Lyle Denniston looks at efforts by states to ban the federal government from enforcing national gun laws, and why those efforts face a serious constitutional roadblock.
Congressional staffers face layoffs and furloughs in two weeks, but Congress members made sure their own paychecks were safe when passing the “sequester law” in 2011.
Mitt Romney will make his first major public speech since his loss to President Barack Obama, in a return to the political spotlight. But another White House bid would be problematic, based on the past decisions of former losing presidential candidates.
Contributor Amy E. Feldman examines a case coming before the Supreme Court about the need for a search warrant to obtain DNA samples.
The fight between two historic dramas fighting for an Oscar, the movies “Lincoln” and “Argo,” has taken on the character of a bitter political campaign, with supporters pointing out flaws and dropping big bucks on promotion.
President Barack Obama’s salary pales in comparison to the average CEO. But does the president really need a raise? The historical data says “yes,” but the potential big payoff for newer presidents says “probably not.”
Lyle Denniston looks at how the battle to win Congressional primary elections today may run counter to advice given by James Madison more than 200 year ago.
Millions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents’ Day holiday is pure fiction.
Malcom Lazin from the Equality Forum compares how President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama evolved on two landmark civil rights issues, in two radically different eras.
In honor of Presidents Day, Constitution Daily is ready to test your knowledge of some famous and some really obscure facts about the leader of the free world.