The Senate filibuster has had a banner month so far. In late January, the Senate approved modest changes to the filibuster. And this week, there has been speculation that Senate Republicans might resort to a filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary.
The Senate has approved legislation that extends the nation’s debt ceiling until May, despite some concerns the bill conflicts with the 27th Amendment.
The idea of expanded background checks for prospective gun owners is quickly becoming the battleground in Congress for any changes in national weapons control legislation.
If you ask any kid on the playground to define “recess,” she’ll probably tell you that it’s the best time of the day. And for some presidents, recess has been met with as much relish.
A plan in six states to change how their Electoral College votes are allocated seems to be mostly dead, with Pennsylvania as the lone holdout.
Villanova’s Lara Brown looks at Republicans in Pennsylvania who want the change the state’s electoral system, and how that practice goes back to the Founding Fathers.
The constitutional issue of Prohibition remains alive, in spirit, in Pennsylvania, but the commonwealth’s liquor control system might be under siege from the state’s governor.
Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here’s a list of 10 facts about FDR— before he became president in 1932.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines on Tuesday with statements that the Constitution is “dead.” It’s not the first time he’s made that statement, which is part of his core philosophy.
Can anyone sue to stop an effort to change how electoral votes are allocated in swing states? Lyle Denniston examines the constitutional arguments about a contentious issue.