Most presidents view inaugural addresses as a rare opportunity to appeal beyond “the base.” This was base-only.
Donald Trump’s rise, and Hillary Clinton’s loss, is not a sign that America is irredeemably bigoted.
“Trump is absolutely trying to attack our democratic institutions and to make the country more authoritarian,” one Democratic lawmaker warns.
A documentary film-maker was disinvited from an academic conference because an organizer feared she would be subject to ideologically motivated reprisals for hosting him.
Atlantic readers ask Ta-Nehisi Coates about Black Lives Matter, historically black colleges, and whether there is much hope for racial harmony in the U.S.
Former Breitbart News reporters are founding a pro-Trump advocacy group.
A new study suggests that conservative politicians in the United States, Europe, and Australia tend to be better-looking.
The NSA is relaxing its privacy rules, allowing more information on the private communications of Americans to be sent to 15 different intelligence agencies.
The Senate rule may be the best hope for the GOP in rolling back the Affordable Care Act, but it still might not be an easy task.
The Florida Republican has the power to sink Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state and deal an early blow to a president-elect who belittled him a year ago.
The president gave the vice president the nation’s highest civilian honor.
In his confirmation hearing, he simultaneously pledged to maintain and eliminate programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.
The white nationalist leader Richard Spencer is setting up a headquarters in the Washington area.
The leader of a far-right French political party was seen in the building on Thursday, although it's unclear whether Trump knew she was coming.
Maybe, but there’s not much Obama could have done about it.
Lawmakers will question Representative Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA; Ben Carson, the housing secretary nominee; and James Mattis, the nominee for secretary of defense.
The outgoing president narrowed the party’s appeal in ways that helped the GOP. Democrats may need to widen it again if they hope to recover power.
Trump took full advantage of a weakened and divided press corps in his first news conference as president-elect.
The art of kompromat
The Senate continued confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks.
In his farewell address, the president highlighted his legacy on national-security issues, but his actions may have opened the way for future abuses.
“This isn’t the way the presidency has worked since Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act in 1978,” the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said on Wednesday.
Cooperation is needed to check an unfit leader. So why are so many critics of the president-elect needlessly turning on one another?