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U.S. House: What does the bill the status of “Held at the desk” mean? Hold the bill at the desk A maneuver reserving the right of action on a measure to the full Chamber, rather than to a committee. A bill held at the desk is available for immediate consideration. Since it is not referred to a committee, the bill has no hearings or committee reports ...


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The key question here is whether the Tribal nations and the territories like Puerto Rico are constituents of the USA. In at least one understanding of the Constitution, they are not. The members of the USA are the 50 States, and each state has equal rights (equal is interpreted in different ways.) By this interpretation, it is a symmetric constitution. ...


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Can we call the United States of America an asymmetric federation? Likely not. A Wikipedia article describes the United States as a symmetric federation. Though it is true that some "subdivisions" of the United States may have "various degrees of autonomy", the United States is, for the most part, symmetric. Symmetric federalism United ...


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"Behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging" means that they are trying to develop political messaging tailored to individuals or uniform (like-minded) groups based on in-depth analysis of personal data scraped from Facebook and similar sites. This isn't about polling or advertising in any overt sense. The intent was to gather ...


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