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Remembering another important Lincoln in American history

October 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. But did you know the British Army surrendered to a Lincoln, and not a Washington on that fateful day?

Second judge blocks new Trump immigration order

October 18, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

For the second time in the span of one day, President Trump’s latest attempt to bar entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals from Muslim nations has been blocked by a federal court. Late Monday night, a Maryland judge imposed a nationwide order against enforcement.

Video: Bob Schieffer on finding truth in today’s deluge of news

October 18, 2017 By

Legendary journalist Bob Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.

Justice Department insists Trump Twitter account is private

October 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

In legal papers filed late last week, Justice Department lawyers want a federal court to dismiss a First Amendment lawsuit about President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

Remembering William Seward’s Alaska ‘folly’

October 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.

New Trump immigration order blocked

October 17, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

President Trump’s third attempt to put strict new limits on immigration from Mideast nations – like the first two – ran into trouble in federal court on Tuesday, with a judge in Hawaii blocking it from going into full effect at midnight.

New Mexico Ten Commandments case rejected by the Supreme Court

October 17, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Without comment on Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a New Mexico town to allow a Ten Commandments monument at its city hall, in a fight between the city and members of the Wicca faith.

The pardon of Jefferson Davis and the 14th Amendment

October 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1978, President Jimmy Carter officially restored the full citizenship rights of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, signing an act from Congress that ended a century-long dispute.

Senator John McCain receives 2017 Liberty Medal

October 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

On Monday night, United States Senator John McCain received 29th annual Liberty Medal for his lifetime of sacrifice and service in an event hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Supreme Court takes big privacy case, but denies Ten Commandments appeal

October 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

The United States Supreme Court will be taking on a second major privacy case this term, but it won’t take a challenge that denied the placement of a Ten Commandments monument at a New Mexico city hall.

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