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Can Obama Extend the Debt Ceiling on His Own?

(43) Comments | Posted July 29, 2011 | 3:30 PM

As the debt ceiling fiasco continues unresolved and increasingly dangerous, with no agreement among the House, the Senate and the White House yet in sight, an obscure and forgotten constitutional clause has suddenly come under scrutiny. The Fourteenth Amendment, adopted after the Civil War, provides that "The validity of the...

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The "Devastating" Decision

(171) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 8:23 PM

Against the opposition of their four colleagues, five right-wing Supreme Court justices have now guaranteed that big corporations can spend unlimited funds on political advertising in any political election. In an opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia,...

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