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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 wasn’t the first time the U.S. had to deal with presidential succession. In fact, there had already been seven times that a vice president assumed the presidency due to the president’s death.
Potential presidential candidate Chris Christie is fighting back after a doctor criticized his body weight. But could he learn a few lessons in tact from William Howard Taft, the largest president in history?
The Senate can’t escape the pesky topic of the filibuster, as the other “f-word” has been linked to Chuck Hagel’s defense secretary nomination.
Lyle Denniston looks at the troubled history of the Guantanamo Bay trials and their unsettled future.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 11th Amendment (ratified February 7, 1795). Here’s what you need to know.
The national organization that sets broad rules for the Boy Scouts of America says it needs more time to consider lifting an overall ban of gay scouts and gay scout leaders.
The United States Postal Service has made good on threats to end Saturday letter delivery, but does Congress need to sign off on the move under its constitutional powers?
It’s the 100th anniversary of the end of the William Howard Taft presidency and Constitution Daily looks into a claim that has dogged the 27th president for generations: Was the leader of the free world actually stuck in the White House bathtub?
On the anniversary of The Federalist No. 51, Don Applestein Esq. explains how James Madison thought ambition—in moderation—was essential for democracy.