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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address, January 2015

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

Text of the annual speech delivered by President Obama before the joint session of Congress. From the White House


The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Describes the variety of executive methods used and the initiatives launched by President Obama for reform of immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency


Announcement by President Obama of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba  From the White House


The Obama Adminstration’s November 2014 Immigration Initiatives: Questions and Answers

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Provides discussions for nine frequently-asked questions relating to such topics as the legal authority for the president’s actions, constraints upon executive discretionary authority, and who has “standing” to challenge the initiative.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Executive Discretion as to Immigration: Legal Overview

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Discusses how presidential authority over immigration matters is provided and circumscribed by certain statutory delegations of authority and constitutional considerations.  Also discusses the relationship of these powers to the 2012 presidential initiative known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. and China Announce Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Categories: China,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology

Presents a summary of actions announced by China and the U.S. to control carbon emissions in the post 2020 period.  From the White House


Net Neutrality: President Obama’s Plan for a Free and Open Internet

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Video and text of the president arguing for a net neutrality approach to the Internet as the Federal Communications Commission considers the creation of new policies.  From the White House


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department


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