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2016 money chase: Where the contenders stand

2016 money chase: Where the contenders stand | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
A look at some of the early fundraising operations for 2016 presidential contenders.
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FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core

FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
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The Most Valuable Voters of 2016

The Most Valuable Voters of 2016 | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
The election may come down to turning out minority voters and wooing seniors in the battleground states.
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Should Felons Lose the Right to Vote?

Should Felons Lose the Right to Vote? | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
The poor and minorities are disproportionately locked up—and as a result, disproportionately banned from the polls.
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Second-Class Citizens: How D.C. and Puerto Rico Lose Out on Democracy

Second-Class Citizens: How D.C. and Puerto Rico Lose Out on Democracy | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
Is there a connection between deprivation and a lack of federal representation? The people in territories without a vote sure think so.
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House bill could give former presidents a pay cut

House bill could give former presidents a pay cut | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
Former presidents receive a $203,000 pension and expenses of as much as $1.2 million, but a bill introduced in Congress could change that.
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The decline of journalism and the rise of public relations

The decline of journalism and the rise of public relations | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
The numbers tell the story: While journalism declines, the number of jobs in public relations is increasing.
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Poverty vs. Democracy in America

Poverty vs. Democracy in America | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
50 years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, tens of millions of second-class Americans are still legally or effectively disenfranchised.
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Immigrant Voting: Not a Crazy Idea

Immigrant Voting: Not a Crazy Idea | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
Until the 1920s, many states and territories allowed non-citizens to cast ballots. Given their role in American society, it's worth reconsidering the practice.
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Why Are the Poor and Minorities Less Likely to Vote?

Why Are the Poor and Minorities Less Likely to Vote? | Our Government Today | Scoop.it
Even when America's underclass isn't formally stripped of its ballot, a slew of barriers come between them and full representation and participation.
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Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

In which John Green teaches you where American politicians come from. In the beginning, soon after the US constitution was adopted, politics were pretty non-...
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