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Evidence suggests Thurmond 24-hour filibuster record is debatable

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During a Senate filibuster on Wednesday led by Rand Paul, there were repeated references to Strom Thurmond’s record 1957 filibuster. But some evidence suggests that Thurmond didn’t follow Senate rules for his 24-hour speech.

Constitution Check: Does it violate the First Amendment for the president to bypass the press?

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Lyle Denniston looks at the Bob Woodward controversy, and if President Obama’s administration is testing the First Amendment in its relationship with journalists.

Constitution Check: Is the right to vote an “entitlement”?

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Lyle Denniston looks at a provocative comment from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about racial entitlements, and what it means in the broader scope of constitutional and congressional history.

Should a president face term limits when Congress doesn’t?

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With the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment on Wednesday, Constitution Daily looks at two hot-button topics: Should a president be allowed to serve a third term? And should members of Congress have term limits like the president?

Happy birthday, 22nd Amendment!

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Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment (ratified in1951). Here’s what you need to know.

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