Many Americans might be familiar with the filibuster conducted by Jimmy Stewart, playing Sen. Jefferson Smith in Frank Capra’s classic film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” but there have been some famous filibusters in the real-life Senate as well.
The Speaker of the House is by law second in line to succeed the President, after the Vice President, and the 25th Amendment makes the Speaker a part of the process announcing presidential disability.
With the southern border in the news nearly every day, do you really know much about the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency?
President George Washington developed the Cabinet system by asking the heads of the existing three executive departments and the Attorney General to meet with him on a regular basis to discuss issues of importance and to report on their department's work.
Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City each have city elections coming up in 2019. The eligibility guidelines vary, depending on each city’s charter.
Did our nation’s founders really consider the royal-sounding “His Highness” when deciding what to call the president of the United States?
The speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several institutional and administrative roles and is by law second in line to succeed the President, after the Vice President.
The Constitution says that if you’re born in the United States, you are a U.S. citizen. President Donald Trump said in a recent interview he plans to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship for babies of non-citizens born on U.S. soil.
In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia established equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.
You’ve probably heard of the two partisan candidates, but did you know in all there are 28 people running for governor of Tennessee on the November 6 ballot?
If you aren’t already registered to vote, the deadline to do so and be eligible to vote in the November state general election in Tennessee is October 9.
Many citizens do not vote or participate in our government in other ways. Other people believe that citizens have a responsibility to participate. Deciding whether to participate and how much time to spend participating can include giving thought to several things.
County government in Tennessee is a creation of the state and conducts, by extension, many of the states rights as listed by the U.S. Constitution.
There have been more proposals for Constitutional amendments on changing the Electoral College than on any other subject.
In the summer of 1920 Tennessee's governor called a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to consider the issue - putting the state in the position to be the needed 36th "yes" for ratification.