Executive Branch

President Accused of Theft, Failing to Pay Massive Library Fines

Yet another presidential scandal broke over the weekend, as a library in New York accused George Washington of failing to return valuable library materials checked out during his presidency. The former president could not be reached for comment. The New…


One More View on the Oath of Office

On FindLaw.com today, law professor Michael Dorf weighs in on the oath-of-office controversy.  I was pleased to see that he reached pretty much the same conclusions as I did: that because of the Twentieth Amendment, the oath wasn't necessary to…


Tax Returns Are Hard, Says Federal Reserve Bank President

According to a spokesman, the mistake Timothy Geithner made on his tax returns is a common one, and since he's corrected it and paid the $34,000 he owed, the matter should be considered closed.  Our system is so complicated, said…


Transition

From a New York Times blog today: The Bushes Depart | 12:56 p.m. The helicopter steps are folded up. The blade begins to rotate. The Obamas and Bidens are standing still, holding each other’s hands, as they watch the helicopter…