A bipartisan proposal on expanded background checks for gun purchases was defeated in a Senate vote on Wednesday afternoon, after key members signaled earlier in the day they wouldn’t support the measure.
For all you West Wing-ers, old and new, join Constitution Daily for West Wing Wednesday. We’ll be looking at the top constitutional lessons, mistakes, and moments from the show. Today’s topic: constitutional zingers.
The latest numbers from two prominent pollsters show Americans, in general, remain very unhappy with Congress and the federal government, and don’t trust Congress in particular.
April 17 is the 223rd anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death in 1790, at the age of 84. We remember him well—particularly in Philadelphia.
As investigators seek to determine who killed three people and injured at least 176 using two bombs at Boston Marathon, domestic terrorism will be one of many theories discussed in a broad manhunt. But don’t expect talk about specific groups.
With gun control in the news, Lyle Denniston looks at the argument that a new constitutional amendment would be the only way to satisfy groups on both sides of the issue.
Constitution Daily looks at the possible swing Senate votes on the contentious issue of background checks for some gun purchases, and the key players in the floor debate.
Jonathan Rieder from Barnard College looks at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and how its values reflected the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence without mentioning those documents directly.
The Supreme Court said on Monday that it won’t consider a case that would clarify the right to own a firearm outside the home for lawful purposes such as self-defense.
The open fracture suffered by Kevin Ware during the recent NCAA basketball tournament was so horrific it brought his coach to tears. But can TV stations be punished for repeatedly showing the injury?