A Democratic proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons officially ended on Tuesday, when a lack of bipartisan support doomed the ban in the Senate. Also, background checks appear to remain in limbo.
We’re not sure what the Founding Fathers would think about a Washington beltway feud between Democrats and Republicans over the Easter Bunny. But it is happening at least for a few days in a budget-obsessed capital.
The Vietnam War. Civil rights and women’s lib. MLK and RFK. Laugh-In and love-ins. From June 14 to September 2, 2013, the National Constitution Center presents The 1968 Exhibit.
A 97-page Republican National Committee game plan for 2016 could cause a few arguments with Tea Party conservatives, after it recommends cutting back some grassroots efforts like caucuses, primaries and debates.
Lyle Denniston examines claims that the Second Amendment protects gun-ownership rights extensively and how that jibes with a 2008 Supreme Court decision.
A new effort from Grover Norquist to protect digital privacy and an ongoing court fight over laptops at borders have put the Fourth Amendment back in the national headlines.
On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.
James Madison, the father of the Constitution, had a birthday over the weekend. How much do you know about the fourth president?
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor dropped by the National Constitution Center on Friday night to give a sold-out crowd a history lesson, and share a few stories about the court.
As a potential government creeps slowly up on Congress, the Senate has missed a deadline its leadership set this week to pass funding past March 27th.