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    In Ukraine, Biden Praises Ukrainians, Condemns Russian Actions
In Ukraine, Biden Praises Ukrainians, Condemns Russian Actions

Vice President Biden tells reporters in Kyiv, Ukraine, that the world community stands with Ukraine as it pushes back against Russia’s “flagrant violation ...

Texts & Transcripts



State Dept. on Law, Arrests of LGBT Persons in The Gambia

The State Department releases a statement on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s passage of a discriminatory law and the arrests of LGBT individuals in The Ga...


Kerry on Tunisia’s Presidential Election

Secretary of State Kerry congratulates the Tunisian people on their November 23 presidential election.


Obama's Call with Prime Minister Sharif of Pakistan

The White House releases a summary of Obama's call with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan.


Pamphlets

2014-10-31

    Election Day: Democracy in Action
Election Day: Democracy in Action

Election Day in the United States often arrives dressed as a carnival, ready to attract attention and excite voter interest.

2014-10-21

    U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections
U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections

U.S. midterm elections, which occur in even-numbered years in the middle of a presidential term, determine which political party will control Congress for ...

2014-10-16

    U.S. Supreme Court, Guardian of the Constitution
U.S. Supreme Court, Guardian of the Constitution

The Supreme Court of the United States is the ultimate arbiter of constitutionality and a check on the powers of the executive and legislative branches.

Publications

2014-04-02

    EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today
EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

LGBT rights are a work in progress in the United States. New attitudes are ushering in change. States are legalizing gay marriage. Businesses are protectin...

2014-03-05

    EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out
EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out

Explore college newsrooms where student journalists practice their Constitutional right to a free and unfettered press. This issue also offers news for mov...

2013-12-05

Outline of U.S. Government

What makes U.S. government uniquely American ... its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of “checks and balances,” the decentralized roles ...

Articles

2014-11-20

    Obama Wields Executive Power to Improve U.S. Immigration System
Obama Wields Executive Power to Improve U.S. Immigration System

President Obama lays out his plan to improve border security and more effectively enforce current immigration law, declaring his unwillingness to leave “th...

2014-11-17

    State’s Ryan Marks Kickoff of 15th International Education Week
State’s Ryan Marks Kickoff of 15th International Education Week

Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan marks the kickoff of the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week.

2014-11-17

    Fulbright Program Receives Award for International Cooperation
Fulbright Program Receives Award for International Cooperation

The U.S. government’s Fulbright Program receives the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, delivered by King Felipe VI of Spain.

Photo Galleries

2013-07-01

The United Nations: Partner in Peace, Stability, Security

President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...

2012-12-28

    Historic Inaugurations
Historic Inaugurations

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve...

2012-06-18

Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference

Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.

Videos

2014-10-07

YALI: Big Topic Video on Governance and Civic Participation

Learn more about how young Africans would address some of the big challenges facing Africa. Do you agree with them? What are your ideas on this topic?

2014-09-19

Meet Michael Hoza, U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Cameroon

Learn more about the new U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, Michael Hoza, and his hopes for Cameroon. He is excited to work with Cameroonians, sp...

2014-08-26

Meet U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells

U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells tells a bit about herself and what she hopes to do during her stay in Jordan.