May 16

America’s [presidents] got talent



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Here’s another addition we’d love to see on “America’s Got Talent”: U.S. presidents. Although the historical presidents might be tricky, here are five presidents that should be at the top of the audition list.



May 11

The Constitution This Week: Gay marriage, treason, and Facebook “likes”



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Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Obama’s support of gay marriage, a Romney supporter’s call for treason, and a ruling about free speech and Facebook “liking.”



May 11

Constitution Check: Has the president endorsed a constitutional right to same-sex marriage?



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Did President Obama endorse a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage? Constitutional expert Lyle Denniston looks at four ways the president could endorse the legal right of same-sex couples to enter civil marriage that could apply to all states – if he chose to do so.



May 10

Constitution Check: How transparent is the legal basis for drone strikes?



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The Obama Administration says lethal drone strikes on terrorism suspects are in full accordance with the law. But should it engage in more public discussion on the constitutional justification for such a policy?



May 9

Obama supports same-sex marriage



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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama told ABC News he supports same-sex marriages, but where does Congress currently stand on a constitutional amendment to ban such marriages nationally?