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AP US GO PO LINKS - olahighgardner

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Your place to go for AP US Government and Politics videos, documents, and more.  The site is divided up by unit.  Use this as a resource for your Webpage Project.


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Since APGOPO is a college-level course, each time you provide “insight” on a “scoop,” you must write a paragraph of AT LEAST 5 sentences detailing what you learned from the article, document, video, or game you post. 

 

These paragraphs must contain:

1)      A topic sentence

2)      An explanation of what the video or article covered

3)      An explanation of how the video or article connects to our course content

4)      YOUR reactions and opinions about the content

a.  Why did you choose that scoop?

b.  Is the information reliable?  Why or why not?

c.  What did you learn from the video, article, document, or game?

d.  How did it affect your views about our course topic?  (do not write in first person)

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UNIT 1 APGOPO: EXCELLENT CHOICES, EACH WITH STRONG INSIGHT. WELL DONE!: 100%
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The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup

The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
Latest news on Supreme Court. Includes blogs, videos, and pictures about Supreme Court.
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CNN: Inside the Supreme Court - YouTube

Kate Bolduan takes a rare peek at what lies behind the walls of the Supreme Court.
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There are no pictures allowed while the court is in session. There are only two pictures, and that is because the cameras were smuggled inside in the 1930s. It was a very expensive building. There are pictures of every chief justice. There has only been 17 chief justices.

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unit 7 scoops 2/6; 40/120 points
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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
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In this game, I discovered how difficult it is to be the president. He has so many responsiblities and is so very busy. The mailbox never stopped filling up. It was a fun game, but it was kind of stressful. It takes a lot to be the president.

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UNIT 6 SCOOP.IT GRADE 100%; 200 POINTS; NICE WORK ON ALL OF YOUR INSIGHT
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United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

United States Department of Defense (defense.gov) | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
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Ash Carter is the Secretary of Defense. Their main focus issues are Afghanistan, ISIL/ISIS, warrior care, sexual assault prevention, cyber security, and defense strategic guidance. Their policies are usually military based. One new article from today is "Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq"

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The White House

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The president is a very busy man. His schedule is full every day. It's almost as if he never catches a break. Today he went to Louisville, KY to discuss a pool coverage. He is actually in Louisville right now. However, he is getting ready to head for Utah. I'm not entirely sure what he's doing, but he is probably using bully pulpit. 

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Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)?

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
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This website tells you who is running, probably running, probably not running, and who is not running for presidency. So far, there are no democrats officially running, and there is only one republican: Ted Cruz. But of those who are potentially running, there is a vast majority of Republicans. There are 12 republicans and only 3 democrats.

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Article II for Dummies: The Executive Branch Explained - YouTube

Hip Hughes History lays down the tracks for the train of learning. So jump aboard and learn the essentials of Executive Power through Article II of the US Co...
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This video talks about Article 2 of the constitution. He goes over all of the president's powers like we did in class. The president doesn't actually have a lot of power. He uses his status in national security to expand his power beyond the constitution. Otherwise known as implied powers. The president can be impeached, and even removed from office by the Senate.

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History of the Filibuster - YouTube

Discover the interesting history of the filibuster, from Cato the Younger to Rand Paul, and see why it is an important part of the American system of governm...
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A filibuster is basically when a congressman gives a very long speech about an issue to prolong the process and get away with it. It is used in the Senate to prolong a vote, or possibly even prevent it. A cloture is the only thing that can break a filibuster. The cloture rule basically states that if 3/5 of the Senate votes on it, they can bring the meeting to a quick end. That way, the filibuster will not work. The filibuster has been used since the Greek and Roman periods. It was used in legislation by Albert Brown in 1853.

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Women in Congress (Facts of Congress) - YouTube

Civics doesn't need to be dry and boring! Learn Facts of Congress with music and animation in Jib/Jab & Monty Python style from those hilarious folks at Flas...
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I chose this video because I think the idea of women in congress is a step toward equality. The video tells of the first woman to be in congress and when women were given the right to vote. They were able to vote in 1920, but the first woman in congress was elected in 1916. She was elected into the House of Representatives. A little fact I know that wasn't in this video is that the first woman Senate came from Georgia.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

Election Other - Congressional Job Approval | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
RealClearPolitics Polls
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The congressional job approval rate is 18.2%. Although this is a low number, I believe incumbents get reelected because of their experience. They also appeal to their districts or home states. The framers created a congress that was unpopular with the whole country because of politics. Politicians will say almost anything you want to hear to get reelected.

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Congressman Jody Hice

Congressman Jody Hice | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
Representing the 10th District of Georgia
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One legislation that he voted on recently was the Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize grants for certain trauma centers and grants to states for trauma centers through FY2020. Jody Hice offers services such as Art Competition, Help with a Federal Agency, Flags, Internships, Military Academy Nominations, Tours and Tickets, Commendations and Greetings, Resources, Event Request, and Presidential Greetings. I really enjoyed his visit. It was very interesting and it was really cool to see a congressman. However, I didn't expect him to be so short.

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Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect

Today's Supreme Court confirmation process was shaped by what happened at the hearings for Clarence Thomas 20 years ago. The hearings also changed America's political, judicial and cultural landscape.
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Supreme Court Website

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They have a calendar of argument days, nonargument days, and conference days. There is recent arguments list. There are oral arguments, which are audio recordings, and they are posted every friday after conference. 

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Politics, Political News

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POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.
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I chose the article about Obama's "told you so" mentality. The article is about him using his power of negotiating a treaty and making a "good deal." His battle now is to convince Congress he's right. However, no one believes him or trusts him in this situation. He is definitely trying really hard.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
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The Director of the CIA is John O. Brennan. Their main policy is not invading people's privacy unless commanded to do so, or if it's a threat. They're independent so they don't have to worry about politics or congress telling them what to do. One current issue is terrorism.

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Overall Ranking - C-SPAN

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I chose FDR because I feel like he was one of the best presidents of all time. He ranked 3 in 2009 for his excellence. He was rank 1 in public persuasion. People looked up to him and trusted him. He never let them down. In fact, FDR had 4 terms, and was the last president to have more than 2 terms because of the 22nd amendment. Not to mention all the reform acts after the great depression. 

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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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The president is a celebrity solely because of the Roosevelt's. The Roosevelt's are the reason the president is a media figure. They fostered in the minds of the public the supremely unconstitutional idea that “president” and “government” were, to a large extent, the same thing. They made the people feel like they cared about them. 

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POTUS Roles -- Part 2 - YouTube

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AP GOPO Students -- Use this playlist to complete your notes on the roles of the president. If I included a video you already viewed in class, just skip it. ...
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I chose the Ford Pardons Nixon video. The power depicted in this video is the power to pardon crimes. If it wasn't for the pardon, he could've faced investigation and imprisonment.The president has the power to pardon anyone of their crimes and completely wipe their record.

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CNN: 'Gerrymandering' the movie - YouTube

A new documentary looks at the firestorm issue of redistricting as midterm elections near.
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The district lines are drawn by politicians themselves. State legislatures draw the lines to their own benefit. This is known as gerrymandering. Gerrymandering allows incumbents to keep getting reelected. This seems unfair, and we should have non-politicians drawing the lines like the independent commissions.

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House Session

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The House continued debate on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton for perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Early in the debate Representative Livingston, after it…
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The House has the sole power of impeachment. However, they just vote on whether the person should be impeached or not. The Senate holds the trial of impeachment. The Senate votes on the outcome. 2/3 vote is required to kick the person from office.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are government funds that are allocated by a legislator for a particular pet project, often without proper review. Members of congress use earmarks to provide federal funding to companies, projects, groups, and organizations in their district. Jim Moran sponsored or co-sponsored 85 earmarks totaling $109,740,000 in fiscal year 2010.

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LawCraft | iCivics

LawCraft | iCivics | 2 Berry Clayton | Scoop.it
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Lawmaking is a very long and difficult process. You have to make a law that the people want, and also the government wants. When you suggest a bill, it has to have a lot of support before the branch of congress will even look at it. When they do, they vote and discuss it. Then, if it's passed, they send it to the other branch of congress for them to look at it and vote on it as well. If they both agree, they send it to the president to sign off on it. The president can either make it a law or veto it. If vetoed, it is sent back to congress where they make corrections and changes. If 2/3 of congress votes "yea," the veto will be overruled and it will become a law.

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Home

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Click here to visit American taxpayers' top watchdogs in Congress: the House Oversight Committee. Oversight exists to secure two fundamental principles. First, Americans have a right to know that the money Washington takes from them is well spent. And second, Americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. Our duty on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to protect these rights.
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Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) is a committee in the House of Representatives. OGR makes sure that the government does what they say they do with tax money, because citizens deserve to know that their tax money is well spent. The committee chairman is Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Republicans are the majority of OGR. Probably because Republicans are the majority of H.R.

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