U.S. Elections

Man spraying bottle of champagne next to group of people in street with Joe Biden mural in background (© Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Biden’s heritage links towns in Pennsylvania, Ireland

President Biden's Irish ancestry links two towns in Pennsylvania and County Mayo, Ireland, in their pride of connections.
Illustration of five women with monuments in background (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
Graphic showing number of members of U.S. Congress broken down by political party (State Dept./Helen Efrem)

Shifts in the new U.S. Congress [infographic]

The 117th U.S. Congress broke a number of records, with more women and minorities representing districts and states around the country.
Antony Blinken (© Demetrius Freeman/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Meet America’s new secretary of state: Antony Blinken

Antony Blinken says his vision of America is steeped in his relatives' past as refugees. Learn more about the new secretary of state.
Kamala Harris standing in front of U.S. flag (© Nareshkumar Shaganti/Alamy)

Kamala Harris: America’s vice president

As U.S. vice president, Kamala Harris is President Biden's closest adviser. Learn how her background helped transform her into a champion of justice.
Joe Biden holding one hand up and one hand on Bible held by Jill Biden (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Joseph R. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 to become the 46th president of the United States.
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 at voting booth with American flag in background (© Shutterstock)

Americans vote on more than a president in November [infographic]

Election Day in the U.S. will give voters the chance to select local as well as national officials and perhaps weigh in on issues that affect their lives.
Women wearing masks walking next to 'vote here' sign (© Paul Sancya/AP Images)

Swing states keep campaigns guessing

U.S. presidential candidates have to win states to become president. Some states' choices are obvious, but others, the swing states, could go either way.