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.
A U.S. senate candidate’s comment about repealing the 17th amendment has some people thumbing through their Constitutions and others talking about the issue of states’ rights.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin won’t be speaking at the GOP convention in late August, but that doesn’t mean Palin will be out of the spotlight, and a continuing conversation topic.
Lyle Denniston looks at a new law that might end the ability of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest at military funerals.
In The Campaign. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis take part in deprecating campaign ads and ridiculous accusations that would do Joseph McCarthy proud. But there is some basis in history for their fictional hijinks.