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Questions tagged [president]

Questions related to that of the President to whom is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country.

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Why is it called “State of the Union”? Shouldn't it be “State of the Country”? [on hold]

Non-American here. Why is the annual presidential speech given to Congress called "State of the Union"? In these speeches, the president informs Congress on the state of the country, right? So why is ...
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Looking at the bias involved with the Mainstream Media? Conflict of Interest? [on hold]

So, it's no secret that Trump has vilified much of the mainstream media and created an us vs them type dynamic with him and his supporters and media organizations such as CNN, MSNBC, WP, etc. Many ...
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Can the president put his own likeness on money?

Preface, I am unsure of all the powers the Federal Reserve possess or who controls the Reserve outside of congress. However it is at the Federal level so I was wondering. What control over the ...
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Why doesn't the Presidential Pardon power extend to State Crimes?

Paragraph One of Article 2, Section 2 of the United States constitution contains the following text: "The President … shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United ...
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What is the point of the US presidential code name?

What is the point of the US president having a code name? I feel as if presidential (and other family/cabinet memebers) are widely reported and known. Is it that once they are accurately reported ...
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How much apparel has Trump sold?

I'm interested in how much Trump apparel is out there: how much has been produced or ordered or sold by his campaign, how much his supporters have bought or been given—and how this compares to that of ...
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The politics of the US presidential pardon in 2018

As is well known, Trump and his political and campaigning team are under investigation by the FBI. Dozens of people have been indicted so far and five have pled guilty. As the investigation continues, ...
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Has and could Trump's anti-vaxxer views affect US government policy?

Trump tweeted in 2014 that vaccines can cause autism. Has his attitude towards vaccines (assuming they haven't changed) affected US government policy on vaccines? If they haven't affected government ...
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What does “Renewable once, consecutively” presidential term limit mean?

The German president limit limit is "Renewable once, consecutively". Does this mean the he can only be re-elected once and only if immediately after his first term. OR Does it mean that he can be ...
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What are the rules, laws, and procedures to approve and remove press members from white house press conferences?

In November 2018, an event in American politics involved a certain reporter for CNN, Jim Acosta, having his press credentials revoked by the White House, thereby barring his access to the White House ...
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Backsliding (Parliamentary v. Presidential)

Is a parliamentary system less likely to backslide into electoral authoritarianism than a presidential system just because of the PM being accountable to the legislature and the ease of a no ...
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Why would the President not just fire the Attorney General?

According to several newspapers, e.g. this article, or even the (now former) Attorney General's resignation letter, President Trump asked Jeff Sessions to resign. Similar things are also shown in TV ...
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What instruments does the House of Representatives have to control the executive branch of government?

The US election is mostly over and the Democrats have gained a majority in the House of Representatives, while the Republicans have got a majority in the Senate. What political instruments (for ...
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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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In the US, how much power does the president have over the federal budget?

If the president wants to change spending in one direction, like to adjust the deficit without changing taxes, how much could they move it? I suspect that the president would just get impeached in ...
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How is the US' “Presidential Alert” system safeguarded against inappropriate or unauthorized use?

CNN's Feds send first emergency message test to cell phones describes the system and includes simple explanations like: It's called the "presidential alert," but the President doesn't actually ...
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Why is Obama releasing his 2018 endorsements in “waves?”

Today, former U.S. President Barack Obama released a second round of endorsements for the 2018 midterm elections in a tweet, including this text: Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic ...
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Does Trump incite more news articles than Obama, Bush, or Clinton did?

I have the feeling that Donald Trump has received as much news coverage throughout his mandate, as Clinton did at the height of his controversies, continually, since he was sworn in on 17th of January ...
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Protocol when dealing with USA President

In the book "Fear" there is this quote when discussing the Iran deal: “They are in violation,” Trump insisted, “and you should make the case that this agreement is done and finished.” He suggested ...
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Does a (US) presidential proclamation have a time limit?

tl;dr: Other than the power to declare war, are any of the powers afforded the U.S. president limited as to how long the action is effective? When I was in school (late 90's, US mid-Atlantic region), ...
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Why would invoking the 25th amendment cause a constitutional crisis?

The recent opinion piece in the New York Times has two claims that I can't reconcile: Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States The constitutional crisis caused by invoking the 25th ...
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What is the vetting process for source materials for an investigative report or book?

Bob Woodward's new book, Fear: Trump in the White House is dominating the news this week. Woodward always seems to get an immense amount of inside access to administration officials, and he is a ...
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What power does a president possess in a parliamentary form of government?

The president is a titular head in these type of governments. Does the president possess power, if any at all? If he doesn't, why keep the president? Why not just fire him/her? I'm specifically ...
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Are there some systematic attempts to evaluate how pro-Christian-Right presidential policies have been?

I read an opinion piece in USA Today stating basically that Trump is the best president ever (eletcted, insofar) for the Christian right: Never has the religious right had such a strong friend and ...
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Can corporations vote in the presidential election?

Under the notion of corporate personhood, can a corporation vote on presidential candidates in the U.S.?
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Perjury in US politics

I know this question is about a hot topic in US politics, so I ask that comments and answers be mindful that I'm asking in good faith, and without an attempt to either discredit or support our current ...
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Why did Imran Khan become the Prime Minister and Zardari became the President after winning elections?

I have a question about Pakistan politics. What determines a party president to be either a President of country or Prime Minister of country after winning elections? When Pakistan People Party (PPP)...
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What *known* role did foreign nations have in organizing anti-Trump demonstrations [closed]

There was a number of anti-Trump demonstrations in the US (aka "the resistance") during his 1st year in office. I don't know if anyone has publicized what role the following countries had in ...
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How can a president stamp out corruption?

How can a president stamp out corruption? So how are some societies more corrupt than others. Is it more a matter of cultural norms and what's acceptable in a culture? (as in Germans are famous for ...
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Why is there no process in the United States to remove and re-elect the President?

When a European head of government has too many enemies/doubts about their history, then he or she is usually deposed by the parliament and a new head of government is elected (either by the ...
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Is there a recent example of a constitutional court decision limiting presidential powers within Europe?

Romanian Constitutional Court has decided that the President must fire anti-corruption chief (about motivation): Judges said that under the constitution, Iohannis cannot reject a government ...
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Why do some countries like Israel, Russia, and India use German brands as state cars?

They do have their own automobile industries, and they probably also are able to. Why do some countries like Israel, Russia, and India use German brands as state cars? See this Wikipedia link. As a ...
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How would Donald Trump benefit from a commuted sentence for Rod Blagojevich?

Recently, US President Donald Trump suggested that he has considered commuting the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Personally, I'm a bit confused by this suggestion for a few ...
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Line of Succession : Prior to VP Approval

Suppose the current president were to resign (or die while in office). Per section 1 of the 25th amendment, the Vice President becomes the President (right away, do not pass go, do not collect $200). ...
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What was Eisenhower's warning about?

Eisenhower in his farewell address warned the American people about the United States Military Industrial Complex and its emerging power. According to Wikipedia The US spends more on the military ...
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What evidence is there that North Korea's leaders have always wanted to meet a US President?

It's been reported on a number of news channels that President Trump's meeting of North Korea's leader Kim Jun Un could be a propaganda victory for Kim Jun Un. All the reports claim that North Korea'...
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Can an incoming President take power slightly earlier or later to avoid conflict with a Sabbath?

The President's term is fixed to a specific length. That means its start and end dates are not dependent on which weekday is most convenient (as opposed to a national holiday like Veteran's Day), and ...
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Can the President of the United States be impeached for crimes committed in an effort to gain the presidency? [duplicate]

In the United States the President of the United States may involuntarily be removed from office through impeachment. This is outlined in Article 2 of the United States Constitution The ...
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Can the government take the President's personal phone?

I've been reading reports that Donald Trump is stepping up the use of his personal phone which is insecure on a few different levels (e.g prone to software exploits due to out of date software). This ...
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How does turnover in the Trump administration compare to previous administrations?

There have been a number of high-profile departures from the Trump administration for various reasons. For example: Michael Flynn, Hope Hicks, Rex Tillerson, Sean Spicer and many others. While this ...
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Could the Speaker of the House become president if he wasn't born in the USA?

To quote the constitution: No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States I also read that ...
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Donald Trump's wealth after becoming president

What is the effect of being president on a person's net worth? I am most interested in the current president. And any possible reasons.
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Why does the President appoint the heads of the Federal Reserve Banks?

Isn't the Federal Reserve supposed to be an independent central bank? So, independent of the Legislative and Executive branches? How is it independent if the President & Senate choose who leads ...
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How would USA handle the kidnapping of its president?

What mechanisms are provided by the US Constitution to handle a situation in which the president is kidnapped or held prisoner by a foreign power? Who will be the USA president-deputy? How would be ...
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Why does the US president have the authority to launch a nuclear weapon when he doesn't have authority to declare war?

One might say that launching a nuclear weapon is not the same thing as declaring a war, and technically it's absolutely right. But any nation which is being attacked by a nuclear weapon would consider ...
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Can the US president pardon a non-US citizen?

Can the President of the United States pardon a non-US citizen for the crime that he/she may have committed in the United States? Or pardoning only works on US citizens.
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What rules prevent former POTUS from divulging *or using* secret information later on?

President of United States is privy to lots of top secret (in a colloquial, not technical sense) information. What are the rules and mechanisms in play to prevent a former POTUS from: Divulging that ...
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What is meant by “term” for presidency in US? [duplicate]

When it is said a single term or two term president then does it means that the president was elected for the office of President one time or two time or did the president was in his position for 4 ...
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How much control does president have over FBI ? [US]

What kind of authority does POTUS has over FBI? Can POTUS directly order DOJ & FBI to close an investigation? After the Watergate scandal, did Congress pass any laws to make FBI a little bit more ...
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Why does the Senate have to approve a cabinet member's hiring, but not their firing?

In light of Rex Tillerson's firing, why does the Senate have to approve a cabinet member's hiring, but not their firing?