Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy debate the finer points.
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With Donald Trump absent again, Republican presidential hopefuls took potshots at each other but agreed that Bidenomics isn’t cutting it.
Of the eight Republicans on stage at the party’s first presidential debate, six were current or former governors.
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A former executive director of the National Governors Association explains what it is about certain governors that makes them less suited for the presidency.
Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence appear together in November 2020.
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Pence’s announcement that he will run for president brings to mind how rare it is for a vice president to compete against a former running mate.
Will the debt ceiling bill negotiated by President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy be a lasting solution?
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Compromises, no matter how horrible, have long been used to solve seemingly intractable political problems – but at a cost.
Donald Trump’s supporters do not seem dissuaded from voting for him despite an upcoming court case, polls suggest.
The US constitution would not restrict Donald Trump from running for president, even if he is in the middle of a court case, or was convicted.
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Biden can seem like a relic from a different age. But he also represents tradition, a form of politics that is not trapped in constant, partisan trench warfare on every issue.
Looming large over proceedings.
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A House panel made four criminal referrals in relation to Donald Trump’s alleged role in the attack on the Capitol. Convictions might make him an unpalatable candidate but wouldn’t bar him from running.
Palm Beach police officers stand near the Florida home of former President Donald Trump on Aug. 8, 2022.
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There’s a high bar for a federal judge to grant a search warrant, indicating there is probable cause that Trump committed a crime by holding classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
White House staffers carry boxes to Marine One as Donald Trump leaves the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago on Jan. 20, 2021.
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All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there’s something missing.
All eyes are now on Donald Trump’s White House records.
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Diaries, visitor logs, handwritten notes and speech drafts are among the records Donald Trump has tried to keep from a Congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
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An already bitterly divided public has reacted badly to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Biden’s handling of the COVID crisis.
U.S. Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney, chair and vice chair of the committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, after voting to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.
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Donald Trump asked his former presidential aides not to testify before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection – testing the limits of congressional oversight.
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.
The three branches of U.S. government often find themselves in tension.
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When presidents have tried to address pressing issues through executive action, members of Congress are quick to ask the courts to step in.
A picture of Andrew Jackson hung in the Oval Office during Trump’s tenure.
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For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs.
Joe and Jill Biden attend Mass at St. Matthew the Apostle before the inauguration.
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St. Matthew is the patron saint of civil servants – making the Washington, D.C., church bearing his name a fitting venue for presidents, both past and present.
Joe Biden delivering his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021.
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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and his inauguration mark an important change for the roughly 3 million people in the United States who stutter.
Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall in New York City.
The term can be traced back to the Founding Fathers.
President-elect Joe Biden introduces his foreign policy and national security team on Nov. 24 in Wilmington, Del.
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In order to establish his legitimacy, President-elect Joe Biden has to accomplish several big tasks.