Apr 10

Why ex-IRS official Lerner likely faces charges after taking the Fifth



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On Thursday, a House committee is expected to take contempt action against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, based on how she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights. But would Lerner face jail time in the case?



Apr 9

Podcast: Is Barack Obama’s “imperial presidency” constitutional?



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The Republican Party’s rallying cry for the 2014 mid-term election just might be “Barack Obama is an imperial president.” But how true are those claims, when compared to other Presidents?



Apr 9

Can you pass a 10 question quiz about Thomas Jefferson?



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The third president, Thomas Jefferson, is one of the most famous of the Founding Fathers. But how much do you really know about the man from Monticello?



Apr 9

The message of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial concert



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On April 9, 1939, singer Marian Anderson sang before 75,000 fans in Washington, D.C. in a concert that predated rallies that would shape the civil rights movement decades later.



Apr 9

The top 10 presidential power plays of all time



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As Constitution Daily explores the debate over the power of the executive, here’s a look at the controversial president power moves that are usually mentioned in Imperial Presidency discussion.



Apr 8

Video: The New York Times’ Clay Risen on the Civil Rights Act



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New York Times editor Clay Risen talks about his newest book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in a National Constitution Center video with the Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.



Apr 8

Constitution Check: Did Governor Christie make a constitutional misstep?



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Lyle Denniston looks at how a remark about Israel by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie touched a nerve that also touches on a constitutional issue about the recognition of foreign governments.



Apr 8

Supreme Court denies appeal on direct campaign cash from corporations



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In a brief follow-up to last week’s historic McCutcheon campaign financing decision, the Supreme Court denied a case on Monday that could have opened the doors to direct cash contributions to candidates from corporations.



Apr 8

10 WPA posters that remain fascinating today



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The posters of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), iconic for their distinct style and direct messages, inspired Americans in the 1930s and ’40s—and 79 years later, their vintage charm appeals to a new generation of Americans.



Apr 7

Podcast: The epic battle for the Civil Rights Act



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New York Times editor Clay Risen talks about his newest book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in a National Constitution Center podcast with the Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.