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Jill Stein and the role of third party candidates in presidential elections

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The third party candidate Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party says she remains the only candidate in the presidential race who is not corrupted by lobbyists’ money, corporate money or super PACs. Continue reading

Student Alex Mathews attending a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Annandale, Va. Photo by Vicky Pasquantonio

Young people do care about being part of the democratic process

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On July 15, I joined hundreds of supporters, members of Congress and vice presidential nominee Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to see Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speak at a rally in Northern Virginia. Continue reading

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Election 2016 challenges civics teachers

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The 2016 presidential race has made teaching high school civics more difficult, particularly regarding some of the comments students have heard candidates make along the campaign trail. Continue reading

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Understanding Campaign Finance Law

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Campaign finance has been a major point of discussion among the three remaining presidential candidates. How much do students know about the history of campaign finance law? Continue reading

Trump attacks media while Clinton and Sanders fight for California

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At Donald Trump’s press conference on Tuesday, he defended his efforts to raise millions of dollars for military veterans. Continue reading

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