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At last night’s Iowa Town Hall, an audience member asked Hillary Clinton which President inspired her most. After using humor to deflect the question away from her husband (Bill Clinton) and her former boss (Barack Obama), Clinton gave the same answer many of us would have given: Abraham Lincoln....
Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is making national headlines again, and once again it's because of his disdain for the U.S. Constitution. On Wednesday, Moore ordered the state’s probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, notwithstanding the fact that the...
This week, the U.S. Treasury Department renamed the Treasury Annex in Washington, D.C. the Freedman’s Bank Building, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, a federal bank created during Reconstruction to benefit the newly freed slaves and their descendants...
Even though Judge Collyer is clearly committed to her standing decision, the Administration should still win on the merits. As the members’ brief also explains, the Administration’s actions are entirely lawful and consistent with the way everyone understood the law to operate at the time it was...

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