Feb 17

Presidents Day isn’t really a national holiday (but is a boon to car sales)



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Millions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents Day holiday is pure fiction. Officially, the holiday has another name.



Feb 13

Four interesting history stories to read in a snowstorm



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Was Taft really stuck in his tub? Was Alexander Hamilton a weather reporter? As much of the East Coast is pummeled by another winter event, Constitution Daily would like to take this opportunity to look back at the most popular history-related stories we’ve run in the past two years.



Feb 12

How Abraham Lincoln lost his birthday holiday



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It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.



Feb 10

Holder’s same-sex marriage move heats up separation of powers debate



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Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.



Feb 7

A legal victory for drones warrants a Fourth Amendment discussion



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A recent legal decision in North Dakota that used evidence against an American citizen using a drone – and gathered without a warrant – raises some interesting arguments about the Fourth Amendment in the 21st century.