• New Gun Legislation Announcement Expected, Trump’s Stance Unclear
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    New Gun Legislation Announcement Expected, Trump’s Stance Unclear

    18 MONTHS OF FREE CREDIT MONITORING FOR ANYONE AFFECTED. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE NEW GUN LEGISLATION THIS WEEK. WHERE THE PRESIDENT STANDS ON GUN CONTROL IS UNCLEAR. HERE IS CBS 2’S CHRISTINA FAN. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS POISED TO TAKE ACTION ON GUN CONTROL MEETING WITH HIS TOP ADVISORS THIS WEEK, SAYING HE IS WORKING WITH BOTH PARTIES ON A PROPOSAL. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING AND I THINK THAT I CAN SPEAK FOR REPUBLICAN. THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING. THE SOMETHING IS STILL ILLUSIVE. AFTER RECENT MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON, OHIO, AND EL PASO, TEXAS, THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED SOME OPENNESS TO EXPANDING…

  • Constitutional powers of the president | American civics | US government and civics | Khan Academy
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    Constitutional powers of the president | American civics | US government and civics | Khan Academy

    – [Sal] This is Sal, here, I’m here with Jeffrey Rosen, head of the National Constitution Center and we’re gonna talk about Article Two of the United States Constitution. So, Jeffrey, what does the Article Two, what does Article Two deal with? – [Jeffrey] It deals with the executive power, the powers of presidency and it lays them out and it starts by saying the executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. – [Sal] And today that seems somewhat commonsense, the the executive power is invested in the President of the United States of America. Why did they, what’s special about that? –…

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    Dems are ‘leveraging’ the legislative branch against executive: Green

    HEADED TO THE ATLANTA FOR THE OPIOID CONFERENCE.>>Sandra: CONGRESSMAN MARK GREEN. YOU WERE LISTENING TO THE PRESIDENT SAYING I HAVE BEEN THE MOST TRANSPARENT PRESIDENT. NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION AND CONTINUED TO MAKE THE CASE WHY HE WILL FIGHT THE SUBPOENA FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATS.>>IT’S PRETTY CRAZY. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON THE SHOW, BY THE WAY. WHEN RANKING MEMBER JORDAN REACHED OUT TO KLEIN HE WAS MORE THAN WILLING TO COME AND TESTIFY AND TALK TO THE COMMITTEE. CHAIRMAN CUMMINGS ISSUES A SUBPOENA TO POKE THE PRESIDENT IN THE EYE. NEARLY EVERY SINGLE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN IS INVESTIGATING SOME ASPECT OF THE PRESIDENT. YOU LOOK AT WAYS…

  • “Enforce the Law,” But Only if it Doesn’t Violate the Constitution
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    “Enforce the Law,” But Only if it Doesn’t Violate the Constitution

    We recently released a report showing that our Second Amendment president has actually ramped up enforcement of unconstitutional federal gun laws when you compare him to gun-grabbing President Obama during his last year in office Well, we got a lot of hate mail for that one. Of course, a lot of it was just silly. Typing, “That’s B.S.,” in all caps isn’t really an argument. But several people brought up something more substantive saying the president has to enforce the law no matter what. One guy said if the president starts picking and choosing which laws to enforce, it will “break the system.” Now look – considering virtually everything the…

  • Trump: 2nd Amendment ‘will never be repealed’
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    Trump: 2nd Amendment ‘will never be repealed’

    President Donald Trump says the Second Amendment isn’t going anywhere. Trump said in a tweet Wednesday that the amendment “WILL NEVER BE REPEALED.” He added: Trump’s heated message was in response to an op-ed retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote for The New York Times. In the piece, Stevens said he wants to get rid of the Second Amendment. He wrote that a repeal:

  • John D. Feerick on the 25th Amendment | Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV
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    John D. Feerick on the 25th Amendment | Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV

    ♪ [THEME MUSIC] ♪>>>HI, I’M BOB HERBERT. WELCOME TO OP ED.TV. WHAT HAPPENS IF A PRESIDENT IS UNABLE, PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY, TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE? CAN HE OR SHE BE TEMPORARILY SIDELINED OR REMOVED FROM OFFICE ENTIRELY? WHO CAN DETERMINE THAT A PRESIDENT IS SO SERIOUSLY IMPAIRED THAT SUCH STEPS NEED TO BE TAKEN? HAS ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED BEFORE? WE’LL TALK ABOUT THIS WITH MY GUEST, AN EXPERT ON SUCH MATTERS. JOHN FEERICK IS A PROFESSOR AND FORMER DEAN AT FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL. HE WAS ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF THE 25th AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION WHICH PROVIDES THE GUIDELINES FOR PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IN CASES OF…

  • President vs. Congress: Does the separation of powers still work? (1980) | ARCHIVES
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    President vs. Congress: Does the separation of powers still work? (1980) | ARCHIVES

    Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, president vs. congress, does the separation of powers still work? John Charles Daly: Nearly 200 years ago, our founding fathers in the Federalist argued that the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. The preservation of liberty requires that the three great departments of…

  • Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests
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    Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests

    AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to John Bonifaz, who’s an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organizations that launched the “Impeach Donald Trump Now” campaign just moments after Trump’s inauguration. More than 200,000 people from across the country have already joined the campaign. John, talk about what you are calling for right now. JOHN BONIFAZ: Well, we think that there must be an impeachment investigation initiated in the United States Congress based on the violations of the emoluments clauses, the foreign emoluments clause and the domestic emoluments clause, both of which make clear…

  • LBJ’s ‘Passage of Power’: The Transformation of a ‘Legislative Genius’
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    LBJ’s ‘Passage of Power’: The Transformation of a ‘Legislative Genius’

    bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: And finally tonight, the unfolding drama of a political figure at a key turning point in American history. Gwen Ifill has our conversation. GWEN IFILL: Historian Robert Caro has spent nearly four decades telling the story of a single man, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The fourth hefty volume in his series of biographies is “The Passage of Power.” It covers the pivotal four years between 1960 and 1964, as Johnson rose from senator to vice president then, through the stunning tragedy of the Kennedy assassination, to president. And there is yet a fifth volume to come. Robert Caro joins me now. Thank you. ROBERT CARO, author:…

  • The Rise of Conservatism: Crash Course US History #41
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    The Rise of Conservatism: Crash Course US History #41

    Episode 41: Rise of Conservatism Hi, I’m John Green, this is CrashCourse U.S. history and today we’re going to–Nixon?–we’re going to talk about the rise of conservatism. So Alabama, where I went to high school, is a pretty conservative state and reliably sends Republicans to Washington. Like, both of its Senators, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, are Republicans. But did you know that Richard Shelby used to be a Democrat, just like basically all of Alabama’s Senators since reconstruction? And this shift from Democrat to Republican throughout the South is the result of the rise in conservative politics in the 1960s and 1970s that we are going to talk about…