Former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
Trump's sacking of his FBI director won't stop intelligence leaks – or the official investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election.
Academics join public protests around the world against Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
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An address that's normally a call for unity instead mirrored the rhetoric of his campaign: unfocused, contradictory and divisive.
Protestors march on the Capitol Building, Jan. 18, 2017.
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A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
Donald Trump at his election night rally in New York, November 9, 2016.
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, we take a look back at the Australian reaction on Twitter to his election.
Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of housing and urban development, at Trump Tower.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
Sen. Jeff Sessions listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks, October 2016.
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In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Donald Trump says thank you to Ohio.
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Trump understood that the world is changing.
It is unclear how a Trump presidency will shape foreign policy.
Uncertainties about America’s trajectory under Trump come at a particularly awkward moment in post-Cold War history.
Trump’s victory threatens to unleash stronger prejudice against minorities.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
Countries like Australia and Japan might be forced to choose between China and the US when it comes to security and economic ties.
Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election will frustrate China, leading the country to try and assert its economic and political leadership. This means Australia may have to choose.
A Baltimore Sun cartoon of the 1916 candidates. Charles Evans Hughes drives the car on the left.
With one year to go till the 2016 election, the candidates for presidency of the United States would do well to see what failure looked like 100 years ago.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush: Super PAC darling
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Likely presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may be first among equals in support from mega-rich Super PACS but dough alone is not enough to get to the front of the pack in Republican politics
Is that a womanly or a manly finger wag?
In 2008 she ran a "manly" campaign. This year's has started off more feminine. Is this what is needed to win Clinton the White House?
“Ask what you can do for your country”: John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Even though the assassination of John F Kennedy was the US’s fourth such loss, contemporaries talked of the end of national…
While Obama may have given little up-front attention to climate change, he’s assembled a top-notch team behind the scenes.
President Obama’s inauguration speech this week presented a source of real hope for all those concerned about global climate change. With eight sentences, he devoted more of his address to this “wicked…
US presidents linked to pro-business political parties tend to be better at economic management, new research suggests. The…