John McCain

The public service legacy of Sen. John McCain


Learn more about the life of Sen. John McCain with your students. What aspects of McCain’s life struck you the most? What do you think he will most be remembered for? Continue reading

How Gold Star families became a political issue


In this NewsHour Extra lesson, students learn about the controversy surrounding a condolence call made by President Trump to a Gold Star widow, Myeshia Johnson. Continue reading

Trump criticized for response to Muslim military family


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is being roundly criticized for his response to a speech given at the Democratic National Convention last week by the parents of Army Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War. Continue reading

Are Some Southern States Going Blue?


Some reliably Republican stalwart states have turned into real battlegrounds this year, in particular, Virginia, North Carolina and even Georgia. After a look at a…read more

Newspaper Editorial Pages Endorse Candidates


With just days left in the historic 2008 election the editorial boards of papers around the country are choosing their presidential endorsements. The editorial board…read more

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