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Zimbabwe Votes on New Constitution

Zimbabwe Votes on New Constitution

Hemera/Thinkstock(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — Voters in Zimbabwe turned out to vote Saturday for a new constitution that is being backed by both political parties.The new constitution includes measures to protect free expression and reduces the powers of the …

Morsi Asks Egypt to Pull Together After Constitution Approval

Morsi Asks Egypt to Pull Together After Constitution Approval

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi told his countrymen on Wednesday that everything was on the level when voters approved an Islamist-based constitution during two rounds of ballot-casting.During a televised address, Morsi ask…

Egypt Officially Passes Islamist-Based Constitution

Egypt Officially Passes Islamist-Based Constitution

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egypt’s electoral commission announced on Tuesday that an Islamist-backed constitution passed by about a two-thirds majority during two rounds of voting for the referendum that could profoundly alter the nation’s …

Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution

Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian voters appear to have approved a controversial new constitution. President Mohammad Morsi and his allies argue it will bring stability and let them focus on a crumbling economy. Yet, opposition groups say the con…

Egyptian Constitution Appears Headed for Approval

Egyptian Constitution Appears Headed for Approval

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Preliminary results in Egypt indicate that a majority of voters on Saturday approved the country’s new constitution, a charter backed by President Mohammed Morsi and his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood.Observers sa…

Egyptians Take to Polls to Vote on New Constitution

Egyptians Take to Polls to Vote on New Constitution

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images(CAIRO) — A deeply divided Egypt is voting on Saturday on its new constitution, a document that could either help cement the country’s journey from dictatorship to democracy or create even greater turmoil.Rarely has a coun…

Crowd of Protesters Swells to Tens of Thousands in Tahrir Square

Crowd of Protesters Swells to Tens of Thousands in Tahrir Square

MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO, Egypt) — Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square Tuesday, angered over President Mohammed Morsi’s self-declared assumption of broad powers and a rushed drafting by the president and Isla…

Second Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Provision of DOMA

Second Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Provision of DOMA

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court in New York Thursday struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), ruling that section 3 of the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman violate…

Missouri Passes Right to Pray Amendment

Missouri Passes Right to Pray Amendment

Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution reiterating individuals’ right to pray publicly and in schools.On a day when GOP primaries promised the mo…

Suicide Bombers Attack As Somali Delegates Approve New Constitution

Suicide Bombers Attack As Somali Delegates Approve New Constitution

George Doyle/Thinkstock(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — As more than 600 delegates met in Mogadishu to approve Somalia’s new constitution, marking a symbolic break with the country’s turbulent past, two al Qaeda-linked suicide bombers tried to attack the gather…

George Washington’s Copy of Constitution Auctioned for $10M

George Washington’s Copy of Constitution Auctioned for $10M

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — President George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution drew a winning bid of nearly $10 million Friday at Christie’s auction house in New York.The copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights was i…

George Washington’s Copy of Constitution Auctioned for $10M

George Washington’s Copy of Constitution Auctioned for $10M

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — President George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution drew a winning bid of nearly $10 million Friday at Christie’s auction house in New York.The copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights was i…

George Washington’s Personal Constitution Up for Auction

George Washington’s Personal Constitution Up for Auction

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — What did George Washington actually think about the Second Amendment?  What was his view on the role of the Supreme Court?  Did he doodle in the margins?These questions — and more — could be answered wh…

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