When the Republican Party moves to take over control of the United States Senate in January, life will be different in Washington in some significant ways as a Congress controlled fully by the GOP will need to deal with a lame-duck President.
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As the Republicans gain control of the United States Senate in early 2015, the new majority party will face two interesting tests of their newly regained powers. Specifically, the GOP leadership will face a decision on how to handle filibuster rules imposed last year by Democrats, and the upcoming nomination hearings for a new Attorney General.
In this commentary, Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina says Barack Obama risks joining the ranks of presidents with diminished legacies unless he starts taking an active role in defining his achievements.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson of the American University School of Public Affairs says President Obama must seek congressional approval for strikes against the Islamic State.
What does the Constitution mean, and how do we know? NYU Law School’s Richard Epstein joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen and Penn Law School’s Theodore Ruger for a lively examination of the “classical liberal” approach to constitutional interpretation.