This site combines several excellent resources in to one online site. As the image on the right describes - you can find video and newspaper clips along with handouts, lesson plans and strategies.
Additionally there are step-by-step instructions for students to create their own deliberations site to highlight and support their research, explanation of a mock senate debate, current issues and resources and suggestions for many more activities.
Check out this one-stop-shop for current event information.
C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations