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    • What Was The Watergate Scandal? Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
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    • What Does It Mean When Congress Is In Recess? Created: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A Congressional session runs for one year, 3 January to sometime in December. When Congress is in a recess, business has been put
    • What Is GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Created: 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
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    • Supreme Court Swing-Vote Cases Created: 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
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    • 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.
    • What is a 527 Group? Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Read a definition of 527 groups. Find out what 527 groups do. Learn about the influence in American politics of 527 groups.
    • SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Find out now the SpeechNow.org court case led to the creation of super PACs. Learn about the court arguments in the SpeechNow.org case. See how the SpeechNow.org case differed from the more widely known Citizens United court case.
    • Presidential Speech Launching Iraq Invasion Created: Saturday, September 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Presidential speech to the nation on the launch of the US invasion of Iraq on 19 March 2003.
    • What is a Wave Election? Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      Find out what a wave election is in American politics. See what constitutes a wave election. Learn about the difference between a landslide and a wave election.
    • 5 Biggest Wave Elections Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      Read about the biggest wave elections in U.S. history. See which party lost seats in the biggest wave elections. Find out who was president during the biggest wave elections.
    • Why People Hate Congress But Keep Re-Electing Their Congressman Created: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Find out why Americans dislike Congress intensely but keep re-election their own members of Congress. Learn about Congress' approval ratings and its member incumbency rates. See where there's a disparity between public opinion and re-election rates.
    • How to Run for Congress in 5 Steps Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Find out how to run for Congress. Read these five steps to running for Congress. Learn about the process of running for the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate.
    • Members of Congress by Profession: What Your Lawmaker Did Before Being Elected Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Find out what careers members of Congress held before being elected to the House and Senate. See how many members of Congress consider themselves to be career politicians. Learn about some of the most unusual careers held by members of Congress.
    • 5 Reasons Americans Hate Congress Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      Find out why Congress has such a low approval rating. See why members of Congress keep getting re-elected despite being so unpopular. Learn about the most common complaints made against Congress.
    • 5 Reasons Your Member of Congress is Overpaid Created: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014
      Here are five reasons your member of Congress is overpaid. Find out why your member of Congress doesn't deserve to get $174,000 a year. See how much the public feels their member of Congress is worth.
    • 3 Reasons Your Member of Congress Is Underpaid Created: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014
      Find out why your congressman might be underpaid. See what your member of congress would earn in the private sector. Learn how much members of congress make per hour.
    • How Many Days Does Congress Work a Year? Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014
      Find out how many days Congress really works in a year. See how the average work week for a member of Congress compares to that of the average American worker. Learn why the relative small number of session days for members of Congress can be misleading.
    • How to Spot a Form Letter From Your Congressman Created: Friday, February 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014
      How to tell if that letter from your congressman is a fake. Find out how to tell if your congressman has written you a form letter. See what you can do to avoid getting a canned response.
    • List of Obama Scandals and Controversies Created: Sunday, May 19, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014
      Read of list of the scandals and controversies that occurred during President Barack Obama's administration. Find out the outcome of the Obama scandals and controversies. Learn about the impact the...
    • Why Waffling Gets a Bad Rap in Politics Created: Monday, February 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014
      Find out what waffling in politics is. See why waffling is seen as a character flaw. Learn why waffling might not be such a bad character trait to have in politics.
    • How Early Will Candidates Announce They Are Running for President in 2016? Created: Saturday, December 21, 2013 Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014
      Find out when candidates for president in 2016 will begin announcing their campaigns. See when other presidential hopefuls have launched their campaigns. Learn how early candidates must begin their work to get elected.

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