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What happens if a president-elect changes his/her mind?

Let's say it's December 10th, 2016 and Joe Smith has just been elected president, but since the election he has decided he no longer wants to be president. In January 2017, who would be inaugurated ...
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Could a US state forbid a too-large-to-fail bank from operating in its jurisdiction?

There's been suggestions for years about how the US federal government should break up companies that are "too big to fail", i.e. their failure would pose a systematic risk to the entire economy. The ...
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Does your boss have to let you vote?

If you have a job that sometimes involves travel or long high pressure days , is it legal for your boss to not allow you time off to vote? I would be interested in the situation in the UK and US. ...
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What is the reason for the Shia-Sunni conflict?

Almost everyday we hear about Shia and Sunni Muslims fighting each other. It is said that most Muslims die every year because of religion. What is the reason for the Shia-Sunni conflict?
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Is the Armenian Genocide a genocide?

The United Nations Genocide Convention (1948) lists five criteria that constitute genocide: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in ...
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Why does Erdogan want to strengthen presidential system?

After he was the prime minister for 10+ years, which was the most powerful position in Turkish government, Erdogan became the president. Now he wants to strengthen the presidential system. I can't ...
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Why robert's rules need a second?

In executive meetings of a club I belong to, we follow robert's rules of order. That requires someone to second a motion. But considering that the group is small (5 people), one motions that we end ...
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Why is the international community so vocal about the Armenian genocide?

I never hear that the West is ever talking about Nanjing Massacre. This is as true as Armenian Genocide. Why is the international community so vocal about the Armenian genocide?
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What's the purpose of Japanese officials visiting Yasukuni shrine?

Every now and then, while skimming the paper I find news like this. While I understand that the LDP must ensure the support of the conservatives at home; to my view that is already covered: ...
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How I can I research UK parties' Mental Health policies before I vote?

The mainstream media is reporting about the key issues prior to the general election on May 7th here in the UK. Key issues include Law & Order, Education, Immigration etc. But what about ...
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Do any national US politicians exist who are pro-choice, but oppose Roe v. Wade on constitutional grounds or vise versa?

Roe v. Wade is one of the Supreme Court's more controversial decisions due to the controversial nature of abortion and the creative interpretation of the Constitution to block most regulations of ...
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How is it that in the US there so many laws being enforced that the majority of people never agreed to? [on hold]

There are too many examples to list, but here are a few: When you are driving in your car with more than a few hundred dollars in cash, if you get pulled over and the police see it, they can take it ...
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Is it legal for the U.S. Government to charge U.S. citizens with a crime for “attempting” to join a terrorist group?

Today the FBI announced the bust of six men in alleged plot to join ISIL in Syria. I understand the arrest to some extent of the two men who traveled to San Diego to make there way to mexico to then ...
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What causes Scotland to be a country, but not Brittany?

I could use many examples here from European history, but I think (for several reasons) the most pertinent example would be Brittany. Historically, it was a completely independent country, and it ...
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Japan, America and the new AIIB

How come Japan is not part of the new AiiB ? Why are all the countries of North America against it ? Please excuse my language, english is not my first language.
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Why do many international organizations have their headquarters in Geneva?

Geneva was the headquarters of League of Nations even though it did not participate in WWI. It has the UNOG from 1946 though Switzerland has not joined UN till 2002. It was the headquarters of OPEC ...
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Why America has Dual nature , and why Americans people do not speak against there govt bad policies? [closed]

If my question hurts anybody i apologize in advance. My question is that when in 1979 USSR invade Afghanistan, at that time American CIA and Pakistani ISI make a joint military operation against ...
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88 views

Who are the 15 people most (monetarily) influential in US politics currently? [on hold]

In the news today I saw a clip of Harry Reid saying, The negative is Citizens United—that has made it so the fights are unfair. We have now 15 people in the country who basically control most ...
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Is the Eurozone's debt a european problem or a national problem? [closed]

Most defaults and crisis passed by Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain were with the Euro currency. Since they're members of the Euro-community, their debts affects not only to them, but to all the EU's ...
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In a communist country, what determines who lives in low quality social housing, and who gets nicer individual houses?

In capitalist countries it is extremely simple: Those who can afford it gets the nice houses, and those who can't get the social housing (with all the in-betweens that came around). However in ...
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What are the theoretical limits on freedom of information's positive effects?

Governments are very keen to keep a lot of their work secretive, which historically has encouraged scandals, bribing, pollution, human rights violations, lobbying etc. In what ways is information ...
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How could Philadelphia join New Jersey?

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate voted to block a Philadelphia law which would require paid sick leave for employees. This is just one in a long series of examples where the heavily-Democrat ...
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What are good alternative media twitter lists to follow? [closed]

I'm looking for a few good political lists to follow on twitter. Do you have any suggestions or lists you currently follow daily?
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Migrant from Africa to Europe by sea from North Africa

What policy could the European Union adopt to save the large numbers of migrants dying trying to gain access to the EU from northern Africa by sea, without opening the door to a flood on new migrant?
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Is Tasmanian Style, and Optional Preferential Voting the same thing?

I was recently at a NFP's AGM (Not For Profit's Annual General Meeting). An election for 3 members of the board was carried out. (Board of 9, each with 3 year term, staggered such that 3 come up for ...
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How can the impact of changing the Brazilian capital be analyzed?

Around 50 years ago Brasília became the capital of Brazil. The distances between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - where the biggest part of the population live - from Brasília are big enough to have ...
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Is Switzerland a republic?

I always thought that Switzerland was neither a monarchy nor a republic. The members of the federal council are not here by inheritance, nor are they elected by the people. Instead, they are elected ...
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What Behooves An Individual to Acknowledge a Country?

Simple observation shows some being occupying some space on some land on some planet. These are all physically real. If the being is a man and the space is then labeled a country on planet Earth, what ...
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Can you vote in a primary election in California if you will be 17 during the primary, but 18 during the general election?

This question is actually more for my friend rather than me, as I will be 18 for both the general and primary elections. He and another of my friends, on the other hand, won't be 18 during the ...
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How do I create a small advocacy group? Are there any important legal considerations?

I am interested in advocating for a social issue in my free time. I'll omit the details about the issue itself, since this is more of a process question. Right now, there is no good information ...
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1answer
43 views

What is the timeframe of the Comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program?

Media reports on the Comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program focus on the things Iran must do in the near future to get the sanctions lifted but what happens after that? When would the ...
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64 views

Why don't all states mandate vehicle inspections? [closed]

How and why do certain states (eg Florida, Michigan) not mandate that every vehicle go through an annual inspection check? For $50 per vehicle per year - 1) it ensures all the clunkers and risky cars ...
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What exactly is the permanent benefit of the agreement with Iran for P5?

Given the current agreement framework, what exactly is the long term (e.g., benefit in the situation in 2030) for everyone involved in negotiating with Iran as compared to situation today? I'm ...
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What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada?

I need your help, I am looking to find more information or if someone can tell me more about What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada? Look forward to your response. ...
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Is Greece request of 279 billion euros from Germany in reparations for the Nazi occupation based on solid legal ground?

To overcome the crisis, Greece is trying to get some money back from Germany. Greece's deputy finance minister said on Monday Germany owes Greece nearly 279 billion euros ($305.17 billion) in ...
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1978, nov 7, why not Breshnew spoke?

Here is a video from the Revolution Day Parade of the Sovietunion from 1978: On the left side of the speaker stays Breshnew, it is very clear. But why not he speaks? Who speaks, instead of him?
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Why does Pakistan decide to buy Chinese submarines?

Why not Turkish submarines of German origin? Why Chinese? Chinese submarines must be inferior in quality. Because, Chinese submarines have no customer until now. And, a lot of sites say that Chinese ...
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58 views

Comment organiser le mouvement anti-austérité québécois?

Malgré le consensus pour s'opposer aux politiques d'austérité et de déconstruction de l'état québécois de l'actuel gouvernement libéral du Québec, les divers acteurs (mouvement étudiant, milieu ...
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Why is nobody worried about Pakistan's nuclear program?

I'm asking about what seems to me to be a double standard in the level of concern, in the media and among world leaders, regarding the nuclear capability of two states in the Greater Middle East. The ...
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What modern state has the lowest effective age of consent?

I've been trying to answer this question on my own, with no success, mostly because it's not often clear what the official law is and what is actually enforced. Hopefully this question isn't too ...
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1answer
46 views

Why is it obligatory to say “republic” in “Czech Republic” and “Dominican Republic”?

More than half of the countries of the world are officially republics, yet most often you can omit the "republic" part when referring to the country. Examples : French Republic -> France People's ...
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Police(?) taking relics from a church. What is the background?

In this video one can see police (or some other people in black uniform) taking relics by force from a church. What is the background of the event?
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36 views

What would happen if commons and lords votes on bills were made anonymous? [closed]

In the UK and other countries it is the job of the party whip to ensure that MPs vote on bills in line with party policy. This effectively means the majority party leadership decide which bills become ...
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3answers
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Freedom of speech in the UK versus United States of America

It is said that there is no constitutional clause ensuring the freedom of speech to UK citizens. Despite that, the press in the UK and United States have similar freedoms. How does the US contrast ...
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Are there any existing laws comparable to Quebec's Bill 20?

Here is a link that explains more in detail what the bill 20 consists of: http://globalnews.ca/news/1728556/opinion-bill-20-will-turn-every-patient-in-quebec-into-a-number-instead-of-a-person/ ...
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Why would an anonymous vote have hurt John Bercow's chances of being re-elected?

On Thursday 26th March, a bill which the Tories tried to slyly get past the House on the last day of parliament was defeated. The bill would have meant that elections for the Speaker of the House ...
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Where, if at all, do statistics exist breaking down votes by race in British general elections?

Wikipedia's page for the 2012 US Presidential election has this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2012#Voter_demographics which breaks down votes by, inter alia, the ...
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Why do people say the Indiana Religious Freedom Act will be used to discriminate against gays?

Indiana's recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act has cause a bit of a stir. Political leaders such as Clinton, business leaders such as Benioff and Cook, celebrities as well as protestors have all ...
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Can a country prosper without a strong industrial production?

Can a country develop only by providing services and exporting commodities? Considering all the hype associated with the so called "creative economy" based on innovation and entrepreneurship, is this ...
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What are you allowed to talk about on here? [migrated]

My question was deleted for asking how long Net Neutrality will take to be put into place once passed. I also wanted a debate on weather net neutrality is a good thing, what exactly it will do to the ...

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