All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there’s something missing.
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.
An already bitterly divided public has reacted badly to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Biden’s handling of the COVID crisis.
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.
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
While democracy requires accountability from presidents, presidents may lose stature, not gain it, by holding a press conference.
When presidents have tried to address pressing issues through executive action, members of Congress are quick to ask the courts to step in.
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.
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’s presidential campaign and his inauguration mark an important change for the roughly 3 million people in the United States who stutter.
The term can be traced back to the Founding Fathers.
In order to establish his legitimacy, President-elect Joe Biden has to accomplish several big tasks.
Scholars of race, foreign policy and the Supreme Court give their informed predictions of what to expect under a Biden administration.
The political and social crisis in the US has its roots in twin challenges.
Two scholars react to Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
The former national security adviser seems likely to be sued and could face criminal liability.
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.
It was remarkable to see Donald Trump stay on script for a full 80 minutes. It also proved what a gruelling tradition the State of the Union is.
It’s quite possible that neither the US nor the UK will ever return to normal when it comes to political and constitutional balance.
Never mind a “Muslim ban”, Obamacare repeal or a wall on the Mexican border – Donald Trump’s only real agenda is himself.