On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the modern United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place.
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With a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona legislature’s struggle to regain congressional redistricting power may soon be over.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the fundamental question of how war powers are shared between the President and Congress remains an issue in constitutional conflict.
On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress at the request of House Speaker John Boehner. The event has set off a debate over whether Netanyahu’s appearance is an unconstitutional intrusion upon the President’s foreign policy powers.
A new two-year term starts for Congress on Tuesday, as Republicans take control of the House and the Senate. So what happens inside the Capitol when a new session starts under the Constitution?