Election Issues

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Election Basics: Political Parties, Past and Present

October 24, 2008
by Liz Colville
The Republicans and Democrats dominate modern political races, and our technology-laden, “now” mentality often obscures the nation’s political history. But that history is worth remembering, because the innovative parties of our founding fathers, such as the Whigs and the Federalists, were the seeds of our current political parties. FindingDulcinea looks back at these precursors.
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October 20, 2008
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October 16, 2008
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September 04, 2008
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September 03, 2008
As the Republicans turn their attention to their party’s keynote speaker, Rudy Giuliani, and to vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, a number of other speakers will also present the GOP agenda at Wednesday’s convention in St. Paul. They include Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
September 02, 2008
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August 28, 2008
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August 27, 2008
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