Just hours after there was a reported breakthrough in fiscal cliff negotiations, there were signs on Tuesday that the GOP will move forward with a proposed tax hike, without involving the Democrats. Politico and The Hill said House Speaker John Boehner was preparing a bill that called for a tax hike on households making more […]
Lyle Denniston looks at how the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment leaveslegislators entirely free to write new regulations against gun possession in sensitive public places. The statements at issue: “The gun lobby, timid politicians and the Supreme Court continue to aid and abet rampant gun violence that is nothing less than domestic terrorism, […]
The Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut has horrified Americans and in some cases, opened up wounds from a similar disaster in 1927 that have yet to heal. On Friday, a deranged gunman killed himself and 26 other people at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The dead included 20 students, and the act sparked mass […]
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!
The mass killings at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday will likely renew a serious national debate about an assault weapons ban and the Second Amendment.
President Barack Obama will say during a taped TV interview on Friday night that he is opposed to prosecuting recreational marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, in his first public comments on legalization in those two states.
The United States and 80 key allies didn’t sign a draft United Nations treaty on Friday that proposed that individual nations can potentially censor the Internet.
Almost four years ago, President Barack Obama turned heads when he appointed an NFL owner as an ambassador. And now, names like Anna Wintour are in the gossip mill, with no State Department experience.
Malcolm Lazin from the Equality Forum looks at Abraham Lincoln’s connection to a proposed Constitutional amendment that would have legalized slavery in the South, four years before he fought for a 13th amendment that banned it.
Think the fiscal cliff talks in the United States are tough? Ukraine’s parliament has been engaged in two days of all-out brawls, which have also featured a boxing champ and naked protesters.