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.
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.
President Biden and Vice President Harris met on Feb. 12, 2021, with governors and mayors to discuss supporting them in the fight against COVID-19.
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People can die when the federal government doesn’t work well with state and local governments – the COVID-19 crisis showed that. But the Biden administration has signaled an openness to collaboration.
A global treaty bans research or stockpiling of biological weapons — but allows bioweapon defense planning.
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The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
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.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet Feb. 1 with Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, to discuss a coronavirus relief package.
Politicians say they want it, but how often, and under what circumstances, does bipartisanship really happen?
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.