Apr 2

Podcast: Floyd Abrams and Lawrence Lessig on the campaign finance decision



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The Supreme Court has changed the landscape of campaign finance again in its biggest ruling on the subject since the 2010 Citizens United case. Noted experts Floyd Abrams and Lawrence Lessig join our Jeffrey Rosen to sort out what this means for the First Amendment and elections in America.



Apr 2

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s historic campaign financing decision



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The McCutcheon case, also called Citizens United 2 by supporters and detractors, is now history and people can make an unlimited number of federal campaign donations in a two-year period. So is that a good thing or a bad thing? Here’s reaction to this historic Supreme Court decision.



Apr 2

Supreme Court ends overall campaign finance limits



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Chief Justice John Roberts and four other justices have ruled in the McCutcheon campaign financing case, with the majority striking down general limits on how much money can be spent on political campaigns over a two-year period.



Apr 2

The president as emperor? The current executive power debate



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Has President Obama exceeded his constitutional power as president? Or have the president’s actions mirrored those of other past leaders? Here’s a look at the book that started the Imperial Presidency debate, back in 1973, and some ideas from its author.



Apr 2

Controversial trailblazer: Remembering the first woman in Congress



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Jeannette Rankin is best remembered today as the only member of Congress to oppose World War II. But Rankin was a trailblazer in many ways in addition to her pacifist views.



Apr 1

Video: Heritage Foundation’s Jim DeMint



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Watch video as the Heritage Foundation’s Jim DeMint talks about his proposed solutions to overcoming obstacles in health care and education.



Apr 1

Constitution Check: Do college athletes have a right to be paid a salary?



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Lyle Denniston looks at claims by the NCAA that the desire of Northwestern University football players to unionize should be decided by the Supreme Court.



Apr 1

April Fools? German as America’s official language in 1795



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For centuries, stories have persisted about Congress almost approving German as our official language, except for one vote by its German-speaking leader. So how close is that story to the truth?



Mar 31

The Civil Rights Act and its path through Philadelphia



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Author Todd Purdum looks at an important anniversary involving the Civil Rights Act Of 1964, and two connections to the Philadelphia area.



Mar 31

A tribute to the cat who ran for the U.S. Senate



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Among the most interesting and most viewed stories in Constitution Daily’s history is the tale of Hank the Cat, the feline who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Today, we pay tribute to the Hank, who passed away last month at the age of 10.