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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.

CLIP: Gun Rights and Gun Control
Jonathan Lowy and Larry Pratt talked about gun rights and gun control, including the pros and cons of stronger background check regulations.
December 15, 2014 : 3 min. 50 sec.

CLIP: History of Executive Action on Immigration
Alan Kraut talked about President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration in a historical context.
November 24, 2014 : 5 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: 2014-2015 Supreme Court Term Preview
Adam Liptak talked by phone about the upcoming Supreme Court term, including the cases and issues that could come before the Court. He also discussed the traditional Red Mass service to mark the start of the new term.
October 5, 2014 : 5 min. 44 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's ISIS Strategy
Eli Lake talked about President Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as well as questions surrounding the legality of the White House’s plan.
September 15, 2014 : 7 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: President Ford and the Nixon Pardon
John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men.
September 6, 2014 : 4 min. 35 sec.

James Madison - "Father of the Constitution"
Richard Brookhiser discussed James Madison's role in the creation of the Constitution and his title of "Father of the Constitution"
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 45 sec.

The Living Constitution vs Originalism
Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Scalia discussed their views on interpreting the Constitution.
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: History and Significance of the Magna Carta
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today.
August 31, 2014 : 7 min. 56 sec.
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