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Are there congressional and gubernatorial elections still left in 2017? Hint: YES!

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On Nov. 7, 2017, two governors’ races will take place in New Jersey and Virginia and a special election for U.S. House of Representatives will be held in Utah. A U.S. Senate race will take place in Alabama on Dec. 12, 2017. Seven special elections for Congress will have taken place in 2017. Continue reading

Can Republicans and Democrats learn to work together?

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Partisan politics in the U.S. Congress has been on the rise since the 1990s. Continue reading

After weeks of secrecy, Senate health care bill to be released to public

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After spending weeks drafting a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors, Republican leaders in the Senate announced that they would release it to the rest of the Congress and the public on June 22, 2017. Continue reading

Georgia special election may be a bellwether of Trump-era politics

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A special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district will be held on June 20 to fill the seat vacated by current Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price. Continue reading

Trump administration slashes education budget to fund school choice

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The Trump administration’s budget, which has yet to pass Congress, proposed deep cuts to a large number of federal agencies and initiatives which sought to compensate for trillions of dollars in tax cuts, a sizable military buildup and a renewed investment in infrastructure. Continue reading

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