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Political Meeting [on hold]

We have an politician, who is not having fame as we expected, kindly let us know the tips and we have an meeting with youngsters, we need to attract them to attend the meeting. Tips please !!
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Is paying for ex-staff's silence a legal use of campaign funds?

The Trump administration reportedly requires outgoing staff members to sign NDAs (NYT).1,2 Also reported, these agreements provide the staff member a $15,000 per month payment (NYT) for their silence. ...
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Has Iran ever attacked secular rebels inside of Syria?

I know Iran was running an operation inside of Syria. I am trying to discern what exactly they were doing. Is there any evidence that Iran attacked secular rebels fighting the Assad regime?
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Are there any longitudinal studies on the moral decline of America? [on hold]

There's the concept that America is in a moral decline, which can mean two different things. One is that Americans are becoming more accepting of gay marriage, less religious, etc. The other is that ...
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Why does PRC devalue its currency on purpose, but Turkey is worried about the devaluation of its currency?

PRC regularly devalues its currency to promote export. On the other hand, Turkey is worried about the plummet of its currency. Why two outcomes in the same type of case?
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No deal Brexit - how to transition to a new UK/WTO legal interface

If the UK leaves the EU without an EU deal, then I thought UK trade would happen on WTO terms. If this is incorrect, on what terms would trade occur? Is it correct to say that WTO-based trade cannot ...
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Why are countries so reluctant to abandon UN treaties?

As an example, even the most anti-immigrant countries refused to leave the UN convention on refugees and Canada was reluctant to leave the UN Convention on illicit drugs. But what's the big deal ...
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Why didn't Canada leave the UN conventions on illicit drugs before legalizing marijuana?

According to this article, Canada would be breaking at least three UN treaties once it legalized marijuana in October. But why didn't the Canadian government just leave the treaties beforehand? It ...
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What supposed dynamics within the US Green Party prevent its growth?

In this recent interview, journalist Chris Hedges (the interviewer) says that: The Green party is largely dysfunctional. I've spent a lot of time with the Green Party and I won't support the ...
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Is Space Force being taken seriously?

It seems like there have been a number of unusual ideas in recent American politics. And that's saying something because, as a foreigner looking in, it's never seemed normal. Is Space Force being ...
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Is 46 Republican House members retiring unusual?

I was listening to Pod Save America and they were talking about the upcoming mid-terms and the "fact" that 46 house Republicans are retiring. According to them, that is unusual. Are there 46 House ...
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Did Netanyahu publicly criticize Soros (or at least his views)?

A Vox article seems to imply so: And just hours before the nation-state law was passed, Netanyahu met with Hungary’s far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Israel. The two have bonded over their ...
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Is Israel's Basic Law boilerplate or unique and distinct among existing nation-states? [on hold]

There is a report from Jerusalem Post on August 7, 2018 entitled A DEMOCRATIC NATION STATE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE BY Sara Greenberg, in pertinent part The new Basic Law was passed to fill a ...
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84 views

What was the fate of the executives at the main Icelandic banks after the financial crisis?

A popular story (especially on the more left-leaning sites (e.g. "Iceland has jailed 26 bankers, why won't we?", "Iceland Has Jailed 29 Bankers. Why Can’t the UK and US Do the Same?", or "Iceland has ...
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226 views

What's the highest level of official recognition that an African country gave to their “brothers” in the US?

I'm guessing that some African countries might have given their "brothers" (see further below a discussion what this could possibly mean) over the Atlantic, meaning African Americans, some kind of ...
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101 views

Is voter turnout connected to dissatisfaction?

Is there a study revealing a connection between voter turnout and the level of dissatisfaction with the political situation?
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What was the largest case of fraud involving TARP money (financial crisis bailout funds)?

There were hundreds of convictions for misusing TARP money given as bailout after the 2008 financial crisis. The US government set up the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in October 2008 to ...
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Objective minimum prerequisites for the formation of an independent modern sovereign nation-state by African-Americans? [duplicate]

What are the objective minimum prerequisite components necessary for "black" or "African American" people in the United States to form their own modern independent sovereign nation-state? Why this ...
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How far up the banks' hierarchy did the LIBOR rigging convictions (and prosecutions) go?

It's been reported that a number of bank personnel were convicted for LIBOR rigging, although quite a few more were acquitted. Barclay's CEO and chairman both resigned following the scandal, but ...
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How come no bank chiefs in the US & UK went to prison for the financial crash of 2008?

This story by Forbes points that the only bank chiefs in the financial crisis that engulfed the Western world in 2007/8 were from Iceland: This is where the worlds only bank chiefs imprisoned in ...
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103 views

How many US bases surround Iran? [on hold]

According to the graphic in this site: information clearing house, 45 US bases surround Iran. Some of them look quite distant though, for example The Prince Sultan base is right in the middle of ...
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84 views

What would happen if politicians accept their faults? [on hold]

Example #1. When Dilma Rousseff was Brazil's president, she almost made Brazil a bottomless basket. Budget deficits, out-of-control welfare spending, rampant corruption, and political gridlock brought ...
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49 views

Iran-Iraq War compensations claims

Recently an Iranian MP demanded the Iraqi government to pay Iran more than 1 trillion US dollars as damages for Iran-Iraq War. The MP based his claim on Article 6 of UN Resolution 598. I wonder if ...
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599 views

Why is Turkish Lira sliding?

What is the fundamental reason that Turkish Lira is tumbling down during the last few months? Kindly, explain in layman's terms and in short.
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Does the US government tell companies like Youtube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify what to do?

Recently some of Alex Jones's accounts were banned from Apple, Youtube, Spotify, and Facebook. These are private companies but it has been suggested that (in this instance, and also in general) these ...
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49 views

How many treaties did US presidents terminate without Congress approval?

An opinion piece by Senator Russ Feingold on NBC says: although it took a 1945 vote in the Senate to allow President Harry Truman to ratify the U.N. Charter, the current weight of legal opinion ...
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Does Carlos Slim have stated political goals?

Carlos Slim is the wealthiest man in Mexico. And in 2013 he was the wealthiest man in the world. In 2015 he became the largest shareholder of NYTimes. He has an extensive business empire and ...
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369 views

Who designed the proposed Space Force logos?

On August 9, 2018, the Trump administration provided several proposed logos for their planned Space Force. Who designed these logos? Is there some government organization that is tasked with creating ...
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1k views

What are the steps for a person to become a US Ambassador, after the nomination?

I have heard on radio about the US Ambassador in Romania, Hans Klemm, being recalled to Washington: US Ambassador Hans Klemm will be recalled to Washington, Romanian FM Teodor Melescanu has ...
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180 views

Why is Canada trying so hard to defuse Saudi dispute?

Canada Reaching Out To Other Countries To Help Defuse Saudi Dispute Canada seeks UAE help to defuse row with Saudi Arabia Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid Why is ...
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123 views

Why did Canada take a strong position regarding Saudi arrest of Human rights activist(s)?

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Canada Saudi Arabia freezes new trade, investment after Canada demands activists be freed Canada Reaching Out To Other ...
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175 views

Why did Saudi Arabia react so strongly to Canada?

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Canada Saudi Arabia freezes new trade, investment after Canada demands activists be freed Saudi Arabia Orders Its Fund ...
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1answer
40 views

What's the ratio of treaties ratified by Congress to other forms of international agreements the US is part of?

An NBC opinion piece says by former Senator Russ Feingold states: There have been relatively few treaties considered by Congress in recent decades, in part because executive agreements and regular ...
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How many treaties ratified by Congress did the US exit unilaterally?

In an attempt to better focus a recent question asked here that is popular but very open to interpretation (which alas often happens on politics SE), I want to ask: Are there any statistics on ...
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103 views

Why did France not sign the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties?

It looks like France is the only Security Council permanent member that did not sign the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. (The US signed in 1970, but has yet to ratify, although successive US ...
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Why does France have so many bilateral treaties?

According to Miles & Posner (2008) "Which States Enter into Treaties, and Why?" The average for North America is more than ten times that of Africa. The North American average is driven by ...
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Is the US unusually prone to walking away from signed treaties/accords?

For example, the Iran proliferation Deal. Letting aside considerations about where or not it was a good agreement, this is still the US agreeing to something and then not carrying it out. Other ...
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1answer
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How do the political/economical systems in the Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria compare?

As far as I'm aware, there are currently two places in the world de facto run in a more or less anarchist way: The Municipios Autónomos Rebeldes Zapatistas in Chiapas, México; and the Democratic ...
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1answer
85 views

Any backlash against Ukrainians working in Poland? What's the Polish public opinion on Ukrainian guest workers?

According to Eurostat, in 2016 the vast majority of new work permits for non-EU citizens were issued by Poland for Ukrainians, nearly half a million such permits. Bloomberg has a background article ...
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How many “Blue Cards” have EU countries issued?

The "Blue Card" is EU-level scheme allowing high-skilled non-EU citizens to work and live in any country within the European Union, excluding Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom, According to ...
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Are there EU countries that offer a path to citizenship for non-EU foreign workers?

In the US there exist "dual intent" visas, e.g. H-1B, which while being a temporary work permit, nevertheless can lead to a permanent residence rights ("green card", usually sponsored by the employer ...
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Are there statistics on the origin and length of stay of non-EU foreign workers in the EU?

According to Wikipedia In 2016, around 7.14% (15.885.300 people) of total EU employment were not citizens, 3.61% (8.143.800) were from another EU Member State, 3.53% (7.741.500) were from a non-EU ...
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Is the Presidency in decline, as an important organ of US Government? [closed]

Given the current separation in the type of foreign policy adopted by the US President on the one part, and Congress on the other, does this presage a decline in the influence of the Presidency as an ...
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177 views

“Everything But Arms” and migrants

A common trope in Europe is that the European Union, by means of exploitation and stiff tariffs, keeps the African economy down, thereby forcing economic migrants to leave home for Europe. However, ...
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Has there been a (sustained) downward trend in the amount of EU Commission's press releases in the past decade?

Wikipedia seems to suggest so Where there are multiple departments involved a press release can also be a source of competition between areas of the Commission and Commissioners themselves. This ...
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293 views

Entire court impeached

The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee has voted to impeach the entire West Virginia Supreme Court. This vote means that it will go to the WV house floor for impeachment consideration. Here's ...
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138 views

Russian sanctions under Trump

NBC just announced President Trump was imposing additional sanctions upon Russia for the Skirpal poisoning incident in the UK. These come on top of sanction increases in April, 2018 Senior Trump ...
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1answer
161 views

Anti Zionism vs Pro-Zionism vs Non-Zionism

I have been trying to read and understand Non-Zionism, but i did not get that much out of Wikipedia. In wiki it is mentioned: Non-Zionism is the political stance of Jews who "were [or are] willing ...
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How can a country reclaim money held in Swiss bank(s)? [migrated]

Suppose, a 3rd world country X had a corrupt/autocratic government in the 90's. Politicians embezzled a lot of public money and deposited them in various banks in Switzerland. In the 2010's, that ...
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Has Israel interfered in US Elections?

According to a July 2018 Independent article, Noam Chomsky said that Israel interfered in US election(s): Veteran activist Noam Chomsky has accused Israel of “brazenly” interfering in US electoral ...

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