When the U.S. Supreme Court opens its session on Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, in the fifth Affirmative Action case to reach the bench in less than 40 years.
The latest Gallup tracking poll shows Mitt Romney getting a popularity bump after his first debate with President Barack Obama. But history shows that may not be enough to unseat the president.
One of the featured artifacts at the National Constitution Center’s “American Spirits” exhibit is Carry Nation’s hatchet, which was feared by saloon goers nationwide at the start of the 20th century.
Was the Barack Obama campaign wasting its time on reminding voters that Mitt Romney wants to end a subsidy that helps Big Bird stay on TV? Sesame Street wants the ad pulled, and one journalist says the tactic may have hurt the Obama campaign.
Philadelphia has been abuzz for the past five days after a high school student claimed she was harassed by a public school teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt to school. But what is the bigger constitutional lesson?
Lyle Denniston looks at a historic constitutional victory involving pay for judges last Friday that is likely to be tested in the Supreme Court.
The situation today between the United States and Libya is tenuous at best, but a look back at our Libyan invasion in 1805 shows a president and Congress who authorized military activities without a war declaration.
Television networks and the Associated Press will skip exit polling in 19 states in the upcoming presidential election, apparently deciding those states have already gone to President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
The biggest winner of the first presidential debate appears to be Big Bird, the iconic Sesame Street character who got a three-second mention on Wednesday night. But a look at the record shows Big Bird could teach the candidates a valuable life lesson.
The team behind President Barack Obama’s re-election bid was left explaining his debate performance on Wednesday night, but history shows Mitt Romney shouldn’t get too overconfident.