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Blue Dog Democrats

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Common Sense Coalition

A coalition of senators started in 2017 to propose bipartisan solutions on issues that have become subject to partisan deadlock.

Constituent

In a word - YOU!

In terms of government, you are a constituent of whoever you elect to represent your interests. In terms of federal policymaking, that would be the following...

o In the House of Representatives, the Representative elected from your Congressional District who represents the people in that district.

o In the Senate, both Senators elected from your state.

Contract With America

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Founding Fathers

A general term describing the leaders who created the initial mold for the United States - from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.

Historians typically include the following as among America's founding fathers...

Freedom Caucus

A group consisting of some of the more conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives. Not all representatives who are believed to members of the group acknowledge their membership.

Grassroots

Political movements organized by constituents - the ones affected by policies - are called grassroots movements.

Political Action Committee (PAC)

An organization that solicits contributions and uses the money to campaign for or against candidates or proposed laws.

Political Spectrum

A general classification of how someone might view various public policies. The following terminology and characterizations often are used to distinguish. They are only generalizations. People have various views on different issues.

LeftRight
LiberalConservative
DemocratRepublican
Wants high marginal tax rate Wants low marginal tax rate
Understands global warming is real Claims global warming is a hoax
Supports a woman's right to abortionWants abortion outlawed
Supports sex education in schoolsDoes not want sex education taught in schools

While these are just generalizations, they can be useful to take note of because they tend to divide people due to the phenomenon of confirmation bias. Also, political parties often unite on opposite sides of these issues.

Referenced by...
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Resigns (2018-Jun-27)

Problem Solvers Caucus

A group of Republican and Democratic representatives who have agreed to seek bipartisan solutions to issues for which the parties tend to present incompatible proposals.

Republican National Committee (RNC)

The organization that sets the official platforms for the Republican Party and funds Republican candidates' campaigns.

Saturday Night Massacre

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Tea Party

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Tuesday Group

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Watergate

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