May 22

An IRS official, the Fifth Amendment and a Congress controversy



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Do government employees like an Internal Revenue Service official have Fifth Amendment rights when testifying before Congress? That topic is being debated in the House, and may not be quickly answered.



May 22

Can President Obama influence the public debate on drone attacks?



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President Barack Obama has agreed to shift control of fatal drone attacks from the CIA to the military. But will this step, and a high-profile speech, change the public debate about the constitutionality of the controversial program?



May 21

Which came first: The chicken, the egg or the 10th Amendment?



Posted 11 months, 6 days ago.

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A current brawl in Washington features a fight over who can sell eggs in California and whether Congress is violating the intent the its 10th Amendment in a way that could scramble consumer prices.



May 15

How Philly lost the nation’s capital to Washington



Posted 11 months, 12 days ago.

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Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?



May 13

Meet the agency that blew the whistle on the IRS



Posted 11 months, 14 days ago.

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A group called TIGTA has reportedly found that Internal Revenue Service workers targeted non-profits associated with the Tea Party and groups involved in “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” So what is TIGTA and how powerful is it?