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Trump may have claimed in the past something along the lines of "there is a better employment rate than ever in the USA right now". Because before the Covid-19 crisis, unemployment rate was at a low level. According to official sources, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was about 3.5% since September 2019, which was the lowest level in the ...


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We are talking about a scenario where the outcome is under dispute. As the incumbent President would see it, he would not have been voted out of office, there would merely be 'fake news' peddling that theory. There are always little irregularities when millions of voters go to the polls. In a stable, functioning democracy, there is a generally accepted, ...


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First, Iran-India mulled over gold. Then, India paid in EURO. Now they trade-in Indian currency. And, China is trading using the Chinese currency. So, I don't think anything changes.


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There are thousands of roles that each president appoints. By definition, none of those people were elected. Would you prefer each of those were also elected? How big would that ballot be? Trump is only unusual in not caring there is the appearance of nepotism.


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Politifact cited the same Brookings Institute study in 2018 After a year and a half, 57 percent of Trump’s top White House positions changed hands. (This analysis covers 65 positions.) For context, after two years in office, Barack Obama’s White House had a 24 percent turnover rate, George W. Bush had 33 percent, Clinton had 38 percent, George H. W. Bush ...


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I referred to Ballotpedia's article on state government trifectas and 270towin.com's preset for the 2016 election to map electoral votes. I set the states according to the party of their governors. This is the result: click here for the interactive share link The result would be a Democratic victory, 290 to 248. Seven states with Republican governors (...


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The question really isn't a "double standard", per se, but a question of if a successive President can drop something from a prior administration For - It was done improperly without justification The problem SCOTUS had here is that the Trump administration provided no legal reasoning for rescinding the program In the case of DACA, Attorney ...


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[A substantial edit to reflect OP's comments clarifying the question] The OP seems to assume "notice and comment" was a basis for overturning the recission of DACA but not for the creation of DACA. From this assumption, the OP asks if there is a double standard being applied here. To paraphrase, "How could the creation of DACA proceed given ...


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The Supreme Court stated that ending DACA was, in itself, legal: (page 9) The dispute before the Court is not whether DHS may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so. What the Supreme Court did rule is that the process for ending DACA, as set out in the ...


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Citing Politifact's Trump-o-meter, President Trump fulfilled 19 of his 102 campaign promises, compromised on 11, and 27 are in the works. Promises that he kept include: He has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. He has reversed an Obama-era executive order requiring Social Security benefits with mental illness to have this reflected in background ...


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The US (and the world) are in a volatile political, economic, and social situation. While polling data might give a more or less accurate snapshot of current sentiment, how this sentiment will translate into votes several months from now is impossible to say. The US electoral system is constructed in a way that separates the outcome in the electoral ...


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It's always hard to ascribe any polling movement to a specific action or lack thereof. Polls are a lagging indicator - they can only be asked about things in the past, and they take several days to conduct, so (especially in a time with rapid news coming out) by the time someone gets asked their opinion there have usually been many events that factor into ...


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