Declaring an issue is a national emergency lets presidents act quickly and with few constraints. But once they get this kind of power, it's hard to take it back – and it can produce bad policies.
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
Zambia's president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating 'plausible deniability' to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.