On this date in 1788, Federalist No. 54 was published, defending the portion of the Constitution that counted slaves as three-fifths of a person.
Lyle Denniston looks at the issue of ammunition clips, and if there is a constitutional precedent to protect them from gun control restrictions.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
It’s a big year for fans of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Not only is Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln on the big screen, it’s also a leading contender for an Oscar or two.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI stunned church watchers worldwide and set up a nearly unprecedented election under the Vatican’s apostolic constitution. Here is a brief explanation of how the constitutional process works.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Tuesday, and the 16th president has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity with the award-winning movie sharing his name. Can’t get enough Lincoln? Here are a few more-obscure facts about him.
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 wasn’t the first time the U.S. had to deal with presidential succession. In fact, there had already been seven times that a vice president assumed the presidency due to the president’s death.
Potential presidential candidate Chris Christie is fighting back after a doctor criticized his body weight. But could he learn a few lessons in tact from William Howard Taft, the largest president in history?
The Senate can’t escape the pesky topic of the filibuster, as the other “f-word” has been linked to Chuck Hagel’s defense secretary nomination.