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Why does the US policy treat the uttering of counterfeit currency as an emergency?

One thing that surprises me about the George Floyd incident is that the police would treat the passing of a counterfeit $20 in a corner shop as some kind of an emergency. If someone called the ...
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What protections does the 1st Amendment offer US citizens in terms of local and state law?

With the George Floyd protests going on I keep seeing news about curfews as early as 6pm, police driving by peaceful gatherings and firing chalk rounds or arresting people for illegal gatherings, I ...
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What are the responses to the police assaulting journalists during the 2020 protests in the US?

Countless* members of the press have been targeted and assaulted by the police for covering the current protests in the US. Has president Trump or his administration responded to these attacks? Have ...
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What retaliatory actions could Trump take against Twitter?

Today, for the first time, Twitter attached a warning label in a tweet from president Trump. As a reaction, he tweeted: ....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not ...
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What benefit does the USA gain when it withdraws from WHO?

Donald Trump threatens to quit WHO. Yet I don't see any benefit it could gain by doing so.
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Is there protocol for US police officers for handling a fellow cop that is using excessive force? [migrated]

If I'm a police officer in the United States and my partner is restraining a suspect with an excessive or otherwise out-of-protocol use of force, what am I legally allowed to do to stop him? Edit: I ...
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Has the US army ever fired against its own population?

Details may be confusing, but I mean to ask whether federal armed forces, including the military (Army, Navy, etc.) and policing/investigative organizations (FBI, Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals,...
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How can police brutality be prevented through policy? [closed]

Police Brutality (defined as a civil rights violation where officers exercise undue or excessive force against a civilian) is not equally prevalent in all governments and all places, which indicates ...
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How many members of antifa are in the U.S.?

I've done all the research I can, but I can't come up with an answer. Perhaps a professional on the subject can better inform me?
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Why is the Oath of office of the President of the United States to the constitution, and not the people?

With the current situation in the USA, I had a look at the wording of the Oath of Office the US president takes, and was surprised to see that the oath is to "preserve, protect and defend the ...
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Does the word party in the “Boston tea party” mean a literal party or a political party? [closed]

Did the term party already represent a political meaning at that time as a group of people, or was it just used as a celebration term?
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Who polices the police in the USA?

Who polices the police in the USA? Is there anyone a police officer has to answer to for committing racist acts, abusing their power, or committing other crimes unnecessarily?
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President Trump tweeted that the US will be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization. Does he have that power?

President Donald Trump tweeted "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization." Can he do that? Why or why not?
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What does it mean when the US cops wear the badges or T-shirts saying “I am the kneeling officer”?

What does it mean when the US police officers or other people wear the badges or T-shirts saying "I am the kneeling officer"? What about the collective kneeling actions?
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Why aren't White Americans called European-Americans? [closed]

Black Americans in the USA are commonly referred to as "African Americans", and similarly there are "Asian" and "native" Americans, and people from South America are called "Hispanics". From my ...
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Is there pervasive racial bias in United States policing?

Twitter user Leonydus Johnson posted the following statistics acquired from the FBI UCR Program website and the Washington Post: For every 10,000 black people arrested for violent crime, 3 are ...
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Roughly how many people associated with Antifa ideology have been charged following investigations into terrorist incidents in the US?

According to a 2018 CRS report: Presumably, the Bureau would investigate antifa followers suspected of criminal activity as domestic terrorists, categorizing them as a type of anarchist ...
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How can president Trump avoid any issue with conflict of interests when foreign powers make decisions that benefit him in an unsolicited manner?

Note -- I did my absolute best to refer to the Trump organization as "Trump organization" and president Trump only as "President" or "Administration" to avoid confusion as they are understood (At ...
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Site to match you with issues or candidates [closed]

are there any public and freely available sites that maintain data that helps one choose who to vote for in their local elections based on platform / stance on various issues?
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Double voting via write in in a US federal election?

Let's say that someone wanted to abuse the write in option to vote for the candidate twice. Let's say someone selected Joe Biden (or Donald Trump, doesn't matter who) on the normal part of the ballot, ...
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What is the “appropriate” civilian response to police abusing their power? [closed]

Police are tear-gassing civilians during a pandemic that exasperates respiratory conditions while there is a shortage of ventilators and hospital beds. How/why is this allowed? What is the “...
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Why is communism considered as evil (like fascism and nazism) in the United States?

In this question, a person asks why it's so easy to ban Nazi symbols and so hard to ban communist symbols: Why is banning communism symbols so hard to achieve as opposed to banning of Nazi symbols? ...
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What is Trump's social networks executive order about?

I've seen a titles which tell that it's a nightmare for those companies (Google, Facebook, Twitter). But they're pretty vague on it. What exactly does it do to them?
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Democratic gerrymander in California to remove as many Republican seats as possible? [closed]

I am curious about gerrymandering. In California, there are 53 House seats. Of those 53, only 7 are held by Republicans. I know this won't happen for political reasons. But, is there a picture of a ...
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Is there a list of human rights organizations monitoring the current use of force by police in the US?

During the law enforcing in the US, more press attacks happen: DW group shot at Minnesota CNN reporter was arrested Reuters crew hit with rubber bullets According to that obvious excessive use of ...
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What does unmasking refer to in the Flynn investigation?

A recent article on Politico mentions a list of names from the Obama administration that was recently sent to Republican senators: Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell on ...
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Could the US Space Force be dissolved when Trump is gone?

This answer to What are the factors exactly that will make missions like OTV-6 “Space Force launches”? which I've accepted includes the following: The US Space Force (USSF) is the successor to Air ...
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Who decides agenda in congress? [duplicate]

I saw a video clip about this sub-committee meeting. https://mainebeacon.com/lepage-staffer-forced-to-answer-same-invasive-questions-he-asked-snap-recipients/ My questions are: What is a "sub-...
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Rushed in judicial appointments in US courts?

Let's say the GOP loses the Senate majority and the presidency. But, the Republican leadership understands the fact that there are more than 45 days left until they lose Congress officially in the ...
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Why is Trump winning, when I know so few people who admit to voting for him?

I am a well educated Republican, of generally conservative views. Pretty much every day I see and hear people talk about how poor of a candidate Donald Trump is. But he's winning primary after primary,...
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Is there a *political* schism between former Soviet Jews and other Jews in the US?

I want to be as neutral as possible, but since both topics (Jews and politics) are historically inflamatory, I'll caveat that if anyone disagrees, I would welcome constructive suggestions on how to ...
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Has G. Edward Griffin apologized for helping Curtis LeMay in the 1968 U.S. presidential campaign? [closed]

G. Edward Griffin has written books and authored well known books such as The Creature From Jekyll Island. He helped Curtis LeMay as a writer (according to Wikipedia) in 1968 who was the Vice ...
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Could the US Congress federally mandate a national presidential primary day?

I am fascinated by the thought of presidential primaries. They feel skewed towards certain places and certain ethnicities. Let's say that in March of the 1st year of a President's term, Congress ...
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Do real estate holding companies in Texas contribute to political campaigns?

I am wondering if real estate holding companies contribute to Texas political campaigns because Texas seem to be a pro-landlord state when it comes to its court system, but it seems to go deeper than ...
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Have there been any results of the CDC investigation in the Guatemala suspension of deportations allegedly due to Covid-19-infected deportees?

In an interesting twist of news from a month ago, Guatemala had suspended receiving deportations from the US saying that the US has sent them Covid-19-infected deportees. Well, one flight - the ...
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Why have the British government done less than the US government in terms of monitoring Hong Kong's situation?

For the past year the US government have (strongly) spoken out against the influence of the Chinese Communist Party on Hong Kong, and have made into law the Human Rights and Democracy Act which allows ...
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How often was US National Guard involved in intensive law enforcement in XXI century?

As Minnesota riots are widening, US National Guard was another time sent to enforce law. Those photos from the US towns rioting and armed people enforcing law become enough common - for now all looks ...
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How exactly does Donald Trump's administration benefit Russia in 2017-2018?

There is widespread consensus that Donald Trump was put into power by the Russians. If this is true, his administration must do some favors for Russia. For example, if Donald Trump lifted sanctions ...
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How can American law regulate companies outside of American jurisdiction?

How can American law regulate companies outside of American jurisdiction? https://asiatimes.com/2020/05/south-korea-is-the-pivot-in-the-huawei-wars/ The semiconductor industry is lobbying ...
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Did Pat Buchanan want to be ambassador to South Africa to support apartheid?

I read that Pat Buchanan wanted to be the ambassador to South Africa. Was it for the sake of helping maintain apartheid?
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How can Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson be considered more socially progressive than Bernie Sanders? [closed]

I have heard repeatedly that, despite being considered one of the most progressive/leftist mainstream politican in the United States, Bernie Sanders could actually be considered relatively moderate by ...
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Do “closed cities” exist outside the former Soviet Union?

A closed city is a city to which foreign residents and perhaps even domestic residents cannot travel freely. Wikipedia has an informative article on closed cities. The list of closed cities today ...
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Is the coattail effect getting stronger?

I have heard that the coattails effect is where a candidate gets elected because the president is popular in the area they want to represent. I feel like it is getting stronger over time. Ticket ...
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Is this hypothetical gerrymander legal? [duplicate]

I have a question about a hypothetical gerrymander that has not happened and probably won't. Let's say Alabama's GOP decides during redistricting to draw out the majority black area. (See how multiple ...
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Guantanamo prison and relationship between the USA and Cuba

How can the USA have a prison like Guantanamo in a country like Cuba? Isn't the relationship between Cuba and the USA something which should prevent an agreement like this? Why doesn't Cuba try to ...
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How much, in taxes, does a typical American taxpayer pay toward public libraries?

I'm looking for an average or estimation of how much money public libraries cost a typical American taxpayer.
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How Does Wisconsin's Bail Bond System Differ From Bondsmen?

Recently in Wisconsin there has been a lot of discussion on how commercial bail bondsman could/will become legal as an earmark to a budget bill. While looking into this matter, one side argues that ...
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What is the difference between voting for presidential nominee vs. voting for delegates in Maryland?

On my ballot in Maryland for the presidential primary, there are separate questions to vote for the presidential nominee directly, and to vote for specific delegates to the convention. The delegates ...
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Did US threaten Iran to prevent its tankers delivering oil to Venezuela?

Recently, Iranian tankers delivered oil to Venezuela - which is badly needed, while Venezuela is under US embargo and sanctions. In Iran that was claimed as victory. But were there any direct threats ...
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What stops the US from getting Open Skies data from its allies?

Recently there's been news about how the US is intending to pull out of the Open Skies treaty, which allows participating nations to perform unarmed reconnaissance flights over each other's airspace. ...

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