Thomas Jefferson diplomacy poster (State Dept.)

230 years of diplomacy [poster]

U.S. diplomacy is 230 years old this year. This poster, which carries the image of the first secretary of state, commemorates this long history.
Lone bison standing in grassy field (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

The bison may soon join the bald eagle as an official...

Bison that once thundered through the Great Plains faced extinction. Now the population has risen, and the animal is expected to become a national symbol.
Man at voting booth with American flag in background (© Shutterstock)

Americans vote on more than a president in November [infographic]

Election Day in the U.S. will give voters the chance to select local as well as national officials and perhaps weigh in on issues that affect their lives.
People gathered, signs raised, flags waving (© AP Images)

Convention speeches can be star makers

The Republican and Democratic 2016 National Conventions will host famous names in U.S. politics, but there will also be faces that aren’t so familiar. Yet.
Men and cars in front of yellow church (© AP Images)

Donald Trump’s first stop on Inauguration Day will be the ‘Church...

Separation of church and state doesn’t preclude national leaders' praying in public. Learn about the building nicknamed the "Church of the Presidents."
Flowers in the shape of the U.S. flag beside a road (© Ariel Schalit/AP Images)

With embassy move to Jerusalem, Israel, Trump fulfills promise

On Israel's 70th anniversary, President Trump fulfills a promise two decades in the making by opening a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel.
Doctor holding stethoscope to child's chest (USAID/Daniel Lanari)

Database offers transparency on U.S. foreign aid

The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
Two people in car in a large garage (Dept. of Energy)

This sports car was made by a 3-D printer [video]

Rick Perry, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, test-drove a retro car with a new twist. The Shelby Cobra was 3-D printed at a national laboratory in Tennessee.
President Trump leaning in to speak to Brett Kavanuagh and his family (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

What’s next for Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court?

President Trump is nominating an experienced federal judge to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. What should the nominee expect next?