A combination of irrelevancy, powerlessness and derision is in store for a president who chooses not to run for reelection.
US President Calvin Coolidge hasn’t gone down in history for his triumphs or failures as president during the 1920s – but his dry sense of humor carries on.
As an outlier in Kenya’s political power matrix, Ruto was elbowed out by the establishment. But he has somersaulted back by appealing directly to the masses.
It’s been a tough year for the 47th US president.
Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
Since the Roosevelt administration, it’s become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency’s early months.
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
Joe Biden is just the latest in a long line of US presidents to trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle.
The rules of impeachment in the US Constitution are vague, but here’s how the trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate will work.
Biden’s inaugural speech focused mainly on healing domestic rifts and a new kind of politics at home. But he also signalled a return to engagement with the outside world.
The term can be traced back to the Founding Fathers.
The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences.
The anti-fa movement gained momentum in the United States following the election of Donald Trump. However, its members do not constitute a threat in the sense of the American president.
Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention – election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.
The framers of the Constitution were very clear that presidential terms have time limits. Not four years and a day. Not three years and 364 days. Four years.
Though air travel has boosted presidential campaigns for decades, the 2020 pandemic has underlined the importance of aircraft as the quickest and safest way to campaign.
President Woodrow Wilson told Black leaders, ‘Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.’ He was one in a long line of racist American presidents.
Researchers have analyzed data from the last 50 years of medals to learn what presidents consider important and what legacy they hope to leave behind.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.