Category Archives: U.S.

Democrats endure series of narrow losses in four special elections

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Help students understand recent runoff elections with this explainer written by Extra intern Amanda Wilcox. Continue reading

Gerrymandering, or how drawing irregular lines can impact an election

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Most states have some rules for redrawing district lines, but cases of gerrymandering in order to give one party an electoral advantage over the other remain widespread. Continue reading

Game on: Key facts about the Republican health care bill

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This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more

Game on: The presidential election is over. When’s the next chance to vote?

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The presidential election is over, but important races are still taking place. Here is a breakdown of off-year and midterm elections and a fun, interactive…read more

A breakdown of the complicated Trump-Comey relationship

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Less than 24 hours before former FBI director James Comey was scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill, the Senate Intelligence Committee released his written remarks…read more

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