The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, is indicted in the killing of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto; state courts may be going against the Supreme Court’s rulings in how they sentence juveniles; and a new dog for the White House.
August 19th marks the 67th birthday of President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s. Here are 10 facts you may not know about one of the most public of all presidents.
The situation in Egypt will have another potential player as news broke today that former leader Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison; also, another twist in the saga of Pennsylvania’s Voter ID battle.
Carrie F. Cordero from Georgetown Law says the debate about surveillance activities is more about “breathless allegations of illegality and impropriety,” rather than a review of existing laws and legal rulings.
This weekend marked the anniversary of a low-mark in White House history, as an angry crowd led a U.S. president to fear for his family’s safety—and also led to the strengthening of a police force to protect him and other District of Columbia residents.
Lincoln Caplan looks at Pauline Maier’s ability to shed new light on the process that gave us the Constitution, in a fresh, disciplined, and enormously influential approach to history.
The prospects for more violence in Egypt remain high; the Washington Post has new allegations of NSA security issues; the RNC is poised to ban NBC and CNN from its primary season.
Jeffrey Shulman from the Georgetown University Law Center breaks down the legal reasoning in the recent “I [heart] Boobies!” case, which reaffirmed the free-speech rights of middle-school students.
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.
President Barack Obama is cancelling military exercises with Egypt in reaction to violence between Egypt’s military-backed government and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. But the President now faces issues at home about his administration’s continued financial aid to the troubled country.