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President acts to keep immigration order alive

June 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

President Trump moved on Wednesday to keep his restrictions on immigration in operation, if the Supreme Court now allows government officials to start enforcing those limits.

Democratic lawmakers sue President over business ties

June 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Seeking to shore up Congress’s power to block President Trump from gaining benefits from his business empire, nearly 200 Democratic members of the House and Senate sued him in an unprecedented lawsuit on Wednesday.

10 facts about President George H.W. Bush for his 93rd birthday

June 12, 2017 By NCC Staff

It’s the 93rd birthday of George H.W. Bush, the former U.S. president and former National Constitution Center chairman. So how much do you know about the 41st president?

Can President Trump block people on Twitter?

June 9, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

One legal group says that's a violation of the First Amendment.

10 fascinating birthday facts about President John F. Kennedy

May 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy's birthday, here's a look at one of the most documented figures of the 20th century.

Podcast: Will the President’s travel ban hold up in court?

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leah Litman of the University of California, Irvine, and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss the latest legal developments and how the ban may ultimately fare at the Supreme Court.

On this day, Abraham Lincoln is GOP nominee in an upset

May 18, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On May 18, 1860, former Congressman Abraham Lincoln upset the Republican front runner, William Seward, at the party’s second convention in Chicago, setting in motion the eventual regional split that became the Civil War.

The man whose impeachment vote saved Andrew Johnson

May 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

After being impeached, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote. And to this day, how that vote was cast remains shrouded in controversy.

James Comey and the definition of a ‘constitutional crisis’

May 12, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

Writing in The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explores various definitions of a constitutional crisis and how they help us understand President Trump's firing of the FBI director.

Podcast: Exploring the debate over ‘sanctuary cities’

May 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University and Cristina Rodriguez of Yale University discuss President Trump's executive order on immigration and how Congress could respond to sanctuary cities going forward.

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