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Question regarding concessions during presidential elections

If I wrote my own name on the ballot while voting for the president, don't I also have to concede to the winning candidate on Election Day, like the other candidates do? Is there a rule that only ...
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If Democrats lose the Senate now, what are the chances of getting it back in 2016?

If Democrats lose the Senate now, what are the chances of getting it back in 2016? It seems that all the pollsters agree, Repubs have a better chance at gaining Senate control than not. It's tight, ...
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Was it technically possible for BUK system to crash an airplane in Ukraine?

I have read in another forum, that its impossible that BUK system destroyed that airplane in Ukraine. The reason he says is - the airplane looks like shot by 30×165mm bullets - its not like blown by ...
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What was the rationale behind cutting SNAP payments? when will it increase again?

SNAP decreased quite a bit nation wide. What was the rational behind cutting it? When will it increase again? What is the forecasted funding for the next 5 years of SNAP?
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The Harvard course “Justice” - Is it just that most of the important ideas of modern political philosophy are libertarian? [on hold]

The Harvard class "Justice" and the lecturer Michael Sandel are popular. It seems that most of his lectures talk about libertarian philosophers and their ideas. From what I've known, Sandel is a ...
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Predominating world map centering by country

When buying a world map here, we have Middle East (and Europe) in the center with Bering straight and Alaska at the edges. In America, I suppose you have America in the center with the cut being ...
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How do today's Germans percieve the Nazis

I am curious about the perceptions of Germans today with regard to their country's past? what do they have to generally say about Hitler and the events of the holocaust?
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What would happen if the same person were elected both President and Vice President?

As I was reading this answer, I realized that there's nothing in the Constitution to prevent a majority of Electors from voting for the same person for both President and Vice President. The ...
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Petition the president to help get Jackie Chan's son and others released and moved to the US

Jackie Chan's son and many others face the death penalty for pot. Would a petition to the President be of any good to ascribe them to be granted asylum and help (by persuading China to release and ...
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Can an electoral college member vote twice for the same man?

In the electoral college, members vote for a president and vice president in order to get both positions. Could they just vote for the same man twice for president (thus giving up the vice presidency ...
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How can I have someone prove they represent a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization over the internet? [on hold]

I am creating a website that involves posting service project listings online, and I want to require that all organizations posting projects are verified as either 501(c)(3) or government run ...
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Banking industry chooses Secretary of Treasury?

I remember being told before that the banking industry has effectively been choosing the Secretary of Treasury for a long time and, my memory is fuzzy, that the current U.S. Secretary of Treasury is a ...
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How did the Cold War Space Race effect the relationship between Australia and America?

Where there any times when the relationship was stronger or weaker? Was this a result of the Space Race or another historical factor? What caused the differ in the relationship? Australia and America ...
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Decision-making in small American cities

I know this is stupid, but I'll ask anyway... In several American cartoon series (namely "The Simpsons" and "South park"), there is a pattern, which appears in many episodes: Some major external ...
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Is encounter of Hafiz Saeed possible for India? [on hold]

We all have enjoyed the thrill of the operation in which USA killed Osama bin Laden. He was killed in Abbotabad, a military place of Pakistan. Is it possible for India in any way that they send their ...
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Do Japanese governments support fluoridation?

Do Japanese governments support fluoridation? Wikipedia's article on fluoridation states that less than 1% of Japan receives water fluoridation. However, not all countries supply fluoride via water. ...
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What is the role of Union United in UK politics?

I am trying to understand what is the meaning and place of Union United in UK. I've seen few times in press that it is major donor of Labour party. Could it be possible that Union United would switch ...
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What happens if Ukraine and Russia go to war?

If the situation were to escalate from an energy/trade war into military war, what would happen? Obviously Europe would be dragged into the conflict, but who else would most likely join the efforts of ...
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Could Obama have passed Obamacare in the first 2 years when the Dems controlled both houses?

Is it true that Democrats controlled both houses for c. 2 years? If so, couldn’t the president have passed the big ones, like health care reform, immigration reform, etc., at that time? And if he had ...
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what is the reason of the tension in the middeast [closed]

I noticed that from the end of the world war 2 , and the middeleast region faced military tension and wars between the countries. in this wikipedia List of modern conflicts in the Middle East , youll ...
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Are there any chances of a third world war? [closed]

I don't know if my question is correct for this section, but here I go anyway: Are there any chances of having a major world war, today ? I mean, clearly, since ww2, I don't see a unified humanity ...
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Did the United States use “Concentration camp” in internment-related terminology?

Did the United States use the phrase "Concentration camp" in internment-related terminology during World War 2? I've heard that the phrase "Concentration camp" was used in contemporary descriptions ...
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How could Congress impeach the President of the USA before pardoned? [closed]

THe answer to this question: Could the SCOTUS void a Presidential Pardon? suggests that congress might impeach a president before he pardoned someone or a group of people. I don't think that is ...
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Does someone who didn't vote have a right to complain? [closed]

So this always comes up when I'm talking to people I know. I complain about this politician getting elected but because I missed voting because the voting precinct wasn't there on the day of the ...
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How can I logout from Stack Exchange? [migrated]

There is no "log out" anywhere on the page. I have no idea how to log out. I cannot ask this question on Politics Meta because for this I need a reputation of 5.
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Icelandic Constitutional Assembly/Council

Are the (Icelandic) Constitutional Council and the Constitutional Assembly the same thing? I tried to understand it by reading through the official website, the Wikipedia entry and ...
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Why can't the Ukraine just surrender Donetsk and Luhansk?

Is the reason purely prestige and credibility of the government, or are there other significant economic or social issues which prevent the new Ukrainian government from thawing the crises it is still ...
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Was there ever a case where a country was forced to return a land obtained from defensive war?

Was there ever (since 1850, or even better since 1940) a case where: Country A was attacked by country B Country A won the armed conflict after being attacked Country A - as part of post-war ...
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What is the reason why none of the criticisms of Israel vis-à-vis the West Bank apply to China and Tibet?

Leaving aside the obvious political truths (China is a major international power, a permanent member of UNSC with veto powers; and Israel has a broad array of countries and demographics who like to ...
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“Widespread belief in North Korea that Kim-il Sung 'created the world'”?

The wikipedia article on North Korea's cult of personality claims "There is even widespread belief that Kim-il Sung "created the world" and that Kim Jong-il controlled the weather." The linked ...
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Does it make sense for Jordan & Egypt to annex Gaza and the West Bank?

This might be a dumb question, but is it a viable solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict for Jordan and Egypt to respectively annex the West Bank and Gaza Strip as they did in '48?
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Practical ways to help the United States, European and other nations deal with embargo [on hold]

Are there any practical ways in which people in the world can help those embargoed by Russia?
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70 views

Could the SCOTUS void a Presidential Pardon?

Would it be possible for the Supreme Court of the United States to void a Presidential Pardon? If so how would they do it? If not why?
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What threat does the establishment of an Islamic State by ISIS pose in the region and the world?

What threat does the establishment of an Islamic State by ISIS pose in the region and the world? As far as i know they took control of a large potion land in Iraq and Syria, however they considered ...
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How are committees in the Indian Parliament formed?

I came to knew that Indian parliament has various committees for various purposes. How are the members for the committees selected?
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Does a presidential runner up get automatic security clearance in the US?

I was wondering the case where a hypothetical candidate makes a campaign promise, and after getting access to classified briefings may come to believe that their promise cannot be fulfilled because it ...
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What is the purpose of Anti Money laundering Act?

I read an article about regulation in Nepal recently and based on this I conclude that the purpose of Anti Money Laundering Acts seems only to minimize crime. Is there any other purpose of the Anti ...
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Why do parties wait to release their election year policies?

It's election year here in New Zealand, and we're about 2 months out from voting day. The election year build up as been in the media for a few months now, but parties appear to be holding on to ...
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Could the President of the United States refuse to wage a war Congress declared?

In the United States, the separation of powers is such that although the President is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Congress is the branch that issues declarations of war. Typically, ...
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Why is the Obama administration risking a major war (economic) with Russia to deny people in Ukraine the right to self-determination? [duplicate]

Even when the goals are clear, sanctions have a lousy track record. Sanctions are acts of war. These sanctions will most definitely have a negative effect on the US economy as well as the ...
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Volunteerism and Civic Involvement

How does participating in volunteerism while students are in secondary school or university impact long term civic involvement?
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What direct actions could Hamas take to effectively show a leadership role in protecting Palestinian Civilians?

In a comment to my previous question: Why is there no call for Hamas to protect and reduce civilian casualties? a comment was posted: how can Hamas protect the civilians considering the prolonged ...
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Why does the Israeli Blockade of Gaza cover things other than weapons?

One of the main reasons Hamas cites for continuing to launch rockets into Israel is the Israeli blockade of Gaza by air, land, and sea, which in the Palestinians' view effectively makes Gaza an ...
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who are Salafi Jihadi?

some scholars believes that we have two kind of Salafi. one group called as traditional Salafi and second group as Jihadi Salafi. now my question concened with Salafi Jihadi. who are they? Source: ...
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What was the name of the court case “The first federal recall election was held on January 14, 2014…”?

I realize this is a very narrow question and will likely be closed but other than not asking I don't see an alternative (and I will happily delete the question if I get an answer.) The last paragraph ...
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Why is there no call for Hamas to protect and reduce civilian casualties?

In a recent report in the Washington Post, the article indicates that the UN is placing the entire onus of reducing civilian casualties in its war with Hamas on Israel. In Washington, the Pentagon ...
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What characterizes an act of war as “war crime?”

With the Israel-Gaza tension going on, I hear a lot of talk about "war crimes" by the UN. However, to me the war going on doesn't seem different at all from any other war, and leaves me to wonder how ...
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Reform of United Nations Security Council [closed]

There is a proposed Reform of the United Nations Security Council, but there seems to be no time line of implementation and vote. The latest update I found is that there was a meeting of 120 UN member ...
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Why is India called the biggest democratic country?

Why is India called the biggest democratic country. I have seen many other countries bigger than India that still follow voting mechanisms. Why is India called so?
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Laws that prohibit intra country migrations

Is there an example of law that’s permits the inter country migration specially form rural to Urban areas. In developing countries it’s a major issue that population from rural areas migrate to much ...

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