This week, President Barack Obama again spoke about his prospects of winning a third term in office, if he were allowed to run under the Constitution. But as history shows, even when that was possible, the odds were against any candidate.
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As the Trump administration gets ready to take over the executive branch next month, there is a still a debate about Jared Kushner’s role in Washington. But in the history of presidential in-laws, Kushner’s influence may pale in comparison to a long-forgotten Treasury Secretary.
One of the broadest acts of presidential power happened on this day in 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson issued an order for the federal government to nationalize the entire railroad system during World War I.
Only nine Cabinet nominees have ever been rejected by the Senate. Will Trump’s nominees fare as well?
In a commentary for The Wall Street Journal, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses how President-Elect Donald Trump will inherit an executive branch whose power has ballooned far beyond its constitutional bounds, as part of a process that started more than 100 years ago.