Politics

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

Study guide: Supreme Court ruling on the travel ban

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In a 5-4 decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges to President Donald Trump’s third travel ban — aimed at mostly Muslim countries. Continue reading

Who, what, when, where, why do hyperpartisan news sites exist?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Video summary PBS NewsHour’s four-part series on “Junk News” explores who is behind creating inflammatory news sites and why. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien…read more

Student guide: Trump’s First State of the Union address

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Use this student guide and short video clips to analyze President Trump’s first State of the Union speech. Continue reading

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