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.
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?
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.
When President Trump announced that the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he set in motion a plan to move the U.S Embassy there. Why?
The International Religious Freedom Act promotes the fundamental right of people worldwide to worship according to their own conscience.
The legal limit on how much debt the U.S. government can take on is called the debt ceiling. It's a good bet it will be in the news again soon.
A combination of traditions, "checks and balances" and math all factor into how a bill becomes a law in the United States.