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Government Information

a guide to finding U.S. federal, Pennsylvania state, and foreign/international government information.

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Documents in the News aims to highlight the use of government information in the news and media.  It is not an attempt to be comprehensive, but a place to foster discovery and access to government information and to highlight how that information may be helpful in the research process.

January 10-16

January 16, 2021. “H.Res.24 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." Democrats debate Trump trial length. Seung Min Kim. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives.

January 15, 2021. “H.Res.24 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." Democrats in Senate to Juggle Trump Impeachment Trial, Biden Agenda; Covid-19 aid and confirming nominees also demand attention as incoming administration prepares to begin work. Andrew Duehren and Lindsay Wise. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives.

January 15, 2021. “H.R.305 - To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Officer Eugene Goodman." Officer may get congressional medal. Rebecca Tan. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives.

January 14, 2021. “H.Res.24 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." President Trump's Second Impeachment: What It Means and How the Process Works; The House impeached Trump for inciting an insurrection, and a Senate trial could take place after he leaves office—or be delayed indefinitely. Gabriel Rubin. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives.

January 14, 2021. “H.Res.24 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." House hands Trump a second impeachment, this time with GOP support. Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives. I changed the doc link on this one and the one above, FYI.

January 13, 2021. “Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Pence Says He Won't Invoke 25th Amendment, Setting Stage for Impeachment Vote; House Democrats pass a resolution demanding that Pence and a majority of the cabinet invoke the amendment. Kristina Peterson, Natalie Andrews, and Rebecca Ballhaus. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution.

January 13, 2021. “Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” President disavows any responsibility for siege of Capitol. Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution.

 January 12, 2021. “Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.” U.S. News: Congress Gets Fuel to Rein In Big Tech Firms --- After social media sparked Capitol attack, stripping back liability shield is on the table. Ryan Tracy and John D. McKinnon. The Wall Street Journal. Database: Factiva (Dow Jones). United States Congress

January 12, 2021. “Statement from the President.” Sheldon Adelson Dies at 87; a Giant in the Casino-Resort Industry; One of the world's richest men, he was a big donor to the Republican Party. James R. Hagerty and Alexandra Berzon. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. Presidential Briefings & Statements. 

January 12, 2021. “H. Res. 26 (IH) - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.House finalizing impeachment push. Seung Min Kim, Annie Linskey, and Josh Dawsey. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives

 

January 11, 2021. “Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” House moves ahead with bid to remove Trump. Felicia Sonmez, Mike DeBonis, and Juliet Eilperin. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution

January 11, 2021. “H. Res. 26 (IH) - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.The Second Impeachment of President Trump: What It Means and How the Process Works; The House could impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection, and a Senate trial could take place after he leaves office—or be delayed indefinitely. Gabriel T. Rubin. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States House of Representatives

January 11, 2021. “Texas v. Pennsylvania et al.Supreme Court Rejects Trump Plea to Expedite Election Appeals; Court won't consider cases until after Biden takes office; justices are under no obligation to hear the appeals. Jess Bravin. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies United States Supreme Court.  

January 10, 2021. “First Amendment of the United States Constitution.” Blocked in U.S. by China's WeChat. Jeanne Whalen. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution

January 3-9

January 9, 2021. “STATEMENT BY U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR EUGENE SCALIA ON THE DECEMBER JOBS REPORT.” December report leaves Trump as worst jobs president. David J. Lynch, Eli Rosenberg, and Andrew Van Dam. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Department of Labor.  

January 9, 2021. “Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Mnuchin in 25th Amendment talks on Trump, but is unlikely to proceed. Jeff Stein. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution

January 8, 2021. “Statement from the Press Secretary.” Trump Ends Fight For Second Term. Rebecca Ballhaus and Andrew Restuccia. The Wall Street Journal. Database: Factiva (Dow Jones). White House Briefings & Statements. 

January 7, 2021. “Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Proceedings of the Joint Session of Congress.” Congress nears confirmation after chaos. Rosalind S. Helderman, Karoun Demirjian, Seung Min Kim, and Josh Dawsey. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Congress.

January 7, 2021. “Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Enraged at Pence, Trump Exhorted Crowd to 'Fight'. Maggie Haberman. The New York Times. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution.

January 7, 2021. “Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Chaos in the Capitol: Trump Sympathizes With Rioters. Alex Leary. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution.

January 6, 2021. “Executive Order Addressing the Threat Posed By Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled By Chinese Companies.” World News: Trump Order Hits Payment Apps. Andrew Restuccia and John D. McKinnon. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. Presidential Actions.

January 5, 2021. “Constitution of the United States.” Peaceful activists or 'Antifa scumbags' at senator's home? Teo Armus. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution

January 5, 2021. “Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.“ In ad, new congresswoman says she'll carry firearm on Hill, around city. Meagan Flynn. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution

January 5, 2021. “Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution.” A disputed electoral vote count and the 1887 act that ties Pence's hands. Ronald G. Shafer. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Constitution

January 5, 2021. “H.Res.8 - Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, and for other purposes.House Passes Rules Package for New Session of Congress; Democrats' rules also restart remote voting, ease budgetary restrictions for climate-related proposals. Natalie Andrews. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Congress.  

January 4, 2021. “1887 Electoral Count Act (3 U.S. Code § 15).” All Pence Can Do Is Count; The Constitution is clear. Neither the vice president nor Congress has the power to reject electoral votes. Alan Charles Raul and Richard Bernstein. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Congress

January 4, 2021. “President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Freedom to Devin Nunes.” Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to Devin Nunes; President also plans to bestow nation's top civilian honor on Jim Jordan, another close Republican ally. Catherine Lucey. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. Presidential Briefings & Statements.  

January 3, 2021. “21-40001 - Gohmert v. Pence.” Gohmert court filing claims Pence is more than 'glorified envelope-opener'. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies. United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.