A newspaper reporter stuns a presidential administration by printing leaked confidential documents of national importance. The reporter is taken into custody and he refuses to reveal his government source. That was the big story in Washington in 1848.
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Today we celebrate a constitutional ratification twofer: the 15th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1870) and the 16th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1913). Here’s what you need to know.
This week, Republicans leaders reportedly engaged in a brief debate about killing the Senate filibuster in a closed-door retreat in Philadelphia. That discussion could intensify as the GOP moves to approve a Supreme Court nominee and new legislation in the Senate.
Vice President Joe Biden used his gavel on multiple occasions Friday afternoon after several Democratic lawmakers raised objections, outside of congressional rules, to the 2016 presidential election results.
On Friday afternoon, a joint session of Congress is expected to certify Donald Trump as the winner of the 2016 presidential election. Under the current version of the Constitution, does the President Elect have any constitutional duties or rights?