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Apr 17
The Constitution outside the courts: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security

The Constitution outside the courts: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security

Lyle Denniston examines how a move by the acting head of Social Security that ended a tax return withholding practice has constitutional implications.

Apr 17
Benjamin Franklin’s last days, his funeral, and a U.S. Senate slight

Benjamin Franklin’s last days, his funeral, and a U.S. Senate slight

Today marks the 224th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).

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