The role of the U.S. vice president was the butt of jokes in earlier times, but the job has evolved to bestow more power and carry more importance.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87, was honored with events at the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol.
Learn how the U.S. calculates its jobless numbers, and why policymakers and job seekers alike depend on timely, transparent economic data.
Public defenders back criminal defendants in the U.S. who can't afford a private attorney and are at risk of going to prison. Learn how they came to be.
Entrepreneurs will find plenty of resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration to help them establish — and expand — their businesses.
Technology has changed U.S. presidential debates since the days of Abraham Lincoln, but debates still give voters important information about candidates.
From the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 to present day contests, presidential debates have given voters valuable information about candidates.
The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
The Amistad case helped dozens of Africans escape slavery and forced America to live up to its founding ideals. Read more about it here.