A look back at famous political conventions shows that a widely attributed landmark speech by Ronald Reagan never happened in 1964 at the GOP convention in San Francisco, despite numerous claims and Internet citations.
One Latvian student-participant, Ernests Sturiska, in our At The Table program discusses his experience in Washington, D.C.
Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, wants historic changes to Medicare. Here are the key points and arguments.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named House budget maven Paul Ryan as his running mate, in what comes down to a big gamble on Medicare in the presidential election.
Celebrity author and comic Joan Rivers is demanding justice from Costco, claiming the giant retailer violated her First Amendment rights. So does Rivers really have a case?
Lyle Denniston looks at the controversy over anonymous student evaluations of college faculty, and the rights of instructors to know who may be accusing them of teaching poorly.
Does the First Amendment protect you from liking the wrong person on Facebook? That’s the argument going on in a federal court, after a judge says a sheriff had the right to fire his employees for liking his opponent’s Facebook campaign page.
A virtually unknown presidential candidate in Virginia could derail Mitt Romney’s bid for president. But how rare is it for a third-party candidate to influence a race for president?
Author Jacqueline Salit talks about the need for more voting rights for independent voters, whom she says are a vast underrepresented community of Americans.
Lyle Denniston looks at the likelihood of Tea Party senators in the next Congress, and what it could mean for the age-old arguments about the role of government.