Congress can try to put the political onus of lifting the debt ceiling on the president, but it may not hand over its legislative authority.
Breivik is the flip side of Osama bin Laden, who had he been captured and not killed might have used the stage provided by a trial to spew venom on America.
When Anders Breivik was arraigned in an Oslo court last week for his brazen acts of terrorism, it was in a hearing closed to the public and closed to the news media. The decision to do that was based on concern over whether Breivik would use the proceeding to send covert signals to accomplices ready… [Continue Reading]
President Obama described the showdown as a “partisan three ring circus.”
First constitutional challenge to health care law reaches Supreme Court: Will the justices take the case?
The first appeal focuses on the insurance mandate.
PJP Faculty Member Jeffrey Rosen speculates how the Supreme Court might decide Last week, President Obama decided not to pursue the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. That idea (see earlier post below) had been raised by proponents of a strict reading of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, in part, that “the… [Continue Reading]
Author Jane Hampton Cook will speak at the National Constitution Center on Saturday.
On this particular Saturday, the exhibiton about domestic terrorism was more compelling than usual.
From the time the government began using full-body imaging four years ago, there have been strong protests that the technology invades personal privacy.
Make your voice heard about the debt talks in Washington.