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    JBS @1008: The Federal requirement for a special election to fill a vacant Senate seat doesn't specify a time frame, thus permitting interim appointments by Governors in states that permit that. Most, including North Carolina do. In NC, the Senate...
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    This is an interesting question. What would happen if one morning the President woke up, had breakfast reached for the football and ordered up a nuclear strike on Syria? In 1974, during the later stages of the Watergate scandal,...
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    Not even. They are fairly lacking in money as a rule and pretty limited in structure and they are notoriously lacking in terms of data, though they are trying to remedy that. Generally, the nominee's campaign takes over the DNC...
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    Burr's actions were sufficiently egregious that being a member of the President's party would normally not be protective. And, neither Congressman Hunter nor Congressman Collins (who was an early and key Trump loyalist and subject to somewhat similar charges) received...
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    I used to think that the odds of a British PM being able to be a dictator was lower than a US President being able to do so. (Keeping half the House of Representatives or a third of the Senate...
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    The idea that winning or losing the primary in a state is indicative of general election performance in that state is unsupported by data and given the difference in electorates. Also, the DNC is not responsible for the Presidential campaign...
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    Biden didn't win the nomination because it was his turn, but because he was the most acceptable candidate to the largest part of the Democratic primary electorate. Biden did motivate significantly greater turnout that usual in the Super Tuesday primaries....
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    Who, other than the Prime Minister, has ultimate authority over the British military?...
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    Hillary Clinton could have won. (With a race that close that her victory was possible should be obvious.) In fact most people and most political pundits expected her to win. If you were, in the spring of 2016, to choose...
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    No, it doesn't. The DNC has literally no power. It's chair is usually a second or third level figure and its members are mostly mid-tier players. That is the situation when the Democrats don't have the White House. When they...
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    Ross Perot was on the ballot in every state. Given enough money or support, getting on the ballot in every state is not a serious obstacle. In 2016 the Libertarian Party was able to place Gary Johnson on the ballot...
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    In North Carolina, the rule is that if a Senator resigns in the middle of his term the Governor (who is currently a Democrat) gets to appoint his replacement - but the replacement must be a member of the same...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    JBS @ 830: You indicate that you believe McConnell has committed criminal acts for which he should be prosecuted. Like what?...
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    That is not relevant to a Senate seat....
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    Under American law, the Korean War was not a war because Congress didn't declare it so. The argument you advance was used as a justification for the President committing American forces without being at war. (Which is why in the...
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    Most of the early cases rely on the levying war part of the Treason Clause and there is nothing in the Federalist, Story's commentaries or Madison's writings to suggest the limits of the aid and comfort part of it. Later...
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    No...
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    We can. However, such an enemy would have to be designated either by Congress, which has not done so, or by the President who would presumably have revoked any such declaration by his actions. In any event, Russia has not...
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    Somewhat less than half the population, given the electoral college. Whitroth's comment is hyperbolic, but not entirely wrong. Is he a traitor? No, but he does seem to be acting consistently against the way America has historically conceived of its...
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    Not holding a hearing on a judge never required any vote. Tradition and norms said you didn't do this with a Supreme Court Judge or Cabinet member but it was not uncommon for lower court judges or lower level officials....
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    It was entirely legal for Charles Grassley (acting in coordination with other Senate Republicans including McConnell) to refuse to schedule a committee hearing or a committee vote on Judge Garland. The Senate ultimately has the right to vote or not...
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    A Senate committee has no civil servants or experts as members (except in the increasingly unlikely event a Senator happens to be an expert) and no obligation to consider any bill. This last is effectively essential given that the number...
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    Dictatorships can be soft. Singapore is an example, Mexico under the PRI another one, Hungary up until this past year. You can still speak freely. The judicial system remains mostly impartial. There are elections. But, elections do not lead to...
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    Yes. And then McConnell took the next step of being willing to play Constitutional hardball and put party over country. Followed by Trump who has provided a blueprint to turn America into a soft fascist dictatorship, but fortunately seems not...
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    Eisenhower forced the Republicans to remain internationalist instead of retreating to the isolationism of the interwar years (and Taft) and ensured that the Republicans basically accepted the New Deal consensus for several decades, until Reagan. So, by modern Republican standards...
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    This sounds roughly like what New Zealand is reporting to be doing, though with an initial lockdown period of 28 days. Note that really strict border control is part of this, which is easier if you are an isolated island....
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    The Post Office is not mandated in the Constitution. Just like letters of Marque and Reprisal, which Congress is empowered but not required to issue, Congress is empowered, but not required, to create Post Offices and Post Roads. (Letters of...
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    I believe there should be a couple of trials of monoclonal antibody treatments starting in the summer; but I would tend to bet on vaccines as being likelier to work and to be produced in quantity....
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    The one thing that might work and could be faster than a vaccine is a cocktail of monoclonal anti-bodies. It should, in theory, be relatively quick to synthesize and mass produce and you could have shorter trials; however, I'm not...
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    Mitch is not Putin's tool at all; he is the oligarchs' tool. The interests are not identical....
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