The Washington Nationals might have bitten off more than they can chew by naming William Howard Taft as their next racing mascot.
The debate over the “No Budget, No Pay” debt-ceiling deal has some people saying the proposed act is unconstitutional because of the 27th Amendment. But what happens if Congress passes a law that can be successfully challenged?
Lyle Denniston looks at Friday’s appeals court decision over presidential recess appointments and why the case could be headed to the Supreme Court.
A review of nine recent national polls shows that two gun control ideas have widespread support among Americans, and citizens have concerns about Second Amendment issues. Constitution Daily looked at polls and surveys taken this month from sources including Gallup, Pew Research, Public Religion Research Institute, CNN/Time, NBC/Wall Street Journal, Fox News, ABC/Washington Post, AP-GFK, […]
It’s not too soon to start talking about the next presidential inauguration in 2017, and why the historical re-election trends favor the Republicans. Maybe Hillary Clinton, the current very-early front-runner for the Democratic nomination, can break the struggles that Democrats have had trying to win a presidential election after its candidate (or his legal successor) […]
A reported Senate deal has placed the old-fashioned Jimmy Stewart filibuster back on a dusty shelf and left the much-criticized “silent filibuster” fairly intact. The Huffington Post obtained copies of two proposed Senate resolutions that represent a compromise deal between Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The deal is expected to be […]
The filibuster may be one of the biggest issues facing the current Congress, but filibusters aren’t as dull as they seem. In fact, Mae West, Jimmy Stewart, and Aaron Burr are all part of filibuster folklore. In some ways, the filibuster is as significant an issue as gun violence and immigration. That’s because a filibuster […]
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce on Thursday that he is ordering the start of a process that would allow women in the military to take positions in direct ground combat, with some positions opening as early as this year. The process, however, involves studies running through 2015 by the military services on […]
Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here’s what you need to know. The 20th Amendment What it did It reduced by several months the time between the election and inauguration of the president and […]
This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases that touch on questions of the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, scheduled for argument on March 26, the court will determine whether the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment precludes the state of California from defining marriage as a […]