Shocked by the discourse of this year’s presidential campaign? Wait to your hear what happened in 1796, when the U.S. had its first contested election for commander-in-chief.
In the months before the 2012 presidential election, Americans have experienced a deluge of political campaign ads. These messages make their way to voters through social media, the web, and print formats, but it is still the television ad that offers the biggest impact.
Real Clear Politics now projects that Mitt Romney has more likely electoral votes than President Barack Obama, although Romney is well short of the 270 votes needed to win the election.
On October 19, 1781, British forces are forced to surrender to General George Washington at Yorktown, staring an effective end to the Revolutionary War and beginning America’s role as a global factor.
The National Constitution Center’s American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition is open for business, making its national debut in Philadelphia.
GOP challenger Mitt Romney could have an ace in the hole to counter President Barack Obama if the election comes down to one electoral vote, in the form of a gift from Maine.
Recently, a Philadelphia high school student accused a teacher of belittling her because she wore a Mitt Romney T-shirt. Is there a bigger lesson to be learned from the incident?
Lyle Denniston looks at the core constitutional question of how far states may go to require proof of citizenship
With three debates in the can and one to go, it’s plainly clear that the $16 trillion national debt is a central issue in this campaign. Over the past four fiscal years, our deficits have added an additional $5 trillion to the national debt.
What does Google’s exhaustive Trends database show about swing state interest in the presidential campaign? For starters, Pennsylvania is now the closest state between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney among people searching for information about the two candidates.