Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought together 38 African foreign ministers to promote trade, governance and security.
President Trump declared opioid drug abuse a national health emergency. The U.S. is working with partners to stem the flow of opioids around the world.
President Trump says Jerome Powell, his choice for chair of the Federal Reserve, will help the U.S. build on its recent economic progress.
For 50 years, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has increased transparency by giving Americans the right to examine records from federal agencies.
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.
Creating the U.S. budget is a yearlong process that begins with the president’s plan. The two branches of Congress wrangle over it. Everyone has to agree.
With cities left in ruin by ISIS, Iraq is embarked on the long road to recovery. NATO is helping Iraq's civil and military ministries meet the challenge.
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, a lawyer skilled in labor and civil-rights issues, rose from modest roots to the top of his field. Here's his story.