Constitution Daily

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James Buchanan’s presidential senioritis

January 27, 2012 By Benjamin Brown

On the eve of the Civil War, President James Buchanan was like a high school student with a bad case of senioritis. Buchanan could not wait to leave office.

Watch the State of the Union with us!

January 24, 2012 By NCC Staff

Cries of “Bingo!” will echo throughout the National Constitution Center as visitors compete to win prizes during our “State of the Union Bingo” viewing party.

The "State" of the Union? How about a "vision" instead?

January 23, 2012 By Todd Brewster

Tuesday night, delivering his third State of the Union, Barack Obama has a choice. His could join the long list of predictable addresses, forgotten by daybreak. Or he could do something that might, if only for the moment, stifle his critics and provide the nation with a blueprint for a still young century.

Fact checking the State of the Union

January 29, 2011 By NCC Staff

If you aren’t familiar with FactCheck.org, you should be.

Tucson, the State of the Union and Justice Alito's Dilemma

January 25, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

The lengthening political shadow of the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson will soon envelop tonight's State of the Union Address. But will it lead to a more Civil government?

44 Presidents, 44 Super Bowls

January 22, 2011 By Don Steinberg

Last February, when the Saints played the Colts in the Super Bowl, the number of the Super Bowls became equal to the number of the President for the first time ever.

Who will be the designated survivor?

January 14, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

On the night of his address, Obama will be joined in the House chamber by Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner, justices of the Supreme Court, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and all the members of his Cabinet, except one.

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