Man on track: Turkish President Erdoğan, center, did better in his reelection campaign than predicted.
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Invading, attacking and killing adversaries abroad can boost the political prospects of leaders doing poorly at home.
With the House GOP and President Joe Biden locked in a struggle over the debt limit, it’s dark times in the U.S. Capitol.
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How will the House vote on the deal negotiated by the White House and GOP leaders? If they reject it, there are political as well as huge economic risks to debt standoffs in Congress.
Bill Clinton and senator George Mitchell were central in keeping the players at the table so that the historical deal could be signed in 1998.
It was big news when a grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump.
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For the first time, a former US president has been indicted, and two scholars describe what it means for democracy – and for them.
President Joe Biden has held fewer press conferences than any president in recent memory.
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President Joe Biden may be nicer to reporters than his predecessor, but he’s not actually responsive to the press. He has held fewer press conferences than any president in recent memory.
Bill Clinton, at right, oversaw the first balanced budget since 1969, with some help from a bipartisan deal with Newt Gingrich.
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House Speaker McCarthy wants to put the US on a path to a balanced budget as debt ceiling negotiations begin with President Biden. Here’s why it won’t be easy to repeat what Bill Clinton accomplished.
Author James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton attend a book signing for The President is Missing.
An expert discusses how much of his coauthored novels former president Bill Clinton wrote himself, compared to his wife and fellow novelist, Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump waves to people during a New Year’s event at his Mar-a-Lago home in December 2022.
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Trump isn’t the first modern president with legal problems, but he would be the first former president to be indicted for alleged crimes.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy walks to the speaker’s ceremonial office at the Capitol on Jan. 9, 2023.
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The House GOP has announced a slew of investigations, including a review of the conduct of the Department of Justice and its investigations of Donald Trump.
A Dec. 19, 2022 meeting of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC.
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, celebrates her re-election to a U.S. Senate seat representing Nevada in November 2022.
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Democrats have ridden the West to presidential electoral success since 1992, reversing their poor performances from the 1950s through the 1980s.
People gather to celebrate LGBTQ pride week in Washington, D.C. in June 2021.
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The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that protect same-sex marriage by a wide margin– thanks to support from 12 Republicans. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in 2015.
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriage – and 47 Republicans signed on, too. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, testified in late July before a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S.
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Grand juries are meeting in Georgia and Washington, D.C., as part of investigations into attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. How do they work?
When speaking, Emmanual Macron is the champion of “en même temps” (at the same time), putting ideas that are normally opposed directly together.
Freshly re-elected in April, France’s president lost his parliamentary majority in June. So who is Emmanuel Macron and what defines his paradoxical politics?
Helping forge a post-Cold War identity for the United States.
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A memorial took place on April 27, 2022 for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died in March at age 84. Many of the foreign policy concepts she helped bring to the post-Cold War world remain.
On Feb. 24, Russian tanks moving into Ukraine.
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Lost in the outrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the fact that many in the West have long warned that widespread NATO expansion into Eastern Europe could spark just such a conflict.
Critics of President Joe Biden have accused him of lying. Most American presidents have been accused of deception.
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A political philosopher argues that while all American presidents may lie, those who appear to lie for the public good are often celebrated.
A justice representing a kinder political age?
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There was little controversy when President Bill Clinton nominated Stephen Breyer to the bench in 1994. His tenure on the Supreme Court reflects those less partisan times.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, president of the Serb-run entity in Bosnia, answers questions during an interview on April 18, 2018.
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The Dayton accords in 1995 ended years of ethnic warfare in Bosnia, but more than 25 years later, the peace is holding but little else is. Serbian President Milorad Dodik wants out.