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Presidential Succession

ABC's Riveting Designated Survivor: The Unwanted President Goes to Work and Guess What. . . .

David Hinckley | Posted 09.20.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

With most of the votes counted, Designated Survivor is the best new network show of the fall season. Premiering at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, Designated ...

Continuity of Government 50 Years after S.J. Res. 139

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Fifty years ago, on September 28 and 29, 1964, the Senate unanimously approved S.J. Res. 139, the outline for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which provided procedures to fill a vice-presidential vacancy and to declare a presidential inability.

Government Continuity: Accidents Waiting to Happen

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Just as November 22, 1963 was a wakeup call regarding presidential succession and inability, 9/11 should have been regarding remaining governmental continuity gaps.

Daniel Inouye Succeeds Robert Byrd As Senate President Pro-Tempore, Third In Line Of Presidential Succession

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Robert Byrd died Monday morning, it created a void at the position of Senate president pro-tempore, the individual third in line for preside...