Game-changing elections for president and the U.S. Senate could come down to some late-night ballot counting in Las Vegas, as Nevada looms as the deciding state in the 2012 election.
College “affirmative action” plans – the programs used to select the incoming freshman class at many colleges and universities – appear to be in fairly deep constitutional trouble, just nine years after the Supreme Court had embraced them with modest praise.
The web site Real Clear Politics, which tracks consensus political polling, is now calling Pennsylvania a swing state in the presidential election.
When the U.S. Supreme Court opens its session on Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, in the fifth Affirmative Action case to reach the bench in less than 40 years.
The latest Gallup tracking poll shows Mitt Romney getting a popularity bump after his first debate with President Barack Obama. But history shows that may not be enough to unseat the president.
One of the featured artifacts at the National Constitution Center’s “American Spirits” exhibit is Carry Nation’s hatchet, which was feared by saloon goers nationwide at the start of the 20th century.
Was the Barack Obama campaign wasting its time on reminding voters that Mitt Romney wants to end a subsidy that helps Big Bird stay on TV? Sesame Street wants the ad pulled, and one journalist says the tactic may have hurt the Obama campaign.
Philadelphia has been abuzz for the past five days after a high school student claimed she was harassed by a public school teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt to school. But what is the bigger constitutional lesson?
Lyle Denniston looks at a historic constitutional victory involving pay for judges last Friday that is likely to be tested in the Supreme Court.
The situation today between the United States and Libya is tenuous at best, but a look back at our Libyan invasion in 1805 shows a president and Congress who authorized military activities without a war declaration.