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government— current events project?

i have to do a project for my advanced government class. it is a college level course for highschoolers. i have to have 2 articles from online or newspaper for each branch of government; legislative, executive, judicial and interest groups. i also have to two political cartoons and extra credit is researching 3rd parties. if anyone can help or has any websites for good info please let me know thanks

The CATO institute has a lot of articles, mostly by very-highly qualified sources:
http://www.cato.org/

One pretty fast way to get alot of that stuff is just go to Google News or something, and search for some controversial topic, like Illegal Immigration. Should pop up with a ton of results, in this case executive, legislative and special interest would probably all be within the first three pages of results. A search on NATO would probably have some Executive stuff (the military) and abortion would probably have all of those.

Political cartoons: http://comics.com/ has a section for editorial cartoons. Should be able to find some in there.

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Funny Political Parties Names

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funny political parties names

Do These Political Gifts Go to Far?

Do These Political Gifts Go To Far?

Does the popularity of the George Bush and Hillary Clinton toilet bowl brushes show a true dissatisfaction with politics on both sides of the isle? Or are these products just good clean fun?

Some people are loosing their sense of humor about politics, this has been a long campaign and one way people are dealing with it is with funny political gifts.   This campaign  produced a bumper crop of products that are suppose to be funny political gifts. While they poke fun at both parties and candidates some people think they go too far. What do you think?

There are funny tee shirts supporting both of the candidates. Some may be a little too much but most are funny.

The Sarah Palin action figure has taken the country by a storm and is selling like hot cakes on the web. This doll comes in two styles, the super hero and the school girl. This doll is an amazing likeness of Sarah Palin but is it sexist? The Hillary nut cracker is still a popular item and is a real functional nut cracker.

Of course there is the Obama action figure and the McCain action figure. Both come dressed in suits and ready for a debate. The Obama Bobble head talks, and says his famous slogan “Yes we can”. The Obama yes we can, can opener is a funny way to open your favorite beverage.

You can play presidential paint ball if you like shooting at cutouts of the candidates. One popular and timely product is the lip stick on a pig figure.

The John McCain Halloween mask may just may be the scariest costume at the party. There is a great McCain mask available that will make a funny costume if you just add a business suit. There is the Bill Clinton corkscrew, and Ann Coulter talking action figures.

If your dog does not care for George Bush’s policies he might like to chew on the George Bush chew toy. Or sweeten his breath with some “Impeach Mints” with a picture of Bush on the tin.

There are funny tee shirts supporting both of the candidates. Some may be a little too much but most are funny.

As you can see some creative minds have been having fun with the political season on both sides of the isle. It has been a long hard campaign and we could all use a good laugh. It is a good way to relieve the stress of our daily lives. These products make great gifts and are fun conversation pieces. They are fun just to have laying around the house or office as long as you don’t take them to seriously. And some of them will become valuable collectible pieces in the future.

I need a funny ass name plz!!?

in my class we have to makeup our own political party and i am coming up blank on a great name, i was thinking PINK NATION but its a bit too girly, and im trying to get people to vote 😀

and a great quote

i mean like ugh i forgot what its called… im thinking phrase for it, but thanks :D!

How about, “The P.O.T party? People Of Tolerance.- Your slogan is, “We will not tolerate intolerance!”
Hope that helps..Cheers…

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Your Thoughts On Political Parties In African Countries

Michael asks…

Remember Malawi?

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, an obscure African country came up with a requirement for a political party card for all its citizens. It was tantamount to a national ID.

The Jehovah’s witness leadership told the Malawian brothers that this card would violate their Christiaan neutrality.

As a result, Jehovah’s witnesses in Malawi were persecuted by their countrymen. For the sake of what they believed to be their obligation to Christian loyalty, they suffered personal attack, murder and exile. The Watchtower printed articles for mass distribution to tell the world about the persecution of our brothers. Letter-writing campaigns were encouraged to reverse the country’s policies and to beg for legal protection from police who were said to be standing back and watching the attacks.
At the same time, across the world in Mexico, the brothers had a similar question for the Governing Body. It seems that by following the “custom” of bribing certain local official about $50, one could get an affidavit declaring that one had completed one’s compulsory year of national service.
This is a blatant example of the governing body of Jehovah’s witnesss’ willingness to show utter disregard for the principles of Christian neutrality because of which so many of us joined.

So, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society! So Jehovah’s Witnesses! Now, for an expedient, you are willing to do a “small thing” and become a United Nations member? The entity you refer to as the Two-Headed Beast of Revelation.

Nice.
Registering to vote and “pretending to do it is not new for them…
Watchtower, Nov. 15, 1950, p 445:
“…. So how are they now to proceed? Can they register as qualified voters? Yes. … Likewise where Caesar makes it compulsory for citizens to vote. After they have registered and when election day comes, they can go to the polls and enter the voting booths. It is here that they are called upon to mark the ballot or write in what they stand for. The voters do what they will with their ballots. So here in the presence of God is where his witnesses must act in harmony with his commandments and in accordance with their faith….”
I REALLY don’t think the GB or the witnesses are racists… not anymore anyway. I raed of examples online of anomalies during the segregation era, but I don’t think those hold true anymore.

I’ve been in several congregations in three states on both sides of the continent. Although I have heard the random comment from individuals that could be considered racist, overall, my personal experience has been that race is pretty transparent to the JWs.
Why the difference in handling Mexico vs. Malawi? I think the motivations were financial, with the situation in Mexico relating to the state holding an interest in religious properties… You can find a lot of comments about this on the net.
Documentation here:
http://groups.msn.com/Just-JWs/challenges2wt.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=6772&all_topics=0

Political News Writer answers:

This is just one thing that is inequitable with the Watchtower. You will find more. You mentioned about speculation on the net. For that reason, I will refrain from speculation.

Donald asks…

Why don’t politicians succeed?

Democrats and Republicans have been hated for a very long time, especially since post-9/11. Since then, Bush and Obama haven’t excelled, yet, they were never in the middle. Nobody in America liked them, yet we all wish we had never voted for them. We are all guilty of making fun of them, their beliefs, their political views and what they haven’t done. They were never in the middle and yet, they spent billions on other countries and took from The American people. Obama said Change in Denver but the sad truth is it was for the negative and not the positive. Yep, he lied. Obama said that it was going to be a good one, but as his administration has shown as was Bush, nothing was in the middle. Even Dick Cheney agreed. What’s going on with Politicians? Why don’t they know how to fix the economy, fix the infrastructure for jobs, fix money and bring back what was years ago, fix Global Warming, help others, instead greed for their cabinets. Take Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. He was a one of a kind and a genius African-American that actually did something 40 some years later. Why can’t other politics do that or be honest about it and show success and take pride and help others and give donations to normal people like you and I and both political parties agree and get along Democrat and Republican and why can’t they give foundations to governments and cities within’ the United States and do something positive about it and give to other Chamber of Commerces and towns in the Lower 48 like some did back then instead of other countries? What’s been going on in America lately? Why do politicians have to be so greedy to their own Government and not think of others and lie about it and change for the worst and keep lying and show no effort? Why can’t they just walk the walk instead of talk the talk? Why do they struggle with Health care and take time off away from the office and put Wall Street and Charlotte, North Carolina through financial crisis and collapse every day and put the Market through worse grief? It’s getting to the point now where people can’t even go in public places anymore and banks are too scared right now to give money. Why did bin Laden do what he did? He shouldn’t have ever been born in Afghanistan. We wouldn’t have even had 9/11 and that would’ve been a great thing had Osama not been born on this Earth. Why don’t politicians succeed like Basketball coaches or Educators do?

Political News Writer answers:

Try some paragraphs.

Linda asks…

Do u think that Japanese’ insight about China is correct?

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From the Japanese websites, blogs and forums, I noticed that, time after time, there are Japanese people telling their insights about China, such as :

the Chinese Communist Party has been exerting pressures in keeping the nation in unity, if democracy to be run in China, China would have many political parties to emerge and would eventually split up into many smaller countries fighting against one and other, and would no longer be able to threaten Japan.

Many westerners ( including Americans ) on the internet keep criticizing China for having only one political party. I always wondered why these foreigners not to care about their countries‘ own domestic trouble or care about Africans who are suffering from massive hunger, but care so much about democracy in China. Now, I came to realize the real reason.

Anyway,

Do u think that Japanese’ analysis is right about China if multiple political parties emerged, China would eventually be split up into many smaller countries ?

Thanks in advance for your insight ……………
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@ Angry …. When I was asking about fixing a car, please dont talk about fixing a lawn mower. Please keep your answer to other question, not to this question.
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@ Lim …… It takes only 2 nuclear bombs to sink the Japan islands. Therefore, I dont think Japan would be that stupid to use nuclear bomb as her negotiation chips. Rather, Japan is quietly waiting for seeing how some stupid Chinese people be a political tool to do the job for Japan and foreign powers to split China up, at that time, its easy for Japan to invade China again. In fact, I have read this strategy from your Japanese forums.

Horay, we Chinese people are going to be your slaves. Cheers
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@ Lim ….. Japan island is too small to fight the nuclear war, even your right wing knows about that.
@ Lam …… I am not lying, please dont twist the fact. If you guys really want to read all these writings, I am happy to translate them and post them in here, but it wont do good to the relationships between the civilians of these 2 countries.

I wont say everything you have said were wrong, but what you guys doing are too radical, particularly the Freely, and you guys can only benefit foreign powers and help them repeat the history of invading China, and help them break China into several smaller countries, and you guys will become one of the most hated traitors in Chinese history who have helped foreign invaders to destroy China.

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@Freely,….. answer my question directly ! Are you trying to split up China into smaller countries and do you want to call foreign regimes our masters ? The way you are doing is what foreign regimes are looking for, a free political tool !
Freely …. tell me how you think about Japanese insight about democracy in China would split up China into smaller countries eventually.

Political News Writer answers:

DL where do you get off telling someone (Angry) to stay on the subject? You have NEVER stayed on any subject! You mouth off about anything and everything you can think of (and you can not think very good so your topics are limited) to try and divert attention from what you do not like to see or hear to ANYTHING else.

As for your question: Japanese insight is much more profound than anything you could ever come up with. You are too simple to surprise anybody on this site. Plus the excuses you gave for these people who passed by the 2 year old child were pathetic.

Betty asks…

Immigration question?

i’m a 23-year-old girl coming from mainland China. well, i don’t take the communist party. I’m just a decent girl who loves the american accent and culture. i browsed the internet and found that americans hate the chinese government because it doesn’t show any democracy? actually if you never have something, you won’t find it a big deal without it. but i feel angry, why can’t i use google in mainland china?? why is it blocked?? it doesn’t make any sense! besides google ,there is a lot more, like facebook and youtube. i don’y care political things, i just wanna see what i wanna see on the internet. is that so hard? last week, i read a news saying that a guy got arrested just because he was downloading porn. this is rediculous, how come was it your business? the chinese government can generously give its money to others , like america and the african countries, but the chinese nation are just not one of them. there was a news that this government required the people to pay another five years of Social Security Fund, and the average age of a chinese is about 73 years old ,so that means you pay this fond for 25 to 30 years ,only enjoy 8 years of it.

so i admire the freedom you americans enjoy there, i konw you have your problems, but at least you can see and say a lot more, that is a luxury here in china. i was curious actually how a Chinese can immigrate to america ,not through marriage but some normal way?

many thanks first!

Political News Writer answers:

> how a Chinese can immigrate to america ,not through marriage but some normal way?

Diversity Lottery (green card Lottery) – take a long time and a very small chance.

Employment –
– you are employed by a a US/international company and do internal transfer
– you have special skills that a US employer needs, and are not available in the US (so needs a lot of experience of some skill)
– you study in the US, and stay 1 more year on post study work program, and then can apply for a work visa based on experience

All of the above difficult at the moment due to economic times, but things will change and improve

Your Thoughts On Political Parties Symbols

Paul asks…

Which are the major political parties and their manifestors and symbols?

Political News Writer answers:

Republican – Elephant as in “there is an elephant in the room”
Democrat – Donkey as in “I won’t move because you want me to move, I’ll stand for my rights!”

Your Thoughts On Extremist Political Parties

Nancy asks…

Should extremist political parties be banned from standing for political office?

Basically in class we have an upcoming debate for the question “Should extremist political parties be banned from standing for political office? ”
My team is arguing the negative, claiming they should be allowed to.
I am in need to proof to back this up, with proper logic.

If you have an answer, please provide a source

also “Does their right to have their say outweigh the harm and offence that they cause?” (also negative)

Political News Writer answers:

Yes. Get rid of all the social conservative nut jobs and liberal tree huggers.

Linda asks…

What are some extremist political parties in inter-war years besides nazi party and mousalini party?

Political News Writer answers:

UK Mosleys black shirts ( Nazis )

USA German Nazi Party member Heinz Spanknöbel merged two older organizations in the United States, Gau-USA and the Free Society of Teutonia, which were both small groups with only a few hundred members each, into Friends of New Germany. One of its early initiatives was to counter, with propaganda, a Jewish boycott of businesses in the heavily German neighborhood of Yorkville, Manhattan. Simultaneously, an internal battle was fought for control of the Friends in 1934; Spanknöbel was ultimately ousted from leadership. At the same time, the Dickstein investigation concluded that the Friends supported a branch of German dictator Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party in America.

Spain The Blackshirts (Italian: camicie nere, CCNN, or squadristi) were Fascist paramilitary groups in Italy during the period immediately following World War I and until the end of World War II. Blackshirts were officially known as the Voluntary Militia for National Security (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale, or MVSN).

George asks…

Republicans and Democrats are your political parties speaking for you or have the extremist taken over?

Political News Writer answers:

You have to remember that it’s primary time.. And during the primaries the candidates try to appeal to the fringe to get votes… And the rest of the people of the party just kind of follow along.. After the primaries everyone will start shooting for the moderates and you’ll see a change in policy in the nation.

Donald asks…

Why do political extremists of any party hope to gain by insulting the other side?

Do they think spewing hate will convince someone else they are right? Or will it just make the other side hate them more and strike back? Is it possible their hatred may convince undecided voters to vote for the candidate that the hater hates?

Political News Writer answers:

Excellent point – and the most recent example that comes to mind is the democrats’ attempts to smear Palin and her family.
It appears to be backfiring, and that’s a good thing.

My Thoughts On What Are The Problems Of Political Parties

Betty asks…

what political party sees average americans as the root of change?

I want to become involved in making a change for America. I want to inspire people to step away from their personal lives and everyday problems. And realize we need to come together to get the power back to the public. All the people we elect come from elite backgrounds and dont realize the struggles average americans face everyday.. Its time for the face of american majority to really show. Whats the best way to do this? and be credible, career wise?

Political News Writer answers:

Communism, Read up on Marx, Engels, and Lenin.

James asks…

What would America be like if there was a single political party?

People on the left want the government to take care of all their problems, and people on the right don’t care about anyone but themselves. What‘s the point of this constant internal conflict?

Political News Writer answers:

Eventually america would have been a dictatorship.It is the checks and balances that keep us stable, even with the back ond forth swings.

Ken asks…

Does each political party have people who are toxic to their own cause and do damage to our country?

I always hear about the ones on the Right; Hannity, Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Beck, but…

the Left have their fair share too; Michael Moore, Al Sharpton, Janeane Garofalo, Rosie O’Donnell, Keith Olbermann.

I feel these people are all poisonous to their own cause and deserve much of the blame for dividing our country to the point of making it impossible to compromise and solve our problems.

Cons and Libs alike, what say you??

Political News Writer answers:

As an independent, YES!

I wish more people would recognize this.

Helen asks…

What could possibly happen to improve the economy?

there are no earth shaking technologies 1, 2 3 or even within the next five years
the government cannot make any more bailouts or stimulus packages
cutting taxes would have little or no effect for at least 3 years, even then there is the question if this would actually stimulate the economy
seriously changing political parties?????? how would this solve the problems of the next 3 years?

Political News Writer answers:

Cut corporate taxes to remove the lure for companies to move to China.

Break the unions to reduce the costs of our labor and make room for people that are ambitious.

Eliminate capital gains taxes, to attract investment dollars since the banks aren’t lending.

Cut the cycle time of EPA and OSHA regulations that prohibit building of factories.

Drill baby drill. Lift the moratorium on the Gulf, start drilling in ANWR.

Make it illegal to hire illegals from other countries.

This would be a great start, easy to do also.

Joseph asks…

what are the currently problems in education in Canada?

In my civics class,we have to make a political party and I was appointed to be the minister of education. Well, I need to know what are the currently problems in education here in canada… Please help me……..

Political News Writer answers:

Make me to know thy ways, O LORD;
teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me,
for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.
Be mindful of thy mercy, O LORD, and of thy steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.

Donna asks…

What does the question below mean?

Have the concerns of the Founders about the problems that interest groups and political parties might pose for our national politics been borne out, if so how? If not, why not?

Political News Writer answers:

To answer this question, first you have to research how the Founding Fathers felt about interest groups and political parties. Then, based on your research, you have to describe whether or not the Founding Fathers were correct or not about their fears by comparing their thoughts with our national politics today.

William asks…

What is my political stance?

I’m English so please don’t tell me I’m Republican or Liberal etc, politics is confusing enough, I just want to know where I would stand. Here are a few of my beliefs:

I believe in abortion, but strongly oppose the use of it as a ‘contraceptive’.
I don’t think cannabis should be legalized but do think it could be prescribed to people who really need it.
Good, law-abiding citizens should have nothing to worry about when it comes to surveillance.
The NHS and schooling should be major factors in government funding.
I care about the environment.
I believe people own their land/houses, not the government.
I respect the monarchy and the tradition it holds for our country.
I don’t think people who can work but choose not to should receive long-term benefits.
People on benefits for incapacity for example should not be made to feel inferior for accepting money from the state, but helped along in getting well enough for employment.
The major political parties should spend more time fixing problems and helping the country than arguing within themselves.

Thanks in advance.

Political News Writer answers:

You are a communist

Your Thoughts On The Development Of Political Parties Alexander Hamilton

Michael asks…

Compare and contrast the beliefs of Alexander Hamilton and those of Thomas Jefferson. ?

How did their differences lead to the development of our first political parties?

Political News Writer answers:

Try to look around on this site http://en.wikipedia.org/ there you find a lot on history

My Thoughts On List All Presidential Parties

Sandy asks…

(Urgent!!) I can’t understan ” the winner take all” principle(US politics)?

I need someone to explain to me what does the principle winner take it all mean (presidental elections)
I have a definition that I cant understand ,it says that “the entire list of presidential electors of the state is won even in the case of narrow voting”
Which is what I cant understand…I thought that primaries were to select one candidate of each party … Why is there a list now???? I’m so confused
Help pleaaaaaase !!! I have an exam sunday ><'

Political News Writer answers:

In the presidential general election each state gets the number of electoral votes that is equal to the number of senators and congressmen they have. Washington DC also gets 3 electoral votes. In all but 2 states, the winner of the popular vote (even it’s by only one vote) gets all the electoral votes for that state. In Nebraska (where I live) and one other state (I think it’s Maine) the winner of the statewide vote get 2 electoral votes and the winner of each congressional district gets one. In 2008 McCain who the statewide vote in Nebraska. He won the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts. Obama won the 1st congressional district. So McCain won 4 electoral votes and Obama won one.

In a primary election “winner takes all” means the winner gets all the delegates for that state.

James asks…

Will all these stores closing cause a depression worse than the 1930’s?

The real economy contracting rapidly

Behind the reassuring statements from Paulson and others that the “worst is over” the reality of the credit collapse since August 2007 is a deepening economic contraction which I have said several times in this space will surpass the Great Depression of the 1929-1938 period. A good friend who is an unemployed homebuilder in a prosperous part of Arizona just sent me the following list of US department retail store closures. It is worth noting that over 70% of the US GDP is consumer spending and that the entire Federal Reserve strategy of Alan Greenspan after the March 2000 collapse of the stock market bubble, was to bring US interest rates to their lowest levels since the 1930’s in order to stimulate consumer spending on credit, i.e. debt, to avoid “recession.” Note the scale of the following store closings across America in recent weeks:

Ann Taylor closing 117 stores nationwide.
Eddie Bauer to close more stores after closing 27 stores in the first quarter.
Cache, a women’s retailer is closing 20 to 23 stores this year.
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines closing 150 stores nationwide
Talbots, J. Jill closing stores. Talbots will close all 78 of its kids and men’s stores plus another 22 underperforming stores. The 22 stores will be a mix of Talbots women’s and J. Jill.
Gap Inc. closing 85 stores
Foot Locker to close 140 stores
Wickes Furniture is going out of business and closing all of its stores. The 37-year-old retailer that targets middle-income customers, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
Levitz – the furniture retailer, announced it was going out of business and closing all 76 of its stores in December. The retailer dates back to 1910.
Zales, Piercing Pagoda plans to close 82 stores by July 31 followed by closing another 23 underperforming stores.
Disney Store owner has the right to close 98 stores.
Home Depot store closings 15 of them amid a slumping US economy and housing market. The move will affect 1,300 employees. It is the first time the world’s largest home improvement store chain has ever closed a flagship store.
CompUSA (CLOSED).
Macy’s – 9 stores closed
Movie Gallery ­ video rental company plans to close 400 of 3,500 Movie Gallery
and Hollywood Video stores in addition to the 520 locations the video rental
chain closed last fall as part of bankruptcy.
Pacific Sunwear – 153 Demo stores closing
Pep Boys – 33 stores of auto parts supplier closing
Sprint Nextel – 125 retail locations to close with 4,000 employees following 5,000 layoffs last year.
J. C. Penney, Lowe’s and Office Depot are all scaling back
Ethan Allen Interiors: plans to close 12 of 300 stores to cut costs.
Wilsons the Leather Experts ­ closing 158 stores
Bombay Company: to close all 384 U.S.-based Bombay Company stores.
KB Toys closing 356 stores around the United States as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
Dillard’s Inc. will close another six stores this year.

For anyone familiar with American shopping malls and retailing, this represents a staggering part of the daily economic life of the nation, from furniture stores to clothing to video rentals to leather. The process has only begun and neither major party Presidential candidate has dared to mention this on the ground economic reality, because they evidently have no solutions to offer that would not jeopardize their campaign finances. Obama is tied to not only Pritzker but also to Omaha billionaire, Warren Buffett and George Soros. McCain depends on the traditional money contributions of the Republican Party which demand permanent tax reform for highest income earners and a pro-bank laissez faire treatment of millions of homeowners facing home foreclosure and asset seizure by banks.

Political News Writer answers:

No, but raising taxes during that same time frame most definitely will!

Sharon asks…

Website that lists all candidates and their views on the various issues?

For the U.S. presidential (and Senate/ House, or even local government for that matter), I am looking to research the various candidates (including third party candidates and “unknowns”) and where they stand on many various issues. I’m looking to be more educated as a voter.

Political News Writer answers:

I’m glad you want to actually read about the issues and become a more educated voter – I don’t think enough people are actually bothering to read candidate’s voting records and stances on the issues! More power to you, good luck making your choice.

Main party presidential candidates:
http://www.ontheissues.org/Barack_Obama.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/John_McCain.htm

Main party vice-presidential nominees:
http://www.ontheissues.org/Joe_Biden.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Sarah_Palin.htm

Third party presidential candidates:
http://www.ontheissues.org/Ralph_Nader.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Ron_Paul.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Bob_Barr.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Mike_Gravel.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Chuck_Baldwin.htm
(There are more candidates listed on the page, but I’m apparently only allowed to post up to 10 links. Have a look at the left-hand column on ontheissues.org for other names.)

Also, since you are actually interested in the facts (again, well done!!) you might be interested in this:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

This website, run by the St. Petersburg Times, aims to analyze the claims candidates have made about each other and sort the factual attacks from the lies. It’s very handy and thorough and unbiased.

Carol asks…

whose with me on this? its time to clean house and get rid of all the house reps and senators?

americans – we have to do a little better when we choose people to represent us in DC. both parties are pointing fingers – but all in all they are all in this mess together. both dropped the ball. this isnt only a bush admin cluster, it a capital hill cluster, clinton admin, and the list goes on and on.
even our current presidential candiates are staus-quo – this election is becoming a joke…………. who really is in the campaign for the people, not just their party?
Thoughts?

Political News Writer answers:

I want term limits, 4 yrs is long enough for Congressman. Than throw them out, if the want to run in another four yrs fine, but 4 and done

McCain Palin 2008
Real Change we can believe in

Helen asks…

Is it possible that Hillary might become Obama’s VP after all?

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama told a potential donor to his campaign that Hillary Rodham Clinton is on his list of possible vice presidential running mates, but that her husband’s status as a former president makes matters “complicated.”
supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said Obama reached out to her because he heard she was unhappy about the way the New York senator had been treated by the Democratic Party and the media.

Iscol turned their phone conversation Thursday to the vice presidency — something the Obama campaign has refused to discuss publicly. She said she told him that Clinton would be his best running mate.

Obama replied that she is on his list, Iscol recounted, and that it would be a mistake not to have her on such a list. But he also explained that he was thinking through a potential “complication” — Bill Clinton.

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What say you?

Political News Writer answers:

Not likely. Though more likely than McSame.

Donald asks…

Please help me in my law class?

The federal government may regulate all methods of intrastate transportation and communication.
A) True
B) False
2.
Until proven valid, a rule adopted by an administrative agency is invalid.
A) True
B) False
3.
Only a person who has a legally recognized right or interest that has been harmed by an administrative action has the right to appeal.
A) True
B) False
4.
An administrative agency cannot hold a hearing without a jury.
A) True
B) False
5.
The APA requires that each federal agency publish a statement of the rules, principles, and procedures followed by the agency.
A) True
B) False
6.
A state may prohibit a seller from selling below cost if the purpose is to harm competitors.
A) True
B) False
7.
Administrative agencies may make the rules, police the community to see the rules are obeyed, and sit in judgment to determine violations of their rules.
A) True
B) False
8.
When the attorney general of a state files a class action suit, the state sues as the “parent of its people.”
A) True
B) False
9.
Agency investigations of possible violations of agency rules are handled through independent enforcement agencies.
A) True
B) False
10.
Within the area in which the administrative agency is authorized to make decisions, the agency can be regarded as a specialized court or court of limited jurisdiction.
A) True
B) False
11.
The Federal Trade Commission administers the law prohibiting unfair methods of competition.
A) True
B) False
12.
Modern administrators cannot make laws, but they can argue persuasively before Congress for the passage of needed legislation.
A) True
B) False
13.
The Federal Register lists all administrative regulations, presidential proclamations, and executive orders on a semiannual basis.
A) True
B) False
14.
The Sherman Act may apply to production activities even if consumers are not involved.
A) True
B) False
15.
A manufacturer with distributors in New York City may give its newer distributors free advertising and other services to help them compete with the distributors who have been doing business for a number of years and have become firmly established.
A) True
B) False
16.
The Clayton Act prohibits price discrimination between different buyers of like commodities when the effect may be to substantially lessen competition.
A) True
B) False
17.
State governments may regulate business in all of its aspects, even if such regulation imposes a burden on interstate commerce.
A) True
B) False
18.
Administrative agencies generally are not subject to the rules of evidence.
A) True
B) False
19.
Governments may own factories and may compete with privately owned businesses.
A) True
B) False
20.
The Sherman Act provides that every contract in restraint of trade is illegal.
A) True
B) False
21.
An administrative agency is barred from examining the records of a business enterprise by the Constitutional guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure.
A) True
B) False
22.
An administrative agency whose erroneous decision causes a regulated person or enterprise substantial loss is liable for such loss regardless of whether the agency acted in good faith.
A) True
B) False
23.
In a rule of reason case, a business practice may not harm competition.
A) True
B) False
24.
When a hearing is requested after an agency has acted, the burden of proof shifts to the party who objected to the agency’s conclusion.
A) True
B) False
25.
The U.S. Constitution imposes significant limits on the power of any agency to conduct an investigation.
A) True
B) False

Political News Writer answers:

Law school is intended to teach you more than the law. It is also intended to hone your analytical and reasoning skills.

Having someone else do your homework will not serve you well.

You must do your own homework or risk failing in law school and/or the practice of law.

Now get off the computer and get to work!

Richard asks…

I am going to take a final on the July 10 and i already answer 115 questions. All i need 85 questions?

Hi. I have 200 questions to study for the test. Can anybody help me answer this 85 questions.
Here they are

1. Describe four events that transpire at the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

2. Differentiate super-delegates from elected delegates and describe the impact of super-delegates in the 2008 Democratic primary.

3. Differentiate open primaries, closed primaries, and Caucuses.

4. Describe the Democratic “Texas Two-Step” and which candidate won each part in the 2008 Democratic primary.

5. Describe why many states raced to move up their primary or caucus and describe the fiasco in the Democratic Party over the Michigan and Florida primaries.

6. Differentiate the “winner-take-all” Electoral College system used by 48 states, the Congressional District Electoral College system used by Maine and Nebraska, and the proportional Electoral College system proposed (but rejected) by Colorado voters in the 2004 election.

7. Describe the differing impact of the national popular vote and the state popular votes on the Electoral College vote.

8. List and briefly describe two criticisms of the Electoral College + one current argument for keeping the Electoral College.

9. In our current system, describe what happens when no Presidential candidate gets 270+ Electoral votes.

10. Describe how Electoral College affects campaign strategy in the general election (i.e. the three-step plan for winning the EC vote).

11. Describe three strategies for winning swing states.

12. List four key swing states that Obama carried in the 2008 election that George Bush carried in 2004.

13. Describe three reasons why Obama won the 2008 election.

14. Describe four reasons why the American system of selecting Presidents is undemocratic.

15. Describe how the Supreme Court ruled in Bush v. Gore on each of the three Republican arguments.

16. Differentiate the positions of Classical Liberals v. Classical Democrats with respect to Campaign Finance Reform.

17. Define and discuss the significance of the Iron Triangle.

18. Give three differences between a campaign contribution and a bribe.

19. Differentiate “hard money” and “soft money.”

20. Describe the debate over whether or not a Presidential candidate should take FEC money during the general election and describe the decision that Obama and McCain have made on this issue.

21. Briefly discuss one argument for & one argument against public financing of all federal elections.

22. Briefly discuss one argument for & one argument against free TV time for Presidential candidates.

23. Describe the basic provisions of McCain-Feingold and the arguments for/against it.

24. Define and discuss the significance of 527’s and give an example of a Republican and a Democratic 527.

List and briefly describe three roles of the Modern President.

Define and discuss the significance of the “rally around the flag/president” phenomenon.

Describe how the court ruled and discuss the significance of Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer.

Describe how the court ruled and discuss the significance of the Prize Cases.
Describe how the court ruled and discuss the significance of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
Describe how the court ruled and discuss the significance of Boumediene vs. Bush
Describe three ways that President’s make policy.
Describe three ways in which President Bush attempted to expand the executive power of the Presidency.
Compare and contrast the veto powers of the US President and the Texas Governor – defining each type of veto.
Describe the Basic Provisions of the War Powers Act of 1973 and briefly describe how the President has circumvented the act.
Differentiate the President’s control over fiscal and monetary policy.
Discuss three source of power for the Texas Lieutenant Governor
Describe (or diagram) how a bill becomes a law.
Describe five ways in which a bill may be killed.
Define pork and earmarks and discuss their significance.
List three major differences between the Texas Legislature and the US Congress OTHER than size or term in office.
List and briefly discuss four roles of US Congress.
Briefly describe what happened 2000-2006 in the Texas Redistricting Fiasco.
Define and discuss the significance of reapportionment and redistricting.
Describe three basic differences between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate relating to procedure or responsibilities.
Define and discuss the significance of filibusters and cloture and describe the current Democratic situation in acquiring a “filibuster proof” Senate.
Discuss how membership on the House Rules Committee or the Senate Appropriations Committee translates into power for the members of those committees.
Give the names of the current US Speaker of the House, House Majority Leader, House Minority Leader, Majority & Minority Leaders of the US Senate.
Nam

Political News Writer answers:

I’m afraid I don’t know.

Lisa asks…

Why are the Democrats so inept?

The US is itching to vote in a Democratic President. Why has the Democratic party put up such a polarizing figure as Obama? Of all the choices in the party, Obama seems to be a poor choice. You would think anyone of the people on Obama’s short list for VP candidate would be a much better Presidential Candidate.

Political News Writer answers:

The Democratic party has been taken over by Moveon.org. The ultra liberal left has taken control. With Harry Reed, Nancy Pelosi, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and don’t for get Kennedy, and the rest of the gang running the show, it will be a long long time before the democrats are able to move back closer to the center and start picking up the votes they so desperately need.
I’m going republican again this year because quite frankly, the left is so full of kooks, that I can’t fathom putting them in charge of my taxes and military.

Hahaha @ Hello. That’s what people say about black people when they can’t find anything else to compliment them on.

Your Thoughts On Henry Clay Political Party

Helen asks…

Political party created in 1834 by henry clay and daniel webster to oppose andrew jackson?

Political party created in 1834 by henry clay and daniel webster to oppose andrew jackson?

Political News Writer answers:

The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from 1833 to 1856,the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the executive branch and favored a program of modernization and economic protectionism. This name was chosen to echo the American Whigs of 1776, who fought for independence, and because “Whig” was then a widely recognized label of choice for people who saw themselves as opposing autocratic rule.[2] The Whig Party counted among its members such national political luminaries as Daniel Webster, William Henry Harrison, and their preeminent leader, Henry Clay of Kentucky. In addition to Harrison, the Whig Party also counted four war heroes among its ranks, including Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. Abraham Lincoln was a Whig leader in frontier Illinois.

In its over two decades of existence, the Whig Party saw two of its candidates, Harrison and Taylor, elected president. Both, however, died in office. John Tyler became president after Harrison’s death, but was expelled from the party. Millard Fillmore, who became president after Taylor’s death, was the last Whig to hold the nation’s highest office.

The party was ultimately destroyed by the question of whether to allow the expansion of slavery to the territories. With deep fissures in the party on this question, the anti-slavery faction successfully prevented the nomination of its own incumbent President Fillmore in the 1852 presidential election; instead, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who was soundly defeated. Its leaders quit politics (as Lincoln did temporarily) or changed parties. The voter base defected to the Republican Party, various coalition parties in some states, and to the Democratic Party. By the 1856 presidential election, the party had lost its ability to maintain a national coalition of effective state parties and endorsed Millard Fillmore, now of the American Party, at its last national convention

James asks…

Did Henry Clay believe in state or federal power?

I have to do a history paper and my book doesn’t say whether he believe in state government or federal government. It would also be good to know what political party he was in. Does anyone know?

Political News Writer answers:

He was more a federalist than a supporter of the individual states’ rights, and a member of the Whig party. This article provides a complete summary of his career:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay

Good luck with your paper!

Sandy asks…

The unifying principle of the Whig party was?

A. support of Henry Clay as a political leader.
B.opposition to “King Andrew” Jackson.
C.desire to return to property qualifications for voting and holding office.
D.rejection of strong government.
Need help with homework.

Political News Writer answers:

Read the first 2 sentences

Robert asks…

congress scavenger hunt 2!?

11 when did sam rayburn serve as speaker of the house?
12 name the political party of henry clay
13 who is known as the greates orator of the senate?
14 who had a head the size of a casaba melon?
15 in 1903, joe cannon became speaker of the house. name his party/state.
16 what nickname did joe cannon have?
17 what former president later served in the house of reps?
18 what state did john c calhoun come from?
19 name his party
20 what great author thought congress a “supreme class of crooks”?

Political News Writer answers:

11.September 16, 1940-November 16, 1961
12.Whig Party
13.
14.
15.Republican Party
16.”Uncle Joe”
17. John Quincy Adams
18. South Carolina
19. Democratic-Republican, Democratic, and Nullifier
20.

William asks…

Please help!Homework help?!?

Okay so I have to answer a bunch of these stupid questions ever week.This week the word/sentence has to have the word “right” in it.Well here are the ones I couldn’t get!

Kind of piano-

1964 legislation-

Cartoon mountie-

Saying about mulitiple misdeeds-

Candid-

Famous Henry Clay line-

Ideal beau-

Part of political party charactrized by a more conservative outlook-

A virtuous person-

Thanks!!!

Political News Writer answers:

Upright piano–it’s the tall one
Civil Rights
Forthright–candid
Rightwing–those republicans–sit in the right wing of the senate I think
righteous–virtuous

Mary asks…

The presidential election of 1824 was complicated by…?

A) candidates taking open and aggressive positions on the Missouri Compromise.

B) Andrew Jackson’s decision to challenge another candiate to a duel.

C) Henry Clay‘s reputation as the hero of Battle of New Orleans.

D) An unprecedented five candidates seeking the support of one political party.

Political News Writer answers:

I think D…you should really do your own homework though.

Carol asks…

help plzzzz it’s history?

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin

A. was hailed as a marvelous work in the South.
B. communicated the ills the industrial North posed on workers.
C. exposed northerners to the evils of slavery.
D. proved northerners were without prejudice of any kind.

Who was a proponent of nullification, or a state’s right to back out of the Union?

A. Abraham Lincoln
B. John Calhoun
C. Henry Clay
D. Stephen Douglas

The presidential election of 1848

A. was won by Andrew Jackson.
B. generally avoided the slavery issue.
C. witnessed the nomination of Zachary Taylor as a Democrat.
D. is what finally sparked the Civil War.

Which method gained abolitionists the greatest momentum during the pre-Civil War period?

A. publishing Cannibals All
B. passing the Kansas-Nebraska Act
C. John Calhoun running for President
D. creating the Republican party
.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act

A. was sponsored by Henry Clay.
B. repealed the Missouri Compromise.
C. was supported by the Republican party.
D. was signed by President Zachary Taylor.

What policy did pro-slavery lawmakers and southern states gain from the Compromise of 1850?

A. California entered the Union as a slave state.
B. Utah entered the Union as a free state.
C. The slave trade was protected in the nation’s capital.
D. Fugitive slave laws were enacted to return escaped slaves to their owners.

Which of the following reasons is NOT why the North had an industrial and technological advantage over the South?

A. The North had over 100,000 factories.
B. The North had more railroad lines, which facilitated transportation of goods.
C. The North had better communication.
D. The North had greater agriculture.

The Missouri Compromise

A. prevented slavery to exist after 1820.
B. defined the latitude line 36 degrees 30′ N as the division between future slave and free states.
C. allowed for all future states to choose their status as either free or slave.
D. remained a popular policy until the end of the Civil War.

Which political party supported slavery, or at least the state’s right to make the institution legal?

A. Free Soil
B. Know-Nothing
C. Republican
D. Democrat

Political News Writer answers:

A,B.B,A,D,A,B,B,A,?
Now do your own homework.

Steven asks…

8th grade history questions?

the choices you are given for answers are:
a.abraham lincoln
b.constitutional union party
c.dred scott v. sandford
d.freeport doctrine
e.henry clay
f.james buchanan
g.jefferson davis
h.kansas-nebraska act
i.mcculloch v. maryland
j.republican party
k.roger b. taney
l.whig party
m.wilmot proviso

and the definitions are:
1.plan that would divide the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase into two territories and allow the people in each territory to decide the question of slavery
2.proposal that called for a ban on slavery and involuntary servitude in all parts of the Mexican Cession
3.he was elected president of the confederate states of america
4.senator who proposed both the missouri compromise and the compromise of 1850
5.1857 supreme court ruling that concluded that african americans were not U.S citizens
6.his election angered southerners and led southern states to withdraw from the union
7.political party united against the spread of slavery in the west
8.political party that fell apart when northern and southern members disagreed about the kansas-nebraska issue
9.chief justice of the supreme court who wrote the majority decision in the Dred Scott ruling
10.stephen douglas’s idea that the police would enforce the voters’s decision regarding slavery even if it contradicted the Dred Scott ruling

not all letters have to be used.

Political News Writer answers:

1.h
2.m
3.g
4.e
5.c
6.a
7.j
8.l
9. K
10.d

Maria asks…

American History Help Please :)?

Hi, so I have a little problem…I got this worksheet to study for a test and forgot my textbook at the place I have summer school..I cant be on the computer long so I was wondering if somebody could help me with this and I can go on tomorrow morning and copy down the answers before I leave for school…thank you so much for anybody whose willing, it means a lot 🙂

1. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin
A. was hailed as a marvelous work in the South.
B. communicated the ills the industrial North posed on workers.
C. exposed northerners to the evils of slavery.
D. proved northerners were without prejudice of any kind.

2. Which of the following reasons is NOT why the North had an industrial and technological advantage over the South?
A. The North had over 100,000 factories.
B. The North had more railroad lines, which facilitated transportation of goods.
C. The North had better communication.
D. The North had greater agriculture.

3. The Missouri Compromise
A. prevented slavery to exist after 1820.
B. defined the latitude line 36 degrees 30′ N as the division between future slave and free states.
C. allowed for all future states to choose their status as either free or slave.
D. remained a popular policy until the end of the Civil War.

4. The presidential election of 1848
A. was won by Andrew Jackson.
B. generally avoided the slavery issue.
C. witnessed the nomination of Zachary Taylor as a Democrat.
D. is what finally sparked the Civil War.

5. What policy did pro-slavery lawmakers and southern states gain from the Compromise of 1850?
A. California entered the Union as a slave state.
B. Utah entered the Union as a free state.
C. The slave trade was protected in the nation’s capital.
D. Fugitive slave laws were enacted to return escaped slaves to their owners.

6. Who was a proponent of nullification, or a state’s right to back out of the Union?
A. Abraham Lincoln
B. John Calhoun
C. Henry Clay
D. Stephen Douglas

7. Which method gained abolitionists the greatest momentum during the pre-Civil War period?
A. publishing Cannibals All
B. passing the Kansas-Nebraska Act
C. John Calhoun running for President
D. creating the Republican party

8. Who introduced the Compromise of 1850?
A. Lewis Cass
B. Henry Clay
C. Harriet Beecher Stowe
D. John Fremont

9. The Kansas-Nebraska Act
A. was sponsored by Henry Clay.
B. repealed the Missouri Compromise.
C. was supported by the Republican party.
D. was signed by President Zachary Taylor.

10. Which political party supported slavery, or at least the state’s right to make the institution legal?
A. Free Soil
B. Know-Nothing
C. Republican
D. Democrat

Thank you again everyone!!
Anybody else gonna help me?? Now that I think about it number one is C..thanks lol

Political News Writer answers:

1:c
2:D
3: B
5: D
7: B
8: B
9: B
10: B

My Thoughts On Political Parties In Canada

Mark asks…

What are 15 political parties in Canada?

15 political parties and their leaders…. and does anyone know what a Budget Speech is? Thank you so much!

Political News Writer answers:

I assume you mean federal parties.

Here are all the parties recognized by Elections Canada and are therefore eligible to run candidates in a Federal election

The first four are the “mainstream parties” who currently hold seats in Parliament:

Liberal Party
Conservative Party
Bloc Quebecois
New Democratic Party

The rest have no seats, but can run for them:

Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada
Canadian Action Party
Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Communist Party of Canada
Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)
First Peoples National Party of Canada
Green Party of Canada
Libertarian Party of Canada
Marijuana Party of Canada
Neorhino.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador First Party
People’s Political Power of Canada
Western Block Party
Work Less Party

Other well-known parties that no longer exist:

Social Credit Party
Reform Party
Progressive Conservative Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Candian Alliance (which evolved into the current Conservative Party)

Steven asks…

how many political parties in canada parliament?

how many political parties are represented in canada‘s parliament?

Political News Writer answers:

As of February 6, party standings are as follows:

Conservative Party of Canada: 125
Liberal Party of Canada: 102
Bloc Québécois: 51
New Democratic Party of Canada: 29
Independent: 1 (André Arthur)