By Dr. Steve Frank I heard from Publius 2.0 recently. He’s feeling bullish about 2011, expecting sales of The Federalist Papers to soar on Capitol Hill. That’s because the incoming Republican House leadership – Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, and Transition Team Chairman Greg Walden – have issued […]
By Lyle Denniston The Republicans’ frustration with Democratic filibusters of Bush nominees to appeals courts reached a new level in May 2005. The Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option” for its capacity to destroy the capacity […]
On Wednesdays, Center staff will recap the news with links to the actual Constitution.
To kick off its 112th session, both Democrats and Republicans read the Constitution aloud. Should they have included superseded amendments?
A guest post from PA’s first lady about our Civic Health.
In May 2005, Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option.”
With the Iowa caucuses less than 13 months away, contenders for the Republican presidential nomination have hit the campaign trail. What lessons are they learning?
Starting today, Congress says it will require all bills to reference the Constitution. Are you ready?
Who holds the record for the longest filibuster of all time? What landmark bills were halted by a speechifying Senator?
In a guest post, Susan Daugherty-Rodriguez explains how the Food Safety bill recently signed by the President affects those with life-threatening illnesses.