By declaring a national emergency to access more funding, President Trump chose to sidestep Congress and face what could be a long legal battle over executive authority. Here are some of the likely legal arguments.
By Courtney Vinopal
Pollsters often ask people about gun control and gun rights, but this survey attempts to better understand America's complicated relationship with firearms.
By Laura Santhanam
Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by targeting young people.
By Sophia Bollag, Associated Press
A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with Jonathan O'Connell of The…
By PBS NewsHour
Three days before electors gather in state capitals to elect the next president, President-elect Donald Trump is poised to receive 306 electoral votes to Secretary Clinton’s 232.
A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
By Corinne Segal, Daniel Moritz-Rabson
A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution, selling for $1, reached the Top 10 best-selling book list on Amazon Saturday afternoon.
By Darlene Superville and Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is challenging Republicans to live up to their avowed adherence to the Constitution and agree to vote on his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A key Republican is leaving the…
By PBS NewsHour
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, adhered to a philosophy of loyalty to the original meaning and intention of the Constitution. Jeffrey Brown discusses Scalia’s legacy with Edward Whelan of the Ethics and…
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