North Carolina Electoral College representatives sign the Certificates of Vote in December 2016.
A quirk of mathematics gives voters in some small states, like Rhode Island and Nebraska, an extra edge over voters in other states. This happens not only in the US, but in other countries, too.
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani in late November 2016, after Trump won the presidential election.
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
Julián Castro skewered the immigration provision during the first Democratic debate.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
The 1929 immigration measure has become a focal point due to Trump’s crackdown on undocumented people, including families.
Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice.
Christian Bale is phenomenal as Dick Cheney, but that only makes it harder to capture his essence on film.
Guantanamo Nay detainees sit in a holding area at Camp X-Ray on Jan. 11, 2002.
Reuters/Shane T. McCoy/Handout
On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?
President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
A Honduran migrant lies on a riverbank as Mexican police move away from tear gas fired by U.S. agents at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 25, 2018.
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
President Donald Trump's deployment of inflammatory rhetoric about immigration is now in action. Here's why Canadians should be alarmed by populism that preys upon people's insecurities.
Images of Donald Trump from the midterm campaign.
Illustration by Bob Britten
Here's a riddle: What's the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn't one. But there are many.
Since the arrival of Barack Obama on the political scene, non-Americans have taken a much greater and more sophisticated interest in US politics.
Michelle Obama hugs George W. Bush at the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24, 2016.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
A simple act of kindness between George Bush and Michelle Obama illuminates our need for friendship and well-being.
After decades of deadly enmity, Libya and the West made a major breakthrough on weapons of mass destruction. How?
Hillary Clinton is seen in this February 2016 campaign event welcoming former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright onto the stage in New Hampshire during the Democratic primary. As both women condemn U.S. President Donald Trump for his creeping fascism, are they forgetting their own pasts?
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The likes of Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Michael Hayden are correctly issuing dire warnings about fascism under Trump. But what about their own actions?
Former FBI Director James Comey.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.
Hellraiser: John Bolton at the UN, 2006.
Reportedly passed over for secretary of state because of his moustache, John Bolton has made it into Donald Trump's administration at last.
Bush, seen here in 2006, revoked his steel tariffs less than two years after imposing them in 2002.
President Trump slapped steep tariffs on steel imports, echoing protectionist measures taken by Bush in 2002.
Trump has made pushing protectionism since the campaign.
AP Photo/Chris Carlson
The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
The first food stamps program, created amid the Great Depression, lasted four years.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
SNAP and its precursors have weathered plenty of efforts to shrink the safety net. Its decades of bipartisan support make it likely to survive this one.
US President Donald Trump in 2017 and George W. Bush in 2008.
On March 1, Donald Trump imposed a series of steel and aluminum tariffs. To understand their potential impact, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted similar measures in 2002.
Trump talks tough at the U.N. General Assembly.
The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations.
FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Katrina inspired resentment in the affected communities – but did it bring about real change in the organization?
Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?