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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Ulysses S. Grant Papers

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/ulysses-s-grant-papers/about-this-collection/

As the new biography of Grant by Ron Chernouw appears, the Library of Congress posts the papers of the former president.  Includes some 50,000 items from the period 1843-1885: speeches, writings, correspondence, military reports, financial records and more.  From the Library of Congress

 

Remarks by President Trump at Tax Reform Event

Categories: Presidency,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/27/remarks-president-trump-tax-reform-event

What few details have been revealed about the Republican tax plan are in this speech given during an Indianapolis political rally.  From the White House

 

Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose

 

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