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President Obama Applies Antiquities Act to the Oceans

25 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama today wielded his executive powers to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by six times its original size. The expanded national monument will now total 490,000 square miles. This area, which is three times larger than the State of Montana, will be off limits to commercial fishing and exploration for deep-sea energy development. Congressman ... READ MORE

IN THE NEWS: Critics Reject Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Compromise, Optimistic About Change

17 Sep 2014

By Hannah Hess, Roll Call Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, wants a simpler design. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call FIle Photo) After 15 years of planning a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the design might move forward without architect Frank Gehry’s name attached to it. In a Wednesday meeting blocks from Capitol Hill, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission will... READ MORE