On November 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.
In three closely watched state referendums on Tuesday, two states passed expanded right to hunt provisions as state constitutional amendments, while Maine will apparently keep its bear-hunting policy.
Alaska and Oregon approved referendums on Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana, but it could be a similar measure passed in the District of Columbia that triggers a public fight with Congress.
When the Republican Party moves to take over control of the United States Senate in January, life will be different in Washington in some significant ways as a Congress controlled fully by the GOP will need to deal with a lame-duck President.
As the Republicans gain control of the United States Senate in early 2015, the new majority party will face two interesting tests of their newly regained powers. Specifically, the GOP leadership will face a decision on how to handle filibuster rules imposed last year by Democrats, and the upcoming nomination hearings for a new Attorney General.
Premier historian Richard Norton Smith joined the National Constitution Center on Monday night to unveil his long-anticipated biography on American icon Nelson Rockefeller. Smith discussed Rockefeller’s political rise to New York governor, to time in the White House as Vice President, as well as relationships with presidents and political leaders like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald […]
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, examines the Supreme Court’s limited but important history in deciding on how churches can handle internal property disputes.
As America heads to the polls on Tuesday, races in eight key states could swing control of the United States Senate back to the Republicans. However, there are some scenarios that get the Democrats to a tie in the final Senate total – which is as good as a win.
On Tuesday, Americans go to the polls for the federal mid-term elections. But did you know if alternative ideas from the Founders were used today, there would be 6,000 seats up for re-election in the House, and Senators would be serving for life?
Hunting, marijuana, gambling and more—citizens in 41 states and the District of Columbia weigh in today on 147 statewide initiatives. Here’s what we’ll be watching when the results come in.