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How could an American president abolish the FBI? The president can't abolish the FBI without a law, which law requires a majority vote from both the House and Senate and the signature of the president. Furthermore, the FBI has exclusive enforcement for some crimes. Each of those crimes would need to be reassigned to another agency or they become ...


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They could try. The Federal Bureau of Investigation evolved out of agencies created by the Department of Justice, and Office of the President of the United States. The FBI's direct precursor organization was created by Executive Order 6166 on June 10th, 1933. As such, a sitting President could, if they had the cooperation of their Attorney General, attempt ...


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A good president will finish of the things they really wanted to finish, generally tidy stuff up, then prepare the ground for the next president, so leaving the shop ticking over nicely. A bad president will get in a last round of graft, pardon their criminal friends, throw up some bad legislation, then try and wreck the place before the next one takes over. ...


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It's not about taxes in US states, it's about companies avoiding American taxes by registering in another country so they pay taxes (over part of their business) there rather than in the US. The Reuters article you linked elaborates on this as follows: Biden’s 15% tax floor seeks to stop large, multinational companies like Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) from ...


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Because, as you say, this has never happened before, it's impossible to be certain. That disclaimer aside, we can expect one or more of the following: While a candidate who is facing criminal charges, or even has been convicted of them, or - for that matter - is even actually serving prison time for such a conviction, is not barred from running for, ...


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I firmly believe that the US military will, ultimately, follow civilian control. It isn't enough that the Pentagon is for or against a course of action, if they stand alone with their opinion. But usually they do not stand alone. Tools at their disposal are: Confidential expert opinion. If the generals say "we can do this" or "we cannot do ...


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I think it will come as a combination of secular and religious. The Paris Climate treaty has signed up almost every country in the world. These countries have agreed to not let the global temperature increase above 2°C. The Pope met with Senator John Kerry to discuss...global warming. He has called for nations to band together to combat global warming. Quite ...


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During the campaign, Biden was observed being the only Democrat candidate to speak about the debt or deficit at all, but only did so in the context of an attack on the tax cuts ushered in by the Trump Administration and Republican majority Congress. In general, both parties abandoned deficit spending as a campaign issue - in no small part to the fact that ...


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