Construction of the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline has just been approved by the U.S. Congress and will likely be vetoed by President Obama. What's the debate all about? Trace explains.
With congressional budget talks often come whispers of a "government shutdown." What actually happens during one, and why do they occur? Does everything close? Trace runs down which things actually do shut down and which never really close.
Intensity of a reaction to repulsive images can predict their political ideology, finds new research. Continue reading →
With President Obama recently authorizing military action against ISIS, legal scholars are revisiting the question of who can declare war and who can't.
The move came after unusual revisions were made from computers with IP addresses at the US Capitol.
Tara takes a look at what our government's founding documents say about religion, and what Congress can or can't do with respect to it. Translation: Time to delve into the Establishment clause of the First Amendment.
Don't feel bad if you're not observing Waffle Iron Day. But do check out our list of unusual holidays that have a traceable origin.
The House unanimously passed H.R. 527, the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 -- one of its last acts before the gears of government ground to a halt.
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