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?
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On the anniversary of The Federalist No. 51, Don Applestein Esq. explains how James Madison thought ambition—in moderation—was essential for democracy.
On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shocked America by introducing a plan to expand the Supreme Court, to gain favorable votes. FDR’s war on the court was short-lived, and it was defeated by a crafty chief justice and Roosevelt’s own party members.
The Senate filibuster has had a banner month so far. In late January, the Senate approved modest changes to the filibuster. And this week, there has been speculation that Senate Republicans might resort to a filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary.
A plan in six states to change how their Electoral College votes are allocated seems to be mostly dead, with Pennsylvania as the lone holdout.