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Flashback – The Pentagon Papers

nytfrontpgForty-four years ago the New York Times began publishing The Pentagon papers, which proved that the Government was lying about the Vietnam War. On February 28, 2013, on Afternoons Live with Dave & John, the boys turned to look at Article I Sect 6 and how the Pentagon Papers changed the nation.

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Article I, Section 7: Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

Section 7 might be seen as the starter key for the Congress, establishing the methods by which legislation is to be implemented (with Section 8 being more along the lines of the engine itself).

The first key provision of the section states that all bills for raising of Revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, an important distinction when you take into account the manner in which the two bodies of Congress were originally elected. Read the rest of this entry

Article I: Sections 4-6: Elections, Procedures, Compensation, Privileges, Restrictions

Sections 4-6 of Article I are what might be called the operating instructions for the House and Senate. They establish how the members are elected, grants each chamber the power to supervise and judge their own members, sets rules for the process of organization of each chamber and so on. Read the rest of this entry

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