President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was watched by much, but not all, of the nation on Tuesday night, as the leader of the free world competed with the Westminster dog show and reality TV for attention.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI stunned church watchers worldwide and set up a nearly unprecedented election under the Vatican’s apostolic constitution. Here is a brief explanation of how the constitutional process works.
The enigmatic William Henry Harrison, whose birthday was 240 years ago this weekend, is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.
The Senate can’t escape the pesky topic of the filibuster, as the other “f-word” has been linked to Chuck Hagel’s defense secretary nomination.