Current Politics

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Question: How many U.S. Senators are in the Senate?
Answer: 100

Question: What is the name of the top position in the House of Representatives?
Answer: Speaker of the House (or House Speaker)

Question: If a U.S. President resigns, gets impeached, or dies, the Vice President is first in the line to take over. Who is second in the line to take over?
Answer: Speaker of the House

Question: The President has an authority to overrule a bill that's passed by the Congress. What's the word that describe the process of overruling a bill?
Answer: veto

Question: How many amendments are there in the U.S. Constitution?
Answer: 27

Cabinet Members

Question: Who is the current Secretary of State?
Answer: John Kerry

Question: This person just replaced Senator Chuck Hagel as the new Secretary of Defense.
Answer: Ashton Carter

Question: President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace this retiring Attorney General. 
Answer: Eric Holder

Question: What cabinet member is responsible for Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Park Service?
Answer: Secretary of the Interior

Question: This Secretary of Health and Human Services was nominated, confirmed, and sworn in in summer of 2014. She is subject of a scrutiny over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Answer: Sylvia Burwell

In the News

Question: This person is widely presumed as the front-runner to win the Democratic nomination for the President in 2016. 
Answer: Hillary Clinton

Question: This week the Congress had just avoided a crisis by passing a bill to fund what department? 
Answer: Department of Homeland Security

Question: This Israeli Prime Minister came to the U.S. Congress and gave the presentation on the dangers of Iran's nuclear program.
Answer: Benjamin Netanyahu

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Question: This Russian political opposition leader was murdered and the speculations have it that the murder was political. 
Answer: Boris Nemtsov

Question: This Ukrainian peninsula was invaded and annexed by Russian forces in March 2014. 
Answer: Crimea

All Things Obama

Question: What is the full name of our current U.S. President? (first, middle, and last name)
Answer: Barack Hussein Obama

Question: What are the names of the Obama daughters?
Answer: Malia and Sasha Obama

Question: In what state was Barack Obama born? 
Answer: Honolulu, Hawaii

Question: Before becoming the President, Obama was a senator from what state?
Answer: Illinois 

Question: What is the name of President Obama's dog?
Answer: Bo


Question: Who is the current Vice President of the United States? (VPOTUS)
Answer: Joe Biden

Question: Who is the current First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS)?
Answer: Michelle Obama

Question: Who is the current Speaker of the House?
Answer: John Boehner, of Ohio

Question: Which political party now has the control of the U.S. Senate?
Answer: Republican

Question: In an event where the Senate votes are tied at 50 - 50, who will come in and break the tie with a vote?
Answer: Vice President