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Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention

Categories: Defense/Military,Presidency,Veterans

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/26/remarks-president-american-legion-national-convention

Where he discusses, among other things, the scandal involving misconduct in delivering health care services to veterans.  From the White House

 

A Year of Action: Progress Report on Raising the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/minimum_wage_report2.pdf

Details progress made in trying to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, despite opposition in Congress, through actions of localities, state officials, businesses, and the president.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

The Economic Effects of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45540-Economic_APB.pdf

Annual report which shows the effects that all of the president’s budget proposals would have on the economy and the implications of those macroeconomic effects for the budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Use of Force Considerations in Iraq

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IN10106.pdf

Describes the threat posed to Iraq by the armed forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the possible authorities that could be invoked by President Obama to justify sending U.S. military forces back to Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) Proposal: Questions for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10103.html

President Obama has requested $5 billion to establish a Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund to strengthen the counterterrorism capacity of partners worldwide.  This report raises questions regarding strategy, responsibilities, authorities, and oversight for Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations During the Obama Presidency: Midyear Analysis and Comparison with Recent Presidents

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43624.pdf

Provides a statistical analysis of nominations to U.S. circuit and district court judgeships, comparing the pace during the Obama administration with comparable periods of time for the Bush and Clinton presidencies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/20/presidential-memorandum-creating-federal-strategy-promote-health-honey-b

Sets up a Pollinator Health Task Force to develop a research action plan to focus federal efforts on understanding, preventing, and recovering from pollinator losses and improve pollinator habitats.  From the White House

 

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/12-1281.pdf

Unanimous decision of the Supreme Court which limits the power of the president to make appointments when he determines the Senate is in recess.  At issue were appointments made to the National Labor Relations Board when the Senate was in pro forma sessions, designed to prevent such appointments.. From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

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