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.
A new year-long study from Pew Research has people talking about the value of Twitter as a barometer of public opinion, which seems skewed at best when it comes to politics.
An expanded background check system may be the one major gun control measure with a chance of passing through Congress, but its fate seems tenuous at best.
Lyle Denniston looks at a provocative comment from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about racial entitlements, and what it means in the broader scope of constitutional and congressional history.
The White House has seen a lot of big parties, but nothing compares to March 4, 1829, when Andrew Jackson’s open house sparked a mob scene that almost destroyed the president’s house. Or so we think.
In the 21st century, the American political world revolves around a handful of key dates. But prior to 1933, March 4th was the biggest day on the calendar, next to Election Day.