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.
Former US President Donald Trump speaks in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov.15, 2022.
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The former president made little mention of his personal legal battles as he announced his bid to retake the White House.
Numerous rap songs criticize the Reagan administration for its complicity in the illicit drug trade.
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Ronald Reagan may have been known as ‘The Great Communicator,’ but rap artists don’t view his legacy through such rose-colored glasses. A professor of Black studies and history takes a closer look.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2022, among many lawmakers who may want his job.
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A combination of irrelevancy, powerlessness and derision is in store for a president who chooses not to run for reelection.
President Calvin Coolidge stands with members of a nonprofit group called the Daughters of 1812.
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US President Calvin Coolidge hasn’t gone down in history for his triumphs or failures as president during the 1920s – but his dry sense of humor carries on.
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As an outlier in Kenya’s political power matrix, Ruto was elbowed out by the establishment. But he has somersaulted back by appealing directly to the masses.
In the hot seat: it has been a challenging first 12 months in the White House for Joe Biden.
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It’s been a tough year for the 47th US president.
Pope John Paul II met with President Ronald Reagan in Miami in 1987.
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Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
Joe Biden has signed dozens of executive orders during his first 100 days in office, many of them reversing Trump-era policies.
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Since the Roosevelt administration, it’s become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency’s early months.
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.
Joe Biden is just the latest in a long line of US presidents to trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle.
Seat of power: the US Capitol, where the impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump is taking place.
The rules of impeachment in the US Constitution are vague, but here’s how the trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate will work.
A new kind of politics: Joe Biden delivers his inaugural speech.
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Biden’s inaugural speech focused mainly on healing domestic rifts and a new kind of politics at home. But he also signalled a return to engagement with the outside world.
Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall in New York City.
The term can be traced back to the Founding Fathers.
Pride in the past: Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
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The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences.
Antifa activists on the streets of Salem, Oregon, at a rally of extreme right-wing groups such as the Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys on September 7.
The anti-fa movement gained momentum in the United States following the election of Donald Trump. However, its members do not constitute a threat in the sense of the American president.
There are already reports that Trump is mulling a run in 2024.
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Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
A transcript from the Constitutional Convention records the official report creating the Electoral College.
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Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention – election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.
Donald Trump’s current term as president began on Jan. 20, 2017. It will end on Jan. 20, 2021, with the start of a new term – for him, or someone else.
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The framers of the Constitution were very clear that presidential terms have time limits. Not four years and a day. Not three years and 364 days. Four years.
A crowd greets Sen. John F. Kennedy at Logan Airport in Boston on July 17, 1960, after he became the Democratic nominee for president.
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Though air travel has boosted presidential campaigns for decades, the 2020 pandemic has underlined the importance of aircraft as the quickest and safest way to campaign.