GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named House budget maven Paul Ryan as his running mate, in what comes down to a big gamble on Medicare in the presidential election.
Celebrity author and comic Joan Rivers is demanding justice from Costco, claiming the giant retailer violated her First Amendment rights. So does Rivers really have a case?
Lyle Denniston looks at the controversy over anonymous student evaluations of college faculty, and the rights of instructors to know who may be accusing them of teaching poorly.
Does the First Amendment protect you from liking the wrong person on Facebook? That’s the argument going on in a federal court, after a judge says a sheriff had the right to fire his employees for liking his opponent’s Facebook campaign page.
A virtually unknown presidential candidate in Virginia could derail Mitt Romney’s bid for president. But how rare is it for a third-party candidate to influence a race for president?
Author Jacqueline Salit talks about the need for more voting rights for independent voters, whom she says are a vast underrepresented community of Americans.
Lyle Denniston looks at the likelihood of Tea Party senators in the next Congress, and what it could mean for the age-old arguments about the role of government.
Spending by SuperPACs unchained by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling shows eight states may determine the presidential election – and one big state is being shunned in the process.
Condoleezza Rice will speak at this month’s Republican convention in Tampa, in what some see as a sign of her elimination from the vice presidential sweepstakes. Not on the speakers’ list: Sarah Palin.
As the United States Post Office misses key financial payments, critics and supporters speculate about bankruptcy or worse for an institution that predates the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.