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?
How do major political parties split control of Congress?
It's not unusual for the major political parties to split control of Congress or of Congress and the White House. In fact, voters like it!
What are midterm elections, and why are they important?
Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
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.
How does the U.S. census affect Congress?
The United States uses the census every 10 years to determine how the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will be divided among the states.
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.
America strives for open government
An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.
How does Senate confirmation work?
Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
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.