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Dec 9, 2014 09:05 AM ET
With congressional budget talks often come whispers of a "government shutdown." What actually happens during one, and why do they occur? Does everything close? Trace runs down which things actually do shut down and which never really close.
Nov 21, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
Taxes, divorce law and seizing property are no-nos.
Oct 23, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Paul Heltzel
White House security tightens after a breach. Let's take a look at some notable security moments in the history of the president's home office.
Nov 13, 2013 06:30 AM ET // Eric Niiler
An alternate history of Vietnam, the civil rights movement and the president's affairs are explored.
May 8, 2013 01:45 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Here are memorable fumbles and gaffes -- some small, some not so -- that disqualify a candidate in the public's eye.
Apr 29, 2013 07:30 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
After leaving the White House, a former president can do almost anything or entirely nothing. Past presidents have tried both.
Jan 21, 2013 03:15 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Every inauguration brings with it its own take on traditions depending on the officeholder or the circumstances of the swearing in.
Nov 8, 2012 10:07 AM ET // Trace Dominguez
The entire 2012 presidential election built state-by-state "live" in a gorgeous time-lapse video.
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