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Has there been research on the effects of the Presidential Records Act on White House decision making?

Has there been research on the effects of the Presidential Records Act on White House decision making? Several academic research papers have examined the Presidential Records Act, although the way ...
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Could the POTUS cancel any amount of student debt without approval of the US Congress?

Building off of Jay's answer, the question is "can": The president "can" do anything he wants as long as the powers that be let him get away with it. What are the "powers that ...
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What is the point of the US presidential code name?

Code names help maintain the security and confidentiality of communications, particularly in sensitive or high-risk situations. Also, even if it weren't useful due to technological advancement and ...
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Why does the US president have the authority to launch a nuclear weapon when he doesn't have authority to declare war?

In the event of a sudden nuclear threat, there won't likely be enough time to obtain congressional approval. The ability for the President to authorize a nuclear strike ensures a rapid response to ...
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Could the POTUS cancel any amount of student debt without approval of the US Congress?

So, is it true that this is something decided solely by the U.S. President, no matter what amount of debt he wants to cancel for students, especially in the election year? Not in the slightest. The ...
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Could the POTUS cancel any amount of student debt without approval of the US Congress?

Several good answers, but let me just add: The Constitution and laws do not magically enforce themselves. If the people in power agree that they want to do X and they don't care that the Constitution ...
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Could the POTUS cancel any amount of student debt without approval of the US Congress?

There's another good answer talking specifics. I'd like to address this part: Since the United States is a democracy, I thought the reasonable process and logic should be that POTUS first needs an ...
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Could the POTUS cancel any amount of student debt without approval of the US Congress?

As a legality, Biden does not have the authority to forgive student debt without authorization from Congress. As a technicality, he wants to work around that. He first tried to do so by using the ...
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