Good Governance

Infographic explaining five steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador (State Dept./H. Efrem)

Steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador [infographic]

Being asked by the president to represent America as ambassador to another nation is the job and honor of a lifetime. Learn how one becomes an ambassador.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaking from behind lectern while seated woman raises her hand (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

America strives for open government

An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.
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Who is in Biden’s Cabinet? [infographic]

Learn more about the members of President Biden's Cabinet, their areas of responsibility and where they traditionally sit during meetings.
Headshots of 12 men and women in two rows (State Dept.)

Honoring corruption fighters around the world

The U.S. is honoring a dozen people for fighting corruption. Read about the recipients of the inaugural International Anticorruption Champions Award.
Hand drawing Cabinet members sitting around table (State Dept.)video

The presidential Cabinet explained [video]

Watch this video to learn more about the role of the Cabinet in running the U.S. federal government and advising the president.
President Biden standing at lectern on stage balcony, flanked by seated people (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Biden’s America: A ‘strong and trusted partner’

President Biden says the United States will partner with other nations to tackle global challenges. See highlights from his inaugural address.
The Capitol in Washington (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S....

The 11-week transition period between administrations allows new presidents to prepare and provides time for the Electoral College process.
Man puts piece of paper into box while others stand behind him (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Millions of Venezuelans vote for democracy

Opponents of Nicolás Maduro's illegitimate regime held a "people's referendum" to allow millions of Venezuelans to speak out in favor of fair elections.
People extending their arms to shake hands with Juan Guaidó (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

The two choices for Venezuela’s future

The illegitimate Maduro regime wants to stay in power, causing more Venezuelans to suffer. But what would a future without his influence look like?