In politics and government, these larger-than-life personalities have amassed enough power to help lead vast nations. From Julius Caesar, Alexander Hamilton and Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela and Nancy Pelosi, politicians make the weighty decisions that change history.
Mike Pompeo testifies today at his Congressional confirmation hearing for U.S. secretary of state following President Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson. Democrats will likely pose aggressive questions about hardliner views on the Paris climate accord and North Korea's nuclear program.
President Xi Jinping warned James Mattis that China won’t surrender territory the country considers its own, likely partly referencing American ties with Taiwan. The yuan also dropped to a 6-month low against the dollar in an escalating trade war as President Trump threatens new tariffs.