Preamble to the Constitution

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

 

Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare)

Primary:

Journal Star: Interactive

Enrichment:

NYTimes: President Obama on the Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

ISIS

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FOX: Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Military Force

Enrichment:

Reuters: Afghan President to Congress on threat of ISIS

NBC: ISIS Hit List

Human Trafficking

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Wall Street Journal: How Congress Is Sabotaging Human-Trafficking Victims

 

Enrichment:

USAtoday: Abortion politics threaten bi-partisan legislation

Criminal Justice


Primary:

Time: Will Congress Reform Criminal Justice?

Enrichment:

Jon Stewart interview with Bryan Stevenson Part 1 & Part 2

CONGRESSIONAL TIC-TAC-TOE

How does Congress in both its structure and function work to achieve the purpose of our gov't?

Structure: the bicameral design

Function: the express and implied powers

Purpose: outlined in the Preamble

Medicare & Children’s Health

Primary:

NYTimes: House Approves a Bill

Enrichment:

CNBC: Surprise! Something Positive from Congress

Privacy & Cyber Security


Primary:

Wired Magazine: Privacy and cyber-security

Enrichment:

USA Today: House intel leaders unveil cyber-security bill

Gay Marriage

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Northwest Public Radio: Idaho asks Congress to Impeach Judges over Gay Marriage

Enrichment:

Cleveland.com: Would an amendment banning gay marriage violate US tradition?

Budget

Primary:

NPR: Senate follows House passing Budget

Enrichment:

CNN: What’s in the House Budget


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