A constitutional issue stretching back 200 years has popped up in two stories about gun control and marijuana within the past week, with two different twists on the concept of nullification.
On March 11, 1861, delegates from the newly formed Confederate States of America agreed on their own constitution. And much of it mirrored our Constitution as it existed at the time.
Lost in the controversy over the federal government’s use of military drones is an issue that hits home: commercial drones that can videotape you in your backyard.
Planning a trip to see the White House? Official tours are done, as of Saturday, as Washington’s biggest time of the year for tourism starts.
Four new gun control laws were under consideration on Thursday in the Senate, but a key provision on background checks appears to be stalled.
During a Senate filibuster on Wednesday led by Rand Paul, there were repeated references to Strom Thurmond’s record 1957 filibuster. But some evidence suggests that Thurmond didn’t follow Senate rules for his 24-hour speech.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Bob Woodward controversy, and if President Obama’s administration is testing the First Amendment in its relationship with journalists.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took over the Senate floor on Wednesday in an old-fashioned talking filibuster. So how unique is the move?
Just spent $200 on a smartphone and want to switch carriers? Due to congressional act, it’s up to the Librarian of Congress to decide if and when you’re allowed to “unlock” your phone and get a different provider.
On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later.