On this day in 1861, former U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis took to a podium for his presidential inauguration and gave an impassioned speech about the Constitution. Three weeks later, Abraham Lincoln did likewise, to much different results.
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It was on this day in 1801 that the House finally decided a tied presidential election because of a constitutional flaw: the deadlocked race between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO, moderates a live discussion at 6:30 p.m. tonight on President Obama’s use of executive power related to immigration policy.
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose on Friday in the Court’s Great Hall in Washington, with services to follow on Saturday, according to media reports.
The presidential race has four more primary and caucus events in February before the big March 1 event known as Super Duper Tuesday. Here’s a quick look at what to expect.