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Political party platforms from 2012 all the way back to 1840 (Democrats) & 1856 (GOP). Could be used in a government/civics class or history class.

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Texas Republican Party adds support for hemp to platform, medical marijuana another issue though | Texas Cannabis Report

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from The Daily Beast

Caroline Kennedy Is Big in Japan

Less than a year after Senate confirmation of Caroline Kennedy, rising tensions between Japan and China have made her job one of the most important on the planet. Last November, the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy rode in an ornate, horse-drawn carriage through the heart of Tokyo to Japan’s Imperial Palace. The new United States Ambassador to Japan, as dictated by tradition, presented her credentials to Emperor Akihito, Japan’s reigning monarch. (The previous day, she had…

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Viral meme from liberal, "Occupy Democrats" says 1956 Republican platform was pretty liberal and Politifact rates the meme "mostly true," with caveats. On "federal assistance to low-income communities," the 1956 platform said the party would "promote fully the Republican-sponsored Rural Development Program to broaden the operation and increase the income of low income farm families and help tenant farmers." They wanted to help the WORKING poor.| PolitiFact

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The GOP's Stand on Agenda 21 - "We strongly reject the U. N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U. N. Global Tax..."

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Republican Party Chair Putting Off Annual Meeting to Join March for Life http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/06/republican-party-chair-putting-off-annual-meeting-to-join-march-for-life/

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