U.S. Constitution

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CLIP: PATRIOT Act Provisions Expire
The expiration of provisions of the PATRIOT Act related to government surveillance as well as possible replacements were discussed. Comments from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) were included.
June 1, 2015 : 5 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Pending Supreme Court Cases
Kimberly Robinson talked about pending Supreme Court rulings on issues including same-sex marriage, health care subsidies, and lethal injection drugs.
May 26, 2015 : 8 min. 10 sec.

CLIP: Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act
Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001.
May 18, 2015 : 7 min.

CLIP: Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees
Charles Stimson talked about the status of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay and the Defense Department’s efforts to move dozens of detainees out of the detention facility.
May 4, 2015 : 8 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
David Savage talked about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage, the implications of a ruling on the topic, and the status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
April 28, 2015 : 4 min. 49 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's Use of Executive Action
Gregory Korte talked about President Obama's increasing use of executive action, including what forms they take.
April 27, 2015 : 7 min. 41 sec.

CLIP: King v. Burwell
Wall Street Journal Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin talked about what was expected in Supreme Court oral argument of the King v. Burwell case.
March 4, 2015 : 5 min. 42 sec.

House Reading of U.S. Constitution
House Republican and Democratic members gathered for a reading of the U.S. Constitution. This was the third consecutive time the House had started a new Congress with a reading of the entire Constitution, a tradition which began in 2011.
January 9, 2015 : 1 hr. 10 min.

Reading of the U.S. Constitution
Members of both parties of the House of Representative read the U.S. Constitution aloud on the House floor. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) begins the reading
January 9, 2015 : 1 hr. 13 min.

CLIP: 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 legal power it holds.
December 22, 2014 : 7 min. 57 sec.
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