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Legally, no. Article VI of the Constitution specifically says no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. So the government itself can't require any specific religious affiliation of POTUS. But voters are not constrained by this. As other answers point out, many voters consider ...


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Short answer: No. Long answer: Yes. The reason why the long answer is yes (and also why it's a long answer) is as follows: A large number (statistically significant number) of Americans identify as religious, in one way or another, and specifically as Judeo-Christian. A statistically significant number of those people believe that what are commonly known ...


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They do not. One's affiliation with a religion is a private matter - and actually impossible to determine objectively save by the person who holds the affiliation. The information isn't confidential/protected, either, however. One's religious beliefs may be inferred from the organizations one associates with (i.e. what church you go to), or lack thereof. ...


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There is no precedent in the United States regarding a court removing a President from office. All previous Presidential successions have followed the rules laid out in the Constitution for such, whether that's been due to a regular election, a death, or a resignation. Though no President has yet been successfully impeached and convicted, even in that case ...


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This effect has been fairly well researched, for example by Schaffner, Streb, & Wright in their 2001 paper Teams Without Uniforms: The Nonpartisan Ballot in State and Local Elections in Political Research Quarterly. They examine a number of US elections, including those in the city of Asheville, North Carolina as it switched from partisan to nonpartisan ...


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This should link should list the current elections for Michigan. https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_48760---,00.html I suggest you contact the Secretary of State to find future elections.


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The Federal Reserve Board is appointed by the President (with Senate approval), even though some of activities of Federal Reserve member banks are independent of the government. This is the primary and sanctioned means by which government approval is secured. The Federal Reserve Banks are also the mandatory banking institutions with which federal government ...


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This will never happen and a court will not be able to over turn the 51+ presidential elections + electoral college + congress confirming the vote. The constitution spells out how the election is decided and it is based on the electoral college not the votes in each state. Anyone who is claiming the election can be overturned after all that happens is just ...


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In the U.S., in 2020, CNN conducted one set of exit polls, and the Associated Press Vote Cast exit polls was the other main national, comprehensive exit pollster, with publicly available data. These weren't the only exit polls conducted, and neither of the main polls did as good a job of polling Jewish voters in 2020 as other exit polls beyond these main two ...


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Usually, the election would be administered by the county, or by the county and the state jointly, there would usually be something on the website of the county clerk, a county board of elections, or the state's Secretary of State (who is usually the state's chief elections officer) setting forth the timing. There is also probably a statute in the codified ...


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Look at the YouGov numbers: YouGov has a B+ rating and very slight left bias according to 538, so it's acceptable for our purposes. Harris is running a few points behind Biden, yes, and low for a vice-president in general, but it's not by a huge margin. I mean, her favorability rating is still higher than Trump's was through most of his presidency. And if we ...


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Partially. All dollar transactions are going through the US bank system - so the US can block particular dollar transactions. For example, by formally "freezing" accounts for some reason. So, it, of course, cannot cancel - because account may be in some bank of other country. But it can definitely push this bank to block the particular account by ...


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This claim doesn't appear to have come about as some sort of misinterpretation of a constitutional process or other legislative pathway, but as a predicted response to the publication of information he claims to possess which will supposedly make President Biden & Vice President Harris' positions untenable. Lindell first made his August 13th prediction ...


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Since Senator Hagerty didn't name names, we can only guess, but my guess is that he is referring to the Health Misinformation Act of 2021 introduced a week earlier (22 July 2021) by Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Luján. The proposed bill asks for an exclusion to the protections offered to websites by Section 230 of the Communications Act of ...


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No. The Supreme Court has ruled in (at least) Powell v. McCormack that the set of qualifications imposed by the Constitution are exclusive for offices that have their qualifications set out explicitly in the Constitution, which is true of both the President and Congress. In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that, when determining the qualifications for a ...


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The Supreme Court in the US (along with the court system in general) has two functions: It interprets laws written by legislatures within specific cases, to settle disagreements about the meaning and scope of the law and ensure that the law is applied uniformly across cases It interprets the US Constitution to ensure that laws written by legislatures fall ...


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Many (most?) cases the US Supreme Court hears are about what an act of Congress means. For instance, the 2020 case of Facebook v. Duguid was about whether Facebook's two-factor authentication violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991's rules about autodialers. The law defines an "automatic telephone dialing system" as something that ...


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The government is allowed to revoke the rights of citizens under certain circumstances. You have the right to bear arms in the US, but if you are found guilty of domestic abuse you can have your right to bear arms revoked. This happened to Charlie Sheen. This is also one of the ways the death penalty is defended. Yes, you do have the right to live, but if ...


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I searched for the text of the act, and I found this: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/7323 I did not see any actual consequences for violating the act mentioned, which implies that it is not a criminal statute. This article mainly lists loss of job as the consequence for violation, although it does mention a fine in one case. The government is ...


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The Act's constitutionality was challenged in 1947 in United Public Workers v. Mitchell, and again in 1973 in United States Civil Service Commission v. National Association of Letter Carriers. In both cases, the Supreme Court decided that although the restrictions imposed by the Act on the free speech of federal employees infringe on their first amendment ...


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No, there seem to be no US government statements directly addressing the supposed landing of a flight from Abu Dhabi to Bishkek. I should note that that there are a number of theories regarding his arrest, as reported by PBS' Frontline Tehran Bureau: Some Iranian sources, such as the Tabnak news agency, said he was "arrested abroad," offering ...


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I don't think it's possible to provide a blanket answer given: Not all have been arrested for the same offense, and Nonwhite can include blacks, but can also include minorities such as Texas Mexican-Americans, who may have different backgrounds and reasons. However, since you are looking for a examples and mentioned black voters in your question, let me ...


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You seem to have missed an important point here. If you remember, at the time the stimulus bill passed, the stock market was in the midst of a steep decline, which some expected to become a major crash. The intent of the stimulus was not to be a welfare program (there were unemployment extensions and such for that). It was to get more money in circulation*...


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It's not uncommon to find similar job applications that encourage a certain minority group to apply. The goal of this process is to form a more diverse workplace. Diversity in terms of sexual orientation, race, socioeconomics etc.. are important not only because they help people fit in but because statistically speaking, people with similar sexual ...


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As explained in another answer, most treaties do have a provision specifying that they become effective if “at least X parties” have deposited their instrument of ratification. Some require that all the parties ratify the treaty before it becomes effective. Here the wording is significant, the actual condition is receiving a formal document at the ...


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Yes - according to the California Secretary of State's website: What does a recall ballot look like? Recall ballots have two parts. In the first part, voters would have the option to vote “yes” or “no” to the question of whether to remove the Governor from office. In the second part, the voter would have an opportunity to select a replacement candidate. If ...


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There are several times where any member of trans national organisations can veto. I believe this applies to the UN Security Council, one reason for being inefective was the Soviets and US tended to veto each other. I also believe admitting a country into the EU can be vetoed by any member nation.


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Article 21(1) of the Paris Climate Agreement specifies when it comes into force: This Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 per cent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their ...


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Yes. He could be convicted of bribery or a similar crime and barred as part of his sentence from holding public office. 18 USC 201(b) (emphasis added): (b) Whoever— (1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any ...


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What do you mean by "judicial"? If you mean "legal/Constitutional", then the answer is no. Jan lists the Constitutional requirements to become president, and Trump meets them all. One could speculate that Mr Trump may be convicted of some crime. But (a) he has not been convicted of any crime, so that would be purely hypothetical, and in ...


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William Walker and David Hammen have made good answers, but one element critical to the COVID-19 stimulus payments in the US that they leave out is the factor of time. It was not simply a matter, in this particular case, of the administrative cost of applying an assets test. William is right that this is a factor in the design of policy generally, but it ...


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Perhaps surprisingly there is no bar on felons running for President, several have (though none have won). It seems likely that even an incarcerated person can be elected President. However there is one judicial act that would prevent a Trump presidency. He could be convicted of a capital crime and executed. The USA and several of the states still have ...


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Just so it's said, from the political science perspective Trump's actions were (as best anyone can tell) capricious and arbitrary. Trump didn't seem interested in whether the pact was working, what it might be accomplishing, what its greater goals might be, how much work went into it, or what Iran or our allies thought about it. He declared it 'bad' for ...


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Because the Iran Nuclear Deal was a landmark act of diplomacy, the culmination of significant negotiation with one of the most politically-isolated nations in the world. It was applauded within Washington, D.C. by foreign-policy experts. The JPCOA wasn't a political issue; it was a success by several major counts. To be certain, not every diplomat, think-...


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As of writing this, Donald J. Trump has been elected President of the United States once and has served a total of four years. He has not held the office as President or Acting President after another person was elected. Thus, according to the 22nd Amendment which reads (Section 1, inapplicable parts left out): No person shall be elected to the office of ...


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Speaking from experience, trying to determine what assets a person has is a pretty long and arduous process (a great example would be the Medicaid look-back period, which does just that). I mean, we're talking about having to list all their property, bank accounts, investments, etc. To say that this is a major pain would be an understatement, not to mention ...


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Israel's endorsement can be seen as a warning sign: Decades of hard-line Israel foreign policy were unable to make much progress with the pressing issues it is facing. The main successes were sabotage and military interventions. This reliance on superior intelligence and firepower is the logical base of policies that leave the negotiation table, and the ...


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Because the stimulus checks were intended to mitigate the lost income (and not assets) in the first place? There are few dimensions of being rich or poor and for running your daily life it is the income what is important, not the assets. What's more, a reasonable asset owner may (and is expected to) insure the important assets. Securing the income is harder. ...


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The article you refer to isn't a general discussion of strategy, it is completely about Sanders. I'd read it as a "hack-job"; it is intended to attack a particular candidate on a topic in which they (are perceived to be) weak. This was written back in February 2020, with a large number of Democratic candidates still in the race. A big issue at the ...


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In addition to the answer from Italian Philosophers 4 Monica, the US entered a wide, international agreement. According to most experts, Iran largely stuck to their side of the deal until the US left. The deal wasn't all that ex-President Trump might have hoped for, but it was the international framework. Then the US left and tried to make other countries go ...


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As others have pointed out, the purpose of the investigation is to find details on the circumstances and causes of the attack from a bipartisan point of view. Critics of this move often point out the fact BLM riots, which also caused property damage and deaths, were not investigated and thus, they conclude this investigation is purely political theatre. ...


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Regardless of the pros and cons of Trump leaving the agreement for, valid or not, issues with JCPOA, this is eroding international trust in the US's capacity to agree to something and then to stick to that agreement. i.e. governments which sign an agreement * with the US are not assured that the US will stick to its end of the bargain, thus making it less ...


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(This is mostly a repost of my answer to the now deleted question.) Iranian President Rouhani is a moderate (by Iranian standards) who took a risk signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the US, the EU, and others. Let's look at some background on the deal first: From the Iranian standpoint, the deal made sense because it provided ...


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Personally I think it is indeed strange/unfair not to take assets into account with a program like this. However there examples of other government-based welfare which only look to income. In the Netherlands for example access to public housing is only tied to to income, not assets. Also various contributions you have to pay to schools and childcare only ...


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Almost every committee and panel in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate has a majority of members who are members of the majority party in that House of Congress. While it is customary for the seats to be divided in proportion to the number of members in the chamber, as a practical matter, "dominance" is purely a matter of having a majority of seats....


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The list is, officially, eighteen positions long, illustrated here (with a typo). It goes: Vice President Speaker of the House of Representatives President Pro Tempore of the Senate Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense Attorney General Secretary of the Interior Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Commerce Secretary of Labor ...


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Whether it's justified or not is not really a question that can be answered objectively, but it's impossible for Speaker Pelosi to force Republicans to participate if they don't want to. Initially, Congressional Democrats pushed to create an independent, bipartisan commission (modeled on the 9/11 Commission) to investigate. Such a commission would have been ...


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When one party boycotts the panel - yes. In the case of this particular commission, the minority party decided that they didn't want to advance any candidates at all. This is tacit permission for the commission to be populated according to the majority party's preferences. Legislative bodies operate via negotiation, but if any part of the body decides to opt ...


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There are several reasons that have been mentioned individually but they all tie together in the end. Assets may not have liquidity. What I mean by this is you may have a decent amount of money in assets such as your house, car, retirement funds and other such things. However none of those are readily available to be spent for day to day necessities. As an ...


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In Policy, You Have To Choose The Error You're Going To Commit In Logic, there are recognized two types of error: Type I errors - The False Positive - is when you think something meets criteria that it does not. Type II errors - The False Negative - is when you think something that meets the criteria, fails them. No matter how well you think you've ...


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