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How a Supreme Court Nominee Joins the Bench
How a Supreme Court justice is nominated and confirmed.

How Much Is A Billion?
Context for understanding large numbers like a billion and a trillion.

US Political Theory - Foundational Thinkers
What was the intellectual foundation for the formation of the United States? In the 1700s, a democratic system of government as envisioned by the founders did not exist anywhere on the globe. So what -- and who -- provided their inspiration?

This article introduces the "who" in that question, the men behind the political philosophy.

The Gang of Eight
The Gang of Eight refers to eight members of Congress who must be briefed by the executive branch on matters of intelligence.

Public Holidays In The United States
What are the nationwide public holidays in the United States and how is a holiday born?

How to Contact your U.S. Congressman and Senators
How to get in touch with your U.S. congressman.

Party Division - Congress and Presidency - 1945 - 2008
Table showing the party in power in eadh of the three branches of government, from 1945-2006.

Salaries of US Federal Officials
Current salaries for members of the U.S. Congress as well as the White House and the Courts.

Oaths of Office For Federal Officials
Details the oath of office for members of the three branches of the US government: executive, legislative, judiciary.

Milestones In Politics For American Women
As Nancy Pelosi assumes leadership of the US House of Representatives, let's look at other milestones for women in politics in the United States.

How To Amend the Constitution
How to amend the Constitution of the United States.

The Bill of Rights - US Constitution - Amendments 1 - 10
History of the Bill of Rights; first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.

The Grand Jury in the United States
The Grand Jury in the United States: an historical overview with details on selection, reponsibilities, secrecy, subpoena power, and indictments.

When is Election Day 2011?
What day do voters go to the polls to vote in the 2011 elections?

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