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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:30 PM EDT, Mon March 19, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- March 19, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do you think that men and women use different approaches when campaigning for elected office? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

Where is Puerto Rico? What is its status within the United States? What is its role in the country's election process? How do you think that Puerto Rico factors into this year's Republican nomination process?

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Describe the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. What events in recent years have put a strain on the relationship? Why do you think that Pakistan's parliament is debating how to handle that relationship? How do you think that the U.S. should address its concerns with Pakistan?

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Who is Barbara Mikulski? What distinction among elected officials does she now have? Who was the only other woman in the Senate when she was elected to that body in 1988? How do the women senators interviewed in the story say that their approach to legislation is different from that of the men? What do you think the women senators mean when they talk about a "zone of civility"? Do you think that civility should be a priority in the political process? Why or why not?

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