In four graphics, we take a look at the 116th Congress, including the historic number of women, as well as a bit about their backgrounds.
The three branches of the U.S. government get together each year to hear the president give the State of the Union address. Who comes and where do they sit?
See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.
Learn why U.S. national elections are held on Tuesdays in November, and why that's unlikely to change — even though some people think it should.
Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
During this transition period between secretaries of state, a steady hand takes charge and career employees continue their work supporting the president's foreign policies.
Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
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.
Learn more about the federal government in the United States. This article is part of a three-part series on how federalism works in America.