FactCheck.org has launched a special section on its website for fact checking transcripts of the presidents remarks and political speeches. They include state of the union speeches, remarks made on Iran 9th January 2020. There are full transcripts of the original speeches and alongside them the statements and statistics that have been checked with […]
The Digital Public Library of America has made on open access a collection of paper s relating to the impeachment of Donald Trump. They also include materials relating to alleged foreign interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
Background information on the nature of the impeachment process in the USA and how it has been used in the past. An excellent respected source are the EveryCRS reports which contain Congressional Research reports prepared to inform members of the Congress. All can be downloaded in full text.
Recently added to the Library of Congress website: the papers of President James Garfield. The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. Garfield’s papers include correspondence, diaries, speeches, records of his Civil War military service details of a disputed election in 1876. The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of […]
Latest free collection from the library of Congress which includes private papers, letters and manuscripts from the president who served from 1913-1921. The collection includes Draft of Covenant for League of Nations, Peace Conference Correspondence Ending World War I. There are some fascinating maps on proposed borders following World War 1. The site also includes […]
The Library of Congress have now made available online the papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin. Readers can find such gems as copies of the petition the First Continental Congress sent to King George III in in 1774 protesting about the governance of the region by England, a fascinating drawing of bifocal glasses, […]
A large batch of JFK assassination classified documents has been released by the USA government to supplement The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records collection.
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Trump of Yore, is a fascinating project from the @qz bot studio when President Trump tweets it uses mathematical software to compare the new postings tweets in the president’s pre-inauguration 12,647-tweet archive, Other useful sources Trump archive which has been independently archived. Propublica has the politwoops – deleted tweets from Trump since 2015. Also useful […]
State of the Union 2016 Read the full transcript of President Obama’s State of the Union speech on the White House website Politico has a video of the address and main responses. The American Presidency Project has an archive of past speeches. It also has facts and figures on the length and number of words […]