Feb 7

Is filibuster threat behind Hagel’s delayed Senate vote?



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The Senate can’t escape the pesky topic of the filibuster, as the other “f-word” has been linked to Chuck Hagel’s defense secretary nomination.



Feb 6

Can the Post Office end Saturday deliveries without congressional approval?



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The United States Postal Service has made good on threats to end Saturday letter delivery, but does Congress need to sign off on the move under its constitutional powers?



Feb 6

Clearing up the William Howard Taft bathtub myth



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It’s the 100th anniversary of the end of the William Howard Taft presidency and Constitution Daily looks into a claim that has dogged the 27th president for generations: Was the leader of the free world actually stuck in the White House bathtub?



Feb 4

Super Bowl F-bomb could put FCC in a bind



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After another obscenity incident involving CBS and a Super Bowl broadcast, the Federal Communications Commission is under pressure to fine the TV network after Joe Flacco used a forbidden word on broadcast TV.



Feb 4

Yes, it was 100 years ago that we wound up with a national income tax



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Imagine a world with income tax; if you were an American citizen before 1913, with a few exceptions you didn’t have to deal with an April deadline and the IRS. Today, no one really knows how big the tax code is.