Economic trends, not politics, typically influence how money money Americans donate to charity. Yet some advocacy groups say their donations surged after the 2016 presidential election.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
It turns out a unified government isn't enough to get bills passed.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
Randal Quarles, the president's first nominee to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
Falwell Sr. was a pastor who founded the Moral Majority, a conservative Christian political lobbying group. He changed the way American Christians think about their faith and politics.
Green groups fighting Trump's anti-environmental agenda should heed precedents from the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. They can also learn from the Australian experience.
A foreign policy expert takes a look at how the high-profile exchange between the U.S. and Russian leaders went down.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
China is North Korea's biggest trading partner by far, giving the former a great deal of leverage over the behavior of its neighbor.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
Andrew Johnson's plan to win the loyalty of former Confederate leaders doomed his presidency to historical ignominy.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
The Trump administration has set a new national policy: energy dominance. But can the US really dominate other countries through fossil fuel exports?
A professor of constitutional law gives a preview of what to expect when the travel ban cases reach the highest court this fall.
Donald Trump's predecessor once made an empty threat against Bashar al-Assad – and it didn't end well.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy. As research indicates that it's working well, this drive to defund is baffling experts.
At the Versailles court, a well-directed glance could decide a person's fate. Imagine if Donald Trump were so subtle.