Inauguration Facts and Figures
Presidential inaugurations have always been expensive, and experts estimate the cost of last week's inauguration of President Donald Trump and the accompanying celebrations to be anywhere between $175 million and $200 million. Here are some interesting facts:
Republicans and Democrats spend about the same amount for each inaugural celebration when the costs are adjusted for inflation.
Each year, critics lament the extraordinary cost.
The cost of a Presidential inauguration is split between private donors and taxpayers.
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Fake News: Then and Now
In 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated an episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air that allegedly resulted in mass panic, as many listeners mistakenly thought the episode was a legitimate news broadcast. Titled "The War of the Worlds," the broadcast was composed of a series of simulated news bulletins about an alien invasion. It is hypothesized that people who tuned into the broadcast after its introduction,
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What a tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be! Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States surprised the world; many entertainment icons passed away, including actor Gene Wilder, actress Florence Henderson, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, legendary musician and performer Prince, and psychic Miss Cleo, among many others.
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On June 4, 1947, the first high altitude data gathering balloon was launched from the Alamogordo Army Airfield in New Mexico. Officials later determined that remnants of this balloon were discovered on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, prompting the start of what would later become known as the "Roswell Incident." This area still carries an air of mystery, possibly due to an extremely popular feature film directed by Steven Spielberg called Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
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Stay Connected: Update IP Addresses and Ranges
Each day, hundreds of IP addresses try to access HeinOnline but are rejected because those addresses are not authenticated to the database. Surprisingly, the HeinOnline development team started finding that some of these addresses belong to universities and law firms who already subscribe! Most subscribers have organization-wide access, so make sure IP information from all areas has been provided to us.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to do some housekeeping.
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HeinOnline's U.S. Federal Legislative History Library is a research powerhouse containing more than 2,400 titles and covering all major public laws. Documents contained in legislative histories include various bill versions, House reports, Senate reports, congressional hearings, the full text of the final public law, and more. Researchers use these documents to clarify ambiguous statutory language and to determine legislative intent behind all or portions of a public law.
This month, we've added two significant compiled legislative histories dealing with extremely relevant topics: cybersecurity and tax hikes.
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November is Mark Twain's birthday month. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835, he was a writer, publisher, and public speaker, and is known as the "father of American literature." Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which ultimately became the setting for two of his most notable books, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer. His wit and satire, both written and spoken, were widely praised by critics,
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William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has proudly served the law library community since 1961, and HeinOnline exists thanks to both the Company's vision and a collaborative effort with law librarians. In July of 2011, Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf was launched. The collection was originally called Law Librarian's Reference Shelf, as its original intention was to benefit that same law library community that has supported the Hein Company for decades.
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With the recent news that "Obamacare" health insurance premiums are set to rise an average of 22% next year, the healthcare crisis in the U.S. has once again come to the attention of the taxpaying public.
Officials cite the following reasons for the price increase:
Fewer insurers willing to participate in the public healthcare market
Not enough "healthy" people signed up for insurance
Those who signed up for insurance are sicker than the industry predicted
Although federal subsidies should help most Americans pay for this increase,
» Read more about: No Money, More Problems: Healthcare in the United States »
HeinOnline is constantly adding content and tools to enhance users' research experiences, but this month featured more announcements than most. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay informed on what's new and what's coming soon!
Since there was so much to absorb, here's a summary of what happened in October:
1. HeinOnline's overall page count surpassed 140,000,000! There are more than 120,000 titles, nearly 300,000 volumes,
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