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Why are the Democrats & Republicans so homogeneous in their opinions of impeaching Trump?

If we look at the population of the US at large, as of time of writing, 84.7% of Democrats, 43.0% of Independents, and 9.4% of Republicans support impeachment. Meanwhile, in Congress, literally 100% ...
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Communicating the Nord Stream 2 sanctions

The US has moved to sanction companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which transports gas directly from Russia to Germany. At a glance over German and European news, the US public ...
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Why is Trump not being impeached for bribery?

I am not asking for an opinion based answer, just factual. This time last week, there was talk of three articles of impeachment. Now, bribery has been dropped. Has any senior offical said why?
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Why don't all States switch to all postal voting?

Currently four states: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington run all their elections exclusively by mail. This seems to have the significant advantage of allowing people to vote at any time they ...
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Can the President be impeached twice?

If an impeached President (but not one removed from office) is elected for a second term, can they be impeached again during their second term if the House decides they committed new impeachable ...
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Are there any rules against cursing in the United States Congress?

When I’ve watched things broadcast from the House and Senate on C-SPAN, CNN, etc. there seems to be a purposeful avoidance of repeating curse words in quotes. I noticed today that Jamie Raskin of ...
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In the US, is there a reason you can contribute to a politician even if you are not a resident that they represent?

To clarify, since I imagine this is somewhat difficult to discern from a 150 character title limit: Why is it that a resident of Rhode Island may donate to a candidate in Florida in order to bolster ...
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Can impeachment and censure of US president for the same issues coexist?

CNN's Small group of House Democrats discussed censure over impeachment ahead of looming vote made me wonder if they have to necessarily choose between these two. In general, are these exclusive? If ...
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Has Lindsey Graham ever explained his flip-flopping opinion of Donald Trump? [closed]

Late-night talk shows frequently show montages of Senator Lindsey Graham expressing extremely negative opinions of Donald Trump while Trump was campaigning for the Republican nomination (he called him ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the DOJ to justify not investigating Trump over Ukraine?

In June 2016, when then-FBI Director James Comey announced his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server, Congressional Republicans criticized ...
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Is there a higher incidence of electoral fraud in states that use all-mail voting?

Currently Oregon, Washington and Colorado use all-mail voting, with Hawaii set to join them in 2020. Is there a higher incidence of election fraud in these States compared to US States that lack no-...
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What is the smallest percentage of U.S. voters needed to re-elect the 34 Senators to acquit a President?

When a U.S. President is tried for impeachment, he will be acquitted if more than 1/3 of the Senators (currently 34) vote to acquit him. What is the minimal number of voters (as a percent of eligible ...
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Isn't Social Security set up as a Pension Fund as opposed to a Direct Transfers Scheme?

In the United States, the benefits you receive from Social Security when you retire, is more or less proportional to the amount contributed to it throughout your working life in the form of Payroll ...
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What is the purpose of releasing the Nunes memo and the Schiff “counter-memo”?

Just recently, a memo created by Adam Schiff was released to the public, as a sort of rebuttal to another memo released earlier in the year by Devin Nunes. My interpretation of the Nunes memo alleges ...
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FISA warrants: why are the dates still redacted?

In July, the DoJ released 412 pages of heavily redacted documents related to the FISA court's approval of surveillance of Carter Page, a U.S. citizen. The redactions, have become controversial. ...
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Jersey shooting and politician comments [closed]

Following the shooting at Jersey City, NJ, US. see CNN report, I've already asked why kosher grocery is somehow important, but now politicians commented on the event Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop ...
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Can a House committee member who is willfully disrupting a hearing be ejected?

If a member of a House committee repeatedly interrupts a committee hearing with specious "points of order" or by talking and interrupting without being recognized, is there a process for ejecting that ...
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Jersey city shootout question [closed]

I'm seeing the news are talking about another shootout in US. This time in New Jersey. Now the event starts It began at roughly 12:30 p.m. at the Bay View cemetery at Garfield Avenue. The ...
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What exactly are the Chief Justice's powers and roles in “presiding” over a presidential impeachment proceeding?

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the Senate during an impeachment trial of the President of the United States. My question is... what exactly does that mean? Does he just have to ...
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IG credibility finding requirements

As most know an Inspector General (IG) must deem a complaint credible, and the Intelligence Community IG deemed the Whistleblower complaint in affair Ukraine credible. But it appears the IG didn't ...
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What power does the Department of Justice Inspector General have to compel testimony?

What power does the US Department of Justice Inspector General have to compel testimony? For example, can the DoJ IG subpoena anyone? If so, who? What consequences would someone refusing to testify, ...
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Do presidential vetoes happen more in unified government or in divided government?

I know the president has the power to veto a bill passed by House and Senate. I am curious about if a veto happens more often in a unified government or divided government.
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What are the advantages of a two party system vs multiple party system?

In the United States we have the two-party system unlike many other nations, including Britain, Germany, Israel, and many others. Multiple parties ultimately results in forced cooperation between ...
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Does removing the US president from office through impeachment affect the validity of the decisions they made?

What happens to changes made by the president of the United States after her/his impeachment? Will executive orders and such automatically be invalidated, put on hold upon revaluation, revaluated, ...?...
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Denying subpoenas [duplicate]

Rudy Giuliani defies subpoena in impeachment inquiry issued by congressional committee. How is that one can deny like that, what if every guilty person does the same. What are the consequences of not ...
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Did Durham tell the IG he had no evidence of Mifsud being a US intelligence asset?

Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Justice, just finished conducting an investigation into the opening of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, and the FISA warrants ...
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Does US have a national strategy to reduce Rx drugs consumption?

According to this article, Rx drug usage has greatly increased in the last 20 years: The total number of prescriptions has increased by 85% while the total population has increased by only 21%. ...
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Was the President obligated to notify Congress of a hold on funds to Ukraine? [closed]

During Testimony before the House Committee, Mark Sandy, Office of Management and Budget, said concerns about the hold on military aid caused at least two officials within the Office of Management and ...
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Why do Republicans oppose the Voting Rights Advancement Act?

On December 6th, The House of Representatives passed HR4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which updates the 1965 Voting Rights Act in light of the 2013 Supreme Court ruling which invalidated ...
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Has the Office of Professional Responsibility announced an investigation of Barr?

In May, Attorney General Bill Barr tasked John Durham with conducting an administrative review of the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. In October, it was reported that this ...
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How true are Trump’s claims about NATO spending?

Over President Trump’s term in office, he has been very vocal about the spending commitments made by many NATO countries, and their frequent failure to live up to them. He now seems to be taking ...
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Can recently released US student vacation in Switzerland? [closed]

Iran recently released an American student that was being imprisoned in Tehran. He was flown to Switzerland to meet with a US State Dept official. My question: since he's already in Switzerland, ...
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Can a US president have someone sent to prison?

In an interview at the White House recently, Donald Trump is quoted threatening a journalist with prison time by saying: "You can go to prison instead," Is the president of the United States ...
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Is the Bernie blackout real?

In a recent interview (youtube from 2:30) with The Hill, Bernie Sanders' campaign manager Nina Turner claimed there is a Bernie Blackout. That is, that the media coverage of the Democratic ...
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Impeachment of Trump [closed]

If the House and Senate Democrats failed to sway the court of public opinion on the Trump impeachment in their favor, what are the predicted consequences for House Democrats in the 2020 election?
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Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies?

In an answer to this question, @Peter said that: ...the Mueller Report ... would have resulted in multiple felony charges for any American other than the president. Is this a true statement? ...
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Is there an index comparing what percentage of each Presidents executive orders were challenged in court?

On the surface it seems that Trump's executive orders are constantly being challenged in court - for example his order to end the DACA program or the decision ban nationals of certain countries from ...
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Why can't I register with multiple political parties?

Why can't I register with multiple political parties (at the same time)? I've searched the web, read forums, sent emails, made phone calls, and I cannot find a satisfactory answer to this question. ...
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Why does California seem to have much more aggressive Consumer Protection and Safety Legislation? [closed]

Why does the state of California seem to be so much more aggressive about passing protection/safety legislation? My impression is that they seem to pass consumer protection laws earlier and more ...
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Why try to impeach Trump now?

I'm unclear why Democrats are trying to impeach Trump at this particular point in time. The U.S. 2020 elections are less than a year (about 11 months) away, so why risk an impeachment move now when ...
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What corrupt acts has Donald Trump been credibly accused of? [closed]

Since being elected president, there have been various claims in the media that accuse Donald Trump of engaging in acts of alleged corruption beyond the Ukraine incident which is now the subject of ...
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How might the impeachment process affect the US-Ukraine relationship and the US support of Ukraine in the war? [closed]

I am thinking about three possible outcomes of the impeachment process in the short term: Nothing happens eventually Trump is removed but Republicans keep the presidency Trump is removed and ...
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What would happen if a US president was put in prison?

What would happen if a sitting United States president was put in prison? Could such a thing even happen? Would he be removed from office before this, or could he even be sentenced for anything? Also,...
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Scaramucci Interviews on TV

Does anyone know why Scaramucci, who is a businessman, is invited for interviews on TV for political discussions?
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Why is Hunter Biden’s position in Burisma not considered a problem?

While I believe the current admin’s attempt to initiate an investigation into the Bidens’ Ukraine dealings was nothing but a political maneuver, what I’m more interested in is why most don’t consider ...
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How does the electoral college work within a state?

How is it determined who wins a state? Is it strictly based on the popular vote within that state, or is it more complex, like each state has its own electoral college type system with certain ...
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What's going on with the lawsuit against Concord Management? [closed]

Last year (2018), the US federal government indicted Concord Management & Consulting LLC in relation to the alleged Russian social media campaign to meddle/undermine/influence the 2016 US ...
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High crimes and/or misdemeanors

In the context of impeachment of a president, the US constitution refers to "high crimes and misdemeanors". The context is ... or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Does that mean ... or ...
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How many hearings can the House hold before calling for a vote on impeachment?

There were House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings lead by Adam Schiff, this week there is another set of hearings lead by Jerry Nadler for House judiciary committee. What I want to know is ...
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What is the defense spending obligation for NATO countries this year?

Several other questions are being asked in this same realm, however I've yet to see any question or answer directly ask what is the current (FY2018) obligation for defense spending of NATO countries. ...