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On the mandatory IRS audit of sitting president and vice-president

It's been reported that the sitting president and vice president are subject to mandatory IRS audit. Two questions regarding this: Is there some statutory authority that requires the IRS to conduct ...
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What state/country, given the right, refuses to reelect any previous governor/president by most consecutive time?

In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As ...
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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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How long in advance are designated survivors chosen?

In the premiere of Designated Survivor (2016), Tom Kirkman is informed in about 10-15 hours prior to the state of the union address in which the president, vice president and others were killed. Is ...
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Can the Panama Papers put a president into jail?

As everybody knows, Panama Papers were released on April 3rd and the president of Argentina was in the list. Macri then said that it was totally legal but some say that it is not ethically correct. ...
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What is the evidence that a secondary party primaries candidate can influence the rhetoric of the leader?

In the West Wing (Manchester Part II) we see Jed say about his running for the Presidency: BARTLET: I got in it polling in the single digits. Hoynes had it locked up. I got in it to give some ...
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How exactly is the White House enforcing audio-only briefings?

Today, like many days in the past few weeks, the White House Press Briefing with Sean Spicer was audio-only, i.e. no cameras allowed. My question is, how is this camera ban enforced? Does Spicer ask ...
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Is there a tendency for presidents to come from outside of “big politics” in recent years?

According to this article which is based on this Wikipedia article Donald Trump has never been elected to public office (a big disqualifier in American politics), never been appointed to a ...
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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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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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Did the White House hold any Yazidi religious festivities during the Obama administration?

During the Obama administration, were any Yazidi religious festivities held in the White House? Also, what is the most populous religion (ideally worldwide but US-based is also ok) that has religious ...
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Is there a rule that suspend lawsuit during presidency

Can a president file a personal lawsuit, or he will just have to wait until his term is over? I know the president is not possible to have time for that, but legally, can he? Similarly, does a ...
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Where are the nominees for the President of the European Commission sourced from?

From where are the nominees for the President of the European Commission sourced? This answer says: "The European Parliament (the parties elected by EU citizens directly) nominates candidates. ...
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What is longest and average length of the Response to the State of the Union Address (US)

Watching the State of the Union activities tonight some while taking care of some other things, I failed to noticed that Trump's speech was rather long. But one thing that did catch my eye was the ...
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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 ...