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Sessions compares last-minute vote on deficit deal to ‘Communist Russia’ l Senate News http://bit.ly/T8q0sD
Senate sends $633B defense authorization to Obama’s desk l Senate News http://bit.ly/UWoRj6
$25 computer could help create the techies of tomorrow l GCN http://bit.ly/UiEuoD
K-12 teachers, apply for Summer Teacher Institutes: due Feb 4 l Library of Congress http://1.usa.gov/YlU7hL
How are EPA and partners providing support for innovative solutions to water problems? Read the blog l US EPA http://1.usa.gov/12nk7s4
In two words, why U.S. policy toward Cuba remains unchanged: Alan Gross l Foreign Affairs http://fam.ag/Wv538x
Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments
Memphis economy is underperforming both the nation & other areas of the District economy l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/ZZXxqP
Southwest Economy “On the Record”: Increased U.S. energy supply helps offset tight global conditions l Dallas Fed http://ow.ly/gj1po
Southwest Economy Spotlight: Dollar-sensitive Mexican shoppers boost Texas border retail activity l Dallas Fed http://ow.ly/gj1rQ
38%+ of the world’s land is dedicated to agriculture, and 70% of the poorest families are employed l World Bank http://ow.ly/gj1wP
Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important government and central bank articles of the week.