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Senate Judiciary Committee Interview with Glenn Simpson, August 22, 2017

Categories: Congress,Great Britain,Presidency,Russia

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=files.serve&File_id=3974A291-DDBE-4525-9ED1-22BAB43C05AE

Transcript of testimony of the British intelligence agent, compiler of the so-called Russia dossier, who warned the FBI that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump might be subject to blackmail from Russia.  The transcript was released by Senator Dianne Feinstein on 1/9/18.

From the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

 

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem

Categories: Headlines,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/12/06/presidential-proclamation-recognizing-jerusalem-capital-state-israel-and

Text of the proclamation which draws on the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) as the basis for declaring the U.S. intent to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and move the U.S. embassy there.  From the White House

 

Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

Categories: Congress,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Presidency,Property Rights,Recreation/Travel

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/revised_final_report.pdf

Final report of the Secretary of the Interior which reviews the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the relative roles of the legislation and executive branch in declaring monuments.  Reviews and provides recommendations for all monuments designated from 1996 to the present.  From the Interior Department

 

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/abraham-lincoln-papers/about-this-collection/

An online collection of more than 20,000 documents comprising 62,000 images as well as transcriptions of about 10,000 documents.  Represents an upgrade from the original collection placed online in 2001.  From the Library of Congress

 

Russia and 2016 Election Investigations

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.c-span.org/video/?436360-1/facebook-google-twitter-executives-testify-russias-influence-2016-election

Features executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through manipulation of social media.  From C-Span

 

Electoral College Reform: Contemporary Issues for Congress

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43824.pdf

Examines structural and political objections to the electoral college as a method for selecting the president and various reform proposals, including the National Popular Vote initiative.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

JFK Assassination Records, 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

Covers the release of nearly 3,000 additional documents, mostly from the CIA and FBI, related to the assassination of President John Kennedy.  The release was mandated by the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  A few additional documents are scheduled to be released next spring.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Environmental Protection Agency Final Report on Review of Agency Actions that Potentially Burden the Safe, Efficient Development of Domestic Energy Resources …

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://usenvironmentalprotectionagency.cmail19.com/t/d-l-uibdil-alydlulij-r/

Responds to Trump’s Executive Order 13783 to explain how the EPA is curbing regulatory burdens in order to promote energy production and growth.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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