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What your students need to know about the 2020 Census

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson, learn about Census 2020 and why the U.S. conducts the census. Continue reading

Trump’s “First 365 Days”: Taxes, judges, net neutrality

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Despite low approval ratings, President Donald Trump continues to pursue his agenda with his base sticking close by his side. Continue reading

Republican leaders look ahead to a tax reform battle this fall

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Health care reform has occupied the spotlight on Capitol Hill in recent months, but an equally contentious issue is on the Republican agenda next: tax reform. A team of six Republican leaders has already developed some broad policy goals. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to create a balanced budget — it’s a ‘Balancing Act’

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How do we know that our government is fulfilling its duties to us, the public? How do we decide what those duties are? As efforts to pass the federal budget get underway, students will have the power to re-prioritize how money is spent using the interactive tool Balancing Act. What changes will they make? Continue reading

Obama’s New Budget Shows His Priorities

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White House Budget Director Peter Orszag personally delivered the Obama administration’s new budget to the U.S. Capitol yesterday. At 134 pages it is still only…read more

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