Constitution Daily

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Seeing through the darkness

February 24, 2012 By Stefan Frank

Before becoming Bruce's Springsteen's photographer in the late 1970's, Frank Stefanko was simply a fan.

Born to run (for President?) [VIDEO]

November 20, 2011 By Stefan Frank

Runners are natural competitors, striving for either a personal best or to lead the pack. Perhaps that explains why so many of our leaders in the White House–and those who've aspired to be elected to the Oval Office–have taken up the sport.

Robert Gates: "compromise" has become a dirty word

September 23, 2011 By Stefan Frank

In accepting the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center last night, former Secretary of Defense Gates said we are now in "uncharted territory when it comes to the dysfunction in our political system" and provided three reasons why.

Sec. Robert Gates in his own words

September 22, 2011 By Stefan Frank

In a special program today, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fielded questions about his years of public service and the future of the military.

Kind words in contentious times

July 13, 2011 By Stefan Frank

Cokie Roberts delivered a heartfelt eulogy yesterday for former First Lady of the United States Betty Ford, a woman known for her grace and activism inside and outside of the White House–particularly in the fight for women’s rights and against addiction.

Should Congress pass a law preventing smartphone data from being used by private companies? [VIDEO]

May 18, 2011 By Stefan Frank

Apple and Google were in the congressional hot seat last week over the issue of mobile phone privacy.

High drama but few low blows

March 11, 2011 By Stefan Frank

The National Constitution Center opened its doors last Saturday night to several key participants in the immigration reform debate with passionate opposing views, including Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe and ACLU lawyer Cecillia Wang.

Diplomats, "anchor babies" and the 14th Amendment

March 3, 2011 By Stefan Frank

The 14th Amendment declares that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the States wherein they reside." But what does it mean to be "subject to the jurisdiction thereof"?

Who's your favorite president?

February 21, 2011 By Stefan Frank

At the Center we ask our guests who their favorite president is in our main exhibit. Here are the results.

What's it like to be a Congressman?

February 16, 2011 By Stefan Frank

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA/2), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA/8), Jim Gerlach (R-PA/6), and Pat Meehan (R-PA/7) will be visiting the Center next week. What would you like to know about their jobs?

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