Government & Civics


Senate Changes Rules to Curb Filibusters on Obama Appointees


By Associated Press reporter Alan Fram  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama’s current and future nominees on…read more


Living Wage Resource Guide


As the cost of living goes up in urban centers throughout the country, stagnant wages are making it harder for poor and working class families.…read more


Massachusetts Works to Curb Rising Healthcare Costs


DOWNLOAD VIDEO President Obama’s Affordable Care Act modeled itself partly after healthcare reform in the state of Massachusetts. Although the changes have led to nearly…read more


The Gettysburg Address: how history is made – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for the PBS NewsHour Extra Tuesday November 19 marks the 150th anniversary of what many historians say is among…read more

Obama ACA

Obama Says Cancelled Health Plans Can Now Be Extended One Year


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires everyone to have health insurance, either through a private insurance company or through a government plan…read more

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