Constitution Daily

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America's [presidents] got talent

May 16, 2012 By Holly Munson

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.

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

May 11, 2012 By Holly Munson

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."

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

May 11, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

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.

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

May 10, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

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?

Obama supports same-sex marriage

May 9, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

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?

Governors Rendell and Whitman on Election 2012: It's been a shameful clown show

April 10, 2012 By NCC Staff

Last night at the National Constitution Center, former Governors Ed Rendell and Christine Todd Whitman offered contrasting perspectives and firsthand knowledge of Election 2012's key players and issues.

Constitution Check: Would an elected Supreme Court get more respect?

April 10, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

Too often in American politics, a critic of something the Supreme Court has done or that it might do makes a complaint about “unelected judges” overturning the work of elected legislatures.

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