There will not be any hard copies of former President Barack Obama's records in the Obama library, only digital ones.
Many are concerned about the authenticity of such documents.
From Fox News:
The Obama Foundation is taking an unconventional approach to the presidential center and library being planned in Chicago. It's opting to host a digital archive of President Barack Obama's records, but not keep his hard-copy manuscripts and letters and other documents onsite.
That means no thumbing through the ex-president's correspondence on the health care fight or first drafts of his State of the Union addresses.
The decision has historians scratching their heads.
“All archivists are waiting to see how this will work, because we are all struggling with how to make things available digitally,” Peggy Glowacki, a manuscripts librarian at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago, told the Chicago Tribune.
The Tribune reported that while Obama's physical records are currently in a private facility in Illinois, they will likely be shipped to locations in and around Washington, D.C. One upside for organizers to keeping documents out of the presidential center, according to the report, is that officials could skirt certain federal standards for construction.
But the foundation is casting its approach as simply keeping pace with the times.
“The foundation’s goal is to create, with NARA, a new model for the next generation of presidential centers that reflects the way people access information in this digital age,” an Obama Foundation spokesperson told Fox News, referring to the National Archives and Records Administration. “The Obama Foundation will be funding through private funds the digitization of all non-classified presidential records in order to help facilitate better access to these documents to a broader audience.”
Presidential libraries typically attract historians and students from across the nation who are eager to sift through records, speeches, documents and letters.
But without the artifacts physically at the center, some experts have questioned the process.
“I think in this case it’s such a massive amount of material that it will be important to see how they are able to deliver it and make it easy to search,” Glowacki told the Tribune.
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President Trump on Friday waived Nuclear Sanctions on Iran extending Obama’s nuclear deal. Reports are confirming that it will be the last time President Trump will waive the sanctions.
CNBC reported: President Donald Trump will, for the final time, waive sanctions against Iran, extending the life of an international nuclear accord that the commander in chief disavowed three months ago, according to senior administration officials.
The waiver marks the first time Trump has granted sanctions relief since he told Congress in October that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the country's national security interest. Trump has called the accord the "worst deal ever," but he's declined to scrap it while Congress prepares legislation to modify the agreement and his administration marshals international support to increase pressure on Iran.
The nuclear deal, hammered out in 2015 by six world powers, lifts crippling sanctions on Iran's lifeblood oil and gas industry and the broader economy. In exchange, the Iranian regime agreed to limits on its nuclear program and allowed inspectors to monitor its facilities.
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A class-action lawsuit has been launched against ObamaCare insurer Centene for allegedly misleading enrollees about its benefits.
From The Hill: The insurance carrier Centene misled enrollees about the benefits of its ObamaCare exchange plans and offered far skimpier coverage than promised, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington state, claims that customers who bought Centene’s ObamaCare plans had trouble finding in-network doctors or hospitals, and often found that doctors who were advertised as in-network actually were not.
ObamaCare requires plans to meet certain minimum requirements.
Centene covers about 10 percent of the ObamaCare individual market and is one of the largest insurance carrier that participates on the exchanges.
As many other insurers have pared back their ObamaCare exchange plans, or completely left the market, Centene has expanded. In some areas of the country, Centene is the only insurer offering plans for ObamaCare customers.
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The planned Barack Obama Center in Chicago allegedly violates federal law in its construction charter.
Preservationist groups are warning that the planned Barack Obama Center in Chicago may violate federal laws against destroying sites placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Obama Center is currently planned to spread out over sections of three sites with history stretching back to 1869, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The portion of Jackson Park that Obama intends to disrupt with his massive new project includes the area where the World’s Columbian Exposition was staged in Jackson Park and the Midway in 1893. Created by famed architect Daniel Burnham—the man who planned New York’s Central Park—the Midway was placed on the historic site registry in 1972.
Obama’s center is also expected to disrupt a portion of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Washington Park, a site that was added to the registry in 2004.
Finally, the Obama plan will also require the closure of Cornell Drive, a roadway that is an integral part of the park system.
According to Curbed Chicago:
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