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Has a relationship been identified between a state's position on abortion and its political leanings?

There are 21 states that have a 15-week or less abortion restriction law. Of those, only Arizona and Georgia voted for Democrat Biden in 2020, and both narrowly. Also, Arizona has the least ...
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Was there any appeal actually filed in Trump's case against Clinton and the FBI (alleging they conspired against him)?

Back in September 2022, Trump's team filed a lawsuit in Florida against Hillary Clinton and the FBI, but: Trump filed his sprawling lawsuit in March, naming a wide cast of characters that Trump has ...
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Are there any US polls of whether Trump prosecution is considered politically motivated?

Were the American public (or a subset thereof) asked whether they consider prosecution of Donald Trump to be politically motivated? If so, what were the results?
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Why did deportation of illegal immigrants drop so much under Biden, compared to Obama?

(The Economist Jan 2024) America’s border crisis in ten charts I found this below to be a striking graphic, but I don't really remember any high level policy proposals stating that deportations of ...
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What power do minority parties have in state legislatures?

I live in a state where it is taken for granted that one party will be in the majority in the state legislature and the governor will always be a member of that party. The specific district I live in ...
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Why does the US have such a low per-capita immigration rate compared to other countries?

Compared to other countries, the United States has a low rate of accepting migrants, despite centuries of immigration. According to Wikipedia, the United States has an about average net migration rate....
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Why has Alpine County in California become so Democratic in the last few presidential elections?

Based on this picture of the 2020 Presidential election, most Northern California counties outside the coast tend to be Republican leaning. However, Alpine County has voted Democratic since 2004 as ...
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Why is the Democratic convention after State ballot deadlines?

There is an existing question about why the democratic convention is so late, with both answers focusing on it not actually being much later than usual and how generally the situation is resolved ...
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Why is voter turnout hitting lows in 2024 primaries, and does relative primary turnout tend to predict general election turnout?

I have noticed based on observing election returns that voter turnout has been dramatically lower than in past elections. Some states are even recording lower turnout than the 2022 midterm primary ...
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Since the United States is obligated to the survival of the State of Israel, does this mean that it is also obligated to save all nations? [closed]

If it is the offical foreign policy of the United States to ensure the survival of the State of Israel, both now and in the future, then should it be expected as a sign of fairness to all the other ...
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Why is the Young America's Foundation talking about social issues all day long? [closed]

Why is the Young America's Foundation (in particular its iconic people like Ben Shapiro, Matt Walsh, and Michael Knowles) talking about social issues all day long? Just look at their YouTube channel......
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How many of Trump's trials can finish by election day? [closed]

This isn't a crystal ball question - I understand that there could be new "revelations" or legal stalls - either from the standard pace of justice or legal maneuvering. In the fastest-case-...
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Republican and Social Conservative Manifesto

Is there any Manifesto outlining basic GOP and Social Conservative values? Regarding the latter, I want a nonchristian and if possible a neutral version for the USA.
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Is it true that there is no method of initiating a direct citizen referendum in the US, which a number of other countries have?

Just looking for confirmation that many countries have ways for citizens to vote directly on rulings on the federal level but that the US has absolutely no similar such construct.
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Why does the USA ask NATO partners to donate Patriot missile systems to Ukraine and not donate them itself?

Why does the USA ask NATO partners to donate Patriot missile systems to Ukraine and not donate them itself? The Pentagon says it will "rush" Patriot air defence missiles and artillery ...
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Why is it legal for a candidate to fund raise for a PAC, given that PACs aren't supposed to coordinate with them?

For example, Joe Biden recently visited Seattle and one could attend the event in exchange for a donation ranging from $500 to $25,000. Most of the donation goes to the "Biden Victory Fund" ...
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Understanding the exact legal procedure by which the U.S. government provides military funding to Israel?

I have done a little preliminary research which I would like fact-checked. The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 laid out the rights and limitations the government has for providing foreign aid, ...
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Has there been any pressure for investigating the Omar Al-Bayoumi angle of the 9/11 attacks?

Over the past few years, some documents have been declassified in the US regarding a person called Omar Al-Bayoumi. Apparently: An FBI report declassified in September 2021 lays out evidence that al-...
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy? [closed]

Why they say that "It would be unlikely that the EU would have developed sufficient “strategic autonomy” to distance itself from a US strategy"?
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(Is it known) what, if anything, sparked the Columbia pro-Palestinian university encampment protest in mid-April specifically?

On April 17, 2024, the Columbia University pro-Palestinian campus protest began, shortly spreading to other universities in the United States. More recently they have spread abroad - where I am in the ...
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How many times did California lawmakers introduce a universal health care bill?

California lawmakers have once again introduced a universal health care bill after unsuccessful attempts in the past. The bill’s latest iteration, formally known as AB 2200, would establish the ...
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Are US state political parties required to nominate the most popular candidates in their local primaries/caucases? [closed]

Do US state political parties have the freedom to arbitrarily decide which candidate ends up the nominee? Does that restriction/freedom hold at the national party level as well?
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

The draft law would require organizations receiving more than 20% of their funding from abroad to register as "foreign agents". The EU, which gave Georgia candidate status in December, has ...
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Have some colleges shown tendency to meet the demands of protesters other than Trinity College?

Trinity College Dublin agreed to divest from Israeli firms acquiescing to the demands of the students' protest. It was the first college to meet such demands after college protests broke out across ...
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Are the threats made by members of the USA's Senate to the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor an abuse of power?

A number of United States senators have signed a letter accusing the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Karim Khan, of politicised attack on Israel as an excuse for issuing arrest ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

California has an overwhelming left-leaning majority that probably loves the idea of universal healthcare. But even if you don't want to take the whole of California (which still has a large ...
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Does Chad have any geostrategic value for the United States?

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The U.S. military plans to return to Chad within a month for talks about revising an agreement that allows it to keep troops based there, an American general said Wednesday. The U....
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Could the POTUS cancel any amount of student debt without approval of the US Congress?

Recently, Biden's Administration is approving $6.1 billion in student debt cancellation for 317,000 borrowers who attended the Art Institutes., but I haven't seen the Senate or House ever voted on ...
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Have politicians led recall campaigns?

Why have U.S. politicians (mostly Republican, it seems) fought election fraud in the courts instead of using their following of voters to sign a recall petition against the candidates they thought ...
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What would happen if a US circuit court consistently issued decisions contrary to recent Supreme Court precedent?

I'm imagining a US circuit court where the majority of judges were ideologically opposed to the present direction of the Supreme Court. What would happen if they begin to consistently issue rulings ...
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Are campus protesters anti war or pro war protesters? [closed]

Watching the college protests about the war in Gaza has me wondering why some refer to them as anti war protesters. While they do sometime call for a ceasefire, the rest of their slogans clearly ...
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Could Senator Bernie Sanders be in a better position than the Administration to be informed regarding Israeli-Palestinian relations?

Senator Sanders is Jewish, which is to say that anything regarding the Israel and Palestine situation affects him directly. So here are the main variations of my question: If the Democrats pursued ...
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Is there a site where I can check on what Congressperson voted for which bill?

Often, I want to check on how a Congressperson voted on a particular bill, and I see people with the information on who voted for what bill, so I got wondering...is there a site where I can access all ...
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Is it a contempt of congress if somone refuses to give a simple answer to "Have you ever owned a business"?

The video here (tagged at 3:21) https://youtu.be/ARvCS8xwk8k?t=184 shows Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) questioning Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su during a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing. ...
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Is there a realpolitik reason why the D.C. Circuit is sometimes specified in laws as the place of review/challenge for some matters?

Some US laws (e.g. dealing with air pollution or national security) specify the D.C. Circuit as the place where the law or application thereof can be challenged, in first instance. Is there a ...
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Based on the current/planned cost of the war, is Israel able to sustain the war in Gaza without extra aid from United States?

I wonder based on the current economic situation of Israel, if it could sustain the war against Hamas by itself without external aid. It is reported that the United States committed over $3.3 billion ...
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Has there been policy direction to reform US attitudes towards free speech and assembly?

In the US, 1st Amendment includes not only free speech, but also freedom of assembly. A civil rights attorney working for Harvard Law School posted the contrasting two-scene video below, showing ...
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How much do Americans know about Palestinians and Palestine?

According to Ynetnews: But the huge noise of these protests obscures the truth: Most Americans aren’t antisemitic, certainly not Hamas supporters. Many of them, from the East Coast to California, don’...
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Why protest against the war in Gaza on the campus of Columbia University?

According to Wiki: An ongoing occupation protest conducted by pro-Palestinian students is occurring at Columbia University in New York City. The protests began on April 17, 2024, when pro-Palestinian ...
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Can the U.S. government do anything to prevent Bytedance from taking it to the Supreme Court after the ban?

Tiktok's US subsidiary of the company Bytedance has decided to take the matter to the Supreme Court after the US government decided to ban it. Can the US government can do anything to prevent this, or ...
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What would be the grounds for the US Chamber of Commerce to sue the FTC over its new rule concerning noncompetes?

Recently the Federal Trade Commission narrowly banned noncompetes in the United States, a move I believe they've been considering for a while. The Chamber of Commerce immediately stated they intended ...
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What's the meaning of "the House has concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 815 with an amendment" (in H.Res. 1160)?

It's unclear to me what's the exact meaning of this wording from H.Res. 1160 Upon transmission to the Senate of a message that the House has concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 815 with an ...
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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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Constitutionality of house of Congress passing separate bills and then combining them without vote on full bill

On April 20, 2024, the US House of Representatives passed a foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Indo-Pacific, and miscellaneous other matters, which it plans to send to the Senate as one bill. ...
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What motives would Democrats have to vote either in favor or against vacating Mike Johnson's speakership if a motion to vacate were voted on?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is currently floating the idea of issuing a motion to vacate the Speakership of Mike Johnson in the House of Representatives in US Congress. This would be the second such motion ...
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Why don't Democrats let Representative Greene rename post offices, and how do they prevent her from doing so?

After 06:00 in CNN's April 19 18, 2024 MTG says GOP support is ‘growing’ to oust Speaker Johnson there are several quick clips of Democratic representatives suggesting they would not vote to vacate if ...
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Would a viable third party candidate legally have a chance in the House of Representatives?

Suppose there was an American third party candidate, who won a quarter of the popular vote, and a single large state or a handful of smaller ones: specifically with enough electoral votes so that ...
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How much of the components of Ukranian aid from the US is unconditionally free, with conditions and a simple long-term loan?

Apparently, while Biden did sign a Lend-Lease act specifically for Ukraine (which is like a long-term loan that needs to be repaid), he instead mainly used other US programs to supply economic and ...
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Has Trump changed his political views on Israel's war in Gaza?

Trump is a strong supporter of US ally Israel. On April 14, 2024, Washington Post reported - Trump supporters echo pro-Palestinian ‘genocide Joe’ chant: “Genocide Joe” is a phrase used by pro-...
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Is Trump the first politician to have their own meme stock? [closed]

CNN says that Truth Social (stock) is essentially a meme stock associated with Trump. Is Trump the first politician to capitalize on their fame to sell a meme stock? (N.B. The stock's ticker is DJT--...
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