The House has approved a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until October, preserving wide-ranging budget cuts known as the sequester but preventing a shutdown. Layoffs and furloughs are next for some employees.
Pennsylvania lawmakers will vote Thursday afternoon on ending restrictive liquor laws that date back to 1933, but the Prohibition-era booze battle is far from over.
Will public opinion polls sway the Supreme Court as it considers two cases related to same-sex marriage? Lyle Denniston looks at how the court has discussed the idea of political pressures in the past.
It’s not unusual for a celebrity to run for political office, but what happens when a celeb’s relative runs for Congress–and her brother has a popular TV show? We’ll find out shortly as Stephen Colbert’s sister runs as the Democratic nominee for a House seat.
On March 20, 1854, disgruntled voters met in Wisconsin to start a new political party to contest the Democrats and a third long-forgotten party. But the Republican Party’s birth is somewhat hazy in its early days.
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.