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Is there anyone who holds political opinions for disingenuous reasons?

For example, say I support something (eg Islam) that I expect to be confined to the third world or ethnic neighborhoods that I don't actually want to live under, myself, but want to keep as a fail ...
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Is Hillary Clinton a super delegate in 2020?

Does Hillary Clinton get super-delegate status 2020? I know the list is generally viewed as "party insiders" but when is it named? Will she be the kind of insider that gets to vote after the pledged ...
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What happens if no candidate reaches the viability threshold in a primary?

As I understand it, most state primaries have a viability threshold of a certain percentage of the popular vote - 15% in most states - below which the candidate receives no delegates. This would seem ...
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Is it possible for someone to run for Senator and (be) Representative at the same time?

In the US, can someone run for Senate while running for a House of Representatives seat at the same time, or (run for Senate) while still holding a seat in the House of Representatives? Since a ...
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Which US law transfered the power to declare war from Congress to the President? [closed]

The last few wars have been declared by Presidents without an act of congress. Yet the Constitution says that only congress can declare war. What is the specific legal justification that ...
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Could a U.S president serve more than two terms, under the current law? [duplicate]

I was reading this article, and it said : under the 22nd Amendment, “no person shall be elected to the office of president more than twice.” I had not been aware of the exact wording. I will ...
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How many superdelegates have endorsed voting for the plurality delegate winner to be the nominee?

On Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Nevada, candidates were asked if they think that whoever gets a plurality of the pledged delegates should ultimately become the Democratic nominee, ...
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What happens in a brokered convention? Why is the prospect of one seen as a threat to Sanders' presidential hopes?

With six (technically eight including Tulsi Gabbard & Tom Steyer) candidates currently still in the field for the Democratic presidential candidate nomination, it seems increasingly likely that no ...
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Is it a concern to the US, that leading their leader in handcuffs out of the White House would look weak to other countries? [closed]

I am wondering how for example something like the "Nixonian Deal" (Nixon leaving office "voluntarily" in exchange for being pardoned later) could occur. What kind of leverage does a President have in ...
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Does the US president have more power over their country than any other elected person has in their own country? [closed]

I was having an argument with a friend over the following question. Does the US president have more power over the US than any other elected person on Earth has over their own county? The ...
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How binding is a sentencing recommendation by the Department of Justice? [closed]

Regarding the sentencing of Roger Stone, the original recommendation, which had been made according to official guidelines, was for a sentence of 7-9 years in prison. Then it was changed, and ...
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Would renewable energy be more prominent if the USA removed all energy subsidies?

I am not an expert in the field, but my understanding is that the us is at, or at least very close to, grid parity for renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. From what I can tell it also ...
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Does the US President have the “right” to micromanage the US Department of Justice?

Derived from an earlier question DOJ's impossible job, the question is based on the comment: "Trump claims that he has the absolute right to micromanage the AG and he is probably correct." The ...
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Which position is most powerful, prestigious and influential - Governor, US Senator, Cabinet Secretary? [closed]

Which is most powerful (Governor, US Senator, Cabinet Secretary)? Which is most prestigious (Governor, US Senator, Cabinet Secretary)? Which is most influential (Governor, US Senator, Cabinet ...
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Is it true that a man in the usa is only given the right to vote if he accepts the draft?

Is it true that men are only given the right to vote if they agree to giving to government the right to conscription. Off course women only need to be 18 and have no further obligations put on them? ...

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