The first overseas acquisition of the United States was not Hawaii, but Midway, claimed under the Guano Act of 1856.
Here's how the US Congress addressed the issue.
From our archives: The Nation addressed the question of annexation in 1898.
The story of how the Hawaiian people lost their homeland--and their continuing quest to win it back.
The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.
Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex?
To build a fence on the US border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security seized land without trials or negotiations.
The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.
Hillary Clinton may have won Texas, but the huge crowds participating for the first time in the primary and caucuses were there mainly because of Barack Obama.
As a crucial primary looms, Democrats in Texas have gotten the Party started again, as the state continues its remarkable shift from red to blue.