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Next 10 Amendments: Eliminate the Electoral College?

Posted 8 months, 29 days ago.

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Should Americans be allowed to directly elect a president, or does the Electoral College represent the best way to fairly select a leader? Let us know what you think in our continuing debate about the Next 10 Amendments to the Constitution.

Japan edging closer to constitutional changes with weekend elections

Posted 9 months, 3 days ago.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems poised for a big win in elections this weekend as his ruling party is closer to a controversial goal: rewriting its American-based constitution to allow for an active military force.

Constitution Check: Has the self-defense idea of justifiable killing gone too far?

Posted 9 months, 4 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the increasing attention given to “stand your ground laws” in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial.

Embattled secret court may not spill some secrets after all

Posted 9 months, 5 days ago.

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A secret government court that reviews government surveillance requests is ready to reveal some inner workings, but will they make sense after a Justice Department editing job?

Senate dodges nuclear filibuster option for now

Posted 9 months, 5 days ago.

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Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid and Republican leaders reached a truce on Tuesday that will preserve the filibuster and get at least five Obama administration nominees votes on the Senate floor.