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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 29th-October 5th, 2014

HOTtopics1. How can the Republican Party reverse its fortunes in California?
2. Should Debbie Wasserman Schultz step down as DNC chair?
3. Will the GOP add more than ten seats to their majority in the House?
4. Should illegal immigrants be allowed to enlist in the U.S. military?
5. Who should replace Eric Holder?
6. Should Yahoo merge with AOL?
7. Why are fewer Americans getting married?
8. Should the U.S. reconsider its policy on not negotiating with terrorist groups?
9. Do President Obama’s executive actions on climate change go far enough?
10. Could Jim Webb become a formidable presidential candidate?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 22nd-28th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should more states expand Medicaid?
2. What is the state of state economies?
3. Will federal college ratings rein in tuition?
4. How can Pat Roberts save his Senate seat?
5. Should Washington D.C. be given statehood?
6. How might a Republican takeover of the Senate in 2014 affect President Obama’s judicial appointments?
7. Should Iowa continue to be the first state on the presidential primary calendar?
8. Is Joe Biden a detriment to the Democratic Party?
9. Are Republican chances of winning the Senate decreasing?
10. Is it wise for the U.S. to send troops to West Africa to combat Ebola?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 15th-21st, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should Congress authorize war on ISIS?
2. Is the decriminalization of marijuana a public health hazard?
3. What is the best way to promote the use of alternative fuel sources in the United States?
4. Should American schools crack down on grade inflation?
5. Is Georgia moving outside of the Republican orbit?
6. Why is the minority unemployment rate so high?
7. How should the NFL address domestic violence incidents?
8. Is Mary Landrieu headed for defeat this fall?
9. Does President Obama have the right policy to defeat ISIS?
10. Can larger natural gas reserves help the United States repair its relationship with Latin American nations?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 8th-14th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is President Obama wise to delay immigration action until after the midterms?
2. Are America’s leaders out of ideas?
3. Does Bob McDonnell’s conviction significant damage the Republican Party’s image?
4. Have Michelle Obama’s school lunch regulations failed?
5. Can the U.S. defeat ISIS without putting boots on the ground?
6. Is the sun setting on the American empire?
7. Should the GOP worry about third party candidates in this year’s midterms?
8. How can the nation’s police forces become more diverse?
9. Would increasing the wages for fast food workers to $15 an hour benefit the economy?
10. Is “corporate desertion” a winning issue for Democrats?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 1st-7th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is another government shutdown on the horizon?
2. How can coastal states generate more affordable housing?
3. Is America’s immigration system broken?
4. How can America have a serious conversation about race?
5. Will 2014 be a “wave election”?
6. Is California prepared for “the big one”?
7. Why is Sam Brownback struggling to win re-election?
8. Should the U.S. lower its corporate tax rate?
9. Will “affirmative consent” laws significantly curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses?
10. Should the U.S. back Bashar al-Assad?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 25th-31st, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
2. What does Ferguson reveal about the state of American race relations?
3. Sarah Palin: Does she still matter?
4. Should Alaska enact oil tax reform?
5. How should America’s schools handle new demographic changes?
6. Why do so many Americans suffer from food insecurity?
7. Should Chelsea Manning be offered gender treatment?
8. How can McDonald’s improve sales in the United States?
9. Should the U.S. government pay ransoms to terrorist groups?
10. How will the indictment of Rick Perry impact the Texas gubernatorial race?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 18th-24th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Does the U.S. need a manned space program?
2. Is ISIS an immediate threat to the United States?
3. Should online communications enjoy a higher form of privacy protection?
4. Is legal pot a public health menace?
5. Should the U.S. place an arms embargo on Israel?
6. Does President Obama need a more defined foreign policy doctrine?
7. Will Scott Walker be re-elected?
8. Does the militarization of police forces pose a constitutional threat?
9. Should redistricting powers be taken away from state legislatures?
10. Is it in Hillary Clinton’s best interest to distance herself from President Obama?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 11th-17th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Could Mitt Romney become 2016’s “comeback kid”?
2. Are U.S. hospitals prepared for an Ebola outbreak?
3. Will the 2014 midterms be a referendum on President Obama?
4. Does the GOP have an “image problem”?
5. Should there be a ban on school bake sales?
6. Have Democrats done enough to protect Mark Udall’s Senate seat?
7. How should the U.S. government change the way it gives foreign aid?
8. Should food stamp eligibility include a mandatory work requirement?
9. After John Walsh’s withdrawal, have Democrats lost any chance of hanging on to Montana’s Senate seat?
10. What actions, if any, should the U.S. take against the Islamic State?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 4th-10th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should John Brennan resign?
2. Are open carry advocates harming the pro-gun movement?
3. Is the latest jobs report good news for the U.S. economy?
4. Could Ben Carson win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination?
5. Why is the public souring on President Obama’s foreign policy?
6. Is Eric Cantor’s departure from Congress beneficial for the Republican Party?
7. Are American media conglomerates becoming too large?
8. How responsible is the U.S. for Libya’s instability?
9. What accounts for Hollywood’s awful summer?
10. How should the U.S. respond to the African Ebola outbreak?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 28th-August 3rd, 2014

HOTtopics1. Do questions about the legality of federal health insurance exchange subsidies imperil the future of the Affordable Care Act?
2. Will Georgia’s Senate race decide control of the Senate?
3. Should investors be alarmed at Amazon’s recent losses?
4. Assuming it could be implemented, would Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan work?
5. Should Hondurans be granted refugee status?
6. Is an overhaul of the corporate tax code the best way to prevent inversions?
7. Should obesity be considered a disability?
8. Is desalinization the answer to future droughts?
9. Will Montana’s Senate seat turn red in November?
10. Is President Obama’s foreign policy to blame for the violence in the Middle East?