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Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States. Biden was also Vice President under Barack Obama, and a Delaware Senator from 1973 to 2009. Use this tag with the [united-states] tag.

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Does President Biden have the authority to supply Ukraine with nuclear weapons?

President Biden announced that he will not send combat troops to fight in Ukraine. That he does not want to have US armed men in the line of fire means that he also would not want to put US civilians ...
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Why does Biden administration want to ban some Chinese investment in US companies in the clean energy sector?

Based on https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/us/politics/biden-china-tech-executive-order.html President Biden signed an executive order on Thursday designed to sharpen the federal government’s powers ...
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What happened in the Hunter Biden's laptop controversy?

Recently, I've read Donald Trump's latest quote on the story: ​So now it comes out, conclusively, that the FBI BURIED THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION knowing that, if they didn’t, ​’...
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What does the average American citizen think about the raid on Mar-a-Lago? [closed]

What does the average American citizen think of the raid on Trump? While CNN, MSNBC, etc report how good it is, and Fox reports how bad it is, what does the average person think? I am asking as I read ...
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Why was American government's response so soft towards the Chinese government's very aggressive messages about Pelosi's Taiwan visit? [closed]

Recently the U.S. announced that Pelosi would be visiting Taiwan. The Chinese government threatened that if that happened, they would respond militarily. Xi even told Biden the following words: "...
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Does the POTUS Mr. Biden give gifts to his counterparts from other countries when meeting in international meets?

Recently, in G7 meeting, Modi of India gave various gifts to his counterparts. I was wondering if POTUS Mr. Biden does the same?
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Has Biden taken any action to reform the Supreme Court?

President Biden established The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States to investigate ideas for reform of the Supreme Court. The commission first sat on May 19, 2021 and ...
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Why were Biden's remarks about Russian economy in his speech in Poland so inaccurate?

In March 26 speech in Warsaw Biden claimed that "it takes about 200 rubles to equal one dollar". In reality, the onshore USD/RUB closed at 96.0, whereas offshore USD/RUB closed at 102.29. ...
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Fact-based arguments for and against President Biden's plan to appoint a black female to the US Supreme Court as being like Affirmative Action [closed]

Wikipedia's Affirmative Action begins: Affirmative action refers to a set of policies and practices within a government or organization seeking to include particular groups based on their gender, ...
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What are the dates of the "real" press conferences given by President Biden?

I recently read an article that claimed that President Biden as of the 7th of June 2021 had given only one "real" press conference, where the reporter defines a "real press conference&...
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Of the 111(+?) invitees to the Biden administration's Summit on Democracy, did any country decline or refuse to participate? If so, any reasons given?

This answer to Did the Biden administration have a working definition of democracy when it chose which countries to invite to its "democracy summit"? cites US government officials and ...
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Did the Biden administration have a working definition of democracy when it chose which countries to invite to its "democracy summit"?

The New York Times' Biden Rallies Global Democracies as U.S. Hits a ‘Rough Patch’ The president kicked off his summit as critics questioned the guest list and whether the United States could be an ...
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Biden's motorcade at COP26

I note https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/67418/did-the-us-presidential-motorcade-contravene-uk-traffic-regulations which states that the motorcade vehicles had American-style red emergency ...
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What is the difference between funds being "authorized" and funds being "appropriated" in the IIJA?

I'm currently trying to understand H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) but there are a few things don't understand. Authorization vs. Appropriation As far as I understand, ...
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Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill (IIJA) [closed]

I'm currently trying to understand H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) but there are a few things I don't understand: The price tag: People are referring to the bill as the $1....
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Why have Biden's approval polls consistently been dropping since August?

Since around the start of August, President Biden's approval began to tank. According to 538, Biden's approval is currently at 43.8%. They recently wrote an article about how his approval is dropping ...
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US government arguing for A death sentence while arguing against THE death sentence; does US Supreme Court Justice Barrett have a point?

ABC News's Justices divide sharply on reinstating Boston Marathon bomber death sentence begins: Reciting the gruesome details of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, an ...
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Has Biden held far fewer press interviews than Obama or Trump in an equivalent time period?

According to one CJR article: Biden conducted far fewer interviews during his first months in office than Trump did: nine in his first hundred days, compared with fifty-one for Trump and forty-six ...
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What is the view of Joe Biden on having a balanced budget?

As mentioned here a balanced budget used to have a decent amount of support among the American people. What is the view of Joe Biden on having a balanced budget?
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Is the Australian right-wing media giving Biden any credit for AUKUS?

As far as I can tell from my limited sampling, the Murdoch-owned Australia press (e.g. Sky News Australia) is talking about Biden's mental capacity fairly constantly and not in a positive manner. It's ...
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Who are the White House staff member or members that are cutting off the President from taking questions?

Apparently President Biden is routinely cut off and prevented from taking questions from reporters by the White House staff who are never identified in these reports. Most recently this occurred ...
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Has President Joe Biden made any public statements on wanting to run for a second term?

Joe Biden, being older than any other serving US president in history, arguably has a more realistic option of simply retiring after a single term than his younger predecessors did Has President Joe ...
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What has Biden's presidency done to improve US relations with Pakistan?

Biden is sometimes quoted (e.g. here or here) for this quip to (former Afghan president) Karzai that Pakistan is fifty times more important than Afghanistan for the United States. I mean besides ...
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Why hasn't Biden gotten a "rally round the flag" effect after Afghanistan?

One thing that surprised me about Biden's approval is the lack of a rally round the flag effect so far. It hovered around 50% on poll averaging sites which is where it was before. (In case you don't ...
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Why isn't Biden more popular? [closed]

In the past more moderate leaders get very high approvals. Joe Biden ran as a moderate and seems to be governing like one. Even today you have this effect happen at the local level. Charlie Baker the ...
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Why is the US asking OPEC about prices?

I've read an article on WSJ: Yet his Administration is now imploring the OPEC oil cartel to pump more oil so U.S. gasoline prices don’t rise more than they already have on Mr. Biden’s watch. That's ...
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Why is Biden losing the support of non-white American Democrats?

Recently, I've read an article on Reuters (emphasis mine): However, a growing number of Americans disapprove of Biden's leadership on the economy, gun violence and taxation, with the biggest decline ...
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Biden's stance on Saudi Arabia's human right issues

In 2021, Saudi Arabia announced that Mustafa al-Darwish had been executed. He was arrested in 2015, and many of the offenses he was charged with occurred when he was 17 years old; see here and here. ...
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Does the injunction blocking the Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases only affect the 13 states that filed suit?

A federal judge in Louisiana ruled on June 15th that President Biden cannot pause new leases for drilling on public lands. It was a suit filed by 12 states and Louisiana. According to the NYT: Judge ...
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Why is Biden trying to get an omnibus infrastructure bill?

President Biden has been trying to negotiate an infrastructure plan with Senate Republicans for at least a month. He's made some significant concessions, they've increased what they're willing to ...
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What's going on with the wall building on US-Mexico border in Summer 2021?

Stopping the wall was part of Joe Biden's campaign points. And then, his administration signed an order on Inauguration Day ending the national emergency at the border and launching a 60-day review of ...
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Why doesn't Biden have a super-high approval rating like past presidents and some governors do? [duplicate]

Joe Biden seems like sort of a "Goldilocks candidate" in the sense that he is not too far to the left, and not really on the right, at least not anymore. There is a phenomenon called the &...
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What would be the benefit to have more Supreme Court Justices? [closed]

One thing Joe Biden has mentioned was adding more seat to the Supreme Court. Why would he suggest this? How would it benefit the Court? Originally in 1789, there were six total justices (one Chief ...
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On what steps from ecology plan have Joe Biden's administration already made progress?

Ecology was one of the main points of Joe Biden's election campaign: Ensure the U.S. achieves a 100% clean energy economy and reaches net-zero emissions no later than 2050 Build a stronger, more ...
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What has Biden said about government debt?

It seems to me that Biden is spending a lot of money on new bills, and from my understanding of economics this means that government debt will greatly increase. Has Biden ever talked about this during ...
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Why does Joe Biden always tweet from @POTUS and not @JoeBiden?

I have noticed that ever since Joe Biden took office, he has tweeted from @POTUS. However Donald Trump, for example, tweeted primarily from his personal account, which is suspended. When @JoeBiden ...
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Has OSHA discussed why it missed Biden’s mask mandate deadline?

The day after President Biden took office, he issued an executive order instructing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider instituting a mask mandate in workplaces: The ...
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Which Congressional Democrats have called on Biden to stop Title 42?

A year ago, the Trump Administration invoked an obscure infectious disease provision in Title 42 of the US Code, allowing Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to turn away migrants who show up at ...
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What is the impact of a minimum wage increase on the Biden 1.9 T dollar Covid Relief Proposal

The Biden administration has proposed a Covid relief package that would cost 1.9 trillion dollars. Some politicians are very resistant to the inclusion of a increase in minimum wage to 15.00 dollars ...
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What practical effect would a successful impeachment conviction of Joe Biden for his actions as Vice President have?

Background The same day President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced articles of impeachment against him for his conduct as Vice President. As Vice President, ...
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Have OANN or Newsmax asked any questions (thus far) at the the press conferences of the Biden White House?

I'm curious if these two organizations (OANN and Newsmax)--both known for being more pro-Trump than even Fox News-- and both still part of the White House press corps as far as I can tell were present ...
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100 million people vaccinated in 100 days? [closed]

article here The Biden administration is trying to dampen expectations about the vaccine. But, the numbers still don't add up. If 100 million shots are administered, some of those shots will go to ...
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What is the Biden administration's position on the WHO investigation into the origins of coronavirus?

Has the Biden administration expressed support of the World Health Organization investigating the origins of COVID-19 in China? The Wikipedia article on the WHO investigations only mentions the views ...
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Did Biden make it earlier to the office? [closed]

I've seen a video of him signing executive orders. Isn't he supposed to get to the office in March. As I remember Trump make it to the office in March. It seems everything has happened rapidly with ...
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Has an American president's administration ever requested the military to investigate political views of soldiers? [closed]

Has an American president's administration ever requested the military to perform political purity tests on soldiers? Business Insider: The National Guard is running additional background checks on ...
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Any data about Trump supporters amount in National Guard? [closed]

As we know, now there is about 25000 national guardsmen in Washington DC. But doesn't it increase risk of strikes from the inside, from hidden Trump supporters? More people - seems more risky. And FBI ...
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Given Covid, why will Biden's inauguration not be virtual?

No matter the social distancing practised, there will inevitably be some spread of Covid at any large gathering such as an inauguration. Add the crowds of people who always come to DC, just because of ...
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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

In the recent US presidential election, there were several states which looked almost certain wins for Donald Trump until the postal votes were counted, after which there was a huge swing towards Joe ...
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Are there states in the US where Trump supporters are in overwhelming majority?

Elections are over, Biden has been elected, as we know. But there are about 75 millions of americans, who vote for Trump in 2020. It is interesting for me, how they are allocated - county voting map ...
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Did Loefller or other any other senator sign the objection to Georgia's certificate and then withdraw it, or did they not sign it in the first place?

The objections to Georgia, Michigan, Nevada certificates were only signed by members of the House of Representatives, but by no Senator, unlike those regarding Arizona and Pennsylvania. The objection ...
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