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National Emergency? Which One?

By: Mike Maharrey So, is there a national emergency or no? The president says yes. Congress says no. Here’s the dirty little secret – no matter how things turn out ...

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Is a Presidential “State of Emergency” Constitutional?

By: KrisAnne Hall My inbox is being inundated with the question de jure: “If President Trump declares a ‘State of Emergency’ to build the wall on the border of Mexico, ...

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Congress Checks the President, But Only Kinda:

By: Michael Boldin In two votes this week, on the war in Yemen and on Emergency Powers – Congress appears to be checking the power of the executive branch. But ...

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The President’s Enumerated Powers, Rulemaking by Executive Agencies, & Executive Orders

By Publius Huldah On election night, November 2, 2010, Rep. John Boehner said in his victory speech: “…While our new majority will serve as your voice in the people’s House, ...

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Emergencies Do Not Trump the Constitution

February 27, 2019 Constitution / Overreach / POTUS 0

by Ron Paul After Congress rejected President Trump’s request for 5.7 billion dollars for the border wall, the president declared a national emergency at the southern border. Present Trump claims ...

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Yes! Trump has constitutional authority to secure our Southern Border

February 7, 2019 Constitution / POTUS 0

By Publius Huldah Instead of reading our Constitution and seeing what it says, Americans get their legal advice from what “everybody says”. Now, they are hearing about “emergency powers”, and ...

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They’re All to Blame for Massive Federal Spending

February 7, 2019 Constitution / Legislature / POTUS / Spending 0

Some people want you to believe that President Trump is totally blameless for massive federal spending. We’ve been hammering Trump for out of control spending on his watch just like ...

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The President’s Power to Suspend and Terminate Treaties

February 7, 2019 Constitution / POTUS 0

By: Michael D. Ramsey The Trump administration’s announcement that it is suspending the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, and that it will terminate the treaty in six months unless Russia moves ...

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James Madison Won the Shutdown

by Greg Weiner Don’t look now, but even as the punditry complains of peak dysfunction, the Constitutional machinery may actually be creaking back to life. The shutdown imbroglio was Woodrow ...

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Most People Treat the Constitution Like it’s Only a Suggestion

By: Mike Maharrey The Constitution is really just a series of suggestions. At least that’s how most American treat it. The concept of a “Living Breathing Constitution” is the biggest ...

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