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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Remarks of President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, 2016

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

Text of the annual speech by the president as delivered on January 12, 2016 From the White House


Memorandum: Promoting Smart Gun Technology

Categories: Guns,Presidency

Presidential directive which calls upon the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology that would reduce the frequency of accidental gun discharge or unauthorized use of firearms and improve the tracing of lost or stolen guns. From the White House


Remarks by the President on Common-Sense Gun Safety Reform

Categories: Guns,Headlines,Presidency

Speech by President Obama at ceremony introducing his executive directives relating to gun sales, background checks, and gun safety technology. From the White House


United States Secret Service: An Agency in Crisis

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Presidency

Examines problems in Secret Service presidential protection services with a focus on four incidents occurring over the past 5 years. Finds continuing serious deficiencies in White House protection and offers recommendations for improvement. From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform


The Open Government Partnership: Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency

Announces more than 40 new or expanded initiatives to make the federal government more open and transparent to its citizens. Featured changes include unlocking workforce data,expanding available federal services to the Open311 platform, and expanding access to justice via the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. From the White House


Remarks by President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,United Nations

Speech delivered during the UN General Debate at the beginning of the 70th UN session, September 2015. From the White House


The Collection of Presidential Briefing Products from 1961 to 1969

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 2,500 declassified President’s Daily Briefs from the Kennedy and Johnson administations. The PDBs were highly confidential documents, summarizing daily intelligence and analysis on national security issues usually for the President, Vice-President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and National Security Adviser. From the Central Intelligence Agency FOIA Electronic Reading Room


Executive Order: Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Presidency

Text of the presidential executive order that ensures that employees of federal contractors can accumulate up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually including paid leave that allows for family care. From the White House


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