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Is endorsing a first lady to be president sign of nepotism? [closed]

This question was formed because of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama being seen as viable Presidential Candidates. Being first lady is a great position politically to know what it takes to do the ...
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Has the White House put out any statement about Biden dropping out? [closed]

I'm making a distinction here between the White House (WH) and Joe Biden himself. The WH, as an institution, may or may not be concerned with whom the next candidate is. I see in the realm of the ...
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Has D. Trump mentioned whether he'd be willing to debate K. Harris?

News is that J. Biden dropped out of the 2024 race, and that he endorsed VP K. Harris. How much delegates have to or will follow Biden's wishes is somewhat debated though, at this point. N.B., the ...
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Why did so few U.S. presidents decide to end a reelection campaign? [closed]

(NEXSTAR) – With President Biden dropping out of the 2024 race, he becomes one of only a few past presidents who decided to end their campaign for reelection. Biden’s withdrawal, though, comes later ...
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Is the FBI's report on January 6th available in PDF format? [closed]

Is the FBI's report on their investigation into the January 6th Capitol riot available anywhere in PDF format?
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Trump’s use of the term deportation

Trump promises "to launch the largest deportation operation" in history? You Tube - CBS News There is a debate currently in Italy on the use of the term “deportation” by Trump in a recent ...
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How does Biden staying in the presidential race hurt Democrats in Congress?

I was reading an article on Yahoo about people trying to convince Biden to exit the race. There was a quote in the article where some Democratic leaders came to Biden with information indicating that ...
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Why does quickly calling for new elections change anything in parliamentary based systems [closed]

For context I understand the American political system quite well, and have a somewhat weaker understanding of how the UK government works. With this disclosure... My understanding is that the basic ...
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Could Biden's supreme court reform ideas have any chance to happen, or is it empty talk to please his base? [closed]

Biden has been talking about Supreme court reforms, such as adding term limits and ethics restraints. Some of them, like term limits, would almost certainly require a constitutional amendment. Other'...
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Donald Trump: Rhetorical Impact on Societal Divisions

How did Donald Trump's rhetoric and actions impact societal divisions during his first term presidency according to polls, surveys, or case studies? Specifically, I'm looking for the most prominent ...
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Why does the the Democratic Party want Biden to quit when he's not that far behind in the opinion polls? [closed]

Top Democratic Party faces are publicly asking Joe Biden to step down, apparently believing he won't win the election against Trump. However, in reality, he is only 4 percentage points behind Trump, ...
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Would it be possible to start a new town in America with its own political system?

How feasible would it be to start a town in the US where instead of mayors, senators and other legislator bodies, they use software and popular vote? With everything coming down to popular vote, it ...
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When Trump ex-rivals, who previously gave Trump terrible comments, now turn to praising him, what benefits could they gain?

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/nikki-haley-ron-desantis-ex-rivals-draw-cheers-trump-boosters-gop-conv-rcna162249 Trump ex-rivals like Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis praised Trump ...
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Can a state appoint Presidential electors from out-of-state to get around the difficulty of Presidents and VP's being from the same state?

The twelfth amendment to the United States constitution reads: The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not ...
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Presidential Rhetoric: Historical Impact on Public Safety and Social Stability [closed]

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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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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Barack Obama: Rhetorical Impact on Societal Divisions

How did Barack Obama's rhetoric and actions impact societal divisions during his presidency according to polls, surveys, or case studies? Specifically, I'm looking for the most prominent examples ...
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Strengthening Secret Service Protocols Through Legislation

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is there a Comprehensive US Election Candidate Dataset?

I'm trying to find a dataset for every single candidate contesting for any form of election (federal, state, local) in the US for the past 3-4 years for a political video ad classification project. ...
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Mean period of time between NPRM Comment period ending and final rule publication?

For Federal agency rulemaking in the United States the process consists of: Proposed Rule is Drafted, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is published, comment period begins (typically 30-60 days), Public ...
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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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Questions about mail-in ballot

I would like to learn more about how mail-in ballots prevent fraud. This is in United States. If I receive a mail-in ballot, and sign my neighbor's name on it, and mail it back, what will happen? (...
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Has any Republican chapter denounced the Colorado GOP for its anti-pride flag tweet?

Has the national Party or any state chapter of the Republican Party denounced the Colorado GOP's tweet urging people to "burn all #pride flags"?
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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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How can Joe Biden be removed as candidate for the election? [duplicate]

Just an hour into Thursday night’s presidential debate, Andrew Yang — a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate — called on Biden to step aside. “Guys, the Dems should nominate someone else — before it’...
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What is Project 2025 and is it really a threat to U.S. democracy if Trump is elected? [closed]

Project 2025 is, as Wikipedia describes it, a collection of conservative policy proposals from The Heritage Foundation to reshape the United States federal government in the event of a Republican ...
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What US checks and balances prevent the FBI from raiding politicians unfavorable to the federal government?

The recent news about Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao getting raided by the FBI has sort of raised this question for me. Obviously there’s a lot to speculate about here. But in general I would like to ...
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What do those who think GK-like estimates of DGUs are an overestimate think is going on in GK-like studies? Telescoping? Mistaking dreams for reality?

The study that started the modern academic discussion about gun control is the famous 1995 Garry Kleck study. It was a telephone survey that interviewed 5'000 arbitrarily chosen people and estimated ...
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Why doesn't the US consider nationalization as an alternative to raising taxes? [closed]

In the US, the mere discussion of raising taxes by politicians is considered political suicide. Yet, nationalizing infrastructure and industries as an alternative is rarely, if ever, discussed as an ...
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What government functions does the Idaho state constitution require?

The Idaho Republican Party has adopted a platform with the following clause: We believe the state legislature should appropriate funds only for purposes and to the extent required to meet government'...
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Why do US state voting measures not seem to have large affects on turnout?

It seems like laws on voting do not have a large effect how much actual voter turnout there is. Look at these images: Cost of Voting index ratings 2020 Turnout rates in 2022: While there is some ...
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If Trump picks Rubio, when would he need to move to avoid losing Florida's electoral votes, and would he then have to resign as Florida senator?

After 03:30 in the June 17, 2024 They were once rivals. Rubio is now helping Trump with debate prep CNN's Randi Kaye explains: ...it's complicated because of this provision in the constitution. Long ...
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Can the U.S. government do anything to make it more difficult for countries to circumvent sanctions using USDT?

(Kitco News) – Stablecoins continue to see increased adoption from global players looking for a workaround to U.S. sanctions as Bloomberg reports that Russian commodities firms increasingly utilize ...
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