Mar 7

Evidence suggests Thurmond 24-hour filibuster record is debatable



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During a Senate filibuster on Wednesday led by Rand Paul, there were repeated references to Strom Thurmond’s record 1957 filibuster. But some evidence suggests that Thurmond didn’t follow Senate rules for his 24-hour speech.



Mar 6

How the librarian of Congress controls your cellphone’s future



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Just spent $200 on a smartphone and want to switch carriers? Due to congressional act, it’s up to the Librarian of Congress to decide if and when you’re allowed to “unlock” your phone and get a different provider.



Mar 1

What happens if the federal government shuts down on March 27?



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The much-hyped sequester is now part of history and new budget battle is heading toward a possible government shutdown on March 27. But what does that mean and who is affected by it?



Feb 28

Comparing the sequester to Y2K and the Mayan apocalypse



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The dreaded sequester will hit the federal government on Friday, barring a last-minute bargain. But is this whole sequester thing real, or a mega-hyped event like the Y2K crisis and the Mayan apocalypse?



Feb 27

Should a president face term limits when Congress doesn’t?



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With the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment on Wednesday, Constitution Daily looks at two hot-button topics: Should a president be allowed to serve a third term? And should members of Congress have term limits like the president?