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What are midterm elections, and why are they important?

Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
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In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines

A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.
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Sovereignty: What it means and what it doesn’t

When President Trump speaks of sovereignty, he means something very specific that lies at the heart of America's democracy.
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What do Nelson Mandela, George Washington and a Roman consul have...

What do Nelson Mandela, George Washington and Roman consul Cincinnatus have in common? Each walked away from political power.
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For the press, elections are a test of accountability

A journalist's role in covering elections is to give you unbiased information; doing anything else is failing in their role as a watchdog.

Was this George Washington’s greatest legacy?

On February 4, 1789, George Washington was elected the first president of the United States. Washington knew his actions would establish precedents for his successors....
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More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.

What are President Obama’s foreign policy goals for 2015?

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests and others assembled at the U.S....
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Venezuela in crisis: Quotes and facts

Check out a rolling collection of ShareAmerica shareables regarding the ongoing developments in Venezuela. We will update frequently.