With polls showing the economy looming as the dominant issue on the minds of Americans this year, the NewsHour and NewsTrust have launched a joint effort to find and promote the most thorough reporting on the complex issues surrounding the financial crisis.
This “news hunt” will continue throughout the week of Oct. 20 at NewsTrust.net and will allow visitors to both submit articles and review other reports. The pieces that the NewsTrust community finds to be the most thorough and informative will appear on their site all week — and next week we will report on the results at the Vote 2008 blog.
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The two sides of the abortion debate -- those seeking to maintain the right to access abortion services and those urging more limits, if not an outright ban, on those services -- continue to battle.
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act the government took a greater role in education, but many children in America's public schools still test below their grade levels or do not have equal access to quality education.
In a world where government policies touch on everything from the ethics of scientific research to America's role in the world to how we treat the poor, the beliefs of a candidate, more than an individual policy, are increasingly important when selecting who to support for president.
From the war on terror to America's relationship with the U.N. to the idea of being able to launch a preemptive war against perceived threats, the president's foreign policy beliefs will be critical as United States charts its role in the global community.
In May, the California Supreme Court ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional and legalized such ceremonies in the state. As homosexual couples continue to fight for equal rights, the ruling has revived the national debate over whether to define marriage as legal only between a man and a woman.
Nearly 45 million Americans lack health insurance and millions of others lack adequate insurance to cover their needs. Add to that the continued increase in the costs of prescription drugs and increasing pressure on businesses to scale back benefits and the future of the American health system remains troubled.
A U.S.-led coalition entered Iraq in March 2003 and deposed dictator Saddam Hussein, but internal fighting and political instability have kept U.S. forces in the country for more than five years and killed more than 4,000 Americans.