Constitution Daily

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Happy birthday, 22nd Amendment!

February 27, 2013 By Holly Munson

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment (ratified in1951). Here’s what you need to know.

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Aquarians

January 24, 2012 By Sayeh Hormozi

Although resolute, Aquarians are an incredibly open-minded and honest bunch. They are not afraid to reconsider their strongly-held opinions when they receive evidence that they have perhaps made a mistake.

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day: Tweet for freedom

December 15, 2011 By Ken Paulson

What does it say about America that we zealously celebrate our government's Declaration of Independence from another government and totally overlook the American people's Declaration of Independence from its government?

Thanking Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt for Thanksgiving football

November 24, 2011 By Michael Simzak

Thanksgiving football is like the Thanksgiving turkey: It’s a tradition, it’s huge, and there is more than enough to go around.

Constitution Check: Can the president ignore Supreme Court rulings?

October 18, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

Newt Gingrich's comment, like the quotation he cited from President Roosevelt, sounds like constitutional bravado.

5 great presidential moments in baseball history

October 5, 2011 By Michael Simzak

Truman displayed a unique skill by throwing out a ceremonial pitch right-handed and then left-handed. Although the quality of both pitches is unknown, it still represents a unique feat in bi-partisanship.

Constitution Check: Can the President ignore the debt ceiling?

July 6, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

No president has ever tried to borrow beyond the debt limit ... That does not make it unconstitutional, but it does raise constitutional doubts.

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