Sarah Palin Runs for Congress
Sarah Palin is one of many people running for an open seat in the House of Representatives.
13 Apr
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Sarah Palin Runs for Congress »

In 2008, Sarah Palin–then the governor of Alaska–ran for vice president on Senator John McCain’s presidential ticket. The pair ultimately wound up losing Read more…

Battles Over Legislative Maps May Delay Elections
The two political parties are battling over congressional districts in several states.
29 Mar
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Battles Over Legislative Maps May Delay Elections »

Every ten years after the U.S. Census is completed, states may need to change their political district maps to reflect population shifts. Each Read more…

Biden Speaks Out on Voting Rights
19 Jan
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Speaks Out on Voting Rights »

You’ve learned in your U.S. history class about Jim Crow-era voting discrimination techniques: poll taxes, literacy tests, and other measures to restrict African Read more…

Abrams 2022?
John Lewis and Stacey Abrams at a 2018 campaign event in Atlanta.
8 Dec
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Abrams 2022? »

In 2018,  Democratic state representative Stacey Abrams ran for governor of Georgia. Her opponent was Brian Kemp, the Republican Secretary of State. Their Read more…

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package
The new infrastructure spending package will help repair older roads, bridges, and more.
17 Nov
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package »

On November 5, 2021, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. (Infrastructure means the physical and organizational Read more…

States Attempt New Voting Rights Laws
Credit: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images LLC/Glow Images ; one of the most basic needs for voting is having proper identification. This protects against voter fraud.
29 Sep
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

States Attempt New Voting Rights Laws »

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In order to vote, you first need to become a registered voter. In some states, you must register yourself, a certain number of Read more…

California Governor Faces Recall
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is the location of Historic Governor's Mansion of California, the former official home of the Governor of California.
5 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Governor Faces Recall »

Did you know that citizens in some states have a tool to remove an elected official from office? It’s called a recall election. Read more…

Infrastructure: Build Back Better
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7 Apr
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Infrastructure: Build Back Better »

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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) evaluates the nation’s infrastructure–the roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, airports, railroads and transit and Read more…

Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome
Former president Donald Trump was acquitted from his second impeachment trial.
17 Feb
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome »

On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the Read more…

Election . . . Week?
This post provides information about the 2022 state primary elections.
10 Nov
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

Election . . . Week? »

On Saturday, November 7, Joe Biden gained the necessary number of Electoral College votes to be the 46th president of the United States. Read more…

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