CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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January 30, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
On television, political candidates give speeches, appear in ads, engage in debates, and give interviews with the media. How do you think that viewers respond to seeing the candidates in each of these settings?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Why did the Arab League send monitors to Syria? Why has that mission been suspended? What has the international community said about the Syrian government? How has the Syrian government responded? Why do you think that the situation in Syria is of great concern to the international community?
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According to the report: Why is the international community concerned about Iran's nuclear program? How has Iran responded? What action has the European Union taken against Iran, and why? What do some experts think will happen as a result of the EU's action? What is your opinion?
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How much money can be spent in a U.S. presidential campaign? How do presidential campaigns spend this money, and why? What do you think that a presidential candidate who raises less money than his or her opponent could do to increase the chance of getting elected? Explain.
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