“He is much calmer,” said Representative James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina and a close ally. “The anxiety of running and the pressure of…View More Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation
Joseph R. Biden Jr. will become president of the United States at noon on Jan. 20 in a scaled-back inauguration ceremony. While key elements will…View More When is Inauguration Day 2021? What You Need to Know
But not many people have declined the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “Very few have done it, whether it was out of modesty or for special…View More Who Else Has Declined a Presidential Honor?
WASHINGTON — As House Democrats move toward punishing President Trump with a history-making second impeachment, they are also pressing ahead with a parallel effort to…View More Beyond Impeachment, a Push for Ethics Laws That Do Not Depend on Shame
Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on Friday took the unprecedented step of asking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about “available precautions” to…View More Pelosi Pressed Pentagon on Safeguards to Prevent Trump From Ordering Military Action
Now that Donald Trump’s time in the White House is ending, an urgent task is the reform of the presidency that for four years he…View More How to Reform the Presidency After the Wreckage of Trump
It was an extraordinarily dangerous moment for the country. As the history of lapsed republics suggests, when the military becomes involved in domestic politics, it…View More What Really Saved the Republic From Trump?
WASHINGTON — The newly disclosed federal tax investigation into his son will test President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s stated commitment to independent law enforcement while…View More Investigation of His Son Is Likely to Hang Over Biden as He Takes Office
At least a half-dozen former presidents have sought to return to the White House, but only Grover Cleveland succeeded.Credit…National Archive, via Getty Images Other presidents…View More Trump Hints at Another Act in Four Years, Just Like Grover Cleveland
May a president pardon his relatives and close allies? Yes. The Constitution does not bar pardons that raise the appearance of self-interest or a conflict…View More Can Trump Pre-emptively Pardon Himself? Clemency Power, Explained