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Could Senator Bernie Sanders be in a better position than the Administration to be informed regarding Israeli-Palestinian relations?

Senator Sanders is Jewish, which is to say that anything regarding the Israel and Palestine situation affects him directly. So here are the main variations of my question: If the Democrats pursued ...
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What motives would Democrats have to vote either in favor or against vacating Mike Johnson's speakership if a motion to vacate were voted on?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is currently floating the idea of issuing a motion to vacate the Speakership of Mike Johnson in the House of Representatives in US Congress. This would be the second such motion ...
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Have any Congresspersons from the Democratic Party opposed more aid to Ukraine in itself, and if so what reasons did they give for that?

I'm aware that opposition for more aid to Ukraine mostly comes from the Republican camp these days. Nonetheless, some House Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did oppose some earlier omnibus ...
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What did the Democrats have to gain by ousting Kevin McCarthy?

The Guardian in the UK reports that: eight hard-right Republicans joined 208 Democrats in supporting McCarthy’s removal So it was really the Democrats who ousted McCarthy. But McCarthy seemed as ...
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What divisive issues are least correlated with political alignment (e.g. whether you're on the left/right)?

Inspired by this reddit post that shows that ones opinion on AI-generated art/text is basically independent of whether one is a Democrat, Independent, or Republican. My question is: what big issues ...
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Why did Democrats on the House Rules Committee vote against the debt ceiling bill?

Yesterday the House Rules Committee advanced a bill to raise the debt ceiling, but with no Democratic support. From the New York Post: The GOP-controlled committee voted 7-6 to move the 99-page piece ...
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Why are American liberals more prone to in-fighting than conservatives? [closed]

In America at least, there tends to be far less unity within liberal factions when compared to conservative ones. One just has to point to the last few presidential elections. 2008: There was a ...
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Origin of "longtime House Republican principle that states no bill should pass without a 'majority of the majority' on board"?

Politico's March 22, 2023 McCarthy’s newest challenge: Keeping the House GOP peace on war power includes the following: Should a standalone war powers repeal bill come up, only a handful of ...
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How do these contradictory claims about the US national debt square against each other?

(Not sure if this should be on the Economics SE or Skeptics SE) The first source is this, from which there is an image: This clearly implies that the US federal budget decreased under Obama, Carter, ...
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Why didn't Democrats legalize marijuana federally when they controlled Congress?

A notable majority of the US is supportive of legalizing marijuana, with Democrats having a much higher level of support, and Biden's own platform including legalizing it. Given the overwhelming ...
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Can the House Committee that gained access to Trump's tax return information release it publicly?

Since the Supreme Court cleared the way for a House committee to receive Trump’s tax returns, can that committee make the information public? Could this allow House Democrats to use this information ...
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How historically successful is the 2022 midterms for the Democrats?

I read in some places (Twitter feeds of Democratic officials mostly) that this election was better for the president's party than most (if not any) in history. How much is that true, with respect to ...
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Why are there only the Democratic party and the Republican party currently in the US?

I was looking at the history of the political parties, and I found out that John Adams was a member of the Federalist party, while his son John Quincy Adams was a member of Thomas Jefferson's ...
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Why the Democratic exuberance and Republican dejection about the 2022 US midterm elections?

I don't know much about politics, but I'm very curious about the reaction to the midterm elections. Although, as of right now, the Republicans are still leading or tied for both the House and Senate, ...
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Does the Democratic Party officially support repealing the Second Amendment?

Does the Democratic Party officially want to repeal the Second Amendment, or do they believe their gun control goals can be achieved within its proper interpretation? Please do not post your opinion ...
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Why is Joe Manchin a member of the Democratic Party when he consistently votes against them?

From his Wikipedia page, Joe Manchin appears to be a Republican pretending to be a Democrat to get elected in a state that is solidly Republican, but has returned him since 2010. He gets huge ...
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Why Democratic party in the US push for Voting Rights Bill while most of the Democrat's voters live in urban areas and are from middle class?

These days Voting Rights Bill is a political hot topic and Democrats are pushing to get it passed in the Senate. It seems most of the Democrats' voters reside in urban areas and are from middle social ...
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Why do Democrats make a big deal about new voting restrictions if research suggests they may backfire?

In previous elections, Democrats such as Stacey Abrams publicly said that the election system was being rigged against them by certain laws. While they put together a persuasive case, there is also ...
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Does the Democratic National Committee have a mission statement and foundational documents?

I'm looking for documents like an organizational charter that might be stable over years. National level, not state or local.
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What does the AP mean by a "party split" regarding Biden's 'Build Back Better Plan'?

In a recently published article, the Associated Press lead with the headline Biden meets with Democrats as $3.5T plan faces party split. (Multiple other news sources followed.) However, nowhere in ...
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What is the correlation between swing and change in votes cast from the 2016 to 2020 US presidential elections among major parties?

In the past, it was said that turnout benefits the Democratic Party because populations that tend to vote Democratic are underrepresented among actual voters relative to the voting eligible population ...
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Are there any major left-wing conspiracy theories in the USA?

Related: Why does it seem like US conspiracy theorists are overwhelmingly Republican-oriented? The question above explores potential reasons why belief in conspiracy theories is more common among the ...
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Is the Democratic Party pushing America to the left? [closed]

I watched a video that said that Republicans pushed the nation to the right. But I am getting the sense that Republicans are in a sense "maxed out" in pushing to the right ideologically. Are ...
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When was the Democratic Party Flag Created?

When was the Democrat Party Flag Created below, with the Donkey Symbol? Wikipedia does not say https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)
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Was John Kerry considered a controversial politician within the Democratic party, back in the days?

While many of his agendas are certainly very controversial (especially the Iran Deal), John Kerry's diplomatic, social and political achievements throughout the years are nothing short of impressive, ...
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Can Democrats ask/sue for more majority minority seats?

I was thinking about redistricting after the 2020 census. I was thinking specifically about the Deep South. I think what they could ask for is to draw extra black majority seats in multiple states ...
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Why is winning the NYC Democratic mayoral primary currently widely seen as tantamount to election?

During the Bush era and even before that, NYC has elected mayors that were at least back then resembled the governors of states like Vermont today (they had liberal social views, but had more ...
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Why did the entire staff of the Nevada Democratic Party quit after the Democratic Socialists won?

After Judith Whitmer, a Democratic Socialist, won her election to chair the Nevada Democratic Party, she received an email from Alana Mounce, the party's executive director congratulating her and ...
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How did Joe Manchin, a Democrat, get elected as governor and U.S. senator in West Virginia?

Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, was elected as governor and later as U.S. senator from West Virginia. I typically think of West Virginia as a conservative-leaning state (in the past two decades, at least)...
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Why do Democrats and Republicans ignore public opinion polls on major issues? [closed]

When polled, the majority of Americans consistently believe in (1) a national health care plan; (2) increased taxes, not fewer taxes, on the wealthy; (3) and more, not less, environmental regulation, ...
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Have Democrats in favour of abolishing the filibuster said anything about what happens if Democrats were to lose control of the Senate in the future?

Senator Joe Manchin has been consistently opposed to abolishing the filibuster, noting that the filibuster provides for minority input. I can assure you I will not vote to end the filibuster, because ...
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What are the most important reasons that large urban centers in the U.S. tend to lean towards democrats?

There are many candidate explanations for this: the relatively less important role of religion, the relatively higher level of education, the fact that living in crowded areas leads people to ...
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Has the Biden administration communicated a plan for overcoming US division?

For now, civil society in the US looks divided, and that is a problem. Has the incoming Biden administration or the Democratic party expressed any specific policies or plans for the purpose of ...
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Has Biden's campaign, or the Democratic Party, publicly voiced their opinion on granting some sort of immunity to Trump?

As a foreign spectator it seems likely to me that Trump won't leave the White House voluntarily. Losing his immunity appears to be a driving factor in why he is clinging to the position of power he ...
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What if Biden dies now? [duplicate]

The results of the election are not confirmed yet. But what if Biden dies and he wins before results declared? Does the Democratic Party have to nominate a new president? Would that mean that Trump ...
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Why is Georgia turning blue rapidly?

Georgia seems red from the beginning of the 21st century. In this time voted presidents from republican party. Both the senators are from republican party. Even in the last election when there was ...
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Is an expansion of the US Supreme Court really possible?

With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, the idea of expanding the US Supreme Court has caught fire among some Democrats. With a 6-3 conservative majority on the court, prominent progressive ...
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Is it legal for the US private company to provide services depending on political party?

Read about US company "Fortitude Ranch", specializing on providing secure vaults, who would open it's "survival camps" at the election day. Can such company theoretically provide ...
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In which congressional districts were there more votes for the Democratic candidate in 2018 than in 2016?

I was thinking about the turnout of the 2018 House elections and it looked like that was a presidential election level Democratic turnout from the standpoint of House of Representatives. It even beat ...
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Why are Republicans (unlike Democrats) heavily criticized for their flip-flopping regarding the 2016/2020 US supreme court justice nominations?

It's hard to be on the Internet currently without encountering heavy criticism of prominent Republican politicians over Trump nominating a Supreme Court justice so close to the 2020 US election. As ...
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When was the last time a Democrat Senator voted differently from other Democrats?

In regards to the recent SCOTUS vacancy due to the loss of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I see countless articles stating things like (paraphrasing) "These 6 GOP senators are most likely to vote ...
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Have Democrats said a late-presidential-term Supreme Court Justice appointment will be subsequently neutralized?

It has been anticipated that there may need to be a replacement justice during the late part of president Trump's term, as there was during Obama's. The Democratic president Obama nominated a ...
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Has Markey discussed past votes to preserve tax-exempt status for racist colleges?

NBC affiliate WWLP said this, in discussing remarks made by Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy as part of his primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ed Markey: At a Tuesday press conference, Kennedy ...
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How did the Democratic Party control the House so continually from 1956 to 1996?

I saw this picture that shows the partisan divide of the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party had a lot of control back then in the House. This was even during the landslides of 1972 and ...
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Has Nancy Pelosi ever endorsed a primary challenger before?

On August 20th, 2020, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi endorsed Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy in his ultimately unsuccessful primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ed Markey. This strikes me as ...
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What is the difference between votes cast at the DNC by states/territories and delegates won in the primaries/caucuses and why is there a disparity?

I'm watching the roll call from last night's DNC. I'm up to New Jersey and so far, only Sanders and Biden have been awarded any "votes". But Wikipedia says that Warren, Buttigieg, ...
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Why have Democrats been consistently identifying as liberal in the US?

I was thinking about ideology of Democrats and how it has changed. For example, we can go to the progressive movement started by the candidacy and unpopular election of Donald Trump. (By unpopular I ...
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Why do white voters in the southern US not vote for Democrats? [duplicate]

I was thinking about how the states in the southern US are reliably red at large despite their large black populations which votes for Democrats. I read about it and found that over 70% of white ...
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Did New Hampshire pick the losing Democratic candidate three times in a row from 2008 to 2020?

I have been thinking about something that I read on the Wikipedia page for the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary: "This was the third consecutive contested Democratic primary in which New ...
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Why do Black voters in the USA not vote Republican? [duplicate]

This research by the Pew Institute breaks down demographic voting data from the 2016 election. Pew found that Hillary Clinton (Democrat) won Black voters by an 80% margin (88% to 8%). Is there any ...
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