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Where did the tendency for President Trump and Republican governors to downplay the need for COVID-19 safety measures originate?

Within the USA it seems the approach to COVID-19 is significantly different depending on the political party of the governor, to the point that it almost seems as if the...

Asked on 12/06/2021

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Is it tradition for the US President to nominate the apposing party leadership's suggestions for 2 opposite party FCC commissioners?

I was recently in an argument with someone who claimed that Obama put Aji Pal as the chairman, which isn't true, but he did put him as one of five...

Asked on 11/30/2021 by Krupip

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Did anyone run IRV models/simulations on 2016 US election?

With all the conversations about theoretical voting models; and all the conversations about actual 2016 elections, I got to wondering: Did anyone do any work (make a realistic polling model,...

Asked on 11/25/2021

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Did the EU PPE Scheme deliver anything?

Towards the end of April 2020, there was significant criticism of the UK government for not joining an EU wide procurement scheme for PPE equipment. Guardian 22nd April...

Asked on 11/20/2021

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Has a former UK party leader ever been expelled from their own party?

According to unverified claims from a Jewish Telegraph journalist on Twitter in July, Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the Labour Party, faces having the whip withdrawn by the new Labour...

Asked on 11/20/2021

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Is there a process to resolve an acting cabinet department position unfilled for longer than 210 days?

If a person is sworn in as an acting secretary of a cabinet department but never receives senate confirmation, and if the administration is happy with that...

Asked on 11/13/2021

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Can an incumbent Vice President vote in a contingent election in which (s)he is a candidate?

If no Vice Presidential candidate gets a majority of votes in the Electoral College, a Contingent Election will be held in the Senate to elect a new VP. Normally, if...

Asked on 11/13/2021

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Why is communism considered as evil (like fascism and nazism) in the United States?

In this question, a person asks why it's so easy to ban Nazi symbols and so hard to ban communist symbols: Why is banning communism symbols so hard to...

Asked on 11/11/2021 by user17993

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What percentage of African-American Republicans are conservative?

I saw a Gallup article that says that 69% of Republicans overall identify as conservative. I am thinking about a small proportion of Republican voters which is...

Asked on 11/11/2021 by user32528

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When Congress votes on something, is that a private election?

I have been thinking about the way that Congress works. I think that when Congress votes on things, it is an election but only a hundred or a few hundred...

Asked on 11/11/2021

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