Government & Civics

James Madison’s Montpelier tells the stories of the enslaved people who lived there


Montpelier, the home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, recently opened a new permanent exhibit at the Virginia estate to inform visitors about Madison’s slaves and the lives they led. Continue reading

Republican leaders look ahead to a tax reform battle this fall


Health care reform has occupied the spotlight on Capitol Hill in recent months, but an equally contentious issue is on the Republican agenda next: tax reform. A team of six Republican leaders has already developed some broad policy goals. Continue reading

Trump announces major policy change for transgender service members over Twitter


When President Trump tweeted that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve in the military, his Joint Chiefs of Staff in the four branches of the military were unaware that he planned to make the announcement. Continue reading

Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?


In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading

Senate Democrats increase opposition as secret health care bill picks up steam


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised on June 20, 2017 that a draft of the effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be available on June 22. So far, the bill has been drafted behind closed doors and Senate Democrats have demonstrated strong opposition, including a late-night talk-a-thon on the Senate floor on June 19. Continue reading

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