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Why is the US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics called a "sherpa"?

The reference is to a sherpa in the sense of the word, not referring to a people or ethnicity, but to a guild of skilled Tibetan mountain guides who provide insight and carry key resources for ...
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Why is the US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics called a "sherpa"?

I don't think this is a general term for the Deputy National Security Advisor. Notice that "sherpa" is in scare quotes. It's being used metaphorically. Sherpas are guides who help people ...
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Why can't President Biden sign an executive order on the gun laws he wants congress to pass?

One of the comments ask if Executive Orders are decrees, and they are, but not like the decrees of ruling kings or even everyday judges. Executive Orders are basically Letters from CEO to Employees (...
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Why can't President Biden sign an executive order on the gun laws he wants congress to pass?

The National Firearms Act of 1934 instructs the Secretary of the Treasury to identify which firearms with a bore diameter of greater than 0.5" are particularly suitable for hunting or sporting ...
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Why can't President Biden sign an executive order on the gun laws he wants congress to pass?

For one, executive orders only govern the actions of the the Executive Branch. The president cannot commandeer state governments, nor can he order private citizens to do, or not do, anything. Second, ...
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