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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Clinton Administration: Previously Restricted Documents

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency

http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/previouslyrestricteddocs.html

A collection of documents from the Clinton administration made available to the public after the passage of twelve years following the end of a presidential administration.  From the National Archives and Records Administration and the Clinton Presidential Library

 

Executive Orders: Issuance, Modification, and Revocation

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS20846.pdf

Discusses the nature and purpose of these instruments, the authority behind them, and the response of Congress and the courts to their issuance.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45230-APB_1.pdf

Sections on how the president’s budget proposals would affect federal deficits and the debt, what proposals would have the largest budgetary effects, and how CBO’s estimates differ from those of the administration.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Executive Order: Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/executive-order-non-retaliation-disclosure-compensation-information

Removes prohibition of employees of federal contractors from discussing compensation received by employees to promote equal pay practices.  Prevents employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees who disclose or discuss compensation matters.  From the White House

 

The Debate over Selected Presidential Assistants and Advisors: Appointment, Accountability, and Congressional Oversight

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40856.pdf

Provides background information and selected views on the role of some of these appointees.  Also discusses constitutional concerns that have been raised about presidential advisors and reviews the Congressional oversight process.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran-Contra: Lawrence Walsh’s Contribution to History

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,History,Iran,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB462/

A collection of eight documents recalling the scandal which rocked the Reagan administration and led independent counsel Lawrence Walsh to comment on the obstructions to the investigation thrown up by the White House, the Justice Department, and the intelligence agencies.  From the National Security Archive

 

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Russia

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation

Executive order of the president which asserts that persons who are asserting government authority in Crimea without authorization of the government of Ukraine are threatening peace and posing a threat to the national security of the U.S. and imposes financial penalties by blocking transfer or sale of their property in the U.S.

 

The Economic Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Presidency,Statistics

http://www.slideshare.net/whitehouse/the-economic-case-for-raising-the-minimum-wage

Slide show on the arguments advanced by the Obama administration for raising the minimum wage.  From the White House

 

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