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Alexander Hamilton Federalist Papers

Refusing to Consider Judge Merrick Garland: What Would Hamilton Think?

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

The Republican leadership of the United States Senate has made clear that they will exercise their majority power to ensure that the Senate will not take up the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, or any other nominee, to the United States Supreme Court until a new President is elected.

Understanding Dick Cheney: The Power of the Undefeated Ex-VP

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Dick Cheney occupies a historically unique position: He is an ex-VP who left office electorally undefeated and has not sought the Presidency. As a result, he retains some of the trappings of an undefeated elder statesman.

''The Vice President is The Only Person The President Can't Fire.''

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Barack Obama is pressured by Hillary Clinton to select her as VP, a mathematical question arises: why would he choose someone whom record numbers of Democrats have voted against?