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Presidential Rhetoric: Historical Impact on Public Safety and Social Stability

What are some historical examples of US presidents whose rhetoric significantly impacted public safety and social stability, and what evidence supports these impacts? Please provide specific incidents ...
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Can a US President be Court Martialed?

I’ve heard that the answer to this question depends on the situation. Suppose, for example, a US president decides to conspire to poison a city’s water supply to cover-up some administrative abuse or ...
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Political Leaders: Managing Rhetorical Risks [closed]

What key factors should political leaders evaluate to effectively manage the risks associated with political rhetoric, considering its impact on public safety and social stability? Prevalence ...
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Can the RNC supplement the security provided by Secret Service and law enforcement and to what extent?

Secret Service and local law enforcement representatives said Sunday there are no plans to change the security measures for the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this week. Law enforcement ...
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What is the political stance of the Biden administration on the Right to Repair, and do its policies on it reflect that?

As an advocate for Right to Repair, I have been closely following the Right to Repair movement in the US. It seems to have reached a tipping point in America too, and more than 25 US states are ...
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Does the Democratic Party have an alternative nominee to Joe Biden? [closed]

From what I understand, Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The Democratic Party will formally name its nominee this August at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. ...
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Why call for Biden to step down now?

Why did the Democrats wait so long to start calling for Biden to step down for the next election? Why didn't they back another candidate during their primaries?
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Does surviving an assassination attempt increase your chance of getting elected?

BUTLER, Pennsylvania, July 14 (Reuters) - Donald Trump was shot in the ear in an attempted assassination during a campaign rally on Saturday, an attack that will likely reshape this year’s ...
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Strengthening Secret Service Protocols Through Legislation [closed]

What specific legislative measures have been proposed or could be implemented to improve Secret Service protocols and prevent security breaches during major public events? Precedent I understand these ...
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Do Black Americans truly face harsher consequences for the same crime as white people?

Do Black people in America face harsher consequences for the same crimes committed by white people? This will likely need some stats of reference if you can find them.
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What do the makers of Project 2025 consider "pornography"?

The foreword of Project 2025, "The Conservative Promise", Chapter 1, contains a text about restoring and "protecting" the family, including this passage: Pornography, manifested ...
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Can the result of the presidential preference primaries be ignored at the convention?

Suppose a prospective candidate for US President goes through the entire primary process and easily obtains enough pledged delegates to win their party's nomination in the first round of convention ...
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Official version of Trump shooting [closed]

What part of information about shooting of Donald Trump is coming from the official sources and can be considered beyond doubt, and what are just journalistic conjectures and/or political narrative? ...
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What happens if a leading Presidential candidate dies with no running mate?

As everyone's probably aware of by now, there was a failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump yesterday. Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for President, with an overwhelming lead in ...
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Is there any policy from the Trump administration that would have a deflationary effect?

In markets it is known as the “Trump trade”, a bet that Donald Trump’s return to the White House would herald more inflation and higher interest rates. Many of Mr Trump’s core policies push in this ...
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Was the head of the Secret Service ever removed for a security failure?

SAN ANTONIO — SAN ANTONIO- Right now, the number one question people have is, how can something like this happen at a place where former president Trump is supposed to be the most secure? There are ...
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Does Przeworski et al.'s alternation rule imply the U.S. during Roosevelt administration shall be categorized as dictatorship?

In Przeworski et al.'s Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (pages 28-29), four rules for regime classification are proposed: A regime is ...
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Is the Presidential Debate mandatory in the United States? [closed]

President Joe Biden botched his shot at re-election following the CNN presidential debate that took place on the 27th of June with his weak performance against former president Donald Trump. Is the ...
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What is the difference between a domestic lobbying group representing American supporters of a foreign country and an agent lobbying for that country?

I just came across this AIPAC's post by their account on X: All 90 AIPAC-endorsed Democrats have won their primaries so far this cycle! Being pro-Israel is good policy and good politics! My ...
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In the US, can a former president run again?

In the US, can a former president run for president again, at a later time? Does it matter, whether his first presidency was one or two terms? Note: This is inspired from the TV Series "Designated ...
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Is there any reason why the following system of politics won't work? [closed]

Thought experiment: the majority of the modern-day U.S. nation and its elected officials somehow collectively decide that the moral obligation of the U.S. is to focus primarily on American innovation ...
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Is the CIA violating international law by photographing detainees naked before sending them to be tortured? [closed]

According to a report by The Guardian, the CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured. Is this sexual assault? Can this by itself be classed as torture? How could this be ...
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What is a "cruel and unusual" punishment?

Earlier in July, a California judge struck the death penalty as unconstitutional because it is "cruel and unusual." However, if the death penalty actually was what's legally defined as a "cruel and ...
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Is the Democratic Convention bound by the primary results? [duplicate]

The Democratic primaries resulted in a large majority of "pledged delegates" for Joe Biden to the Democratic National Convention in August 2024. I could not find a conclusive answer to the ...
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Has anyone attempted to scientifically determine whether MSNBC or Fox News is more biased?

I'm wondering if there is any study or other serious attempt which compares Fox News to MSNBC to see which one was more 'biased' towards their respective sides of the political spectrum. I am not ...
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How do more polarized states affect politics on the federal level?

Control of legislative chambers is split between parties now in two states — Minnesota and Virginia — compared with 15 states 30 years ago. Quoted from first NY Times article below From this NY Times ...
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How do US states maintain a secret ballot using Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail?

How have US states implemented Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail in their voting systems? In particular, how is the secrecy of votes insured? I note that it would be compromised if bulletins where ...
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How can persistently high US oil production be reconciled with goals to slow down global warming?

Global warming has accelerated in the last decade and even this year there were already quite some heat waves. For example over a thousand people died this year on the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca ...
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Other than a "15 member vote", can a specific kind of action compel legislators to physically sit in their House?

Background Several articles have been talking about the implications of a potential Impeachment trial on the 2020 Democratic Primary. The implication that seems to repeat itself applies to senators ...
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Is there a way the US president could extend his immunity in the future?

"However, the Court ruled in Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681, 117 S.Ct. 1636, 137 L.Ed.2d 945 (1997), that a sitting president does not have presidential immunity from suit over conduct unrelated to ...
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Why doesn't NASA publish amounts of awarded grants?

Many US Government agencies including DOE, NIH, NSF and CDMRP publish awarded grant amounts. NASA does not, per attached reply from NASA on 06NOV23. Why not? What distinguishes NASA legally or ...
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Doesn't the running a presidential campaign distract an incumbent POTUS from the job?

It seems to me that every US president who spends the last year of his presidency campaigning to be re-elected must have much less time to do the current job. Has the extent to which it is true ever ...
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If Biden decides to step back or is replaced, When is the latest that can happen?

If Biden steps down, his candidate successor will have a hard time, as being lesser known. (S)he will need time to "build up". That is clearly a disadvantage, and probably it is the strong ...
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Presumed Immunity and Unquestioned Motivations

I’ve been trying to understand the ramifications of the recent US Supreme Court ruling. As I understand it… Core Constitutional duties have absolute immunity Official acts have presumed immunity (...
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What is the political significance of FEC fundraising deadlines?

Every so often, I receive mass emails from political campaigns urging me to make a donation in advance of an FEC fundraising deadline. They claim that it's really important for them to reach some ...
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Following "The top priority now is to stop Lai Ching-te's visit to the United States." did China take any measures to try to do so?

Politico's August 12, 2023 Taiwan’s VP defies Beijing with New York City transit stop includes: Lai, the leading presidential candidate in Taiwan’s upcoming election, is using the Big Apple stop to ...
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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

A number of polls show that Americans by and large consider Joe Biden to be too old to be president. For example, an Associated Press poll asked Do you think each of the following is too old to ...
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Can the democratic party kick Biden without his consent and replace him? [duplicate]

Can the democratic party kick Biden without his consent and replace him? Some people are discussing whether Biden should step down so that the Democrats have a higher chance of winning the election, ...
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Instant runoff voting in US presidential elections

User Thunderforge recently remarked: (emphasis mine) Of interest, Maine approved a ballot measure for Instant Runoff Voting for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, State Senate, and State ...
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Why are real estate records public?

The government is very restricted on what information it may disclose about you and under what circumstances. For example, I can't look up your car's license plate number to find out who you are. I ...
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Why did African Americans and Native Americans vote too oppositely on the Affirmative Action poll?

I found a tabular analysis on Wikipedia about affirmative action. It shows: "Supporters and opponents of affirmative action in California 2020". Popular Group For Affirmative Action Against ...
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Who will become Maine Attorney General in January 2019?

Janet Mills will become the next governor of Maine. I believe she is currently the Maine Attorney General. My question is, who becomes the Maine Attorney General on the day she moves office?
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Can the US president legally kill at will?

Following the ruling by SCOTUS in Trump v. United States (2024) that Presidents enjoy absolute immunity for their exclusive powers and presumptive immunity for their remaining official acts, I have ...
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Why did Maine vote to re-elect Republican Senator Susan Collins? [closed]

In the 2020 election, the majority of voters in Maine voted for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Wouldn't Biden supporters want to make it easier for him to enact his policies by having ...
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Why is there shown an electoral vote for Trump in Maine on the Wikipedia?

In the Wikipedia article for the results of the 2016 US Presidential Election, it shows 1 red vote in Maine: Also, the "States carried" says "ME-02". What does that mean? I thought winning a state ...
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Why is the racial health inequality so different in Arkansas particularly wrt Native Americans?

The Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance rate many metrics for the health system across the US states. One such metric is what rates of preventable death members of ...
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What would happen if a US presidential candidate used campaign cash for government purposes?

Trump raises over $20 million in February with nearly $42 million in cash on hand, far behind Biden and Democrats US presidential candidates regularly spend millions of dollars every election to win ...
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Does the White House approve of the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor?

In the recent past, Egypt said that the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor is a 'red line', but they've apparently been mum about it since it happened. My question however concerns the US ...
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Except/before the IRGC vote/resolution, did the US Congress formally urge the EU to designate other organizations as terrorists?

H. Res. 288 passed by a large majority (411-14) on April 16 urges the EU to designate the IRGC as terrorists. Vote summary: Urging the European Union to expeditiously designate the Islamic ...
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Does Biden or any other US president besides Trump have a common nickname in China?

Today I learned that in China Trump is (derisively) called "Comrade Nation Builder"--the nation referred to is not the US though, but China, in the sense/claim that Trump has built up ...

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