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U.S. politics

Political terms used in U.S. involving the three main branches of government as well as grass root politics.

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U.S. politics

United States Secretary of State

Politics; U.S. politics

The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. The current Secretary of State is Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th person ...

silver spoon

Politics; U.S. politics

A term that is often used to describe wealth, especially inherited wealth. For example, someone born into a wealthy family is said to have "been born with a silver spoon in his mouth". During the ...

Secret Service prostitution scandal

Politics; U.S. politics

A scandal involving 12 U.S. secret service men and Colombian prostitutes before a recent presidential trip to Colombia. After the scandal broke, the Department of Homeland Security issued an ...

environmental terrorism

Politics; U.S. politics

The use of sabotage, arson and violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims. The Unabomber, Chaim Nissim and James Jay Lee were all environmental terrorists. Animal Liberation Front (ALF), ...


Politics; U.S. politics

A person who uses sabotage, arson and violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims. The actions of such a person is sometimes called political terrorism.

hard money

Politics; U.S. politics

Political donations given by individuals and political action committees and subject to federal contribution limits of $1,000 to a federal candidate, and $20,000 a year to a political party.


Politics; U.S. politics

Persons possessing or claiming to possess superior understanding and knowledge.

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