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Monitoring the midterms: Political parties continuing role in U.S. elections

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What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. 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

Fewer Republicans hold town hall meetings in face of critical crowds

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Members of Congress customarily hold town hall meetings in their home districts while on recess. However, fewer than 30 Republicans have held such gatherings due to local protests and rowdiness. Continue reading

Polling Pitfalls – Lesson Plan

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What do people need to consider when evaluating public opinion polls? After viewing The Poll Dance, students will examine important aspects of valid polling and evaluate three polls. Continue reading

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