The U.S. Supreme Court has always been riven and 5-4 rulings under Chief Justice John G. Roberts on issues including prayers at government meetings and federal recognition of same-sex marriage isn’t a new phenomenon, high- court scholar Laurence Tribe said in an interview.
You won’t find much evidence of a presidential campaign here in Vigo County, on the western border of Indiana, with its table-flat farmland and small-town ways. President Barack Obama hasn’t visited, nor has Republican Mitt Romney. There are few yard signs and fewer canvassers working to get out the vote.
Doris Kearns Goodwin, author and presidential historian, discusses her book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism." Kearns Goodwin talks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Radio's "Taking Stock" on December 5th.
Last week, President Barack Obama gave a speech whose location, tone and language consciously evoked an address by Theodore Roosevelt at the outset of the 1912 presidential campaign. The deliberate historical echo, however, raised an intriguing question: Will Obama’s 2012 effort bear a closer resemblance to the one waged by Woodrow Wilson, Roosevelt’s opponent, than to the race run by TR himself?
Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her new book, "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism," on Bloomberg Radio's "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt."