presidency

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.
Pete Buttigieg raises hand and places other on book held by Chasten Buttigieg as Kamala Harris speaks (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Biden administration appoints record number of LGBTQI+ officials

Meet four U.S. officials who have broken new ground as the first openly LGBTQI+ people in their positions as a part of the most diverse administration.
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.
Photo of White House within circle (State Dept./H. Efrem. Photo: © Shutterstock)

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.