Former President Bill Clinton promotes ‘The President is Missing,’ the new novel he wrote with James Patterson, in New York.
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What happens to motivated, determined and egotistical men when they are forced to abandon the White House? As John Quincy Adams once said, 'There is nothing more pathetic in life than a former president.'
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G7 leaders summit on June 8, 2018. Trump sent angry tweets about his Canadian host shortly after the summit ended.
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Canadians were shocked by Donald Trump's outburst about Justin Trudeau. Canada and the United States have been allies for more than a century, but there have been disputes between presidents and PMs.
Radical policy shifts are a hallmark of the Trump administration. On May 8, the president announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the international Iran nuclear deal.
Many presidents have radically changed US foreign policy. Truman created his own doctrine. Carter gave up the Panama Canal. But a presidential historian sees danger in Trump's decision-making style.
President Lincoln was represented by a lawyer who didn’t vote for him
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President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share an awkward anniversary.
President Calvin Coolidge meeting with a delegation of Native Americans at the White House.
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Trump's promises to Native America have not always been the norm for US presidents. But Richard Nixon had a better record than most.
President Clinton during his grand jury deposition, Aug 17, 1998.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.
Then-candidate Donald Trump hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign rally in 2016.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference.
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Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
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.
President John F. Kennedy watches as planes conduct anti-sub operations during maneuvers off the North Carolina coast in April 1962.
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2011.
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How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
Lincoln in 1858; Trump in his official White House portrait, 2017.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
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 may lose his bid for the US presidency, but many will be waiting to take his mantle.
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Donald Trump may lose his bid for the White House. But far more competent, grassroots politicians will line up to take his mantle.
Who needs government? A Tea Party protest on tax day in 2010 in New York.
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The painful effects of globalization and political corruption have decayed Americans' trust in the federal government.