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Earl Gregg Swem Library

How Can the Results of a Presidential Election be Contested?

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations,Latin America,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/contest.pdf

Brief discussion of the authority of states and the U.S. Constitution in matters of contested outcomes of a presidential election.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Presidential Proclamation, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Expansion

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/26/presidential-proclamation-papahanaumokuakea-marine-national-monument

Expands a National Monument area off the northwestern Hawaiian Islands to become the world’s largest marine protected area.  From the White House

 

 

The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/intelligence-history/presidents-daily-brief-nixon-ford/PDB_Nixon_Ford_August_2016.pdf

Booklet which describes the documents and the PDB process.  Issued on the occasion of the release of about 2,500 formerly classified PDBs from the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

President’s Daily Brief: 1969-1977

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/presidents-daily-brief-1969-1977

The texts of about 2,500 formerly classified daily briefings for Presidents Nixon and Ford from CIA officials.  Features day-by-day intelligence on national security issues and concerns.  From the Central Intelligence Agency Freedom of Information Electronic Reading Room

 

Procedures for Approving Direct Action Against Terrorist Targets Located Outside the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology,Terrorism

https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-library/procedures_for_approving_direct_action_against_terrorist_targets/download

18 page document dating from 2013, declassified under court order in August 2016, that sets out the role of the president in approving the use of drones or other weapons to target terrorist suspects overseas.  The guidelines also provide rules for targeting U.S. citizens abroad, guidance on what to do with captured terrorist suspects, and a preference for capture options over lethal action against terrorists.  From the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy FOIA Library

 

Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/martin-van-buren-papers/

Contains more than 6,000 items with most material relating to his service as a U.S. senator from New York, secretary of state and vice-president in the Jackson Administration, and his own presidency (1837-1841).  From the Library of Congress

 

U.S. District Court Vacancies: Overview and Comparative Analysis

Categories: Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10504.pdf

Examines historical data on the number of federal district court vacancies that existed at the beginning of the terms of the last three presidents and also the number on June 1st of their eighth year in office.  While vacancies decreased from first day in office to June 1st of last year for the Clinton and Bush administrations, they increased by 71% in the Obama administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/12/president-obama-tragic-shooting-orlando

Contains excerpts and full statement of the president on the shooting massacre in Orlando.  From the White House

 

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