midterm elections

Monitoring the midterms: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other primary result indicators

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Interested in clear, unbiased news coverage for your students on the 2018 midterm elections? Check out NewsHour Extra’s resources on what the primaries could mean for the Democratic Party, especially 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York. June’s primaries also went well for President Trump’s candidates. Continue reading

Trump’s Supreme Court pick is a lesson in the three branches of government

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On Monday, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

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

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

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

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