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Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 17:10 GMT 18:10 UK
GLOSSARY


This section explains some of the more common but often misunderstood terms used in US politics. Click on any of the items listed below to find out more about your chosen topic.
A-B   C-D   E-F   G-I   J-M   N-P   Q-S   T-Z  
A-B
Air Force One
Beltway
Bill of rights
Buckley v. Valeo
Butterfly ballot

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C-D
Capitol, United States
Caucus
Chad
Commander in Chief
Congress
Constitution of the United States
Donkey, Democratic

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E-F
Electoral college
Elephant, Republican
Federal Election Commission / FEC
Federal matching funds
Founding fathers

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G-I
Grand Old Party / GOP
Hard money
Health Maintenance Organization / HMO
House of Representatives (The House)
Independent

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J-M
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Medicaid
Medicare

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N-P
National convention
Oval office
Political Action Committee / PAC
Primary
Pro-choice
Pro-life
Push polling

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Q-S
Roe v. Wade
Second Amendment
Senate
Snippy
Soft money
Super Tuesday
Swing states

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T-Z
Vice president
Yuca

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Inauguration:

Bush presidency:

PICTURE GALLERIES

Texts and transcripts:

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Who's who
What's at Stake
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Parties
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