The Office of the President-Elect is a non constitutional office that only exists when a new President is due to take over. Its existence what the President-Elect makes of it,...

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Office of the President-Elect

The First Lady of the United States is a title given to the wife or partner of the President of the United States. The role has no constitutional basis and...

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First Lady of the United States

2016 was not just a Presidential election year, but as Congressional elections occur every two years the US Congress was up for election too.

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Congressional Elections 2016
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The Trump Cabinet

Subject to Senate Confirmation, this is the who's who in the Trump Cabinet. As good political scholars you will of course remember that there is no real constitutional basis for...

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The Trump Cabinet

US Elections are notoriously expensive with huge amounts of money being donated and spent. Here are the headline figures for Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

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Campaign Finance 2016: Trump v Clinton

The US Presidential Election 2016 was held on Tuesday 8th November 2016. Donald Trump was victorious alongside his Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence, resulting in a loss for Hillary Clinton and Tim...

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The US Presidential Election 2016

2016 saw the Republican Party hold its primaries for its Presidential Nominee for the Presidential Election in November 2016. The primaries ran concurrently to the Democratic Primaries. Both parties held primaries to...

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Republican Primaries 2016
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The October Surprise

There is a curious event in US Politics that is known as the October Surprise. This phrase is often connected to an event that occurs naturally, or can be set...

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The October Surprise

2016 saw the Democratic Party hold its primaries for its Presidential Nominee for the Presidential Election in November 2016. The primaries ran concurrently to the Republican Primaries. Both parties held primaries to...

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Democratic Primaries 2016
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Politics UCAS guide

Here's a handy printable guide to applying to read Politics or International Relations at university.

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Politics UCAS guide
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Civil Rights Act 1964

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The Civil Rights Act 1964 was a major piece of legislation in the United States that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, colour, sex, national origin or religion. In...

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Civil Rights Act 1964

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, often known as the ACA or Obamacare is federal law in the United States which requires all citizens of the US to ...

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Affordable Care Act 2010
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First Gulf War

The First Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm was a war held in the Middle East in response to the actions of Iraq when it invaded Kuwait...

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First Gulf War

The Presidential Succession is the line of people who would take over as President or Acting President in the event of the removal from office of the current President. This...

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Presidential Succession

The Medicare Improvement Act was passed by George W Bush in 2003 after a close vote in Congress. The act itself introduced one of the largest overhauls of the Medicare programme.

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Medicare Improvement Act 2003
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Policy Labs

Policy labs, occasionally known as laboratories of democracy are a theory of policy testing in a small area. The basis for this idea originates in the Tenth Amendment stating that...

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Policy Labs
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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden was a former contractor to the National Security Agency who leaked classified information about the extent of global surveillance programmes.

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Edward Snowden
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USA PATRIOT Act 2001

The USA PATRIOT Act is a 2001 act of Congress signed into Law on October 26th 2001, after the September 11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. The act’s longer title...

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USA PATRIOT Act 2001

This is a would be constitutional amendment designed to address the way in which the US elects a President. Under the terms of the proposed amendment it would abolish the...

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Every Vote Counts Amendment

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