US Government Acronyms: P

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PACER Public Access to Court Electronic Records
PAM Office of Acquisition and Property Management
PARIS Public Assistance Reporting Information System
PBGC Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PBS Public Buildings Service
PC Peace Corps
PCAST President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
PCBE President’s Council on Bioethics
PCC Panama Canal Commission
PCIE President’s Council on Integrity and Effiency (changed to CIGIE)
PCII Protected Critical Infrastructure Information
PCLO Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (changed to OPCL)
PCLOB Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (unable to verify 8/09)
PCPID President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
PECAD Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division
PECE Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts
PedNSS Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
PEPFAR President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
PFIAB President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
PFPA Pentagon Force Protection Agency
PHA Public Housing Agency (see PIH)
PharmPAC Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee
PHIL Public Health Image Library
PHIN Public Health Information Network
PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Adminsitration
PHPPO Public Health Practice Program Office (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
PHPS Public Health Prevention Service
PHS Public Health Service (see OPHS)
PHTN Public Health Training Network
PIA Privacy Impact Assessments
PIADC Plum Island Animal Disease Center
PIDB Public Interest Declassification Board
PIH Office of Public and Indian Housing
PIN Public Integrity Section
PLLI National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (archive)
PM Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
PMB Office of Policy, Management and Budget
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
PMI President’s Malaria Initiative
PNGV Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PNSS Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System
POTUS President of the United States
POW/MP Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel
PPD Pentagon Police Department
PPQ Plant Protection and Quarantine
PRAO Professional Responsibility Advisory Office
PRC Postal Regulatory Commission
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
PSC Program Support Center
PSN Project Safe Neighborhoods
PTFP Public Telecommunications Facilities Program
PTO Patent and Trademark Office
PUMS Public Use Microdata Samples
PWBA Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (changed to EBSA)
PWSD Public Workforce System Dataset

US Government Acronyms: M

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MAC Market Access and Compliance
MAPS Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
MARAD Maritime Administration
MARVEL Machine Assisted Realization of the Virtual Electronic Library
MATRIX Multi-State Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (.pdf)
MBCC Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
MBDA Minority Business Development Agency
MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCTF Middle Class Task Force
MCTL Militarily Critical Technologies List
MDA Missile Defense Agency
MDB Multilateral Development Banks
MDW Military District of Washington
MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
MEP Manufacturing Extension Partnership
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MeSH Medical Subject Headings
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MLS Mass Layoff Statistics
MMC Marine Mammal Commission
MMS Minerals Management Service
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MOLIS Minority On-Line Information Service (defunct)
MPSA Military Postal Service Agency
MRC Medical Reserve Corps | Mississippi River Commission
MRM Minerals Revenue Management
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
MSC Military Sealift Command
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
MSEL Materials Science and Engineering Library
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSPB Merit Systems Protection Board
MTDP Minority Telecommunications Development Program

Only Small Minority Believe Opposition to Obamacare is Racist

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Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
September 14-15, 2009 Are most people who oppose the President’s health care plan doing so because they are racist?
Yes 12%
No 67%
Not sure 21%

Rasmussen Reports

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Sarah Palin: Obamacare would give beaureaucrats life-and-death rationing powers

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Writing in the New York Times last month, President Barack Obama asked that Americans “talk with one another, and not over one another” as our health-care debate moves forward. I couldn’t agree more. Let’s engage the other side’s arguments, and let’s allow Americans to decide for themselves whether the Democrats’ health-care proposals should become governing law.

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51% View Alcohol More Dangerous Than Marijuana


Fifty-one percent (51%) of American adults say alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 19% disagree and say pot is worse. But 25% say both are equally dangerous. Just two percent (2%) say neither is dangerous. Younger adults are more likely than their elders to view alcohol as the more dangerous of the two.

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