Vice presidents play a big role in the U.S. government. They are first in line to succeed the president and serve as emissaries, counselors and advisers.
President Trump makes his first address to a joint session of Congress, laying out his priorities for the year.
President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. He's an experienced federal judge from Colorado. What happens next?
What can one learn about America through the lens of a Russian journalist? An award-winning Russian writer traveling in the U.S. tells us.
Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
There’s more to Senate confirmations than just the hearings. Discover some notable moments in U.S. Senate confirmation history.
Women are making historic inroads at all levels of the U.S. government: federal, state and local.
A judge has struck down the government's limits on drilling in federal lands using hydraulic fracturing, saying that regulators overstepped their authority.
In books and TV shows, you might see U.S. government officials accepting lavish meals and gifts. In reality, there are strict rules against this corruption.
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