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Why do all states have equal representation in the U.S. Senate, regardless of population?

For example, while California (population: 39,144,818) has two senators to represent them, Wyoming (population: 586,107) also has two senators to represent them. The population of California is more ...
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65 views

Could the City of London leave the EU while the UK remained?

In 1985 Greenland voted to leave the European Economic Community, mainly to have more control over their fishing. Greenland also happens to be part of Denmark. Let's assume the United Kingdom's ...
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1answer
42 views

Why does Akrotiri and Dhekelia have a different relation to the EU than Gibraltar?

Out of the British Overseas Territories, only Gibraltar is in the European Union. Akrotiri and Dhekelia is also in Europe, at least according to the EU interpretation of admitting Cyprus as a member ...
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Are there any summer internships in the US that are reasonably accomplishable for college students with no formal background in political science? [on hold]

I am a rising sophomore in a United States college in North Carolina and would like to know if there are any generic (or specific) summer internships that would allow me to delve into US politics and ...
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1answer
39 views

What is the day to day purpose of the Iranian “Assembly of Experts”?

The Iranian constitution gives the Assembly of Experts explicit power to select the next Supreme Leader if he dies. However, they are also required to meet 2 days out of very 6 months, which seems ...
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89 views

How can a primary's winner be declared with 0% reporting?

The Maryland primary was today. I just did a Google and I'm seeing that Clinton and Trump have been declared winners with 0% reporting. How is that possible? I understand projections but at this ...
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1answer
55 views

Do Representatives from the US House of Representatives have to vote for President?

In a situation outlined in the 12th amendment where " and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for ...
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83 views

Why is there no rise of extreme-left in present-day Europe?

Back in the early 1930s, the economical crisis lead to huge increase of extreme-right and extreme-left parties all over countries which were victims of the crisis. Today following the 2008 crisis a ...
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1answer
35 views

Can I vote in person if I received an absentee ballot?

I requested and received an absentee ballot. I did not fill it out or use it. The primaries for my state (Maryland) are today. Can I vote in person since I did not use my absentee ballot? If not, what ...
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43 views

Taiwan and the United Nations

Do each of the permanent members of the UN Security Council have veto power over new membership applications? If so, (1) Doesn't China's veto power mean that it would most certainly veto any ...
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136 views

Has a sitting US president ever revealed highly classified information?

Has any US president, during their tenure in office, accidentally told the public or the press secret or top secret information? Bonus question: Is there an official procedure for if this were to ...
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70 views

Why dictators in middle east are US allies? [duplicate]

US considers itself as pro-democracy, even intervene other countries internal affairs with excuse of democracy. On the other hand in middle east dictators are US allies. Maybe one can consider Saudi ...
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67 views

Does anyone want Ukraine to be called “the Ukraine”?

According to the Wikipedia article Name of Ukraine, Ukrainians prefer the English term to be "Ukraine" rather than "the Ukraine". Do any governments, such as Russia, or other political groups want ...
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14 views

Podcast or Vodcast on analysis of political speeches [on hold]

I am looking for an English podcast or vod-cast that does analysis of political speeches and their use of rhetoric and various literary devices. I have been searching but I can't really find any, ...
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43 views

What is the safest place in the world in case of a global war? [closed]

Let's assume that a global war has broken out and that it does not immediately turn nuclear (although it may at some point). Where in the world would be the best location for one to live a good life ...
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41 views

Percentage of mass murderers without a father

What percentage of US mass murderers do not have a father figure in their household? For this question, mass murder is The FBI defines mass murder as murdering four or more persons during an ...
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4answers
152 views

why do the EU and the USA keep the TTIP documents secret?

this article says The European Commission is making the secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal even more secret, introducing a new rule that means politicians can ...
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1answer
61 views

Legality of UN sanctions against North Korea

From a Guardian article: "North Korea is banned from nuclear tests .... under UN sanctions dating 2006 and most recently ..." What is the exact relation between UN and North Korea ? Where comes the ...
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45 views

Is the motive of the Conservative / GOP Movement to “decrease the surplus population”? [duplicate]

Every conservative politician's ad I see is opposed to Obamacare, and they say how they'd like to do away with it. Considering this along with their love of war, and how they like to offshore jobs, ...
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0answers
27 views

The meaning of Political Apology

What is the meaning of Political Apology? What should be Official rank of announcer (president, foreign minister,...)? To whom should it written (counterpart, people of destination country)? Can it be ...
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1answer
56 views

Why are some British politicians pushing for Brexit? What do they stand to gain from Britain's exit from the EU?

Also why are these politicians raising their voices at this point of time? What were they doing in the last 10-20 years?
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30 views

How to manage the world today? [on hold]

The question is answered broadly in my view as to how to create a step by step solution to put our main troubles under proper management. I looking for answers/area that I might have miss out. ...
4
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1answer
71 views

How can countries close their borders to refugees when they have a legal obligation of non-refoulement?

Many countries in Europe are closing their borders to refugees after a spur of right-winged political movements. However, the principle of non-refoulement states that a state must accept someone who ...
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0answers
39 views

What's the Democratic Party's position on residence-based taxation?

The United States is one of very few countries in the world taxing their citizens (and permanent residents) abroad. It looks like in 2014, the Republican National Committee voted on a resolution to ...
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1answer
88 views

What does Islamic State offer that Saudi Arabia doesn't?

As a secular agnostic, I perceive both Islamic State and Saudi Arabia as extremely theocratic Sunni Muslim governments. But to some people, Islamic State must be offering something that Saudi Arabia ...
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1answer
115 views

Is Bernie Sanders allowed to finance a trip to Vatican from campaign funds?

I read this in an article from Market Watch: "Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will take time off the campaign trail ahead of the critical New York primary for a trip to the Vatican ...
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1answer
40 views

US Constitution: who participates in Constitutional Conventions?

I am trying to understand the process of amending the U.S. Constitution. I believe I understand the usual process of amendments (2/3 of Congress, 3/4 of state legislatures), but I don't quite get how ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Did the Cuban missile crisis hurt the Cuban economy?

Trying to do some research on the Cuban economy. Just wondering how the cold war hurt the economy of Cuba and how so, although I believe it had no effect. Any specific evidence would help.
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Does Westminster House of Commons have a schedule of upcoming votes?

I can see details of upcoming business in the House of Commons at http://calendar.parliament.uk/, but how does this translate to votes/divisions that subsequently take place? Is there a record of ...
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1answer
55 views

Why do different states have different rules about delegate allocation for the presidency?

There are fifty states in America, plus some territories and other locations that are given delegates for the primaries. Yet they each have different rules about how delegates are allocated. Why?
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1answer
72 views

Why are Russian planes flying so close to US military personnel? [closed]

Over the past week, I've seen a couple news stories about Russian aircraft flying unusually near US military personnel, including warships and US aircraft. What does Russia gain from this, and why are ...
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0answers
24 views

Political Manifestos: What is the Basic Structure?

So, I was working on a political manifesto regarding a new ideology I wanted to make for some time, but I am not sure how to actually make the formatting, not do I understand the general structure for ...
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1answer
32 views

How did the League of Nations choose representatives and how are representatives chosen for the UN today?

It seems that the governments of each nation choose their UN representatives however they want to. Is that correct? Was this also the case for the League of Nations?
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137 views

I'm Jesse Talavera-Greenberg, and I approve of this message

I'm Jesse Talavera-Greenberg, and I approve of this message. If I were running for US president, would I have to say that in my televised campaign ads? If so, why?
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1answer
103 views

Why won't Hillary Clinton release the transcripts of her paid speeches?

Why isn't Hillary Clinton releasing the transcripts of her paid Goldman Sachs (Wall Street) speeches? If she wins the Democratic nomination, she risks facing these questions again in the general ...
3
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1answer
89 views

Why did Hillary Clinton and her supporters think it was a good idea to demand Bernie Sanders' tax return?

From what I understand, Hillary Clinton and her supporters demanded that Bernie Sanders release his tax return, suggesting that he was refusing to do so and was hiding something, even though the ...
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6answers
298 views

Why do some criticize Kasich's advice to a female college student?

Recently, presidential candidate John Kasich fielded a question from a young college student about what he will do as president regarding sexual misconduct on college campuses. A video of what Kasich ...
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2answers
57 views

Can the results of a primary be ignored at the convention?

Suppose a prospective candidate for US President goes through the entire primary process and easily obtains enough pledged delegates to win their party's nomination in the first round of convention ...
5
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53 views

How long can the US Acting President delay becoming the US President?

The US President is limited to 2.5 terms (10 years). This may be a problem for a Vice-President stepping up, because if he has to take up the post of the US President too soon, even in the best case ...
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101 views

What are the chances of Trump winning GOP given the Colorado defeat?

What are the chances of Trump winning GOP given the Colorado defeat . I am looking the total math - in and out for the remaining states. Right now Trump still has majority and has come to about 90 % ...
6
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1answer
807 views

What does 'regaining control of our borders' in Brexit campaigns actually mean for non-EU immigrants to the UK?

What does 'regaining control of our borders' in Brexit campaigns actually mean for non-EU immigrants to the UK? Does it have any bearing at all on this group of people?
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1answer
981 views

Could a country assimilate another country in a democratic way?

Could a country assimilate another country in a democratic way? As an example, if the UK and an ex-colony of the UK both agree through a referendum to become a single country, would that possible ...
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Does using different voting systems affect the influence of campaign spending on outcome?

As is well known, money influences elections. My question is, to what extent does the voting system affect the influence of campaign spending on the outcome of the election? There is one example of a ...
5
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2answers
67 views

Where does the US Constitution mandate and define a “State Legislature”?

The US Constitution uses the term "State Legislature" in several places: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and ...
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3answers
126 views

Why do US Presidents take credit for legislations?

I have seen so often presidents take credit for major legislations. But other than cases like budget bills which originate from the president, presidents just happen to be there and don't have a good ...
5
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1answer
49 views

Is there a term limit for prime minister of Pakistan?

I wanted to know if there is maximum limit of times a person can become prime minister of Pakistan.
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1answer
76 views

What is the need of caste based reservation given in India? [closed]

India got freedom from British rule from 15 August 1947. Caste based reservation came into existence from 26-01-1950 when India accepted Indian Constitution. But what is the need of caste based ...
2
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1answer
70 views

Are there limits for participation in elections in the US? [closed]

Are there limits (age, crime,...) for participation in US elections (Congress, president,...), for people who vote or for candidates?
2
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1answer
50 views

Is there an official website to check if Saudi Arabia is member of the United Nations human rights council

I told someone about Saudi Arabia's membership of the United Nations human rights council. He denied. Is there an official website to check if Saudi Arabia is member of the United Nations human rights ...
2
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0answers
20 views

Is there an analysis of what levels of government makes different decisions? [closed]

In the light of the UK's impending referendum on membership of the European Union, I've been reading a bit about the distribution of powers in a layered political system. Various regions of the UK ...

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