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Update: Dogs, drama take bite out of Obama’s TV ratings

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago.

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The final TV viewership numbers are in for President Obama’s State of the Union speech, and the broadcast hit an historic low in one of two key ratings categories.

Constitution Check: How secure is Desiline Victor’s right to vote?

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Lyle Denniston examines the presence of a 102-year-old voter at the State of the Union address as foreshadowing a Supreme Court decision over the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

President Obama competes with dogs, Dance Moms for attention

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President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was watched by much, but not all, of the nation on Tuesday night, as the leader of the free world competed with the Westminster dog show and reality TV for attention.

Why a designated survivor was needed for Obama’s speech

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago.

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For a two-hour period on Tuesday night, one current Cabinet member was missing and in hiding, in case of an unthinkable attack on Washington.

Constitution Check: Is a limit on the number of bullets a gun can fire unconstitutional?

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Lyle Denniston looks at the issue of ammunition clips, and if there is a constitutional precedent to protect them from gun control restrictions.