Executive Branch

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Time for Democrats to panic about the Fed

The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful government entities in existence, with far-reaching abilities to shape the U.S. economy. The …

A Tale of Two Cabinets - Obama 2009 vs Trump 2017

The Democrats all out attempts to derail and obstruct the cabinet picks of President Trump are, to my knowledge, unsurpassed in history. I know I …

Government

West Wing

For differences between the actual West Wing and <i>The West Wing</i> television show, check out our reviews or the TV West Wing floor plan.<p>First Floor<p>The …

How Many People Does the U.S. Federal Government Employ?

I’ve recently been doing some work on the budget preparation process for the FY 1964 budget. The preparation of that budget took place in the fall of …

Government

Conservatives target red-state Democrats to speed Trump's nominations

Republicans are trying to soften opposition, as they seek to protect Trump's most conservative nominees and his legislative agenda.<p>The prospect of brutal confirmation hearings has Republicans targeting red-state Democrats in hopes of softening opposition to some of Donald Trump’s most conservative …

Commander-In-Tweet: Trump's Social Media Use And Presidential Media Avoidance

Three days after winning the presidency in 2008, President-elect Barack Obama held a press conference, taking questions from reporters. Three days after winning the presidency in 2016, President-elect Donald Trump turned to Twitter.<p>An unprecedented feature of Donald Trump's successful campaign for …

Social Media

Donald Trump, George Washington and the President's Cabinet

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Government

Obama expands his executive power beyond Earth

With 100 days to go in his presidency, President Obama still has a length to-do list. USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Obama has expanded his use of executive power beyond bounds of earth, signing an executive order Thursday to prepare the federal government to deal with the effects of space weather …

Government

U.S. launches airstrikes in Yemen in response to apparent ship attack

2 missiles landed in Red Sea in general vicinity of USS Mason on Sunday, U.S. has said<p>The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday …

China

The next president could be in charge of filling four Supreme Court vacancies: https://t.co/YV4mmeggb3

Obama’s Influence Could Continue After His Term Through His Political Appointees

Civil service laws have made it nearly impossible to remove government bureaucrats from their jobs. President Barack Obama has a chance to place many …

Government

Whose job Is it anyway?

Rob Wilson / Shutterstock.com<p>What constitutional authority does the president have over immigration policy? In the United States, we live in a …

Insurers continue to abandon ACA exchanges, limiting choice

Aetna will abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage, the latest in a string of defections by big insurers that will limit customer choice in many markets.<p>Dwindling insurer participation is becoming a concern, …

State Dept.: $400M to Iran was contingent on US prisoners’ release

WASHINGTON — The State Department admitted Thursday that the United States handed over $400 million in cash to Iran only after Tehran released four …

Obama: Louisiana flooding 'not a photo op issue’

President Obama argued Tuesday that his visit to the site of intense flooding in Louisiana wasn't about a "photo op," urging the public to offer help …

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Ranking 12 Presidents on Foreign Crisis Management

During the series of international crises that President Obama has faced over the past four years -- the Arab Spring, Syrian civil strife, the …

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Does the U.S. President Need a College Degree?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines and is the front-runner for likely Republican Iowa …

College & University

President’s 2016 Budget in Pictures

<b>Feb. 9, 2015</b> - Download PDF Version<p><b>By Jasmine Tucker</b><p><i>Easily share any of the charts below by clicking on the social media buttons directly below …

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House sends Obama pipeline bill he's vowed to veto

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Wednesday that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for President Obama's first veto in the new GOP-controlled Congress.<p>The bill essentially would cut off a permit review process the administration has repeatedly delayed. …

Government

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What does it take to become a presidential candidate? Ask USA TODAY

As campaigning approaches for the 2016 presidential election, USA TODAY editorial writer Dan Carney answers this reader questioon. Ask your own question using #askusatoday on Twitter.

Elections

President Obama Is Reaching Out to Millennials About the Economy Using...Emoji

Hey millennials, President Obama wants you to know that he gets you. And to make that message clear, the White House began using emoji in a social …

Millennials