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Why was Liz Cheney removed from House Republican leadership?

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to remove Liz Cheney of Wyoming from the #3 position in their leadership: In a remarkable display of loyalty to Donald J. Trump, Republicans moved quickly to purge ...
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Can the federal government mandate vaccinations?

Would a federal vaccine mandate violate the rights of the states, or would it be within the scope of the federal government.
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Why is the IRS issuing some stimulus payments using a Debit card?

In the United States, as part of the second wave of coronavirus stimulus payments, the IRS said some payments will be sent as VISA debit cards issued by MetaBank. Wouldn't this be more complicated and ...
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What is the USA's role in Israel's tech capability?

We have to admit that Israel is a tiny country with a huge punch when it comes to technology. However, did they grow this capability from scratch by themselves or it is built on or borrowed from, or ...
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why U.S (America)Flag first? [closed]

Recently Benjamin Netanyahu post many flags of different country in alpabetical sequence on his twitter account But according to alpabetical order Albania will come first and after that U.S( ...
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Why did incumbent House Democrats seem to outperform Biden among Hispanics?

It has come to my attention that Biden has underperformed Democrats' usual margins with Hispanic voters. He won their votes (as a group, remember: Hispanics are not a monolith and come from different ...
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Would HR1 pass the US Senate if it only prohibited gerrymandering? [closed]

Would "For the People Act" (aka HR1) get required bipartisan support in the US Senate if it concentrated only on the prohibition of gerrymandering? Which political force is, at the present, ...
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Is the USA getting a military base in Pakistan? [closed]

I have a feeling that the USA is getting a new airbase in Pakistan. 'No boots on the ground here': Pakistan rules out the possibility of housing US troops on its bases after withdrawal from ...
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Why do Republicans consistently talk about standing with Israel? [duplicate]

I have heard on the news many times that Republicans are promoting themselves as pro-Israel, while painting Democrats as weak on Israel. I wonder, why Republicans, who generally lack Jewish support, ...
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What aspects of voting in the USA are left to the states and what are controlled by the federal government?

As far as I understand it, the implementation of voting is left up to the individual states in the USA. On the other hand, federal legislation and rulings by the Supreme Court have certainly affected ...
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Were there any sanctions for the Khashoggi assassination?

In 2018, opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally assassinated by Saudi Arabian agents. Were there any sanctions for that act?
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How would one prevent political gerrymandering?

Inspired by this question and it's answers. With the recent Supreme Court ruling that punts on the issue of political gerrymandering to the individual States, the dissenting opinion makes the ...
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How do states with no state income tax like Florida or Texas generate tax revenue?

How do states with no state income tax like Florida or Texas generate tax revenue? Do they have higher property tax or sales tax? I compared their property and sales taxes with other states with ...
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Where can New Mexico early voting statistics be obtained?

I am following the special election in New Mexico's 1st district. I found this from an article here: According to the Secretary of State’s Office, more than 1,000 Democrats have voted, about 400 ...
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What is Critical Race Theory (in the context of the recent flood of news articles that mention it)

In recent years, I have observed a rapid increase in news articles* about courses in US schools and US enterprises that are allegedly "based on" Critical Race Theory, and these articles ...
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What has divided the country so severely since Bill Clinton's election?

I recently saw this article by the New York Times' Upshot showing that last 50 years of electoral college results from the presidential elections. Something that stand out is how drastically voting ...
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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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Why are US deaths from Covid-19 still running at over 700 per day on average? [closed]

The news we are getting is that the US has vaccinated almost as many of its population as the UK has - currently around 60% of all adults. But while UK deaths are now almost down to single figures - ...
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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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Is saying “minority lives matter” considered racist [closed]

There have been a few popular posts about why saying white lives matter is considered racist. What I am asking is if saying “minority lives matter” would be considered racist. This doesn’t detract ...
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Why do the states attempt to emulate a popular vote for president?

There seems to be lots of discussion about why oh why do we have an Electoral College in the U.S.A. However, given the fact that we do have an Electoral College, the really seemingly odd thing, IMHO, ...
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Rules based international order vs American hegemony [duplicate]

Note: This question is not about the definition of Rules-Based International Order. This question is about what Sec. Blinken said about RBIO. Secretary of State Antony Blinken: The 60 Minutes ...
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What does “rules-based order” mean?

Rex Tillerson said several days ago, The United States seeks constructive relations with China, but we will not shrink from China's challenges to the rules-based order and where China subverts the ...
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Doesn't DC home rule violate the nondelegation doctrine?

If "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress...", with courts interpreting this as Congress not being allowed to delegate its lawmaking powers to anyone else; And,...
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Would slavery reparations be considered Bills of Attainder and hence Illegal in the US?

Recently, a few aspiring 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates (specifically Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren) have spoken out in favor of "reparations" to black people for American Slavery, which ...
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Presidential Campaigns: “Paid For”

I've noticed while looking through presidential candidates for the 2016 election websites that they all have "Paid For ..." in the footer of their websites. Obviously they paid for it, but is this a ...
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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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Why doesn't the FBI crack down on websites allowing cartoon child pornography?

In the United States, visual depictions (such as drawings) of child abuse images is illegal provided they are ruled as obscene. This would make things like lolicon/shotacon (a type of cartoon child ...
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Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech in the US congress?

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, addressed a joint meeting of Congress and spoke about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech ...
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Why is Russia still resisting the Western dominance? [closed]

First of all, it has been years since the Cold War is over. The neither Soviet Union, not the Russian Empire is coming back. On the other hand, the present-day Russian Federation is crippled by ...
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Why has Pakistan never faced the wrath of the USA similar to other countries in the region, especially Iran?

As far as I understand, the USA's Middle East policy more or less revolves around Israel and its security. The countries which had antagonistic policies toward Israel were either taken out by Israel ...
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Why does the daylight savings time in Pennsylvania seem partisan?

I am looking at the vote results on HB 335, a bill specifying that the state of Pennsylvania will observe daylight-savings time permanently, should the US Congress authorize this. The whole bill is ...
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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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When was the last time the US Government openly voiced support for waiving a private company's intellectual property protections?

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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What did Black Panther, Huey Newton, mean by 'Non-State' in this speech?

In a speech to Boston College, on the 18th November, 1970, Huey Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party in 1966, said: ... But by and large you can see the transformation which was ...
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Why did the US designate six more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions due to “propaganda”?

US designates six more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions US tightens rules on more Chinese media organisations, saying they are propaganda outlets for the Chinese state. Has the US given any ...
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What are some examples of “electoral tie” in the history of the USA?

What are some examples of "electoral tie" in the history of the USA and how they were resolved? Were some presidents elected by the Congress? Was there ever free voting in the electoral college?
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What Japanese government members have visited Pearl Harbor?

Japanese Prime Minister has indicated that he doesn't have any plans to visit Pearl Harbor in reciprocation for Obama's visit to Hiroshima. What Japanese government members have visited Pearl Harbor? ...
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Why are many college towns so Democratic?

I have been looking at college towns. I took a picture of their average precinct in the 2020 presidential election. University of Michigan average precinct: These college towns are recording ...

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