presidency

President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron shaking hands (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Bidens honor Macrons at White House state dinner

U.S.-French relations were celebrated at the Biden administration’s first state dinner, reflecting France’s status as the oldest U.S. ally.
Visitors look at National Christmas Tree (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

National Christmas Tree celebration turns 100

Cheers to the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony's 100th birthday! Read on to find out how the ceremony began and evolved over time.
President Biden placing medal around Simone Biles' neck (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images)

Biden honors 17 Americans with Medal of Freedom

Learn more about the 17 extraordinary Americans who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony.
Audience member waving small Ukrainian flag as Joe Biden addresses Congress (© Saul Loeb/AP Images)

Biden salutes Ukrainians’ resolve in State of the Union

In his first State of the Union address to Congress, the president highlighted how the U.S. and partners are united behind Ukraine.
President Biden speaking to members of Congress (© Doug Mills/The New York Times/AP Images)

The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

Millions of people around the world are expected to watch President Biden's State of the Union address. Learn why the speech gets attention.
President Obama delivering a speech in Congress (© Charles Dharapak/AP Images)

Who sits where during a State of the Union speech? [infographic]

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?
Left photo: Ronald Reagan sitting in chair next to radio equipment (© AP Images) Center photo: Jimmy Carter holding crops at his peanut farm (© PhotoQuest/Getty Images) Right photo: Gerald Ford wearing park ranger uniform in front of park office (Courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library)

U.S. presidents come from many professions

Many U.S. presidents previously held elective office, but not all. And some once held unusual jobs, which started them on their way.
President Reagan shopping for Valentine's Day cards (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/National Archives and Records Administration)

In the Valentine’s Day archives: Love from presidents

U.S. presidents aren't shy about showing their wives some love, especially on Valentine's Day. Read some of their love letters — and tweets.
Framed pictures hanging on wall of Oval Office (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

What’s on the walls of Biden’s Oval Office?

Learn more about the portraits of presidents, presidential hopefuls and social justice leaders that sit across from President Biden's desk.