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…

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…

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…

A Look at the 2020 Election
I voted stickers being passed out to people at a polling station
5 Nov
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

A Look at the 2020 Election »

The entire 2020 presidential election season between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was unusual to say the least. The day after the election, Read more…

House Begins Public Impeachment Hearings
The United State Capitol remains the focus of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings this week. Credit: Phil Roeder/Moment/Getty Images
18 Nov
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

House Begins Public Impeachment Hearings »

By now, you’ve likely heard of President Trump’s July 25 phone call to the president of Ukraine, in which Trump is accused of Read more…

New Events in the Presidential Impeachment Inquiry
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14 Oct
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

New Events in the Presidential Impeachment Inquiry »

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What You Need to Know About Impeachment
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2 Oct
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

What You Need to Know About Impeachment »

On September 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump. But what does impeachment really involve? How Read more…

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