Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban
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25 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban »

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September 11, 2021, was the Biden administration’s deadline for removing all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan. However, as the Read more…

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday
President Joe Biden speaks with Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
23 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday »

On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached the citizens of Galveston, Texas. This day, known as “Juneteenth,” Read more…

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent
Coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine development medical with syringe for doctor use to treat pneumonia illness patients.
12 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent »

As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily 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…

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge
US-Mexico border wall in Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
24 Mar
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge »

The Trump administration faced many criticisms regarding the separation of immigrating children from families on the southern border. Now that a new president 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…

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