Politics refers to the interrelated sets of activities involved in the governance of a country. Involving various levels of positions of organized governance, modern politics is fundamentally about making decisions that will apply to a state of people. Typically split into separate political parties that collectively support shared positions and policies, a country’s government must deal with a variety of critical human issues from making laws, building infrastructure, and conducting trade to providing education, protection, healthcare, housing, and navigating war. In democratic societies, the government is chosen through public elections meant to ultimately represent the will of the people.

Every day, everywhere in the world, things happen. Sometimes these things or good and sometimes they are bad. Sometimes we don’t know if they are good or bad. When people report on these things, it is called the news. The news that we hear about in newspapers or on television are often extraordinary things, or things that affect other people. Politics, the decisions that are made by those in power, sometimes creates situations that are reported on in the news, and sometimes things happen affect political decisions. It sounds complicated but it really isn’t.

Why is the news important in our lives?

The news is important in our lives because it helps inform individuals within society about the public events that are occurring around them and may affect their daily lives. News is also often a source of entertainment and can provide a distraction from information. The news can also help create a social gathering space.

What is political science?

Political science is the subject that explores the theory and practice of the government and politics at the local, state, national, as well as international levels. Individuals who study political science are concerned to explore the understanding of institutions, practice, and relations that make up public life and promotes citizenship.

What is the journalistic code of ethics?

The journalistic code of ethics is the list of principles that journalists uphold to ensure that the information they are providing is accurate, fair, as well as thorough. Ethical journalists act with integrity. The journalistic code of ethics ensures that journalists seek truth and report it, are accountable, and transparent.

News & Politics Guides
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6’4” | 1.93 m
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln
193.000
1809.00
459000
3D
Abraham Lincoln
Al Capone
179000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Al Capone
178.000
179000
3D
Al Capone
5’4” | 1.63 m
October 13, 1989
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
163.000
1989.00
1773000
3D
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
5’8” | 1.73 m
Amelia Earhart
173.000
188000
3D
Amelia Earhart
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 3, 1967
Anderson Cooper
178.000
1967.00
275000
3D
Anderson Cooper
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 6, 1957
Andrew Cuomo
180.000
1957.00
1300000
3D
Andrew Cuomo
6’1” | 1.85 m
March 15, 1767
Andrew Jackson
185.000
1767.00
274000
3D
Andrew Jackson
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 26, 1944
Angela Davis
173.000
1944.00
185000
3D
Angela Davis
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 17, 1954
Angela Merkel
165.000
1954.00
182000
3D
Angela Merkel
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 24, 1940
Anthony Fauci
170.000
1940.00
143000
3D
Anthony Fauci
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 15, 1950
Arianna Huffington
178.000
1950.00
18000
3D
Arianna Huffington
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
1947.00
559000
3D
Arnold Schwarzenegger
6’1” | 1.85 m
August 4, 1961
Barack Obama
185.000
1961.00
584000
3D
Barack Obama
5’11” | 1.80 m
October 21, 1949
Benjamin Netanyahu
180.000
1949.00
236000
3D
Benjamin Netanyahu
6’0" | 1.83 m
September 8, 1941
Bernie Sanders
183.000
1941.00
1400000
3D
Bernie Sanders
6’2” | 1.88 m
August 19, 1946
Bill Clinton
188.000
1946.00
325000
3D
Bill Clinton
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 28, 1955
Bill Gates
178.000
1955.00
321000
3D
Bill Gates
6’2” | 1.88 m
September 25, 1969
Bill Simmons
188.000
1969.00
119000
3D
Bill Simmons
5’9” | 1.75 m
June 19, 1964
Boris Johnson
175.000
1964.00
142000
3D
Boris Johnson
5’10” | 1.78 m
Buzz Aldrin
178.000
211000
3D
Buzz Aldrin
5’11” | 1.80 m
January 1, 1956
Christine Lagarde
180.000
1956.00
19000
3D
Christine Lagarde
6’3” | 1.91 m
June 14, 1946
Donald Trump
191.000
1946.00
5100000
3D
Donald Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 22, 1949
Elizabeth Warren
173.000
1949.00
245000
3D
Elizabeth Warren
Elon Musk
831000
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 28, 1971
Elon Musk
188.000
1971.00
831000
3D
Elon Musk
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 21, 1977
Emmanuel Macron
178.000
1977.00
220000
3D
Emmanuel Macron
6’2” | 1.88 m
January 30, 1882
Franklin D. Roosevelt
188.000
1882.00
277000
3D
Franklin D. Roosevelt
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 12, 1924
George H. W. Bush
188.000
1924.00
159000
3D
George H. W. Bush
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 6, 1946
George W. Bush
183.000
1946.00
332000
3D
George W. Bush
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 22, 1732
George Washington
188.000
1732.00
434000
3D
George Washington
4’11” | 1.50 m
January 3, 2003
Greta Thunberg
150.000
2003.00
1100000
3D
Greta Thunberg
5’4” | 1.63 m
October 26, 1947
Hillary Clinton
163.000
1947.00
588000
3D
Hillary Clinton
7’2” | 2.18 m
65” | 1.65 m
71” | 1.80 m
Iron Throne
218.000
165.000
180.000
22000
3D
Iron Throne
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 19, 1976
Jack Dorsey
180.000
1976.00
136000
3D
Jack Dorsey
6’1” | 1.85 m
March 21, 1955
Jair Bolsonaro
185.000
1955.00
134000
3D
Jair Bolsonaro
6’8” | 2.03 m
December 14, 1960
James Comey
203.000
1960.00
29000
3D
James Comey
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 12, 1964
Jeff Bezos
170.000
1964.00
682000
3D
Jeff Bezos
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 8, 1941
Jesse Jackson
191.000
1941.00
71000
3D
Jesse Jackson
Joe Biden
7300000
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 20, 1942
Joe Biden
183.000
1942.00
7300000
3D
Joe Biden
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 30, 1735
John Adams
170.000
1735.00
186000
3D
John Adams
6’0” | 1.83 m
May 29, 1917
John F. Kennedy
183.000
1917.00
436000
3D
John F. Kennedy
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 25, 1971
Justin Trudeau
188.000
1971.00
255000
3D
Justin Trudeau
5’2” | 1.57 m
October 20, 1964
Kamala Harris
157.000
1964.00
1100000
3D
Kamala Harris
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 9, 1982
Kate Middleton
175.000
1982.00
823000
3D
Kate Middleton
5’5” | 1.65 m
January 8, 1984
Kim Jong-un
165.000
1984.00
69000
3D
Kim Jong-un
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 26, 1973
Larry Page
180.000
1973.00
74000
3D
Larry Page
5’3” | 1.60 m
July 12, 1997
Malala Yousafzai
160.000
1997.00
70000
3D
Malala Yousafzai
6’4” | 1.93 m
May 19, 1925
Malcolm X
193.000
1925.00
52000
3D
Malcolm X
5’8” | 1.73 m
May 30, 1975
Marissa Mayer
173.000
1975.00
24000
3D
Marissa Mayer
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 31, 1958
Mark Cuban
188.000
1958.00
126000
3D
Mark Cuban
5’7” | 1.70 m
May 14, 1984
Mark Zuckerberg
170.000
1984.00
454000
3D
Mark Zuckerberg
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 3, 1941
Martha Stewart
175.000
1941.00
163000
3D
Martha Stewart
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 15, 1929
Martin Luther King Jr.
170.000
1929.00
96000
3D
Martin Luther King Jr.
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 4, 1981
Meghan Markle
168.000
1981.00
105000
3D
Meghan Markle
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 26, 1970
Melania Trump
180.000
1970.00
1140000
3D
Melania Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 14, 1942
Michael Bloomberg
173.000
1942.00
164000
3D
Michael Bloomberg
5’11” | 1.80 m
January 17, 1964
Michelle Obama
180.000
1964.00
294000
3D
Michelle Obama
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 7, 1959
Mike Pence
178.000
1959.00
223000
3D
Mike Pence
5’9” | 1.75 m
February 20, 1942
Mitch McConnell
175.000
1942.00
1900000
3D
Mitch McConnell
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 26, 1940
Nancy Pelosi
165.000
1940.00
1700000
3D
Nancy Pelosi
5’7” | 1.70 m
September 17, 1950
Narendra Modi
170.000
1950.00
267000
3D
Narendra Modi
5’11” | 1.80 m
Neil Armstrong
180.000
373000
3D
Neil Armstrong
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1982
Pete Buttigieg
173.000
1982.00
284000
3D
Pete Buttigieg
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 14, 1948
Prince Charles
178.000
1948.00
464000
3D
Prince Charles
6’1” | 1.85 m
September 15, 1984
Prince Harry
185.000
1984.00
629000
3D
Prince Harry
6’3” | 1.91 m
June 21, 1982
Prince William
191.000
1982.00
260000
3D
Prince William
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 1, 1961
Princess Diana
178.000
1961.00
458000
3D
Princess Diana
5’4” | 1.63 m
April 21, 1926
Queen Elizabeth II
163.000
1926.00
169000
3D
Queen Elizabeth II
5’11” | 1.80 m
July 18, 1950
Richard Branson
180.000
1950.00
89000
3D
Richard Branson
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 9, 1913
Richard Nixon
183.000
1913.00
246000
3D
Richard Nixon
Rita Skeeter
Guide-1-A
13000
5'5" | 1.65 m
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
Rita Skeeter
165.000
2000.00
13000
3D
Rita Skeeter
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 6, 1911
Ronald Reagan
185.000
1911.00
351000
3D
Ronald Reagan
5’3” | 1.60 m
February 4, 1913
Rosa Parks
160.000
1913.00
184000
3D
Rosa Parks
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 11, 1931
Rupert Murdoch
178.000
1931.00
72000
3D
Rupert Murdoch
5’1” | 1.55 m
March 15, 1933
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
155.000
1933.00
1300000
3D
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 24, 1974
Ryan Seacrest
170.000
1974.00
184000
3D
Ryan Seacrest
5’9” | 1.75 m
September 21, 1954
Shinzō Abe
175.000
1954.00
33400
3D
Shinzō Abe
5’11” | 1.80 m
June 10, 1972
Sundar Pichai
180.000
1972.00
70000
3D
Sundar Pichai
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 27, 1858
Theodore Roosevelt
178.000
1858.00
217000
3D
Theodore Roosevelt
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 1, 1956
Theresa May
173.000
1956.00
271000
3D
Theresa May
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 13, 1743
Thomas Jefferson
188.000
1743.00
305000
3D
Thomas Jefferson
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 1, 1960
Tim Cook
183.000
1960.00
76000
3D
Tim Cook
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 7, 1952
Vladimir Putin
170.000
1952.00
248000
3D
Vladimir Putin
5’10” | 1.78 m
August 30, 1930
Warren Buffett
178.000
1930.00
219000
3D
Warren Buffett
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 22, 1948
Wolf Blitzer
178.000
1948.00
52000
3D
Wolf Blitzer
5’11” | 1.80 m
June 15, 1953
Xi Jinping
180.000
1953.00
112000
3D
Xi Jinping
George Washington
Collection of drawings of President George Washington in an assortment of standing postures with labeled height

George Washington was the first President of the United States. He was born and grew up in Virginia. George Washington was born into a land-owning family. He was a planter by occupation - he owned and ran several slave plantations in his lifetime, the most well known being Mount Vernon. He became Commander-in-Chief of the military before the start of the Revolutionary War and was crucial in leading the American troops. After military success and Independence from the British, he was elected as President and served from 1789 to 1797. He is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

George Washington had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

George Washington was the first President of the United States. After military success and Independence from the British, he was elected as President and served from 1789 to 1797. He is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

George Washington had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

George Washington
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Position: 1st U.S. President
Term: 1789–1797
Political Party: Independent
Death: December 14, 1799 (67)

Given Name
Birthday
February 22, 1732

Drawings include:
George Washington standing (military), standing (formal), saluting

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Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has been in this role since 2005, and has overseen economic reforms that have made Germany the driving force of the European economy. She grew up in the former Soviet state of East Germany, and then went on to complete a degree in physics and work as a research scientist. She is considered the world’s most powerful woman, and you often see her meeting other heads of state but remaining in charge of the conversation. She likes opera, and used to work as a bartender.

Angela Merkel is 5 foot 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

Elevation drawings of Angela Merkel in multiple postures with height labeled
Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She has been in this role since 2005, and has led economic reforms that have made Germany the driving force of the European economy. She is considered the world’s most powerful woman and is often seen remaining leading conversations with other leaders.

Angela Merkel is 5 foot 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

Elevation drawings of Angela Merkel in multiple postures with height labeled
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Country: Germany
Position: Chancellor
Political Party: Christian Democratic Union

Birthday
July 17, 1954

Drawings include:
Angela Merkel front, side, front (waving), side (walking)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Collection of drawings of Arnold Schwarzenegger measured with overall height

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American politician and actor. He was born in Austria and rose to fame as a world-class bodybuilder, winning the title of Mr. Universe aged 20. He later began a film career, appearing in James Cameron’s Terminator movies as the titular role, the Terminator. He also appeared in several acclaimed films, including Kindergarten Cop, Total Recall, and the Christmas classic, Jingle all the Way. He moved into politics in the early 2000s, and served as the Republican governor of California from 2003 to 2013. He has five children. He is vegetarian and advocates for the environmental benefits of a meat-free diet.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American politician and actor. He was born in Austria and rose to fame as a world-class bodybuilder, winning the title of Mr. Universe aged 20. He later began a film career and moved into politics in the early 2000s, and served as the Republican governor of California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Nationality: Austria, United States
Years Active: 1969-Present (Acting); 2003-2011 (Governor)

Given Name
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Birthday
July 30, 1947

Drawings include:
Arnold Schwarzenegger side (talking), side (casual), front (formal, waving), walking (side, casual)

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump was the 45th President of the United States of America. He is a well known businessman and television personality, rising to fame in the television show, The Apprentice. He is known for his extreme wealth, mainly inherited from his family’s real-estate business. The company owns property all over the world. Donald Trump is known for his ostentatious taste. His penthouse apartment situated at Trump Tower in Manhattan is covered in gold. In 2014 he announced his intention to run for President, and in 2016 won the election. Since his inauguration, he has been marred by scandal. He is currently married to Melania Trump and they have one son together, Barron.

Donald Trump has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Illustrations of Donald Trump in multiple positions with measured height
Donald Trump was the 45th President of the United States of America. He is a well known businessman and television personality, rising to fame in the television show, The Apprentice. He is known for his extreme wealth, mainly inherited from his family’s real-estate business.

Donald Trump has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Illustrations of Donald Trump in multiple positions with measured height
Donald Trump
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Position: 45th U.S. President
Term:
2017–2021
Political Party:
Republican

Given Name
Donald John Trump
Birthday
June 14, 1946

Drawings include:
Donald Trump front, front (casual), front (walking), side (walking)

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Pete Buttigieg
Height comparison diagram of Pete Buttigieg compared to other political figures

Pete Buttigieg is an American politician. He ran for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States but ended his campaign in March 2020, publicly endorsing Joe Biden the following day. Before his Presidential campaign, Buttigieg served as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020. He was considered a fairly liberal Mayor who concentrated on new urban initiatives; he pushed forward several regeneration developments in the city. During his time as Mayor, Buttigieg took two leaves of absences to serve in the US navy. He is a multi-instrumentalist and can speak several languages.

Pete Buttigieg has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Pete Buttigieg with overall height
Pete Buttigieg is an American politician. He ran for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States but ended his campaign in March 2020, publicly endorsing Joe Biden the following day. Before his Presidential campaign, Buttigieg served as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012-20.

Pete Buttigieg has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Pete Buttigieg with overall height
Pete Buttigieg
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Position: Secretary of Transportation

Political Party: Democratic

Birthday
January 19, 1982

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Pete Buttigieg elevations (assorted)

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