Congress is gone until September 9, and then the debates should fly as its leaders and President Obama try to avert a government shutdown. Here’s a look a five big items that need to be tackled before real gridlock hits Washington.
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What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
An official newspaper of China’s government says the U.S. Constitution doesn’t promote democracy and freedom, even as that nation is trying to clamp down on a debate about China’s own constitution.
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the civil rights movement. But 48 years later, the act’s supporters and detractors are engaged in a heated debate after a Supreme Court decision gutted the law.
As the U.S. Senate continues to debate a national law to protect journalists from protecting their sources, two Senators believe unpaid bloggers and websites like WikiLeaks shouldn’t get extended First Amendment protections.