For centuries, stories have persisted about Congress almost approving German as our official language, except for one vote by its German-speaking leader. So how close is that story to the truth?
In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.
Our two-week contest to pick the best presidential Cabinet ever continues with two matchups involving vice presidents who played critical roles spanning more than two centuries.
Our two-week contest to pick the best presidential Cabinet ever continues with two matchups involving the men who controlled the money and the legal system for the Executive Branch.
The Supreme Court spent a second day hearing arguments about another potential ruling on same-sex marriage, as it considers the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Early reports indicate a tense court room and more attention on Justice Anthony Kennedy.