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State of the Union Address, Annotated

Since 2009, the National Academies Press has issued an annotated version of the SOTU by highlighting relevant reports (with links) it has issued that deal with the topics mentioned in this yearly speech. This year’s version lists reports dealing with such varied subjects as fuel economy and educational equity among others.

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Compilation of Primary Sources on the Impeachment of President Trump

This handy collection –The Impeachment Papers A Compendium of Documents Related to the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump– contains many of the major sources widely quoted in the press with regards to the impeachment process. Here are dozens of CRS reports on this most historic, constitutionally-mandated procedure.

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Watch the Senate Impeachment Trial Live

It is on C-Span where it will be permanently archived along with a searchable transcript of the proceedings. Unfortunately, what C-SPAN is allowed to show is limited due to press restrictions put in place by the Senate.

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Under What Rules Does the Senate Operate Impeachment Trials?

There are a set of rules – 26 in total -under which the Senate carries out its mandate for an impeachment trial. A more understandable explanation for the process is found here; you can also find an informative primer at this site.

 

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Congressional “Debate” Over Impeachment

The term “debate” is a misnomer. What actually occurred is that members of the House could briefly express their opinions and then allow the next legislator to state her/his opinions. If you want to read what the various speakers said, you have recourse to today’s Congressional Record, starting at page H12135; a video of this 12-hour proceeding can be found at C-SPAN.

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Read the House Judiciary Impeachment Report

This document, running over 600 pages, presents the reasons for the impending impeachment of President Trump. An overview of this report can be found here.

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The Wealthiest in Congress

This 2018 listing from Roll Call lists every single Congressperson from the 115th Congress (2018), their net worth, and where that wealth comes from. There are multiple filters that can be employed as well as access to profiles and previous lists.

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