines current political and economic conditions in Honduras as well as issues in Honduran-U.S. relations.
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Panama: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Panama: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Date: January 16, 2007
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P
Description: None
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Pakistan--Internal Stability and U.S. Response: CRS Experts

Pakistan--Internal Stability and U.S. Response: CRS Experts

Date: November 5, 2007
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: This report provides access to names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to Pakistan's internal stability and the U.S. response.
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The Davis-Bacon Act: Institutional Evolution and Public Policy

The Davis-Bacon Act: Institutional Evolution and Public Policy

Date: November 30, 2007
Creator: Whittaker, William G.
Description: This report examines policy issues the Davis-Bacon Act has sparked through the years and which remain a part of the Davis-Bacon debate of the 1990s. These include such questions as: wage rate determination procedures, reporting requirements under the Copeland Act, an appropriate threshold for activation of the statute, interagency relationships with respect to Davis-Bacon enforcement and compliance activity, administrative or judicial appeals procedures, the use of "helpers" and other low-skilled workers on covered projects, and the right of a President to suspend the statute as well as the conditions under which such a suspension may occur. That the fundamental premise of the Act remains in contention after 60 years may be, itself, part of the public policy debate.
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Spain: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Spain: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: March 1, 2007
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report provides information on Spain’s current political and economic situation, its struggle against Islamist terrorism, and its relations with the United States.
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Israel: Background and Relations with the United States

Israel: Background and Relations with the United States

Date: April 30, 2007
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: This report provides an historical overview of Israel, and discusses the most recent developments in Israel, such as the government and politics, economy, foreign policy, and relations with United States.
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Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Date: March 12, 2007
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current political and social climate of Iraq, specifically in regards to the influence of the U.S. military presence over recent years. This report addresses planned and possible future efforts under the Obama Administration, including the scheduled gradual troops withdrawal. Some U.S. officials believe that a U.S. military presence is needed beyond the scheduled August 31, 2010 date, by which point all U.S. troops will have been withdrawn. This report also discusses the continued tensions between various Iraqi sociocultural groups.
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Burma-U.S. Relations

Burma-U.S. Relations

Date: January 22, 2007
Creator: Niksch, Larry A.
Description: This report provides an overview of United States policy towards Burma. The report discusses Burma - U.S. relations and the political situation in Burma.
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Date: April 25, 2007
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses U.S. policy responses to the current political climate in Iran. Much of the debate over U.S. policy toward Iran has centered on the nature of the current regime; some believe that Iran, a country of almost 70 million people, is a threat to U.S. interests because hardliners in Iran’s regime dominate and set a policy direction intended to challenge U.S. influence and allies in the region.
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