Jill Biden’s Job Outside the White House
16 Sep
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Jill Biden’s Job Outside the White House »

What is the formal role of the First Lady of the United States? Traditionally, the First Lady hosted events and provided support  to Read more…

Biden Provides Mental Health Funding for Kids
The Biden administration is putting more funding behind helping young people's mental health.
8 Sep
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Provides Mental Health Funding for Kids »

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to an already-escalating crisis: children’s mental health. The stress of social isolation and the inability to Read more…

Biden’s Executive Orders
The oval office at the White House in Washington DC
10 Feb
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden’s Executive Orders »

Under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, a president has broad authority to make executive orders. How presidents have used this privilege has Read more…

UPDATED March 16: Status of Biden’s Cabinet
The White House. Credit: Tetra Images RF/Getty Images
3 Feb
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

UPDATED March 16: Status of Biden’s Cabinet »

One of the first and most important jobs of a new president is to choose a cabinet: the group of advisers and departmental Read more…

Biden’s First 100 Days Plan
The first 100 days is a benchmark for all new presidents.
27 Jan
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden’s First 100 Days Plan »

The world is watching to see what President Joe Biden accomplishes in his first 100 days. But why this particular time frame? What Read more…

Inauguration Day 2021
Crowds were not allowed, but the nation celebrated a new president January 20, 2021
22 Jan
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Inauguration Day 2021 »

Perhaps no single event illustrates democracy as much as the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. On January 20, 2021, Read more…

Biden Begins Choosing Cabinet
White House Oval Office
16 Dec
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Begins Choosing Cabinet »

President-elect Joe Biden won’t take office until January 20, but in the meantime, he has a lot of work to do. He has Read more…

Dollar for Dollar: Which Candidate is “Winning”?
How are the major candidates doing in the financial race to the White House?
14 Oct
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

Dollar for Dollar: Which Candidate is “Winning”? »

Fundraising is at the heart of every political campaign. Money is needed to purchase expensive television and print ads, radio spots, campaign literature, Read more…

2020 Democratic National Convention
Credit: Shutterstock/niroworld
25 Aug
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

2020 Democratic National Convention »

This year’s Democratic National Convention took place between August 17 through August 20. Because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the event happened Read more…

Biden Chooses Harris as Running Mate
The senator from California, Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's vice presidential choice for the 2020 election
19 Aug
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Chooses Harris as Running Mate »

Last week, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his vice-presidential running mate: Senator Kamala Harris of California. You may remember Senator Harris as Read more…

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