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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA) delivered the weekly Republican address on Constitution Day. He talked about House Republicans' commitment to a government that works for its people and restoring…

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    United States v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Texas, a case concerning President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In November 2014 President Obama initiated Deferred Action…

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    President Obama Remarks on Immigration Executive Actions Ruling

    President Obama spoke to reporters about and answered their questions on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling in U.S. v. Texas, which upheld a lower court’s injunction against the Obama administration’s…

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    Supreme Court Rulings on Immigration and Affirmative Action

    Lawrence Hurley talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions released the previous day, including a ruling on President Obama’s executive action on immigration and one in favor of the…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks at American Constitution Society

    Vice President Joe Biden criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his comments against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel who was overseeing lawsuits against Trump University. He said the…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer

    Professors Michael Gerhardt and William Howell talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Congressional and Executive Power

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) explained why he blames Congress and not the executive branch for the increased use of executive power. Senator Lee also shared his plan to help Congress to reclaim…

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    Use of Executive Power

    Experts on constitutionalism as well as executive and legislative power talked about the constitutional role of Congress and the use of executive power in contemporary government. Topics…

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    Senators on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

    Senators responded to an announcement by Republican leaders that the Judiciary Committee would not hold hearings if President Obama were to submit a Supreme Court nominee. Majority Leader…

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the president’s…

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    Open Phones on President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control

    Telephone lines, divided between gun owners and non-gun owners, were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s announcement of several executive actions aimed at reducing gun…

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    Congressional Powers

    Political science and legal scholars talked about the relationship between Congress and the other branches of government, including how the distribution of power has changed. Topics include the contention that the…

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    Senate Debate on the Johnson Amendment

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced an amendment to the Iran nuclear legislation that would declare any nuclear deal with Iran be deemed a treaty subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, which has a 67 vote…

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    President Obama's Use of Executive Action

    Gregory Korte talked about his April 22, 2015, piece in USA Today about President Obama’s increasing use of executive action, including what forms they take. A video clip was shown of April…

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    President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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    The Obama Administration and Separation of Powers

    Law professors talked about the Obama administration and separation of powers focusing on President Obama’s use of executive orders. They discussed whether the president overstepped executive authority and if his…

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    Use of Presidential Memoranda

    Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of presidential memoranda as a means of executive action. He discussed the frequency of the use of this document by President Obama and the…

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    Use of Executive Action

    Julian Zelizer talked by remote video from New York City about President Obama’s use of executive action since the 2014 election. He talked about the possible effect on his presidential legacy and how those…

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    Congressional Role in Combating Terrorism

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) talked about the role of Congress in battling ISIL* militants. He urged members of Congress to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities and introduce legislation that…

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    National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning Commentary, Part 2

    Mike Doyle talked about the outcome and long-term effects of the case National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a U.S. Supreme Court case about the president’s recess appointment…

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