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(CNN Student News) -- December 9, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Which member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet would you most want to interview? How would you prepare for the interview? What questions would you ask the Cabinet member?

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TARP Jobs

What is TARP?

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According to the report: What proposal has President Obama made for any unused TARP funds? How have some Republicans responded to the president's proposal?

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In your opinion, how should any unused TARP funds be spent? Explain.

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Baghdad Bombings

What do Iraqi government officials think was the reason for a series of deadly bombing attacks in Baghdad yesterday?

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What reasons can you think of why someone would want to disrupt an election process?

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Defense Secretary Visit

According to the segment: With whom did U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meet during his trip to Afghanistan? What statement did Secretary Gates make during his trip?

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What are some of the challenges facing U.S. troops in Afghanistan? What has been the impact of U.S. troops on the security of the country?

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What do you think might be the potential impact of sending additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan for the military forces that are currently serving there?

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Interview Secretary Duncan

What do you think is the role of the U.S. Department of Education? What impact do you think that this department has on your school and classroom?

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If you had the opportunity, what would you want to ask U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan?

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Green Collar Training

According to the program: What is Louisiana Green Corps? Who are some of the program's participants?

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What do some of the participants say about the program? What percent of the program's participants have found jobs or returned to school?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits of a program like Louisiana Green Corps? Explain.

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