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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Proclamation: Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/25/presidential-proclamation-pacific-remote-islands-marine-national-monumen

Designates a wide area of the Pacific Ocean for the largest marine preserve in the world to protect the area from drilling and most fishing.  From the White House

 

Warren Commission Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,History,Presidency

http://www.gpo.gov/featured/WarrenCommission.htm

On the 50th anniversary of the issuance of the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John Kennedy, the complete report plus 26 volumes of  commission hearings have been digitized and made available to the public.  From the Federal Digital System of the Government Printing Office

 

Iran-Contra Revisited

Categories: History,Iran,Latin America,Presidency

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB483/

A set of eight recently declassified documents covering notes and meetings related to what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s and the question of presidential power,  From the National Security Archive

 

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

 

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