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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sparked a wide-ranging debate over energy policy on Tuesday at the National Constitution Center that included frank talk about the Obama administration, Congress and the Supreme Court, and comments about celebrities like Lady Gaga getting involved in the fracking debate.
We don’t talk a lot about the 12th Amendment at the National Constitution Center, but this week marks a milestone that is an important part of the Constitution: It allows Congress to settle disputed presidential elections.
At the National Constitution Center speech on Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took issue with the Obama administration’s energy policy, saying that decisions on subjects like fracking and pipelines weren’t based in science and are being influenced by interest groups and celebrities like Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga.
Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said on Tuesday that Detroit can possibly cut pensions for city workers as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, despite a Michigan constitutional provision that prevents such actions.
Lyle Denniston looks at how IRS has begun exploring a broad new policy on the role of tax-exempt organizations and their election campaign spending.