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the low percentage of immigrants who naturalize – only 50 percent – compared with other immigrant-receiving countries has negative implications for political and civic integration.
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China to Announce Cap-and-Trade Program to Limit Emissions

China to Announce Cap-and-Trade Program to Limit Emissions | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A landmark commitment, to be announced Friday, to limit and put a price on greenhouse gas emissions would be a substantial step by the world’s largest polluter.
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Pope Francis to address divided Congress

Pope Francis to address divided Congress | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Speech is the first by a pope to U.S. lawmakers; tableau will highlight rise of Catholics in American politics.
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Where ISIS Has Directed and Inspired Attacks Around the World

Where ISIS Has Directed and Inspired Attacks Around the World | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
At least a dozen countries have had attacks since last summer. A Mississippi couple are among the latest in a string of ISIS-related arrests in the United States this year.
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Cara Beld's curator insight, September 24, 2015 7:41 PM

According to this map almost all of ISIS' links to the U.S. have been attacks inspired by ISIS or arrests of suspected ISIS supporters.

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Most Agree With Trump on America's Lost Greatness, Bloomberg Poll Finds

Most Agree With Trump on America's Lost Greatness, Bloomberg Poll Finds | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A national survey finds that 72 percent of Americans say their country isn't as great as it once was —a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump's campaign.
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Ignoring Sexual Abuse in Afghanistan

Ignoring Sexual Abuse in Afghanistan | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The American military cannot allow sexual assault of children on its bases or give the impression that it is condoned.
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The Mischiefs of Faction: Classroom Iran Deal Primer: What's the Senate got to do with it?

The Mischiefs of Faction: Classroom Iran Deal Primer: What's the Senate got to do with it? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are increasingly relying on natural gas instead.
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The POLITICO 50 2015 - POLITICO Magazine

The POLITICO 50 2015 - POLITICO Magazine | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Our guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics.
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Obama Gains 41 U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg

Obama Gains 41 U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama gained 41 U.S Senate votes in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement, enough to block the Senate from passing a Republican-backed resolution to disapprove the deal.
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Law Allows More College Credits for High Schoolers, by Matthew Watkins

Law Allows More College Credits for High Schoolers, by Matthew Watkins | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
High school Advanced Placement students should be able to earn more college credits under a bill signed by Gov. Greg Abbott this month, a change that will save students and universities millions of dollars.
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Showdowns Loom in Congress, and Texans Will Have Starring Roles, by Abby Livingston

Showdowns Loom in Congress, and Texans Will Have Starring Roles, by Abby Livingston | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
When Congress reconvenes next week after its August recess, there are a couple of things you can count on: impassioned debate on domestic and foreign policy, and Texans having major parts in those debates.
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Owen Labrie, Former Student at Elite Prep School, Acquitted of Felony Sexual Assault

Owen Labrie, Former Student at Elite Prep School, Acquitted of Felony Sexual Assault | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Owen Labrie, 19, was cleared of three counts of felony sexual assault but was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and a separate felony charge.
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What is CAP & TRADE? Here's a great primer.

What is CAP & TRADE? Here's a great primer. | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Congress killed emissions trading back in 2010. But new EPA rules may revive the idea.
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Pope Francis Challenges Congress to Heal World’s ‘Open Wounds’

Pope Francis Challenges Congress to Heal World’s ‘Open Wounds’ | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Speaking to lawmakers on Thursday, the pope issued a call to action on issues largely favored by liberals, including a critique of the excesses of capitalism and a defense of immigration.
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Military Analyst Again Raises Red Flags on Progress in Iraq

Military Analyst Again Raises Red Flags on Progress in Iraq | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In some ways, the Iraq team’s latest criticism mirrors the disputes of a decade ago, when the Bush administration, over many analysts’ objections, advocated a small force in Iraq.
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 Basically in the war against ISIS Gregory Hooker is a top Iraq analyst at US Central Command. Former intelligence agents have acoused Hooker of altering reports. So the "Pentagon is investigating allegations that top military officials have pressured intelligence analysts into conforming their reports to a more positive narrative of the fight against the terror group ISIS."

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Oust Speaker John Boehner, Houston Republicans Tell Lawmakers

Oust Speaker John Boehner, Houston Republicans Tell Lawmakers | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Harris County Republican Party has called on the 25 Texas House GOP members to vote to replace Boehner.
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Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight

Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The price of the drug, called Daraprim, a standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection, went to $750 a tablet from $13.50.
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PolitiFact Sheet: 6 things to know about the Iran nuclear deal

PolitiFact Sheet: 6 things to know about the Iran nuclear deal | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
With 41 Senate Democrats backing the historic agreement between Iran and five world powers, the Iran nuclear deal is on its way to becoming a done deal, notching a foreign-policy win for President Barack Obama. Yet the debate is far from over. Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, flanked by Sarah Palin, appeared at a Stop the Iran Deal Rally on Sept. 9. They and other critics say the deal gives away too much to Iran, while supporters say the alternative would be much more
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Cara Beld's curator insight, September 22, 2015 9:16 PM

I think that the nuclear agreement offers more opportunities than risks, since the likelihood that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons in the coming years is now extremely low, while enforcement of the agreement will contribute to Israel’s security, and reassure other states in the region  the United States’ standing.

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Jon Stewart comes to Washington to push 9/11 first responder bill

Jon Stewart comes to Washington to push 9/11 first responder bill | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart wasn’t in the mood for jokes during a Wednesday visit to the Capitol to discuss the looming expiration of federal benefits for 9/11 first responders.
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Whose Lives Matter? - POLITICO Magazine

Whose Lives Matter? - POLITICO Magazine | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A landmark year for civil rights shows the path to equality isn’t a straight line.
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Rest easy, John Boehner: No speaker has ever been ousted in the middle of his term - Washington Post

Rest easy, John Boehner: No speaker has ever been ousted in the middle of his term - Washington Post | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A look at the history of trying to unseat a speaker.
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Why the House of Representatives just voted to sue President Obama

On Wednesday evening, the US House of Representatives voted to sue President Obama over the delay of Obamacare's employer mandate. The resolution, which you can read here, passed on a vote of 225 to 201, with ...
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Texplainer: Does New AP U.S. History Curriculum Contain Common Core?, by Morgan Smith

Texplainer: Does New AP U.S. History Curriculum Contain Common Core?, by Morgan Smith | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Hey, Texplainer: If high school students take AP U.S. history, does that mean they are studying Common Core? Wouldn't that be illegal in Texas?
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U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families

U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S., he will find a Catholic public that is remarkably accepting of a variety of non-traditional families, according to a new survey on family life, sexuality and Catholic identity.
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