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    • The Republican Contract With America Created: Monday, November 03, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Contract with America was developed by the U.S. Republican Party during the 1994 Congressional election campaign, the first mid-term election of the Clinton Administration. It was signed by all...
    • What Does It Mean To Be A Natural Born Citizen? Created: Monday, December 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Only United States citizens have the right to vote and the right serve as an elected to the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives. But to run for President, you have to be a "natural born" c...
    • The Terri Schiavo Case Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      This is an annotated compilation of blog posts and other writings on the Terri Schiavo case." itemprop="description"> Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The fourth estate is a term that references the press, positioning it as a fourth branch of government." itemprop="description"> Thursday, January 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn about three alternatives to the Electoral College. Discover myths about what the U.S. Constitution does and doesn't say about electing presidents. Find out why the current system is the subje...
    • 2012 Presidential Debates Created: Thursday, June 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Read the 2012 presidential debates schedule. Find out where the presidential debates are being held. Learn who will moderate the debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney."
    • What Is The Seniority System? Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      In Congress, the seniority system describes the practice of granting privileges to members of Congress (Senators and Representatives) who have served the longest.
    • How to Start a Super PAC Created: Sunday, June 03, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find out how to start a super PAC. See what steps you need to take to begin raising and spending money on elections. Learn what to do with your own super PAC once you've created it."
    • What Is A Green Card? Created: Monday, April 03, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Definition of "green card" - which signifies the person is a legal permanent resident of the US.
    • Obama Press Secretaries Created: Saturday, May 11, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Read a list of Obama's press secretaries. Find out how many press secretaries Obama had during his two terms in office. Read bios of the Obama press secretaries.
    • What is Treason? Created: Sunday, June 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • Guide To The Presidential Inauguration Created: Monday, January 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The swearing-in of the President of the United States is called the inauguration and it marks the beginning of a new term of the Presidency of the United States. The oath of office is the primary f...
    • What Was The Watergate Scandal? Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The Watergate scandal occurred during the presidency of Richard Nixon; it resulted in the indictment of several of Nixon's advisors and his resignation on 9 August 1974." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...
    • What is a Filibuster? Created: Monday, December 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of a filibuster and how it has been used in the U.S. Senate, as well as famous filibustersn in Senate history and popular culture." itemprop="description" Saturday, September 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade?
    • Brief Description of the U.S. President Pro Tempore Created: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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    • Why Aren't There Any Bearded Politicians? Created: Monday, April 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find out why there aren't many bearded politicians in the United States. See why modern politicians don't wear facial hair. Learn about some of the famous bearded politicians in U.S. history."
    • Janet Yellen Bio Created: Monday, April 08, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about Janet Yellen and her work on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Find out whether Janet Yellen will be nominated to replace Ben Bernanke as the Fed chairman. See where Yellen has wo...
    • What Is A Presidential Executive Order? Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Executive orders are official documents by which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government." itemprop="description">"description" Monday, October 31, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Many controversial issues have been decided by a 5-4 vote of the Supreme Court; the swing vote is the person who is vote number five.
    • Keystone XL Pipeline Controversy Created: Sunday, May 05, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Read about the Keystone XL Pipeline controversy. See where the president and other key elected officials stand on the issue." itemprop="description">
    • What is Sequestration? Created: Monday, September 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Read a definition of sequestration. Find out how sequestration is used in the federal budget process. See examples of sequestration." itemprop="description"> Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Learn about David Letterman's political views. Find out where the Late Show With David Letterman host stands on the issues. See why some viewers think Letterman is a liberal.
    • McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Read about Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee's case against the Federal Election Commission. Find out why McCutcheon believes some restrictions on campaign spending violate the constitution. See why the Supreme Court ruling is being compared to the Citizens United case.
    • The Most Vulnerable Governor in America in 2014 Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Find out why Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is considered to be the most vulnerable governor in the United States. Learn about the Republican governor's job approval ratings and find out why he is so unpopular among voters. See who is lining up to run against Corbett in the 2014 election.
    • 3 Important Campaign Finance Court Cases Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Learn about the most important campaign-finance legal cases in modern political history. See how rulings in campaign-finance court cases have influenced elections. Find out which cases led to the c...
    • Are 527 Groups Irrelevant in the Age of Super PACs? Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Find out whether 527 groups are still active in American politics. Learn about the role of 527 groups in the age of super PACs. See how much 527 groups are spending on local, state and federal elections.

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