Trump sides with Democrats on debt limit

Daily News Article - September 8, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What was President Trump’s motive for making a deal with Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to raise the debt ceiling? List his 3 reasons for doing so, according to Secretary Mnuchin and adviser Marc Short.

3. What will be the result of the three-month extension on the debt ceiling? (list 3 outcomes)

4. What is surprising about the Republican control of both houses of Congress?

5. a) Read the “Background” below. What overall changes will the President include in his tax reform?
b) Ask a parent: do you oppose or support President Trump’s tax reform plan? Please explain your answer.

6. Watch the second video under “Resources” of former Republican governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee discussing President Trump’s surprising deal with Democrat lawmakers.
a) Why did President Trump do so, according to Gov. Huckabee?
b) What point does Gov. Huckabee make about the Republicans in Congress?
c) Do you agree with Huckabee’s assertion? Explain your answer.