Antony Blinken says his vision of America is steeped in his relatives' past as refugees. Learn more about the new secretary of state.
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.
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 11-week transition period between administrations allows new presidents to prepare and provides time for the Electoral College process.
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.
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.
For more than 200 years, America's freewheeling presidential campaigns have relied on music to connect with voters. That tradition is still going strong.
The role of the U.S. vice president was the butt of jokes in earlier times, but the job has evolved to bestow more power and carry more importance.
A mural of activist Ida B. Wells was unveiled to mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the U.S.