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Tom Murse

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By Tom Murse

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Obama Impeachment Talk Is Not A Scam Being Run By Democrats Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Find out why Democrats keep talking about the possibility of Barack Obama being impeached. See who's behind calls for Obama's impeachment.
    • Barack Obama Facts Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Here are 10 facts you may not have known about President Barack Obama. Learn the truth behind some of the most widespread myths about Barack Obama.
    • Is Ron Paul Running for President in 2016? Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Find out where Ron Paul stands on running for president in the 2016 election. See what the Libertarian has said about seeking the White House again.
    • Why the 2016 Republican National Convention Is Being Held in Cleveland Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Find out why the Republican National Committee chose Cleveland, Ohio, to holds its convention in 2016. Learn about the political ramifications of the decision.
    • Who Called Barack Obama the Food Stamp President? Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Find out who came up with the nickname food stamp president for Barack Obama. Learn about food stamp enrollment under Obama. See why the nickname is misleading.
    • The Government Might Give Free Movie Tickets to Food Stamp Recipients Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Find out why some experts believe the U.S. government should give free movie tickets to food stamp recipients. See why the proposal drew negative reactions.
    • The Bill of Rights - US Constitution Amendments 1-10 Created: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The history and texts of the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
    • When Are Vice Presidential Candidates Chosen? Created: Thursday, July 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Find out when vice presidential candidates are chosen. See what month of the year most nominees pick their running mates. Read a list of dates when presidential candidates have chosen their vice pr...
    • Hillary Clinton's Position on Same-Sex Marriage Created: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Find out where Hillary Clinton stands on same-sex marriage. See how the potential 2016 presidential candidate's position has evolved over time. Read a transcript of Hillary Clinton's remarks on sam...
    • John F. Kennedy At The Greater Houston Ministerial Association Created: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Transcript of John F. Kennedy's speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, 12 September 1960. Includes links to audio of the full speech and a short video excerpt on YouTube."
    • Who Is Responsible For Voting Systems In The United States? Created: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      An effective voting system allows citizens to express their preference for public policy decisions in a secure and private manner. So who is responsible for voting systems in the United States?"
    • Wealthiest Presidential Candidates Created: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Read about the wealthiest presidential candidates. Learn the net worth of each of the 2012 White House hopefuls. See how they made their fortunes.
    • Iraqi War Resolution : Text of Iraq War Resolution Created: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Text of the 2002 Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing military force in Iraq and roll call vote information." itemprop="description">> Friday, November 25, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      After a 10-year moratorium, the United States re-instituted the death penalty in 1977. This article provides an overview of statistics, arguments pro-and-con, background of capital punishment.
    • Could Bill Clinton Serve in Hillary Clinton's Administration? Created: Saturday, August 17, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Find out what role Bill Clinton would play in a Hillary Clinton administration. Read what Hillary Clinton said about her husband's position in her administration. See what the former president says...
    • Landslide Definition in Politics Created: Saturday, April 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Find out what a landslide election is in American politics. See examples of landslide elections in modern congressional and presidential elections. Learn what percentage margin constitutes a landsl...
    • Why Your Facebook Like is a Form of Protected Speech Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Find out why liking something on Facebook is considered a form of free speech. See how courts have ruled on the use of social media. Learn you legal rights when it comes to social media.
    • Issue Summary: Abortion Created: Thursday, July 01, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      This issue summary provides background about abortion in America, presents various points of view on the political aspects of abortion, and provides links to pro choice and pro life organizations.
    • Issue Summary : Geneva Conventions Created: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      This issue summary provides background about the Geneva Conventions and treatment of prisoners of war. The context is the current war against terrorism and events in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Gh...
    • What Is Executive Privilege? Created: Monday, July 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Presidents of the United States -- beginning with George Washington -- have claimed that the Constitutional principle of separation of powers grants the Executive Branch the right to resist some Co...
    • What Is The Coattail Effect? Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      In politics, the "coattail effect" describes the what happens when a very popular candidate -- usually for President -- helps sweep other members of his party into office.
    • What Is An Earmark? Created: Sunday, October 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Earmarks are funds provided by the Congress for specific projects or programs in such a manner that the allocation (a) circumvents a merit-based or competitive allocation process; (b) applies to a ...
    • What Is A Presidential Veto? Created: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Definition, use of veto. US Politics.
    • What Is The Seniority System? Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      In Congress, the seniority system describes the practice of granting privileges to members of Congress (Senators and Representatives) who have served the longest.
    • What Is The First Amendment? Created: Monday, February 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Text and background on the First Amendment to the US Constitution
    • What Is An Appropriation? Created: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      An appropriation is money designated for a specific purpose by a state or federal legislature.
    • What Does It Mean When Congress Adjourns? Created: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A Congressional session runs for one year, 3 January to sometime in December. Adjournment means that Congress is out of session, it is closed to business. This is in contrast to a recess, which we ...
    • Supreme Court Swing-Vote Cases Created: Monday, October 31, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 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.
    • Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito - Biography Created: Monday, October 31, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      President Bush nominated Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. He was confirmed on 31 January 2006 and is the second Bush appointment to the Court.
    • Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States Created: Monday, February 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Considered by many historians to be one of the greatest of U.S. presidents, Lincoln guided the United States through the devastating Civil War.
    • George W. Bush - Biography Created: Thursday, June 17, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      This illustrated biography of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, examines his life from birth to the White House.
    • Should Voters Have to Pass a Test? Created: Sunday, August 04, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn about a time when voters had to pass a test. Find out why some people think voters should have to pass a test on Election Day. See what federal laws say about forcing voters to pass a test."<...

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