By using ballot measures — also called initiatives or referendums — citizens bypass legislators and vote directly on an issue in their town, city or state.
The White House releases first lady Melania Trump's official portrait. The photograph shows the first lady, who used to be a fashion model, in her new home.
On Tuesday, November 8, Americans will cast their votes for the next president. How can they be sure their votes are tallied correctly? Watch and learn.
The Library of Congress is collecting blog posts, news reporting, public records, social media — what appears on the web — into a public archive.
Test your skills about the men and women who have held the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Don't worry. We give hints.
The U.S., with low taxes and a robust economy, already attracts more foreign firms than anywhere else. The president, governors and mayors are helping lure even more.
Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
Separation of church and state doesn’t preclude national leaders' praying in public. Learn about the building nicknamed the "Church of the Presidents."
Forty years ago, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that ended more than 30 years of war between the two countries.