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(CNN Student News) -- December 15, 2008

1. According to the report: What unexpected incident took place during a press conference with U.S. President George W. Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday? How did Mr. Bush respond to the incident?

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2. According to a recent security agreement between the U.S. and Iraq, what is the timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq? In your view, what are the potential pros and cons of this plan for Iraq and the U.S.?

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3. In your view, what are the responsibilities of a U.S. first lady?

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4. According to the segment, what are some of the arguments for and against making the U.S. first lady a paid post?

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5. What is your view on this issue? Do you think that U.S. first ladies should get a government salary? State your rationale.

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6. What is the Electoral College? What action is it taking today?

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7. According to the segment: How are winter storms impacting the northeastern U.S.? How has President Bush responded to the situation? In your opinion, how might these winter storms impact local economies?

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8. Who is Rod Blagojevich? Why is he currently at the center of controversy? What action are some Illinois lawmakers taking to try to remove Blagojevich from office? Do you think that Blagojevich should step down? Why or why not?

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9. According to the report: From where does the money for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs come? How is the current economic crisis impacting these programs?

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10. In your opinion, what, if anything, should U.S. states do to make sure that students are able to receive free meals at school? Can you think of ways that your state might generate additional funds for school meals, if needed?

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