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.
Post-truth questions the very nature of truth itself – that's why it's so dangerous.
Some of the major events in US-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nations' views, but others presented real opportunities for reconciliation.
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Anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers love Y2K for all the wrong reasons.
Kamala Harris’ campaign fizzled as her past as a prosecutor haunted her candidacy.
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More and more district attorney candidates are running on reversing the government's traditional approach to crime and punishment. And they’re winning.
Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. And that’s why he’ll never willingly leave office in 2020.
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Trump will survive the impeachment process in 2020, no matter what malfeasance comes to light. The Republicans will protect their man at all costs.
The Capitol on the morning after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to affirm the impeachment investigation.
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The House of Representatives voted Thursday on a resolution that laid out a process for the inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But was the resolution constitutionally necessary?
If he’s kicked out, could he come back?
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A little-known provision of the Constitution might allow Trump to be reelected president in 2020 even if he is removed from office through the impeachment process.
Ronald Reagan at the end of his debate with Walter Mondale, Oct. 22, 1984, Kansas City, Mo.
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
The U.K.‘s Tony Blair, left, campaigned on 'modernizing’ the welfare system. Bill Clinton, right, campaigned on reducing welfare in the U.S.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
Newly elected South African president Nelson Mandela and deputy president Frederik De Klerk in May 1994.
The April 1994 election proved to be a watershed for South Africa.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
President Donald Trump arriving at the Rose Garden, May 22, 2019, in Washington.
Politics have pervaded the debate about whether Congress should impeach President Trump. One legal scholar says that whether to impeach – or not – should not be viewed as a political question.