It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 208th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
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It was on this day in 1967 that two states, Nevada and Minnesota, made the Constitution’s 25th amendment a reality, clearing up questions about presidential succession that dated back to the Founders’ time.
On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, explains why a technical dispute over language could delay a federal appeals court ruling on President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order until February 17 at the earliest.
It’s the 106th birthday of Ronald Reagan, and since he was one of the most widely recognized world leaders, it’s not hard to find some interesting facts about the 40th president.