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…

Washington Battles Over Extending Eviction Ban
The federal government is trying to figure out how to deal with the eviction moratorium.
11 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Washington Battles Over Extending Eviction Ban »

During the COVID-19 shutdown, the federal government imposed a national eviction moratorium. Because so many Americans were suddenly out of work, landlords were Read more…

U.S. Extends Border Restrictions
President Biden has extended travel restrictions for some travelers.
28 Jul
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

U.S. Extends Border Restrictions »

Planning a late summer vacation? Due to COVID-19, travel restrictions are changing all the time. If you’re going to leave the country, it’s Read more…

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit
China and the United States made some climate change agreements in advance of last week's Earth Day Summit.
28 Apr
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit »

On Friday April 23, 2021, in honor of Earth Day, President Biden hosted a virtual global summit to discuss climate change with other Read more…

New Economic Perspectives
There are new economic perspectives from women in the Biden administration.
31 Mar
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

New Economic Perspectives »

President Biden has appointing several women–and often women of color–to critical positions in his administration that will shape the country’s economic future. (Historically, 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…

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends
Credit: Jonathan Larsen/William Thorton/fstockfoto/iStockphoto/Getty Images
11 Feb
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends »

Just like that, the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is over. As you probably already know by now, he was not removed Read more…

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