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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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What could be done to US states that openly allow non-citizens to vote?

Frame challenge: why shouldn't they vote? We are talking here about non-citizen residents - these are not tourists, but people who live in the state, work in it, pay taxes, uphold the laws, etc. In ...
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What could be done to US states that openly allow non-citizens to vote?

The truth is, on a national level, not much can be done without making an amendment to the constitution. According to Article 1 Section 4 of the constitution, the states determine the "time, ...
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Is it true that there is no method of initiating a direct citizen referendum in the US, which a number of other countries have?

You are correct. There is not. What might surprise you more is that "US elections" are a verbal shorthand for something like "all 50 states voting on issues of national importance on ...
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What are the perks and privileges enjoyed by the non-EU/UK/CA/AU/NATO allies of US?

Better conditions for buying US weapons Congress has to approve arms sales proposed by the President. There are specific conditions that are different for particular allies. Arms Sales: Congressional ...
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What could be done to US states that openly allow non-citizens to vote?

If California allowed non-citizen residents to vote in state and local elections, there would be no conflict with federal law, and therefore it's not clear why there would be a need to "do ...
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Is it true that there is no method of initiating a direct citizen referendum in the US, which a number of other countries have?

There is no constitutional provision for referendums in the constitution of the USA. In practice, the USA does not hold referendums across the whole country. Popular initiative processes exist in 24 ...
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Do other countries guarantee freedoms that the United States does not have?

As of 2022, and the overthow of Roe vs Wade no guaranteed access to abortion, making some US states some of the most restrictive democracies around when it comes to women deciding what to do with ...
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Why does the USA ask NATO partners to donate Patriot missile systems to Ukraine and not donate them itself?

In the current package (May, 2024) there are missiles to resupply the existing Patriot batteries. But, as asked, no new standalone battery: The Pentagon says it will "rush" Patriot air ...
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US Constitution: who participates in Constitutional Conventions?

Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments There have not been any conventions held for proposing amendments to the Constitution. However, there have been several attempts to enact the procedures ...
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What happens to Chinese illegal migrants to the US that the US wants to deport but China won't accept?

They are Released into the US This NBC News article from April 2024 cites a DHS report from 2021 that says: “Beijing’s refusal to cooperate forces ICE to release hundreds of PRC nationals, many with ...
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Which Democratic members of Congress continue to support US military aid to Israel?

The numbers are in as of 20 April 2024. In the U.S. Senate, all Democrats voted in support of military aid to Israel with the exceptions of two Democrats, Sens. Jeff Merkley and Peter Welch and ...
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Understanding the exact legal procedure by which the U.S. government provides military funding to Israel?

Yes, military aid to Israel was voted on and approved by a majority of Congress in late April 2024 (emphasis mine): $95.3 billion foreign aid bill passed by the House Saturday includes: $60.8 billion ...
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Why is it legal for a candidate to fund raise for a PAC, given that PACs aren't supposed to coordinate with them?

It's because fundraising events are generally considered permissible because they are seen as separate from the day-to-day operations of the PAC. Candidates can lend their support to these events ...
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Why is it legal for a candidate to fund raise for a PAC, given that PACs aren't supposed to coordinate with them?

Private coordination on expenditures is banned. As for coordination on fundraising activities, some rules seem to be described on these pages from the FEC's website: Fundraising for Super PACs by ...
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Understanding the exact legal procedure by which the U.S. government provides military funding to Israel?

Q: I was curious, is the decision to provide foreign military financing to Israel something Congress has to vote on and approve, or does the President have the power to do that independently?   I ...
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How many times did California lawmakers introduce a universal health care bill?

There were nine attempts to implement single-payer. The first attempt was by initiative. The remaining eight were by the legislature. The California Single-Payer Movement California Legislative ...
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy?

TLDR: Europe-without-USA is lacking much of the "secret sauce" that enables effective modern combined arms warfare. Straying away from focusing on the current crisis of the day in Ukraine......
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy?

While EU and USA policies towards Russia are somewhat coordinated, this is not necessary because the USA has some big influence over the EU, or the EU has some big influence over the USA. As your ...
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy?

The quote is in the context of handling the Russian threat. Many but not all EU member states are NATO member states. The EU has taken modest steps towards a joint military and security policy, but ...
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In 2016, why did the GOP win the House popular vote while Clinton won the popular vote?

This isn't particularly startling. In the United States, we vote for individual candidates, people, not for parties. For the most part, someone who votes for the Republican for president will also ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

This proposed law has acquired a nickname in Georgia apparently: "the Russian Law". ‘No to the Russian law!’ Georgia protesters demand a ‘European future’ | Protests News | Al Jazeera Mass ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

This may be tied to that the "agents" are not just asked to declare they funding on every paper they publish but also are being restricted in numerous other ways. It looks more like an ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

Because it restricts freedom of association and equates foreign funding with being an agent controlled by a foreign power. The Georgian draft bill is very similar to Russia's 2022 law that was ruled ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

There is quite a practice worldwide to name a law in a way only partially related to its content. The law has only little to do with the foreign influence. It is about the domestic opposition. https://...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

The EU is working towards an EU-wide civil society. National political parties are coming together in EU-wide party groupings. NGOs cross borders. That's an European value. If Georgia wants ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

Because they have no money. I explain. If the country is rich, it does not mean that they can allocate the money and universal healthcare would mean, that more people is going to visit the hospitals ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

Because the current politicial situation in Georgia is that the law is about the Western (EU, UK, USA) agents and their organizations. No one wants that his costly built up "soft power" ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

California lawmakers have once again introduced a universal health care bill after unsuccessful attempts in the past. The bill’s latest iteration, formally known as AB 2200, would establish the ...
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Are the threats made by members of the USA's Senate to the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor an abuse of power?

Abuse of Power Abuse of power or abuse of authority, in the form of "malfeasance in office" or "official abuse of power", is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official ...
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How serious is the uncommitted movement against Biden's Gaza policy?

The whole mindset of "Listen to Michigan" and similar such groups is an "everything or nothing" mindset to begin with. From their perspective if they can prove they got Trump ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

What Is It? How can we say why CA doesn't have "Universal Health Care" if we don't even know what it is? Does this mean single-payer? Private insurance is forbidden? Or it is allowed, but ...
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How serious is the uncommitted movement against Biden's Gaza policy?

I'm writing an answer because I found a source with a relevant quote. Source Hasan Pyarali — the Muslim Caucus chairperson for College Democrats of America, the university arm of the Democratic Party ...
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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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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

Medicaid and Medicare already cover the most vulnerable groups Back in 1965 when Medicaid and Medicare were first introduced, one could make a compelling argument for how the government needs to ...
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Do US House of Representatives members really need to "bring in a certain amount of donations, frankly, to get some top positions" on committees?

Here's a primary source. In the May 1, 2024 NYTimes video These 12 Lawmakers Agree: It's Time to Leave Congress | NYT Opinion US Representative (R-Co.) from 2015 to March 22, 2024 Ken Buck said the ...
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Are the threats made by members of the USA's Senate to the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor an abuse of power?

The threat is plausible, because both US Congress and the US Executive branch have already taken the actions which are threatened in this letter, in previous circumstances. In 2002, US Congress passed ...
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Are the threats made by members of the USA's Senate to the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor an abuse of power?

Just to be clear, while Congress could impose sanctions of some sort against the ICC or its members, it is extremely unlikely to do so, this small cohort of congresspeople notwithstanding. The ICC is ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

California could adopt a universal health care system. It would need some cooperation with the federal government to do it, because every U.S. state has many people who get their healthcare through ...
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Are the threats made by members of the USA's Senate to the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor an abuse of power?

what are the implications of this letter - does it pose legitimate threat, or is it an empty threat? It is a legitimate act on behalf of the US Senators. It is not a threat, but rather a reminder of ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

Because there is a strong possibility that anyone who ever had a health risk would migrate to California and bankrupt the system. Meanwhile, given the extra taxes needed to pay for it, anyone feeling ...
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Why doesn't liberal California just implement Universal Healthcare on its own?

First point, 'Liberal California' is more of a Rightist meme than a practical reality. Yes, California has distinct and vocal left-leaning groups; Yes, California is a strongly Democrat state; Yes, ...
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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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Why is the US military not taking actions against allegedly Chinese maritime militias in the South China sea?

Military actions could escalate tensions and potentially lead to a broader conflict, which neither side may desire. This is why the U.S. wouldn't attack those vessels. Moreover, if there is clear ...
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Does Chad have any geostrategic value for the United States?

Does Chad have any geostrategic value for the United States? Chad is one of the countries along the southern Sahel fringe of the Sahara desert. All across the Sahel, there has been fierce ethnic and ...
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