US Politics Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

110th Congress - Congressional Action, 2007-2008
Congressional actions in calendar 2007-2008, the 110th Congress.

DP World Purchase of UK Port Firm
In February 2006, the Bush Administration approved the purchase of a UK-based firm, which operates at least five US port facilities, by a United Arab Emirates purchaser. The decision proved politically controversial. News, commentary, facts about the purchase and port management around the world.

Political Issues : The First Amendment
The First Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. Issues related to the free exercise of speech and religion are detailed here.

Immigration - Policy, Statistics, Polls - From US Politics at About.com
Resources and news about immigration reform. Expanding the number of legal immigrants and blocking access to the country by illegals is a major political issue. President Bush has historically support a guest worker program (no citizenship option). Business wants access to a larger pool of cheaper labor; Americans fear illegal immigration destroys the nation's integrity.

Network Neutrality and COPE, Amending The Telecommunications Act
Internet network neutrality means that Internet service providers and network owners concern themselves only with efficiently moving bits — not with the content embodied by the bits. The issue is part of the Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006, HB 5252.

Supreme Court of the United States
News and information about the Supreme Court of the United States, one of three branches of government.

The Firing Of US Attorneys - Who, What, When, Why?
In late 2006 (most on 7 December), the US Department of Justice fired eight US attorneys, an unprecedented act according to the legal community. It resulted in a firestorm of controversy. Learn about the players, what happened when, and why it's controversial.

Term Limits
Learn about the debate over term limits for politicians. See what the pros and cons are of term limits for Congress and the president. Find out what happened to legislation that would have imposed term limits on politicians.

This Day In Political History
Highlights historical events on this day that impacted domestic or global politics.

Economy
The phrase

Federal Agencies of the United States: Executive Branch
The United States federal executive departments are among the oldest units of federal government of the United States. The Departments of State, War, and the Treasury were all established in 1789.

US Politics Glossary - A Glossary for Understanding US Politics
This glossary defines important terms and concepts essential for understanding U.S. politics.

War on Drugs


TV and Politics : Historical TV Ratings For Presidential Debates
Ever since the 1960 campaign, between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, television has played an important part in the presidential campaign. This chart illustrates that viewership, as a percentage of the number of US households, has generally declined since 1960. The notable exception: 1976, when Ronald Reagan challenged President Jimmy Carter.

TV and Politics : Historical TV Ratings For Democratic National Convention
Ever since the 1960 campaign, between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, television has played an important part in the presidential campaign. This chart illustrates how many people, as a percentage of the number of US households, watch the Democratic National Conventions. Page 2.

TV and Politics : Historical TV Ratings For Republican National Convention
Ever since the 1960 campaign, between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, television has played an important part in the presidential campaign. This chart illustrates how many people, as a percentage of the number of US households, watch the Republican National Conventions. Page 3.

Alberto Gonzales, US Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales, US Attorney General

Carol Lam, Former US Attorney
US Politics. Page 8.

David Iglesias, Former US Attorney
US Politics. Page 6.

John McKay, Former US Attorney
US Politics. Page 7.

2012 Republican National Convention - Important Details
Learn about the 2012 Republican National Convention. Find out who spoke at the 2012 convention. See who the GOP nominated for president in 2012.

Bundling Political Contributions - What It Means
Learn about why bundling political contributions is a big deal. Find out when bundling political contributions is legal and illegal.

Confirming Supreme Court Nominees - How Long It Takes
Find out how long it takes the U.S. Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominees. See how many days it takes. Learn about the longest confirmation battle.

Ted Cruz Bio - 2016 Republican Presidential Campaign
Read a biography of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Learn about Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. See why Ted Cruz is such a divisive figure.

Bachelor President - Was James Buchanan Gay
Learn about the country's only bachelor president. Find out why historians claim he was also the first gay president.

2016 Republican Primaries: How Delegates Will be Awarded
Find out why the 2016 Republican primaries will be different from those in years past. Learn about rules designed to make the primary season shorter and less damaging on the GOP's eventual presidential nominee. See why the Republican Party changed the way its primaries work in 2014.

Donald Trump Wealth - Is He Really Worth $10 Billion
Find out how much Donald Trump is really worth. Learn about Trump's claim that he is worth $10 billion. Discover where Trump's money comes from.

Replacing Antonin Scalia - The Political Battle
Learn about the political battle following Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Find out why President Barack Obama and Republicans fought.

Watergate Scandal - Definition
Read a definition of the Watergate scandal. Find out what happened to President Richard Nixon in the scandal. See how Watergate changed history.

Political Quotes - 10 You Need to Know
Read a list of political quotes. Learn about the most memorable quotes in American politics. Discover the context the 10 best sayings ion history.

House of Representatives - How Many Members Are There
Find out why there are 435 members of the House of Representatives. Learn about efforts to reduce the size of the U.S. Congress. See how the size of the House affects you.

Sequester Definition - In Politics
Read a sequester definition. Find out how sequesters are used in the federal budget process. Learn about the sequester of 2013 and its impact.

When Is Election Day - 2016 Presidential Election
Find out when Election Day is in 2016. Learn about the seats up for election in 2016. See when the Election Day winners take office.

Independent Presidential Candidates - Most Successful
Find out which independent presidential candidates received the most votes. Learn why it's so difficult for independent presidential candidates.

Tallest Presidential Candidates - Do They Always Win
Find out if the tallest presidential candidates always win. Learn about the tallest presidential candidates. See why height is a factor in politics.

Number of Supreme Court Nominees By President - List
Find out which presidents chose the most Supreme Court nominees. Read a list of Supreme Court nominees by president. See who had the biggest impact.

Controversial Donald Trump Quotes - 2016 Election
Read Donald Trump's most controversial quotes of the 2016 presidential campaign. Find out why Trump generated so much attention.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

2016 Presidential Debates - Schedule and Rules
Read the complete schedule of 2016 presidential debates. Find out when the primary and general election debates will happen. See who will take part.

American Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush
Terms of office, political affiliation, and brief bios of the Presidents of the United States.

American Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush
Terms of office, political affiliation, and brief bios of the Presidents of the United States.

American Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush
Terms of office, political affiliation, and brief bios of the Presidents of the United States.

American Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush
Terms of office, political affiliation, and brief bios of the Presidents of the United States.

American Presidents from Washington to George W. Bush
Terms of office, political affiliation, and brief bios of the Presidents of the United States.

Coattail Effect Political Definition
In politics, the

Presidential Election Campaign Fund Definition
The Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF) is an attempt to publicly fund federal elections elections. It is funded by a voluntary check-off that appears on US income tax return forms as the question:

Filling Vacancies in the US Senate
What happens when a Senator dies in office or resigns? How is the replacement handled?

How Do Senate Committees Work?
Committees are integral to the functioning of the Congress. How do Senate committees work to bring legislation forward?

History of American Voting Methods
An effective voting system allows citizens to express their preference for public policy decisions in a secure and private manner. So who is responsible for voting systems in the United States?

Iowa Straw Poll - Why It Was Eliminated
Read about the Iowa straw polls. Learn about the history of the Iowa straw polls. Find out why Republicans decided to cancel the Iowa straw polls.

Requirements to be President - Details and Information
Learn about the requirements for being president of the United States. Find out what the Constitutional requirements are about being president.

Iowa Caucuses - 5 Things to Know
Learn about the Iowa caucuses. Find out how the Iowa caucuses work. See why so many voters and the media pay close attention to what happens in Iowa.

Iowa Caucuses - Why They Don't Matter
Find out why the Iowa caucuses don't really matter. Learn why so many people pay attention to the Iowa caucus. See how influential Iowa really is.

Designative Survivor - State of the Union Address
Find out why one member of the president's cabinet skips the State of the Union address. Learn about the origins of the designated survivor.

Executive Actions Versus Executive Orders
Learn about executive actions. Read examples of executive actions. See how executive actions compare to executive orders.

Blue Dog Democrat - Definition
Find out what a Blue Dog Democrat is. Read examples of Blue Dog Democrats in Congress. Learn how Blue Dog Democrats differ from ordinary Democrats.

Obama Press Secretary - List
Find out who Barack Obama's press secretary is. Learn how many press secretaries Obama had. Read bios of Obama's press secretaries.

Presidential Pens - Why Presidents Use More Than One
Find out why presidents use so many pens to sign bills into law. See what presidents do with those pens. Learn about the presidential pen tradition.

Does the President Have to Be Born On U.S. Soil?
Find out whether Americans born overseas are eligible to serve as U.S. president. See which candidates have been challenged over their eligibility. Learn what the Constitution and legal scholars say about whether presidents must have been born on American soil.

Early Voting States - List and Definition
Read a list of states that allow early voting. Find out how early voting works. Learn about the pros and cons of early voting.

Filibuster Definition - How the Senate Works
Read a definition of filibuster. Find out how the filibuster has been used in the U.S. Senate. Learn about famous filibusters in popular culture.

Burning Money - Why It's Illegal
Find out why burning money is illegal. See why ripping printed money or mutilating coins is against the law. Learn about the federal penalties.

First President On TV - Franklin Roosevelt
Find out who the first president on TV was. See what the president said during the televised appearance. Learn why the president spoke on TV.

GOP Acronym - What GOP Stands For
Find out what the GOP acronym stands for. Learn about the GOP acronym and what it means. Discover the origins of the phrase Grand Old Party.

Super Tuesday 2016 - Date and States That Vote
Find out when Super Tuesday 2016 is. See which states have primaries on Super Tuesday 2016. Discover how many voters there are in those states.

Presidents Without College Degrees - List
Read a list of presidents without college degrees. Find out which presidents never attended college. See who went to college but didn't graduate.

Iowa Caucuses - How the Iowa Caucuses Work
Find out how the Iowa caucuses work. See what makes the Iowa caucuses different than primaries. Learn about past Iowa caucus winners.

About PRISM - Meaning of the NSA Acronym
Learn about the PRISM surveillance program under the National Security Agency. Find out what information PRISM collects. See whether some of your communications might have been scooped up by the NSA's PRISM program.

Election Poll Results - Are They Accurate
Find out how to read election poll results. Learn the tricks of understand public opinion surveys. Discover the importance of methodology in determining the accuracy of election poll results.

Presidents Who Were Impeached - List
Read a list of all U.S. presidents who were impeached. See what caused the House of Representatives to impeach them. Find out what happened to the impeached presidents.

Government Shutdown History - 1976 to 2013
Learn about the history of government shutdowns. See how many government shutdowns there have been. Discover the longest government shutdown.

Government Shutdown of 2013 - Causes and Effects
Learn about the government shutdown of 2013. Find out what caused the government shutdown of 2013. See why Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a budget in time for the new fiscal year.

Gina McCarthy Bio - EPA Administrator
Read a bio of Gina McCarthy. Learn about Gina McCarthy's work as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Why Do We Have the Electoral College - Explanation
Find out why we have the Electoral College. See three alternatives to the Electoral College. Learn about the myths of the Electoral College.

Donald Trump - 2012 Presidential Campaign
Learn about Donald Trump's 2012 presidential campaign. See why Trump never entered a primary in 2012. Find out about Trump's 2012 poll numbers.

Where Refugees Settle - Who Determines Where They Live
Find out where Syrian refugees settle in the U.S. See who determines where refugees live. Learn about the refugee intake process in America.

Bachelor Presidents - The Only Unmarried President
Read about the only bachelor president in history. Find out why he never tied the knot. Learn about rumors the bachelor president was secretly gay.

Bill Clinton - Is He Eligible to Serve as Vice President
Find out whether Bill Clinton could serve as vice president under Hillary Clinton. See what the Constitution says about a Clinton-Clinton ticket.

Politics: FDA Panel Rejects Intrinsa - Page 2
Why testosterone? The focus in news analysis is on

Politics: FDA Panel Rejects Intrinsa
FDA Advisory Panel rejects testosterone via a patch (Intrinsa) for women with surgical menopause.

Nigerian Yellow Cake - Facts and Fiction
Examination of the facts and fiction surrounding the intelligence community and allegations that Iraq attempted to purchase yellowcake from Niger.

Nigerian Yellow Cake - Facts and Fiction - Page 2
Facts and fiction surrounding the intelligence community and allegations that Iraq attempted to purchase yellowcake from Niger. Developments in early 2002. Page 2.

Nigerian Yellow Cake - Facts and Fiction - Page 3
Developments in late 2002 surrounding the intelligence community and allegations that Iraq attempted to purchase yellowcake from Niger. Page 3.

Iraqi War Resolution, 2002 - Text
Text of the 2002 Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing military force in Iraq and roll call vote information.

Iraqi War Resolution : Roll Call Vote, Authorization of War in Iraq
Text of the 2002 Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing military force in Iraq. Page 3.

Iraqi War Resolution - Authorization
Roll call vote in the House and Senate on the Iraq War Resolution. Page 4.

Iraqi War Resolution : Text of Iraq War Resolution, Page 2
This article contains the text of the 2002 Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing military force in Iraq, as well as the House and Senate roll-call vote. Page 2.

The Grand Jury in the US, Page 2
An historical overview with details on selection, responsibilities, secrecy of proceedings, subpoena power, and returning indictments. Page 2.

The Grand Jury in the United States
The Grand Jury in the United States: an historical overview with details on selection, reponsibilities, secrecy, subpoena power, and indictments.

Pros and Cons of a Military Draft
Democracies value individual liberty and choice; however, democracy does not come without costs. How should those costs be shared?. Page 2.

DOMA - The Vote
President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on 21 September 2001. It defines marriage as an act between heterosexuals. Page 2.

DOMA - Defense of Marriage Act - 1996
President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as an act between heterosexuals. on 21 September 2000.

Being an Indian in America, Page Two
Are there benefits to becoming a member of a federally-recognized tribe? Examines issues, statistics and life of American Indians. Page 2.

Being an Indian in America
Examines issues, statistics and life of American Indians and provides information on process to

Terri Schiavo Case : Compilation
This is an annotated compilation of blog posts and other writings on the Terri Schiavo case.

Terri Schiavo Case - Page 3
This is an annotated compilation of blog posts and other writings on the Terri Schiavo Case. Page 3.

Terri Schiavo Case - Page 2
An evolving annotated list of web resources related to the Terri Schiavo case, including blog posts and other writings. Page 2.

The Rehnquist Legacy : A Look At The Supreme Court Justice
Review of the life of Supreme Court Justice, and 16th Chief Justice, William Rehnquist, including notable opinions and cases.

The Legacy of William Rehnquist : Notable Cases
Review of the life of Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, including notable decisions. Page 2.

Isabella Santorum - Rick Santorum's Daughter
Read about Isabella Santorum. Learn about Isabella Santorum rare genetic disorder. Discover why Santorum considers his daughter a miracle.

Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act - Details
Learn about the Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993. Find out why Republicans supported a mandate on health insurance.

Chris Christie Weight - Questions and Answers
Find out how much Chris Christie weighs. Learn about the questions surrounding his health. See why his weight is a legitimate issue on the campaign trail.

Could Obama Have Run For a Third Term?
Find out how many terms Barack Obama has served. See why Obama couldn't run for a third term. Learn about the conspiracy theories about Obama's terms.

Hastert Rule - Definition
Learn about the Hastert Rule. Find out why Republicans in the House adhere to the informal policy. Read about the impact of the rule on policy-making in Washington.

Paul Ryan Demands - For Being Speaker of the House
See Paul Ryan's conditions for being speaker of the House. Find out why Ryan set demands on Republicans before running for the job.

Super PACs - Definition and Examples of Super PACs
Learn about super PACs. Read a definition of super PACs and find out which ones are conservative and liberal. See how to start your own super PAC.

Country Club Republican - Definition
Find out what a country club Republican is. See examples of country club Republicans in American politics. Learn about the origins of the term.

Vacate the Chair - How to Remove a House Speaker
Find out how Congress can remove a speaker of the House. Learn about a mechanism called Vacate the Chair. See how many times it has been used.

Agenda 21 - Definition and Conspiracy Theories
Learn more about Agenda 21 and sustainable development. Read about the role of the United States in Agenda 21. Find out what conspiracy theorists say about Agenda 21.

Youngest House Speakers - 5 House Speakers Under 40
Read a list of the youngest speakers of the House. Find out how young the youngest speaker ever was. Learn about the youngest speakers.

How is the US Senate Organized?
Description and history of the United States Senate and the powers granted the Senate by the Constitution. The Senate and the House of Representatives jointly create the United States Congress.

The US Senate - Constitutional Powers
What powers are granted to the Senate by the US Constitution? Page 2.

The US Senate - Expulsion Record
Since 1789, the Senate has expelled only 15 members; 14 were charged with supporting the Confederacy during the Civil War. Page 3.

The US Senate - Censure Record
Censure is a less severe form of discipline than expulsion. Since 1789 the Senate has censured only nine members; however, if you subtract the expulsion cases related to the Civil War, the Senate is much more likely to censure a member than to expel. Page 4.

The Military Draft
Issues surrounding the all volunteer Army and the draft.

Taxes: A Look at Taxation Principles and Methods
This overview examines six types of taxes and explores five principles used to judge whether a tax is good or bad.

Overview : Taxes, Page Two
This overview examines the types of taxes and explores five principles used to judge whether a tax is good or bad. Page 2.

"No Apologies" - JFK, Speech, Greater Houston Ministerial Association - Page 3
Transcript of John F. Kennedy's speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, 12 September 1960. Speech Transcript, Page 3

John F. Kennedy Speech - 12 September 1960
Transcript of John F. Kennedy's speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, 12 September 1960. Includes links to audio of the full speech and a short video excerpt on YouTube.

"Separation of Church and State" : JFK, Speech, Greater Houston Ministerial Association, Page 2
Transcript of John F. Kennedy's speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, 12 September 1960. Speech Transcript, Page 2

Vice Presidents Who Were Elected - List
Find out which vice presidents were elected president. See why vice presidents have such a difficult time getting to the White House.

How Congress Works - Learn About the House and Senate
Learn how Congress works. See how the House and Representatives and Senate operate. Find out what your lawmakers do and how to get involved.

Speaker of the House - You Don't Need to Be in Congress
Find out why anyone can serve as speaker of the House. Learn about the constitutional requirements for speaker. See who's served in the post.

Muslim President - What Republicans Think
Find out whether a Muslim can be president. See why Republicans don't want a Muslim president. Learn about the constitutional requirements.

John Boehner Resigning - Reasons He's Giving Up
Find out why House Speaker John Boehner is resigning from Congress. Learn about Boehner's complicated relationship with the Tea Party.

Famous Political Ads - List and Details
Read a list of the five most famous political ads in American political history. See which candidates were targeted by these effective attack ads.

How to Talk Politics and Still Stay Friends
Read 5 tips for how to talk politics with friends and family. Find out how to stay friends even if you're a liberal and your friend is a conservative.

Keystone Pipeline Summary - Pros and Cons
Read a Keystone Pipeline summary. See the pros and cons of the project. Find out where the president stands on the issue.

Living Presidents - List
Read a list of living U.S. presidents. Find out which presidents are still alive. Learn who the oldest living president is in the United States.

Cloture Defintion - Senate Rule to Break a Filibuster
Read a cloture definition. Find out how the rule came into being in the U.S. Senate. Discover how often cloture is used.

Obama Campaign Cost - 2012 Presidential Election
Find out how much the Obama campaign cost in the 2012 presidential election. See how it compared to Mitt Romney's campaign spending.

2014 Election - Results and Information
Learn about the 2014 election. See which offices were on the ballot. Find out the winners and losers of the midterm election.

Top 10 Political Movies
Use this gift guide to find the best political movie for the politico on your gift list.

Top Ten Political TV Shows - Gift Guide
Use this gift guide to find the best political TV shows for the politico on your gift list.

Landslide Presidential Elections - List
Learn about some of the most famous landslide presidential elections in American political history. Find out which candidates won landslide presidential elections. See how much a landslide victory is in presidential politics.

Donald Trump - Was He Ever a Democrat
Find out whether Donald Trump was a Democrat. Learn about Donald Trump's party affiliation. See why the 2016 presidential candidate switched parties.

First Electoral College Tie - Election of 1800
Read about the first Electoral College tie in American political history. Find out how an Electoral College tie is broken. See which American president emerged victorious after the first Electoral College tie.

President and Vice President - How They're Elected
Find out whether the president and vice president can be from different political parties. Find out what the Constitution says about elections.

2016 Republican Primary Field - Number of Candidates
Find out how many Republicans ran for the presidential nomination in 2016. Discover why they set a record. See how the size of the rimary field ranks.

Presidential Libraries - Details and History
Learn about presidential libraries. Find out why every president gets to build a library. See how much presidential libraries cost.

Speaking Fees for Former President - List and Details
Find out much former U.S. presidents are paid to speak. Learn how much they earn a year on the speaking circuit. Find out who gets paid the most.

Joe Biden Plagiarism - Why Biden Quit His 1988 Campaign
Read about the Joe Biden plagiarism case. Find out how Biden's 1988 presidential campaign was haunted by plagiarism and why it mattered in 2016.

FBI Director Term - Why There's a 10 Year Limit
Read an explanation of why the FBI director can serve only 10 years in the post. Find out where the the term limit originated. Learn about the longest serving director.

Hillary Clinton and Benghazi - Public Statements
Read everything Hillary Clinton has said about the Benghazi attacks. Learn about the timing of Clinton's statements. See what her remarks had to to with the 2016 presidential election.

Chuck Todd Bio - Meet the Press Moderator
Read of bio of Chuck Todd. See how Chuck Todd got to be moderator of Meet the Press. Find out about Chuck Todd background in journalism.

Barack Obama Net Worth - President Worth Millions
Learn about President Barack Obama's net worth. See how much Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold in assets. Learn about the Obamas' wealth.

Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Funding - Details
Find out why Donald Trump is paying for his own presidential campaign. See what impact his self-funding has on the 2016 presidential race.

Presidential Debates - Why Some Candidates Are Excluded
Find out why some 2016 presidential candidates are being excluded from some debates. See why TV networks and parties are trying to reign in debates.

Midterm Election Results Through History
Learn about midterm elections in the United States. See which party has won midterm elections. Find out why the president's party typically loses midterm elections.

Historical Presidential Approval Ratings - End Of Term Plus Current Ratings
Chart of end-of-term Presidential Approval ratings. Links to current approval ratings -- job, Iraq -- as well as Presidential candidate polling data.

Party In Power - Congress and Presidency - A Visual Guide To The Balance of Power In Congress, 1945-2008
Table showing the party in power (balance of power) in each of the three branches of government, from 1945-2008.

Pocket Veto - Definition
Read a definition of the pocket veto. Find out how U.S. presidents use the pocket veto. Learn about the constitutionality of the pocket veto.

George W. Bush Vetoes - List of Bills
Read a list of bills vetoed by Presidential George W. Bush. Learn why Bush vetoed 12 bills during his terms in office. See where Bush ranks in vetoes.

Barack Obama Vetoes - List of Bills
Read a list of bills vetoed by President Barack Obama. Find out why Obama vetoed the bills. Learn why Obama issued the fewest vetoes since the 1800s.

McCain-Feingold - Campaign Finance Reform Law
Learn about the McCain-Feingold Act. Find out how the McCain-Feingold Act regulates the financing of political campaigns. Read about the federal law's chief sponsors John McCain and Russell Feingold.

McCain-Feingold - Overview - Page 2
The McCain-Feingold Act, Public Law 107-155. is United States federal law that regulates the financing of political campaigns; chief sponsors were Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Russell Feingold (D-WI). The law became effective 6 November 2002. Page 2.

McCain-Feingold - Title II - Noncandidate Campaign Expenditures
McCain-Feingold - Title II - Noncandidate Campaign Expenditures. Page 3.

McCain-Feingold - Title III - Miscellaneous
McCain-Feingold - Title III - Miscellaneous. Page 4.

Valerie Plame Wilson Timeline, Page 3
Karl Rove / Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson Timeline. Page 3.

Karl Rove / Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson Timeline
Karl Rove / Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson Timeline

Valerie Plame Wilson Timeline, Page 2
Karl Rove / Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson Timeline. Page 2.

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Lewis

Wealth of U.S. Presidents - List and Details
Find out whether you need to be rich to be president. Discover how much modern presidents were worth when elected. Learn about the qualifications.

Dark Side of Politics - Mudslinging, Lying and Cheating
Read about the dark side of American politics. Find out about some of the dirtiest campaign techniques. Learn what politics is such a dirty business.

Dark Money - Definition
Learn about the influence of dark money in politics. Read a definition of dark money. See some example of dark money contributions to campaigns.

Jeb Bush - Why He's the Republican Frontrunner
Find out why Jeb Bush is the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. See why history is on Jeb Bush's side.

Hillary Clinton and Same-Sex Marriage
Find out where Hillary Clinton stands on same-sex marriage. See how the potential 2016 presidential candidate's position has evolved over time. Read a transcript of Hillary Clinton's remarks on same-sex marriage.

Political Partisanship - Why It's Not as Bad as You Think
Learn about political partisanship in history. See whether partisanship and polarization are worse now than ever. Discover how politics used to work.

Hillary Clinton Net Worth - Details and Information
Find out how much Hillary Clinton is worth. See how much Hillary Clinton has earned from speaking and the sale of her books. Learn about the controversy surrounded her wealth.

Hillary Clinton - On the Issues
Find out where Hillary Clinton stands on the issues. See what likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said about the most important issues of the day. Learn how Hillary's position on some issues has changed over time.

Money in Politics - Everything You Need to Know
Learn about the role of money in politics. Find out who fund political campaigns. See why so many people complain about money in politics.

List of Vice Presidents Who Ran For President and Lost
Read a list of vice presidents who ran for president and lost. See why four vice presidents failed in their bids for the White House.

Dennis Hastert Bio - How He Became Speaker
Read a bio of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Learn about controversies Dennis Hastert was involved in. Find out why Dennis Hastert was indicted.

Food Stamp President - How Barack Obama Earned the Nickname
Find out who came up with the nickname food stamp president for Barack Obama. Learn about food stamp enrollment under Obama. See why the nickname is misleading.

Obamacare - How the Affordable Care Act Got Its Nickname
Find out where the term Obamacare came from. See why the term Obamacare is considered politically charged. Find out how President Barack Obama reacted.

The Lifeline Program - Questions and Answers
Learn about the Lifeline program. See who started the program. Find out more about the Obamaphone and why the program was controversial.

Recall a President - Can It Be Done
Find out whether voters can recall a sitting president. See what the Constitution says about removing a commander-in-chief. Learn about voters rights.

Wealthiest Presidential Candidates - Election 2012
Read about the wealthiest presidential candidates. Learn the net worth of each of the 2012 White House hopefuls. See how they made their fortunes.

Presidential Election Campaign Fund - Why It's Outdated
Find out how many people give $3 to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. See why the Presidential Election Campaign Fund is obsolete.

New Hampshire Primary - Why It's So Important
Find out why the New Hampshire primary is important. See how much influence voters in New Hampshire really have. Learn about the state's role in presidential elections.

New Hampshire Primary Winners - List
Find out which New Hampshire primary winners went on to become president. Learn about the track record of New Hampshire voters in choosing presidents.

Bowe Bergdahl Controversy - Criticism of Barack Obama
Find out why President Barack Obama came under fire for his handling of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity.

Presidents Who Never Won a Presidential Election - List
Read about the only U.S. presidents who never won a presidential election. Find out who the only presidents were to not win a presidential election.

Poorest President - The Poorest Modern President
Find out who the poorest president was. Learn about the financial woes of the poorest president. See why the poorest president had such problems.

2016 Presidential Candidates - How Wealthy Are They?
Find out how much the 2016 presidential candidates are worth. See which candidate is the wealthiest. Learn how the candidates made their money.

Ted Cruz 2016 - Presidential Campaign Details
Read about Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. See why Ted Cruz is running for president in 2016. Learn about the Texas Republican.

New Air Force One - Details and Cost
Read about the new Air Force One. Learn about the cost of the new Air Force One. Find out when the new Air Force One comes online.

2016 Presidential Conventions - 7 Cities That Were Rejected
Find out which cities didn't make the cut for the 2016 presidential conventions. See why these cities were rule out. See where the conventions are being held.

Air Force One - First Flight
Find out which president was the first to fly on Air Force One. Read about the first flight on Air Force One. See where the president was going.

Political Conventions - History
Learn about political conventions. Find out why the Republican and Democratic parties hold conventions. Read about cities that host conventions and see who pays.

Political Conventions - List of Cities
Read a list of cities in which the Republican and Democratic parties have held their presidential nominating conventions.

2016 Democratic National Convention - Date and Location
Find out where the 2016 Democratic National Convention is being held. See how much the 2016 Democratic convention will cost. Learn who pays for it.

Bombings By Civilian Target - Sorted By Group
Bombings By Civilian Target - Sorted By Group. Page 8.

Annual Iraqi Deaths, 2005-2007
Estimate of Iraq civilian deaths, 2005-2007, source Iraq Coalition Casualty Count. Page 4.

Iraqi Deaths - Jan 2005 - Aug 2007
Iraqi Deaths As Reported By News Agencies - Jan 2005 - Aug 2007. Page 3.

Killed In Multiple Fatality Bombings In Iraq
Charts shows number killed in Iraq by multiple fatality bombings, 2005-2007. Page 7.

Attacks On Iraqi Oil and Gas Pipelines
Attacks On Iraqi Oil and Gas Pipelines. Page 11.

US Military - Deaths In Iraq By Year
US Military - Deaths In Iraq By Year, 2003-2007. Page 2.

Iraq Casualties By Month
Iraq Casualties By Month - Mar 2003 - Aug 2007

US Military Deaths From Improvised Explosive Devices
US Military Deaths From Improvised Explosive Devices. Page 6.

Iraqi Military and Police Killed Monthly
Iraqi Military and Police Killed Monthly. Page 10.

Multiple Fatality Bombings In Iraq - By Type
Multiple Fatality Bombings In Iraq. Page 9.

New US Troops Deployed To Baghdad
New US Troops Deployed To Baghdad. Page 5.

US Aid - Appropriated v Disbursed
US Aid - Appropriated v Disbursed. Page 12.

Janet Yellen - Bio - Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair
Learn about Janet Yellen and her work on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Find out whether Janet Yellen will be nominated to replace Ben Bernanke as the Fed chairman. See where Yellen has worked before joining the Federal Reserve Board.

Politician Salaries - White House to State House
Find out how everyone from your city mayor to the president of the United States earns. Learn about the salaries of members of Congress. See how much governors make.

Obama Scandals and Controversies - List
Read of list of the scandals and controversies that occurred during President Barack Obama's administration. Find out the outcome of the Obama scandals and controversies. Learn about the impact the controversies had on Obama's agenda.

Mitt Romney - 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee
Learn about 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Find out where Romney stands on important issues. See how much Romney and his family are worth.

Mitt Romney Bio
Read a biography of Mitt Romney. Find out more about the Republican presidential frontrunner in 2012. Learn about Romney's background in politics and business.

Mitt Romney 2016 - Why He's Not Running for President
Find out why Mitt Romney decided not to run for president in 2016. Read what Romney had to say about sitting out in 2016. Learn how members of his party felt.

President's Last Day in Office - What He Does
Find out what outgoing presidents do on their last days in the White House. Learn about the rituals of leaving the presidency and Washington, D.C.

White House Chef - History of the President's Chef
Find out why the president has a personal chef. Learn about the history of White House chefs. Discover some of the dishes prepared for the president.

Two Consecutive Democratic Presidents - When Did It Happen
Learn about the last time a Democratic president succeeded another Democratic president who had served two terms and find out why it's so rare.

Obama and Bush - Who Was a More Popular President
Find out if Barack Obama or George W. Bush was a more popular president. See approval ratings for Obama and Bush. Learn about issues affecting their ratings.

Jeb Bush - Presidential Candidate in 2016
Find out what Jeb Bush has said about running for president in 2016. See what Republicans and Democrats are saying about Bush's potential candidacy.

Bush Family in Politics - Members of the Bush Dynasty
Read a list of Bush family members who have been involved in American politics. Learn about the Bush politics dynasty. See which offices were held by the Bushes.

Jeb Bush - Bio and Political Career
Read about Jeb Bush. Learn about the former Florida governor and his policies. Find out about his plans for the 2016 presidential election.

Lame Duck Politicians - Pros and Cons
Learn about lame duck politicians. See the ups and downs of being a lame duck in Congress or the White House. Learn about some of the most successful lame ducks.

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2013 Election - Candidates and Dates
Find out who was on the ballot in the 2013 election. See who was facing challenges in the 2013 election. Discover the important dates in the 2013 election.

How To Contact Your Congressman and Senators
How to get in touch with your U.S. congressman.

What Caused the Great Depression?
Economists and historians are still debating the causes of the Great Depression. While we know what happened, we have only theories to explain the reason for the economic collapse. This overview will arm you with knowledge of the political events that may have helped cause the Great Depression.

What Is the Seniority System in Political Terminology?
In Congress, the seniority system describes the practice of granting privileges to members of Congress (Senators and Representatives) who have served the longest.

Presidential Salaries - List of How Much Every President Made
Find out how much every U.S. president was paid. Read a list of presidential salaries through the years. Learn how many pay raises there have been for presidents.

Why Republicans Are Red and Democrats Are Blue
Find out why the color red is associated with Republicans. See why the color blue is associated with Democrats. Learn where the terms red state and blue state originated.

113th Congress - Details and Information
Learn about the 113th Congress. Discover the political makeup of the 113th Congress. Find out how many women and minorities were members of the 113th Congress.

Presidents on TV - How Presidents Get Airtime
Find out how presidents get airtime on television. Learn how TV networks decide when to air speeches by the president. Discover how the White House works around networks.

Books by Presidents - List
Find out which presidents published books before being elected to the White House. Learn about the books written by soon-to-be presidents.

About Residency Requirements For Congress ...
They are almost non-existent. So the answer to the question

11th Commandment - Definition
Read a definition of the 11th commandment in Republican politics. Find out where the term originated. See how the term has been used and misused in campaigns.

Voting Mistakes - List of Problems to Avoid on Election Day
Read a list of mistakes to avoid at the voting booth. Learn how to avoid problems voting on Election Day. Find out how to make voting as easy as possible.

What Barack Obama Will Do After Being President
Find out what President Barack Obama will do after leaving the White House in January 2017. See when Obama's last day in office is. Learn what former presidents do after leaving office.

Re-Election Rates for Members of Congress
Find out how many members of the U.S. House of Representatives get re-elected every two years. See what portion of incumbents are successful in defending their seats.

5 U.S. Presidents Who Were Skewered on The Simpsons
Read a list of modern U.S. presidents who have been portrayed on the animated show The Simpsons. See how presidents were treated by the show's authors.

Mark Zuckerberg Political Contributions - List of Candidates
See who Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg supports for Congress. Find out how much money Zuckerberg and Facebook have contributed to political candidates.

Re-Election Rates for Congress - Why They're So High
Find out why members of Congress rarely lose re-election. See what makes incumbent members of the House of Representatives so difficult to defeat.

Laws Passed By Congress - Number
Find out how many laws Congress passes every year. Learn which Congress has been the most product. See which Congress has been the least productive.

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission - The Next Citizens United
Read about Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee's case against the Federal Election Commission. Find out why McCutcheon believes some restrictions on campaign spending violate the constitution. See why the Supreme Court ruling is being compared to the Citizens United case.

Facebook Age Requirement - Federal Law
Find out why there's a Facebook age requirement. See which federal law imposes a minimum age for use of Facebook and popular web email services including GMail and Yahoo! Discover how some people get around the Facebook age requirement.

Virtual Congress - Should Congress Be Allowed to Telecommute
Find out whether members of Congress can telecommute to work. See the ups and downs of allowing Washington politicians to commute to work. Learn about what the Constitution says about where Congress is supposed to adjourn.

States With the Lowest Voter Turnout
Find out which states have the lowest voter-participation rates. See where voters are most apathetic in the United States. Learn how these states compare with the states that are most engaged.

Decriminalization Versus Legalization - Marijuana Laws
Learn about the difference between decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. Read arguments in favor of decriminalization and legalization. See which states decriminalize and which legalize.

States With the Highest Voter Turnout - LIst
Find out which states have the highest voter-participation rates. See how many people vote for president and Congress in those states. Learn about turnout rates in U.S. states.

Obama Impeachment - Why Democrats Can't Stop Talking About It
Find out why Democrats keep talking about the possibility of Barack Obama being impeached. See who's behind calls for Obama's impeachment.

Mitt Romney For President in 2016 - 5 Reasons He Should Run
Find out why Republican Mitt Romney was being courted to run for president in 2016. See why the failed 2012 nominee experienced a surge in popularity.

Global Warming Hoax - 5 Members of Congress Who Don't Believe in Climate Change
Find out which members of Congress have called global warming a hoax. See why some in the House and Senate believe scientific data showing climate change is caused by a man is fraudulent.

Felons and Voting - State Laws Vary
Find out why convicted felons can't vote in most states. Read about the debate over providing expanded voting rights to felons. See where felons can and can't vote.

Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin - Why One Wouldn't Criticize the Other
Find out why Hillary Clinton refused to attack Sarah Palin the 2008 presidential campaign. See why Hillary Clinton's claims have rankled President Barack Obama.

Recall a Member of Congress - Can It Be Done
Find out whether you can recall a member of Congress. See what the U.S Constitution says about recalling a member of Congress. Learn about past attempts to recall members of Congress.

Impeaching Obama - 5 Members of Congress Who Support It
Find out which members of Congress were most outspoken about impeaching President Barack Obama. See why they wanted to impeach Obama. Discover the outcomes of their efforts.

Law of the Sea Treaty - Timeline
Read of Law of the Sea Treaty Timeline. Learn about the important dates in the debate over the Law of the Sea Treaty in the United States. Find out which American presidents supported and opposed the agreement.

Barack Obama Facts - 10 Things You Should Know About the President
Here are 10 facts you may not have known about President Barack Obama. Learn the truth behind some of the most widespread myths about Barack Obama.

Barack Obama - DNC - Obama Acceptance Speech - 28 August 2008
Text of Barack Obama acceptance speech, 28 August 2008, Democratic National Convention

Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 2
Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 2

Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 3
Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 3

Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 4
Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 4

Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 5
Obama Acceptance Speech - Page 5

Should Voters Have to Pass a Test?
Learn about a time when voters had to pass a test. Find out why some people think voters should have to pass a test on Election Day. See what federal laws say about forcing voters to pass a test.

Edward Snowden - Criminal Case
Learn about the federal government's criminal case against Edward Snowden. Find out why Edward Snowden was accused of spying on the United States. See what the penalties are in the criminal case against Edward Snowden.

Political Conventions - Who Pays for Them
Find out how much taxpayers pay for the political conventions held by both major parties. See how much political conventions have cost taxpayers through the years. Learn about the controversy surrounding public financing of conventions.

Julián Castro - Bio of San Antonio Mayor
Read a biography of Julián Castro. Learn about his political career and why he is a rising star in the Democratic Party. See why he was chosen to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

First Televised Presidential Debate
Read about the first televised presidential debate in U.S. history. See which presidential candidates participated in the first televised debate. Learn about some key moments in that historic debate.

Citizens United - A Primer on the Court Case
Read about the Citizens United case against the Federal Election Commission. Find out what the legal arguments were in the landmark decision. Learn about the ruling's impact on campaign finance laws.

Open Primary in American Politics - Definition
Find out what an open primary is in American politics. See how an open primary differs from other types of party nominating elections. Learn which states hold open primaries.

Barack Obama Endorses Gay Marriage
Find out why President Barack Obama supported gay marriage. Read the explanation behind his endorsement of same-sex unions. Learn about the context of Obama's remarks on gay marriage during the 2012 presidential election.

Can One Vote Make a Difference?
Find out whether one vote can make a difference in American elections. Learn about the odds that presidential, congressional and legislative races can be decided by one vote. See which races in history have been decided by one vote.

Grand Bargain - Details and Explanation
Find out more about the grand bargain of 2012. See how the grand bargain would affect the national debt. Read about the political controversy surrounding the grand bargain.

Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Definition
Learn about the Voting Rights Act. Find out when the Voting Rights Act was passed. Discover the legal history of the Voting Rights Act.

Keystone Pipeline Jobs - How Many Would Be Created
Find out how many Keystone Pipeline jobs would be created. See why estimates for the number of jobs created by the pipeline differ. Discover who's making what claims about the project's benefit to the economy.

Hillary Clinton - Universal Health Care
Find out where Hillary Clinton stands on health care. See what kind of health care plan she has proposed in the past. Learn why Hillary Clinton's health care plan hasn't been enacted.

Why Aren't There Any Bearded Politicians?
Find out why there aren't many bearded politicians in the United States. See why modern politicians don't wear facial hair. Learn about some of the famous bearded politicians in U.S. history.

Obama Executive Actions on Guns - List and Explanation
Find out what President Barack Obama did to address gun violence during his second term. See why neither gun enthusiasts nor gun-control activists were please. Discover the difference between executive actions and executive orders.

Liberal Super PACs - Top 5
Read a list of the biggest liberal super PACs. Find out how the most liberal super PACs raised and spent money in the 2012 presidential election. See who's behind the nation's left-leaning super PACs.

Obama's Second Term Agenda
Learn about President Barack Obama's second-term agenda. See what items Obama will make a priority during his second term in the White House. Find out how likely Obama's second-term agenda items are to pass.

10 Biggest Budget Deficits - In U.S. History
This is a list of the 10 largest federal budget deficits in modern history. Find out under which president the biggest deficits occurred. See how those administrations explained their overspending.

What Are Senate Committees? - Learning About Congress, The Senate
In order to manage the thousands of bills introduced into Congress each legislative session, the Congress relies upon a complex committee structure. There are three types of Senate committees: standing committees, special or select committees, and joint committees. The Senate currently operates 24 fact-finding and policy-recommending committees.

An In-Depth Profile of President George W. Bush
This illustrated biography of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, examines his life from birth to the White House.

Presidential Veto - Political Terminology, What Is A Presidential Veto
Definition, use of veto. US Politics.

The Supreme Court : Procedures
Overview of procedures of the US Supreme Court.

Political Quotations from Famous People
Quotations from politicans and other famous people - talking about politics.

Presidential Vetoes - Modern U.S. Presidential Vetoes - History and Statistics
Quick facts about modern Presidential vetoes, including information about which President has the most vetoes and which the fewest.

United States Federal Budget Process
This federal budget process document is a quick primer outlining the steps taken as the budget moves from concept to reality.

Why You Can't Use Bitcoin to Support Your Favorite Political Candidate
Find out whether you can use Bitcoins to support your favorite political candidate. Learn about the arguments for and against the use of Bitcoins in American politics. See what the federal government says about using Bitcoins in federal campaigns.

People Pardoned By President Barack Obama - List
Read a list of people pardoned by President Barack Obama. Find out what crimes those people committee. Learn how long they were sentenced for their crimes before being pardoned by Obama.

Election 2012 - Candidates and Issues
Learn about Election 2012. Find out who ran for office. Discover the issues and results from Election 2012.

Conservative Super PACs - Top 5
Read a list of the biggest conservative super PACs. Find out how the most conservative super PACs raised and spent money in the 2012 presidential election. See who's behind the nation's right-leaning super PACs.

113th Congress Leaders
See a list of leaders in the 113th Congress. Find out who holds which positions. Learn which party controls the House and Senate.

Five Myths About Obama's Executive Orders
Read the most prevalent myths about President Barack Obama's executive orders. Learn the truth behind the myths. Find out how Obama's use of executive orders compared to that of other modern presidents.

What Is the Balanced Budget Amendment?
The amendment would prohibit the federal government from spending more than it takes in, unless Congress specifically authorizes the additional spending.

Brief Description of the U.S. President Pro Tempore
This is a brief description of the U.S. President Pro Tempore

What Is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?
Federal political action committees, PACs, raise

Political History: The Chrysler Bail Out
The year was 1979. Jimmy Carter was in the White House. G. William Miller was Treasury Secretary. And Chrysler was in trouble. Would the federal government help save he nation's number three automaker?

President Abraham Lincoln - Biography
Considered by many historians to be one of the greatest of U.S. presidents, Lincoln guided the United States through the devastating Civil War.

Examining Supreme Court Swing-Vote Cases
Many controversial issues have been decided by a 5-4 vote of the Supreme Court; the swing vote is the person who is vote number five.

What Is Executive Privilege in Politics?
Presidents of the United States -- beginning with George Washington -- have claimed that the Constitutional principle of separation of powers grants the Executive Branch the right to resist some Congressional or Judiciary requests for information.

First Amendment -- Political Terminology : What Is The First Amendment?
Text and background on the First Amendment to the US Constitution

How Do Congressional Conference Committees Work?
A Congressional Conference Committee is composed of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and it is charged with resolving disagreements on a specific piece of legislation.

Congress and the White House - Political Majority
See the political makeup of the House of Representatives and Senate. Learn how many Republicans and Democrats have been sent to Washington over the years.

What Is an Earmark? - Political Definition
Earmarks are funds provided by the Congress for specific projects or programs in such a manner that the allocation (a) circumvents a merit-based or competitive allocation process; (b) applies to a very limited number of individuals or entities; or (c) otherwise curtails the ability of the Executive Branch to independently manage the agency budget

U.S. Immigration Policy Proposed Changes - Intro
A look at changes in U.S. immigration policy being considered by President Obama and the 111th Congress. Page 1 of 2.

U.S. Immigration Policy - A review of possible changes to U.S. immigration policy under consideration by Congress and the Obama Administration
A look at changes in U.S. immigration policy being considered by Obama and the 111th Congress. Page 2.

What Is the Emancipation Proclamation?
The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. These orders did not end slavery; that happened on 18 December 1865 with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 22 September 1862
Abraham Lincoln issued the first, or preliminary, of the two executive orders that make up the Emancipation Proclamation on 22 September 1862. It stated that if the rebels did not end the Civil War and rejoin the Union by 1 January 1863, then all slaves in the Confederacy would be free. Page 2.

What Is the Emancipation Proclamation?
The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. These orders did not end slavery; that happened on 18 December 1865 with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Page 3.

Natural Born Citizen - What Does It Mean To Be A Natural Born Citizen?
Only United States citizens have the right to vote and the right serve as an elected to the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives. But to run for President, you have to be a

Barack Obama : Political Career Timeline
When Barack Obama decided he wanted to run for the Illinois Senate in 1996, he ensured his candidacy by successfully challenging the nomination petitions of his four competitors. This article provides a timeline of Obama's political career.

Where Felons Can Vote - List of States
Find out where felons are prohibited from voting. See which states allow felons to vote even when they are behind bars. Learn about the debate over felons voting.

Americans Hate Congress But Like Their Congressman
Find out why Americans dislike Congress intensely but keep re-election their own members of Congress. Learn about Congress' approval ratings and its member incumbency rates. See where there's a disparity between public opinion and re-election rates.

Brief History of Politics and The Olympics: 1900-2008
The Olympic games are renowned as a global event that transcend politics. However, political actions on the part of athletes and nations have colored the quadrennial games. Read on for a brief history, followed by highlights of games marked by politics. The U.S. has played a role in three of those

The Hatch Act - Right To Participate Politically
Passed in 1939, the Hatch Act restricts the political activity of executive branch employees of the federal government, District of Columbia government, and some state and local employees who work in connection with federally funded programs.

The Presidential Inauguration - Guide To The Presidential Inauguration
The swearing-in of the President of the United States is called the inauguration and it marks the beginning of a new term of the Presidency of the United States. The oath of office is the primary focus of the inauguration ceremony, and it is the only part required by law. Festivities, however, last for days and include a parade on inauguration day as well as the inaugural ball.

Oaths of Office For Federal Officials
Details the oath of office for members of the three branches of the US government: executive, legislative, judiciary.

Oaths of Office For Federal Officials - Vice President
Details the oath of office for the Vice President. Page 2.

Oaths of Office For Federal Officials - Supreme Court
Details the oath of office for members of the Supreme Court. Page 3.

Oaths of Office For Federal Officials - Congress
Details the oath of office for members of Congress. Page 4.

Oaths of Office - Bibles and Scripture Passages Used by Presidents
This information on the details of swearing in US presidents is courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol. Page 5.

Abolishing the Minimum Wage - 5 Members of Congress Who Support the Idea
Find out which members of Congress would abolish the federal minimum wage. See who opposes the minimum wage in the House and Senate. Learn why some members of Congress think the minimum wage is counter productive.

Lying in Politics - It's Illegal in 16 States
Here are the 17 states that ban lying in politics. Find out what constitutes lying in politics in states that ban the practice. Learn what the laws in each of these states says.

Gang of Eight - Political Terminology : Who Is The Gang Of Eight?
The Gang of Eight refers to eight members of Congress who must be briefed by the executive branch on matters of intelligence.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Quotations - Learning About Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. Enjoy these words of wisdom from MLK.

Presidential Debates - 2012 General Election
Read the 2012 presidential debates schedule. Find out where the presidential debates are being held. Learn who will moderate the debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Public Holidays In The United States
What are the nationwide public holidays in the United States and how is a holiday born?

Green Card - Political Terminology : What Is A Green Card?
Definition of

What Does It Mean When Congress Is In Recess?
A Congressional session runs for one year, 3 January to sometime in December. When Congress is in a recess, business has been put

David Letterman's Political Views - Is He Really Liberal?
Learn about David Letterman's political views. Find out where the Late Show With David Letterman host stands on the issues. See why some viewers think Letterman is a liberal.

2012 Presidential Election Results - By State
Find the official 2012 presidential election results. See which states President Barack Obama won in the 2012 presidential election. Learn how many electoral votes Mitt Romney won by state in the 2012 presidential election results.

2012 Presidential Election Results - By State
Find the official 2012 presidential election results. See which states President Barack Obama won in the 2012 presidential election. Learn how many electoral votes Mitt Romney won by state in the 2012 presidential election results.

2012 Presidential Election Results - By State
Find the official 2012 presidential election results. See which states President Barack Obama won in the 2012 presidential election. Learn how many electoral votes Mitt Romney won by state in the 2012 presidential election results.

2012 Presidential Election Results - By State
Find the official 2012 presidential election results. See which states President Barack Obama won in the 2012 presidential election. Learn how many electoral votes Mitt Romney won by state in the 2012 presidential election results.