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Questions related to the process of working in an organized and active way towards a goal from a political standpoint (an example could be a politician campaigning to run for office).

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What is Donald Trump's plan surrounding the US-Mexico border wall?

Has Donald Trump laid out a plan for the Mexico border wall or ever talked about it with more detail to clarify what his ultimate plan and goal may be to build a wall? Can anyone think of any reason ...
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What prevents a winning candidate from breaking their campaign promise after the election?

In theory, the citizens vote for candidate X because they share their electoral offers or promises, but sometimes those candidates don't do what they said. So my question is: What prevents a winning ...
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What is the evidence for the Trump/Russia investigation?

I'm pretty confused about the whole thing. All I've really heard about it is people's insistence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to sway the 2016 presidential election. I'...
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What does the POTUS do, exactly?

It seems that the main avenues available to the President of the United States (POTUS) to exercise his will are: Vetoing bills Hiring and firing top employees in federal government Appointing supreme ...
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What happens if it is proved that "vote leave" campaign broke campaigning laws?

This Guardian article argues about connections between Cambridge Analytica and Brexit referendum. There is a paragraph that tells us about some restrictions related to how information and money can ...
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Is it allowed for president of the USA (or Minister or some other higher level government member) to participate in election campaign?

At the moment the president election campaign in the US is in the full swing. As a foreign national I am a bit surprised that current US president (Obama) seem to actively participate in agitation. ...
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Why do politicians create more advertising badmouthing their opponents, rather than promoting themselves?

I live in Iowa and have been inundated with a lot of political advertising everywhere (TV, mail, internet) as the 2020 US election approaches. It seems to me that most of the political advertising ...
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Are there examples of politicians resigning after failing to fulfill an electoral promise?

Politicians love making promises during election campaigns, often with explicit deadlines on when said promise would come to fruition. But are there examples in recent history where a politician (or ...
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Who pays for the President's campaign trips?

Not specific to any one president or party but using Trump as the most recent example. Trump has been on the road for weeks campaigning for the Republican Party midterm elections. I've searched ...
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Does the Trump tower meeting differ from standard opposition research?

As events of the Trump tower meeting unfold, President Trump has repeatedly cast the meeting in the light of a typical attempt at opposition research. Previously he has said: "I think from a ...
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Why was Çavuşoğlus (planned) campaign visit to The Netherlands and Germany controversial?

In March 2017, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte declared that the Turkish minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was not welcome to campaign among eligible Turkish voters in The Netherlands for a yes vote in ...
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Why do US politicians spend so much on campaigns when the salary is not high enough to justify the expenditure?

Hillary Clinton spent so much on her 2008 presidential campaign that she had a campaign debt of over $30 million. The annual salary of a US president is only $400,000. Even if Hillary were successful, ...
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What arguments can be given in favour of financial barriers for participation in elections or electoral debates?

From this comment comes the quote: on a practical level, if you suck as a politician THAT much that you can't raise a paltry $50k in a country with 300Mil population, you clearly don't have enough ...
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Has a political campaign ever been "suspended", only to go on and later win the election?

As a follow up to Why do primaries contestants (usually) announce that they are "suspending" their campaign when they exit it? - are there examples of politicians initially "suspending" ...
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Has a presidential candidate ever lost his home state and went on to win the presidential election?

I have been watching the new season of House of Cards. At one point, It got me thinking, has a candidate ever lost his home state and then went on to win his party's primaries and eventually become ...
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Where does the $77 a week figure come from

Several Democrat congressional candidates are talking about something that has been called the "Minimum Wage Challenge" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/a-mile-in-shoes-of-the-minimum-...
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Is Hillary Clinton on the hook for the $30 million debt of her campaign?

In Why do US politicians spend so much on campaigns when the salary is not high enough to justify the expenditure?, it is mentioned that Hillary Clinton has $30 million of debt from her 2008 campaign. ...
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Have any studies been performed which show that campaigning for or being appointed to an office of public trust leads to criminal activity?

Consider List of American state and local politicians convicted of crimes List of American federal politicians convicted of crimes while in general persons who have been convicted of a crime are ...
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Is there an online resource for latest US presidential campaigns highlights?

I am interested in the highlights (e.g. platform main ideas, slogans) of the latest (5-6) US presidential campaigns. For example, for the 2016 US presidential campaign the information should look ...
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What if campaign money was used to fund government programs?

I was reading that billions of dollars are raised/spent during US political campaigns (president, senate, etc). I'm no expert in how this all works, but it seems to me that this money is used solely ...
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What's the (evidence) basis for calling Robert Kennedy Jr. a "fake anti-vaxxer"? [closed]

According to CNN Kennedy's campaign has been attacking Trump on his association with Fauci (more or less implying that Trump has been Fauci's puppet, as I understand--n.b. that seems to go hand in ...
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