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Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia To A Warm Welcome, Despite Troubles At Home

President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday carrying baggage — namely, a swirl of controversy stemming from his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing Russia investigations. But his hosts in Riyadh aren't likely to be bothered by it all.<p>Trumpeters played and jets flew overhead …

Middle East

'Not Nixonian': Richard Nixon Library trolls Trump over Comey firing

Body charged with preserving Nixon’s legacy enjoys a rare chance to criticise a sitting US president on social media<p>James Comey firing: FBI director’s dismissal rocks Washington – live<p>It isn’t very often that the Richard Nixon Presidential Library gets the opportunity to say that the actions of a …

Donald Trump

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 …

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 …

Jeff Sessions

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 …

Donald Trump

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> …

George Washington

Obama expands his executive power beyond Earth

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 events.<p>That space weather — which includes phenomena like solar flares, geomagnetic …

Space Weather

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 …

Obama, China ratify climate agreements

<b>Hangzhou, China (CNN) —</b> The United States and China on Saturday each submitted their plans to reduce carbon emissions to the United Nations, officially ratifying an agreement forged last year in Paris meant to curb climate change.<p>President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping submitted …

China

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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 …

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 …

Key questions and answers about Obama’s new budget

President Obama is scheduled to release his annual budget Monday morning, a big book that includes the details of where he thinks the federal government should raise money and where it should spend it. In the $4 trillion budget, the president will call for an increase in spending and a series of …

Congressional Committees

Obama ISIS fight request sent to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. "strongest" in the fight, and that "ISIL is going to lose."<p>"Now, make no …

Islamic State (ISIS)

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 …

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 …

Despite early doubts, Obama may yet set record for rewarding donors with ambassadorships

President Obama, beginning his last two years in office, is within striking distance of passing President George W. Bush in appointing the most political (non-career) ambassadors in recent years.<p>Just after Obama’s election in 2008, we wrote that the “early speculation is that Obama may be more …

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