Michael Cohen’s guilty plea has raised questions about the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
President Donald Trump with pastor Paula White during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the White House, on Aug. 27, 2018.
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President Trump has promised to protect religious liberty. But there was a time when evangelicals believed that a religion that needed protection from government had no reason to exist at all.
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins in front of the White House.
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The Trump administration's hostility toward journalists is raising new questions about what rights journalists have to access government officials and events.
Beyond a physical inspection, what constitutes a search?
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A recent US Supreme Court ruling marks a new milestone in the debate over police power and privacy in the digital age.
Gin Lane, a scene of urban desolation with gin-crazed Londoners; a woman lets her child fall to its death and an emaciated ballad-seller.
When the U.S. broke away from the "mother country," the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.
Donald Trump, taking the presidential oath of office in 2017.
Donald Trump has lately been called "treasonous" by some; others say he's violated his oath of office. What are the president's Constitutional obligations -- and who holds the president accountable?
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
Members of the senior class of Russell County HIgh School in Kentucky recite the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of a court ruling, during commencement exercises in 2006.
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As the Kentucky Senate considers a bill for school prayer, a scholar explains the violent history of prayer – and a time when Catholic students were sometimes whipped, beaten and worse for not participating.
Father Patrick Conroy.
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Following the controversy over the resignation of House chaplain Patrick Conroy, in this speed read, scholars explain when the tradition of legislative prayer was started and how it has sustained.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Pentagon on January 18, 2018.
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Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, but history indicates that – barring a dramatic turn of events – he is likely to serve out his first term.
Derek Cote, a homeless man, panhandling in the median strip on a street in Portland, Maine.
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The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Trump with Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
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Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
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It's quite possible that neither the US nor the UK will ever return to normal when it comes to political and constitutional balance.
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The first amendment protecting press freedom is under unprecedented threat in the Trump era.
Jeff Flake called the US president's lies and attacks on the media a danger to democracy, but it's unlikely to change anyone's mind.
Trump's America is marked by the clash of intransigent, bitter opinions. And it's not just about gun control.
A crowd gathers before a speech by Ben Shapiro at University of California Berkeley.
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From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio at a campaign event.
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Pardoning a man who has illegally used racial profiling to round up Latinos could send a message to law enforcement that aggressive tactics are OK by the president.
The Constitution may burst Trump’s threat to withdraw from NAFTA.
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As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.