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Why is Theodore Roosevelt's time with the Rough Riders seen so positively?

As most historians have noted, Theodore Roosevelt did lead his soldiers into a trap and suffered the most causalities during the Battle of Las Guasimas and the Battle of San Juan Hill. It has been ...
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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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Cabinet, EOP, and White House Staff

What is the relationship (or lack thereof) between the president's Cabinet, various agencies in the Executive Office of the President, and the White House Staff? I know that (vaguely speaking), the ...
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What did Eisenhower mean with this statement? [closed]

“They are very volatile. They think they are a great power one day and they feel sorry for themselves the next day.” This quote above is from this article in _The New Yorker. But what does this mean?
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If a governor or senator is chosen as a running mate (VP) to a president candidate, and that candidate loses, what happens?

If a governor or senator is chosen as a running mate (VP) to a president candidate, and that candidate loses, do they go back to their post as governor or senator?
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Would it be possible to “flip the ticket” in American Presidential politics?

In 1988, I supported Michael Dukakis for President. After he lost the second debate to Bush, I wondered if it might be possible for him to salvage his campaign by "flipping the ticket," allowing his ...
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What evidence is there to suggest a correlation between the economic performance of the US and the policies of its President?

Today I read the following claim: Under President Obama: The DOW increased from 6626 to 17481 The S&P 500 increased from 683 to 2040 Unemployment decreased from 10% to 4.9% Uninsured adults ...
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Were there any voting districts with no votes for Obama?

Various news accounts and chain emails note that 50+ voting districts in Philadelphia, which are almost entirely black and with registered Republicans in the single digits, recorded zero votes for ...
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Why hasn't Missouri officially allocated its remaining delegates to Donald Trump yet?

Why hasn't Missouri officially allocated its remaining delegates to Donald Trump yet? He won, didn't he?
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How does early voting work, and what are the pros and cons?

During the last American presidential election, it seemed to me like early voting was getting more attention than in previous campaigns. The Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, even voted early ...
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Rex Tillerson is a business leader. Have other business people held high office?

With today's appointment of Rex Tillerson as head of the US State Department I can't help but wonder if other business leaders have been head of major diplomatic posts such as this or Office of the ...
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Can a US President realistically pardon enough people to sway an election?

Slightly inspired by this question, is there a limitation on the number of pardons a president could offer, such that it could sway the outcome of the next election? Take for example, Florida, ...
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Does California's primary election really make no difference as to which democratic candidate gets elected?

I keep hearing various alternative news sources saying that the DNC will already have selected their democratic candidate to run in the presidential election against a republican before California has ...
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I want to know if there is a way to actually see with my own eyes proof that my personal vote was counted [closed]

I don't know where to go or who to contact to find out if Dallas Dean Heards (me) vote was counted.
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How can the US President create a waiver for patent enforcement?

According to a recent statement by the US Trade Representative: “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The ...
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Can the House of Representatives vote to impeach an acting President after the elected president was removed via the 25th Amendment?

If the Vice President in the form of an obviously unjust attempt to remove a fully capable President via the 25th Amendment were to become acting President would they be eligible for impeachment as ...
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Does a sitting US president require a passport to travel internationally?

The same question related to Queen Elizabeth II has been asked and answered on this site: The Queen does not require a passport to travel internationally. I am interested in learning whether this is ...
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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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Proper use of the word 'term' for U.S. Presidents

This is a two part question: 1) First, is it correct to say that the two presidencies of Nixon and Ford constitute two 'presidential terms' (and not one split-up term)? 2) If so, I need a word or ...
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Question regarding concessions during presidential elections

If I wrote my own name on the ballot while voting for the president, don't I also have to concede to the winning candidate on Election Day, like the other candidates do? Is there a rule that only ...
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What are the possible punishments for an impeached USA president?

In the United States of America, if the House of Representatives passes articles of impeachment against the sitting president, and the Senate finds the president to be guilty, what are the options to ...
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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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Banking industry chooses Secretary of Treasury?

I remember being told before that the banking industry has effectively been choosing the Secretary of Treasury for a long time and, my memory is fuzzy, that the current U.S. Secretary of Treasury is a ...
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Legally speaking in the United States, could a former president be vice president? [duplicate]

Legally speaking, is there any laws against a former president that has served 2 terms from being vice president?
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2016 Presidential candidates with some background in mathematics

My question is simple enough: are there any presidential candidates for the 2016 election that have some formal training in mathematics? What I'm looking for here is someone with at least a bachelors ...
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Why are so few US presidents from the west?

It appears that very few are from the west or mid-west by this Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_home_state
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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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Has a U.S. president (or other politician) commenting on a criminal case ever actually led to a major setback for the prosecution?

We often hear politicians-- and U.S. presidents especially-- being criticized for weighing in on criminal cases on the grounds that their comments could prejudice a jury. Most recently Joe Biden and ...
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Can the President of the United States spend private funds on official events in the White House?

Couple of days ago, Trump spent lots of money, paying from his own private funds, on hosting a football team in the White House for an official event. Assuming the event was official, i.e. not made ...
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Can the President of the United States ignore the Supreme Court?

If the President (and their administration) considered the Supreme Court to be politically "illegitimate", would they be able to ignore its rulings? Is there any precedent for this?
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What's the most accurate account of Donald Trump's monetary debts?

The President owes some money. In 2016 Fortune estimated he owed $1.1 billion. Last December Mother Jones estimated he owed over $700 million, not including $2 billion in debt by real estate ...
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How does Donald Trump Jr. benefit from releasing the e-mails he released?

Trump Jr. recently disclosed emails suggesting he welcomed Russian help against Clinton (see for instance here and here). To a considerable extent, this seems a damaging move to him and to much of the ...
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Can the US President fire someone who works in the Justice Department?

Donald Trump complained on Twitter about someone who still works for the Justice Department. How the hell is Bruce Ohr still employed at the Justice Department? Disgraceful! Witch Hunt! Isn't the ...
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How is justice supposed to work for the president of the United States?

I am having trouble understanding how the President of the United States should be brought to justice if one should commit a crime. This question should not be viewed as pro-vel-contra Trump, but an ...
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What are the requirements for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

I was reading about the Presidential Medal of Freedom and how the president of the United States awards this medal to people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or ...
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What's the purpose of prime ministers in presidential republics?

The US doesn't have a prime minister and is doing well without one. But many other presidential republics do have a PM. What's the purpose of prime ministers in presidential republics (note, I'm not ...
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Constitutionally, what would happen if the Icelandic President is convicted of a criminal offense?

Under the Icelandic constitution, the President enjoys immunity from criminal prosecutions as long as the Parliament permits it. Constitution of Iceland, Article 11, Paragraph 2 The President may not ...
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Does all military authority come from the President?

If the President were to order it person who reports directly to them, it would be expected that they follow that order assuming it's legal and ethical, but does the President have the power to give ...
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What is the status of an elected foreign president that previously fled the US on criminal charges?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a very serious candidate for the French presidency. His political career was stopped in its tracks when he was arrested and charged with the sexual assault and attempted ...
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What is the point in delaying the signing of legislation that the President supports?

Once a president has already decided that they are going to sign legislation, why not do it immediately? For example, on Wednesday, March 10, the House of Representatives voted to pass the American ...
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Hypothetical: Law passes House and Senate with VP tie-breaker. Then president dies before signing

The circumstances of "The American Rescue Plan" made me think of this. Suppose a bill passes both the House and the Senate, but with a 50-50 tie in the Senate such that the vice president ...
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What are the arguments for having a democratically-elected, ceremonial President?

Some countries, particularly those governed by the parliamentary system, tend to have a ceremonial head of state. In constitutional monarchies, those tend to be Kings or Queens. But in parliamentary ...
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What does taking the oath of office of the president of the United States do?

The Constitution specifies the following: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully ...
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If the Vice President undisputedly murdered the sitting President, is there anything stopping them from becoming President?

If the Vice President murdered the sitting President in cold blood for all to see, would they still become President? Would they simply get sworn in or is there a mechanism to stop them?
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To what extent are senior non-elected officials such as the WH Chief of Staff provided with protection?

I have to admit my question is triggered by a scene in Veep, where a security situation results in the President being surrounded by Secret Service agents (s04e02), but after spending some time on ...
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Does the presidential line of succession skip those who aren't Americans by birth? [duplicate]

The United States has a predefined presidential plan of succession should both the President and Vice President be removed from office (encapsulating all reasons here). For example, it goes as follows:...
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What would it take to win a presidential campaign with no staff? [closed]

Imagine a person does not need to campaign to win, they are just adored by 60% of the country (USA) and does not need to do any press. How much work would it take to do all the paper work needed to ...
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Does the US presidential term begin depending on time zones? [duplicate]

As per the 20th Amendment, the terms of US presidents begin and end at "noon of the 20th day of January", but no location is specified. One possible interpretation is that the transition ...
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Can the US President veto a repeal?

Under Article 1 Section 7 of the US Constitution, the President has the authority to veto any piece of legislation passed by Congress (and Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 majority in both ...
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Seal in the “Office of the Former President”

In my country of origin national symbols (like the flag, coat of arms etc...) are protected by law, that is, nobody can use them without permission — for instance, one cannot print a tshirt or a mug ...

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