Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S. president?

Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S. president? By ShareAmerica Jan 14, 2021 While many democracies swap in new leaders in a sprint, the U.S. ambles along with a transition period of 11 weeks. But slow as that might seem, it’s shorter than the four months the Constitution originally left for the ...
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The president on the 9/11 anniversary: Our values endure

On September 11, “in that hour of darkness, we also came together with renewed purpose,” President Trump said in marking the 16th anniversary of terrorist attacks on America. The president was speaking at the the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon, one of three U.S. sites attacked on September 11, 2001. He and first lady Melania Trump had ...
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On becoming an ‘ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary’

At the apex of U.S. embassies around the world are diplomats who hold the august title of “ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America.” Whether one has made a career in the Foreign Service, or in the world of business, in academe or elsewhere, being asked by the president to represent America ...
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