Next Wednesday, the state of Pennsylvania is scheduled to a man convicted of first degree murder. At its heart, the case is about the function of clemency in the American prison system and a debate that goes back to the Colonial era.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have agreed on one topic: It’s time for the NFL referee lockout to end. But it looks like the president, Congress and local politicians were powerless in the dispute.
September 26, 1960 is the day that changed part of the modern political landscape, when a vice president and a senator took part in the first televised presidential debate.
As the 2012 presidential election kicks into high gear, publicly available numbers on TV campaign ads show that two big states are out of the picture, and three states are the primary focus of campaign ads.
Marc Brasof says national elections provide a choice between competing sides and ideas. In terms of educational policy and this upcoming national election, there are more commonalities than differences.
In a potential blow to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, third-party candidate Virgil Goode will stay on Virginia’s ballot for the general election.
Expect a flurry of campaign activity in nine battleground states until Election Day: The latest polls show President Barack Obama closer to clinching the presidential race, unless the GOP can stem the tide in a handful of swing states.
This Friday marks the anniversary of Sandra Day O’Connor’s successful nomination to the Supreme Court in 1981, which happened nearly 30 years after law firms refused to hire O’Connor as a lawyer because of her gender.
Two big pet superstars were able to put bipartisan bickering on hold for at least one day in Washington, as some congress members from both parties talked about animal rights issues on Capitol Hill.
Akhil Reed Amar talks about a big anniversary Constitution Week and his upcoming Friday event at the National Constitution Center.