Today marks the anniversary of the last state to join the union, as Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. But in three months, Puerto Rico faces a similar vote to become the 51st state.
This month, a group of residents of Pima County, Arizona, launched a campaign to break away from Arizona and become the fifty-first state. What are the odds it succeeds?
Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore are the first women to join the Augusta National Golf Club, as the home of the Masters has ended its controversial policy on female members. But there is also a considerable political back story to the news.
The increasingly uncivil tone of the current presidential race is shocking even grizzled media types, prompting one prominent Republican to ask the candidates to consider a time out.
In the next few weeks, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will formally receive their nominations for president. Let’s look back at six memorable conventions that featured drama and surprises.
A federal judge’s decision to overturn a Prohibition-era booze-ban law, citing the 14th Amendment, could have implications in other state liquor-law fights.
As we think back to the time of Prohibition, we can’t help but to reflect in turn on some of our favorite past presidents who were noted for their drinking habits.
The renewed debate over Mitt Romney’s vacation with his dog in the 1980s isn’t new political turf and we’ve even dug up one political dog tale that predates the Constitution that could have affected the American Revolution.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett that a judge upheld the constitutionality of his state’s voter ID law – which may not be accurate.
A Pennsylvania judge has upheld the state’s tough voter identification law, in a big win for Voter ID supporters and a big loss for opponents.