Women voted and ran for the legislature of Kuwait for the first time in the oil-rich Gulf state's history Thursday, and though no women captured any seats, the election drew unprecedented support for democratic reform from young people and women.
House Republicans decided to delay a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The act, which will expire at the end of 2007, was approved during the civil rights movement to ensure that Americans were not discriminated at the polls.
By PBS NewsHour
Campaigning officially began Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's first free presidential election since the country gained independence in 1960.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Bush administration's policy of trying terror suspects before military tribunals is illegal. The 5-3 ruling said that the tribunals violated U.S. military law and the Geneva Convention.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Bush administration's policy of trying terror suspects before military tribunals is illegal, saying it violated U.S. law and the Geneva Convention. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the specifics of…
The Supreme Court supported most of the Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, but overturned one district on the grounds that Hispanics were denied fair representation. Marcia Coyle discusses the decision, followed by analysis from…
An excerpt from Frontline World reports on the troubled nation of Zimbabwe.
Debate began Tuesday on a constitutional amendment banning the desecration of the U.S. flag. The amendment is heading towards its best chance at passage in 15 years, as the Senate prepares to vote later this week.
Hamas has reached an agreement that ended a political stalemate with the rival Fatah Party. Hamas denied earlier reports that this deal implicitly recognized Israel's right to exist.
By PBS NewsHour
As campaigning in Mexico's July 2 presidential elections draws to a close, the battle over who will lead the country at a crucial point in U.S.-Mexico relations remains close.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.