Pope Francis was literally in the House on Thursday as he spoke to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, where he related figures in American history as examples “to draw upon our deepest cultural reserves.”
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In the annals of presidential campaigns that were literally saved by their candidate’s dogs, September 23 is a red-letter day in history – at least if you are a fan of Franklin Roosevelt or Richard Nixon.
Commentator Bill Kristol recently proposed that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito enter the Republican presidential race. While that may be the longest of long shots, it does raise some interesting historical points about the Justices as political candidates.
In the legal dispute between the Justice Department and Senator Robert Menendez over his conduct in office, a key constitutional issue is in play: the right of Congress members to be immune from some criminal charges during the performance of their official duties.
Birthright citizenship isn’t just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents.