De Anza CivicsWatch

Our country is sharply divided over issues of civil rights, the environment, economic policy and the direction we're heading. The president derides what he calls "fake news," but he frequently makes statements that are demonstrably untrue. In times like these, it's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives.

These webpages will provide tools – including real news – for building that understanding

  • Fact Watch fact-checking the statements made by politicians

  • News & Issues reports from credible news outlets

  • Civics 101 foundational documents and an interactive quiz

  • Get Involved resources for engagement on campus and in the community

Latest Articles


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DACA's Journey to the Supreme Court

Here’s what you need to know about a policy that protected from deportation people who were brought into the United States as children.

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Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment:How We Got Here

President Trump fixated on Ukraine as a solution to his political problems. In five months, his obsession upended American foreign policy and threatened his presidency. Here is how it happened.

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E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules

The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking.

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Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle

The fact that campaigns are now being fought largely online is hardly a revelation, yet only one political party seems to have gotten the message.

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Trump’s Base Digs In Its Heels, Even as Support for Impeachment Grows

Support for impeaching and removing President Trump from office is rising among most Americans, but Republicans remain almost unanimously opposed, leaving Mr. Trump with a loyal but shrinking core of supporters.

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The next Democratic debate lineup, and everything else you should know

The 2020 presidential primary campaign field is finally starting to winnow down, with four months to go until the first states vote.

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