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.
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.
Export garment manufacturing workers display some of the clothes they produce during a Labour Day parade in the capital Nairobi.
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The US-Africa trade pact has had a significant impact on stimulating export trade – but African countries have not realised its full potential.
Joe Biden, right, and his son Beau had a strong relationship until Beau’s death in 2015.
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Biden’s relationship with his father contrasts with perhaps every president in the last four decades, who either had absent or distant fathers or abusive or alcoholic fathers or stepfathers.
The dining-out experience has changed as people wear masks and are separated by plexiglass in outdoor dining.
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The pandemic changed people’s dining-out experience, with takeout becoming more common. But since dining out became fashionable in the 18th century, how and where people go to eat has been evolving.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, standing at center and facing left just above the eagle, takes the presidential oath of office for the third time in 1941.
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Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
A president’s reputation is safer when he’s in the Oval Office rather than giving a press conference.
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While democracy requires accountability from presidents, presidents may lose stature, not gain it, by holding a press conference.
Joe Biden is just the latest in a long line of US presidents to trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
In this July 2020 photo, former president Donald Trump stands at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
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As Donald Trump prepares to address the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, here’s how other former presidents have occupied their time after leaving the White House.
It’s a top government job, but what does being vice president mean?
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The vice president may be second in line for the most powerful job in the nation, but there isn’t necessarily a lot to do besides wait – unless the president wants another adviser.
President Donald Trump speaks during a Hanukkah reception at the White House in 2019.
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For much of American history, the only December holiday to be recognized in the White House was Christmas, but menorah lightings are now an annual tradition.
For nearly six decades, journalist Alistair Cooke provided the BBC’s English-speaking audiences around the world with insights into US culture and politics.
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The veteran British journalist explained America to English-speaking listeners around the world.
Will Donald Trump win again? History suggests it’s possible. The president pumps his fist after speaking at a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport on Oct. 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz.
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Americans at the ballot box have historically adopted the adage: Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. Does that mean Trump will win a second term?
President Trump stressed law and order on a recent trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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President Trump’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon’s and George Wallace’s similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
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The real Hillary Rodham Clinton said yes the third time Bill proposed – in Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel, she says no.
Good old days: Before the coronavirus hit, governors, like California’s Gavin Newsom, had easier jobs.
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As Congress considers further financial help for victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the magnitude of the fiscal crisis that governors and their states will have to face is just starting to emerge.
Bill Clinton displaying how not to social distance while campaigning in 1992.
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Coroanvirus has ended politics as normal. What will campaigning look like without handshaking, high fives and the kissing of babies?
President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper to show a headline that reads, ‘Acquitted,’ at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, in Washington D.C..
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The National Prayer Breakfast has been a time to forge friendships. But, as a scholar says, Trump used it to praise his accomplishments, malign his enemies, and thank God for being on his side.