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Bipartisan Policy Center Celebrates Constitution Day with Webinar on Student Civic Engagement
U.S. Constitution
Bipartisan Policy Center Celebrates Constitution Day with Webinar on Student Civic Engagement
2020-09-18 17:26:19
by Sara Wilkerson

The Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, hosted a webinar on student civic engagement featuring student leaders and other experts as part of its second annual celebration of Constitution Day.  The webinar focused particularly on the civic engagement... Read More

Longtime House Parliamentarian Wickham Stepping Down
Congress
Longtime House Parliamentarian Wickham Stepping Down
2020-09-17 14:02:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Tom Wickham is stepping down as parliamentarian of the House of Representatives at the end of the month, and will be replaced by Jason Smith, his current deputy parliamentarian. In announcing the change, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,... Read More

Battle Being Waged Over Free Speech
U.S. Constitution
Battle Being Waged Over Free Speech
2020-09-08 15:10:02
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — According to the American Conservation Society, conservatives are using the First Amendment to challenge progressive legislation. They assert that the Free Speech Clause is being used by corporate and right-wing interests to undermine progressive efforts in areas such... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Consumer Bureau's Authority
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Consumer Bureau's Authority
2019-10-18 21:10:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into a politically charged dispute over whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is constitutional. The justices will be reviewing an appeals court... Read More

Gorsuch Takes Audience Behind The Scenes of High Court in Archives Appearance
Supreme Court
Gorsuch Takes Audience Behind The Scenes of High Court in Archives Appearance
2019-09-17 18:01:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch may have been President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the high court, but onstage at the National Archive Monday night he seemed almost a throwback to a more gentlemanly and light hearted era. "I'm... Read More

Trump Retreats From Gun Control Proposals
Guns
Trump Retreats From Gun Control Proposals

WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since three mass shootings left the country reeling, powerful pro-gun groups have sent President Donald Trump a clear signal — don’t forget that we helped put you in the White House. On Tuesday, the... Read More

Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
Litigation
Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
2019-04-22 20:13:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization on Monday sued the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District... Read More

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
Opinions
Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
2018-09-10 23:26:49
by Robert B. Reich

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
Opinions
Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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