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Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

Political commentators on presidential candidates’ behavior

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Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, who usually fall on different sides of the political spectrum, agreed on Friday that Donald Trump’s behavior in recent days has harmed his campaign. Continue reading

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

New Hampshire teen tells young people to get out and vote

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I used to pay no attention to politics, like any other teenager. But from my first town hall meeting I was fascinated about everything from analyzing the supporters there to actually listening to the way candidates address their audience. Continue reading

What do early election polls tell us?

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History has shown that early opinion poll numbers often do not predict the candidates that will ultimately win their party’s nomination going into a presidential election.
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