The legal limit on how much debt the U.S. government can take on is called the debt ceiling. It's a good bet it will be in the news again soon.
A combination of traditions, "checks and balances" and math all factor into how a bill becomes a law in the United States.
The United States is withdrawing from UNESCO and is seeking observer status at the organization, citing the agency's anti-Israel bias and need for reform.
Creating the U.S. budget is a yearlong process that begins with the president’s plan. The two branches of Congress wrangle over it. Everyone has to agree.
Despite Bangladesh's remarkable sanitation progress, faulty latrines still endanger health. A low cost public-private partnership tackles that problem.
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, a lawyer skilled in labor and civil-rights issues, rose from modest roots to the top of his field. Here's his story.
The most recent gift from the U.S. Library of Congress to the world is a collection of more than 2,500 stunning Japanese woodblock prints.
Hurricane Maria recently pummeled Puerto Rico and its Caribbean neighbors. These images capture the destruction and ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
U.S. disaster relief teams partner with their counterparts in Mexico to search for earthquake survivors and provide humanitarian relief.