14th Amendment

Conservatives Thumb Their Noses At Constitutional Duties
It isn't the President who needs to heed the Fourteenth Amendment, but it does weigh heavily in this crisis. Here's why. Read more...
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry had a few words for old Fat Tony after the remarks he made during this week's Supreme Court hearing on the Voting Rights Act -- Voting is no ‘racial entitlement,’ Justice Scalia Read more...
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. I said a few weeks ago that if President Obama refused to use the platinum coin or the 14th Amendment to stop the debt ceilling fight, it's because he wants his Grand Bargain deal with the Read more...
The Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring that corporations are not people and not entitled to the same constitutional protections. Read more...
From the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders -- The 14th Amendment: Senator Bernie Sanders spoke during a rare Saturday session. He made case for President Obama lifting the debt ceiling on his own by invoking a provision of the 14th Amendment. Read more...

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While I do not disagree with any of the points that CNN's Fareed Zakaria made to Anderson Cooper after seeing the turn that this debt ceiling hostage taking has taken with the extreme level of obstruction by these so-called "tea party" freshmen in Read more...
As Ryan Grim noted in his article this week, despite some House Republicans threatening impeachment if President Obama resorted to this to keep the United States from defaulting on its debt, but at least one Republican member of the Senate thinks Read more...
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Sunday that it was a mistake to argue that it is unconstitutional not to raise the debt ceiling. Section 4 of the 14th Amendment reads: "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, Read more...
As Republicans continue to posture over the debt ceiling, the idea of going over Congress' head and invoking the 14th amendment as basis to raise it automatically is gaining traction. Here's the latest shenanigans from Republicans. After the Read more...
As Keith Olbermann and the Huffington Post's Ryan Grim discussed on Countdown, it's rather ironic that after all the talk from the "tea party" types out there with their so-called love of the Constitution, Senate Democrats are now looking at whether Read more...