Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here’s a list of 10 facts about FDR— before he was elected President in 1932.
The White House is doing its own version of Big Block of Cheese Day on Wednesday, where citizens get to ask the administration questions about almost anything on social media. But did you know there were not one, but two, historical “big cheeses” this media event is based on?
Linda Greenhouse, Donald Ritchie and Richard Valelly offer an impartial, insightful primer on the basics of the American political system and how the Founding Fathers intended for it to work.
Peter Swire of the White House NSA Review Board, Anita Allen of the University of Pennsylvania Charlie Savage of the New York Times join National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss government surveillance, past and future.
Lyle Denniston says an order that the Supreme Court issued late last week in a case involving a Roman Catholic order of nuns suggests that the claim has already found some sympathy among the Justices.
On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated the successful Boston attorney Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. Although Brandeis is a mostly revered figure today, his battle to get a seat at the Court was ugly and hard-fought
On Monday, the Supreme Court held in a unanimous verdict that U.S. Steel workers can’t be paid for time spent donning safety gear at work. But with any opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the wordsmiths are picking through the 18-page decision for a few choice quotes.
On January 26, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens. The committee’s report laid the groundwork for today’s controversy over NSA surveillance programs.
A federal government panel charged with oversight of the NSA’s surveillance policies says its massive phone-data collection program is probably illegal, in another blow to the Obama administration.
Scott W. Gaylord from Elon University argues in this commentary there are three reasons that closely-held corporations can use to raise free exercise claims when it comes to the Affordable Care Act and contraception.