• Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36
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    Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today I’m gonna talk about an aspect of American elections that is probably most familiar to you, at least if you’re an American and you sometimes watch TV, or look at the internet, or read a newspaper, or breathe air. I’m talking about elections, which get a lot of attention here in the US, and on Crash Course, possibly because they present a relatively straight forward narrative, and it’s easy for the media to cover. But we’re not going to focus on media coverage today. No, instead, we’re going to look at why we have elections in the…

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    Judicial Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #22

    Craig: Hello, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re gonna look at the Supreme Court from a different angle. We’re gonna try to get inside the justices’ heads. Bwahahahahah! Not literally, obviously, but we’re gonna look at the factors that influence the way they decide cases, other than the structure of the court system. So we’re pretty far away from the Constitution here and straddling the nebulous world of government, politics, and dare I say it, history. [Theme Music] Justices, especially on the Supreme Court, are supposed to be independent, but that doesn’t mean they make their decisions in a vacuum. They make them…

  • Is ‘judge shopping’ turning border crisis into constitutional crisis?
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    Is ‘judge shopping’ turning border crisis into constitutional crisis?

    HEATHER: WELCOME BACK PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING FOR EXPEDITED APPEAL AFTER YET ANOTHER JUDGE HALTS HIS BORDER AGENDA IN THE COURTS. WE ARE ALSO LEARNING THAT THE SAME JUDGE ALSO DONATED OVER $20,000 TO FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN BEFORE BEING APPOINTED. SO IS THE LEFT CONSTANT JUDGE SHOPPING TURNING THE BORDER CRISIS INTO A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, THEIR DEBATE IT REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST PETER AND FORMER CONSULTANT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND MUSTAFA, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON MEMORIAL DAY, WE APPRECIATE IT.>>GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.>>SO AS WE BEGIN OUR DISCUSSION LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE DONATIONS SPECIFICALLY INVOLVING THE JUDGE WHOSE NAME IS HAYWOOD GILLIAM. $20,000 FOR BARACK OBAMA…

  • Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #31
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    Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #31

    Hi, I’m Craig. And this is Crash Course: Government and Politics. And today we’re going to try to wrap up the incredibly fun and uplifting subject of equal protection and discrimination. Because if you thought the fourteenth amendment only protected racial and religious minorities and maybe women to some degree, then you’ve underestimated the power of what I call the most important amendment to the Constitution. – Typical leftie nonsense. You haven’t even mentioned the second amendment, the one that gives us the real power to protect ourselves from government overreach. If you’re a member of a well-regulated militia, you mean. Right? Oh! Hey guys. Haven’t seen you in a…

  • Democrats Declare A Constitutional Crisis Is Upon Us | Deadline | MSNBC
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    Democrats Declare A Constitutional Crisis Is Upon Us | Deadline | MSNBC

    THANK YOU FOR WATCHING “DEADLINE: WHITE HOUSE” WITH “DEADLINE: WHITE HOUSE” WITH NICOLE WALLACE STARTS RIGHT NOW. NICOLE WALLACE STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>>HI, EVERYONE.>>>HI, EVERYONE. IT’S 4:00 IN WASHINGTON D.C. IT’S 4:00 IN WASHINGTON D.C. WHERE OPEN WARFARE BETWEEN THE WHERE OPEN WARFARE BETWEEN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS HAS DEMOCRATS DECLARING CONGRESS HAS DEMOCRATS DECLARING THAT A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IS THAT A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IS UPON US. UPON US. IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE A VOTE ON CONTEMPT CHARGES FOR A VOTE ON CONTEMPT CHARGES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR JUST MOMENTS AWAY. JUST MOMENTS AWAY. WE’LL BRING…

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    Search and Seizure: Crash Course Government and Politics #27

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today, we’re gonna continue our discussion of the Bill of Rights, and talk about something that may actually be useful to you. We’re gonna talk about when the police are allowed to search your house, your car, and even you. But not me. I have immunity. I’m on YouTube. Right, is that how it works, Stan? It’s not how it works? I’m in trouble. You might think that this only matters if you are, you know, a criminal, and if you are, then you should be paying close attention, but even if you haven’t committed any crimes and…

  • Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13
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    Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13

    This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by Squarespace. Hi I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to cross the streams of the legislative and executive branches and talk about delegation. I thought we weren’t supposed to cross the streams Stan?! Ooh, that’s Ghostbusting. Sorry about that. We’re far away from the text of the Constitution here, deep in the realm of informal powers. But basically, delegation explains why the President is so powerful, even though the Consitution and its framers were terrified of creating a Presidentzilla. (Squeaky dinosaur noise) [Theme Music] So, what exactly is delegation? First of all, to…

  • Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
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    Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re finally, at long last, moving on from the structures and branches of government and onto the structures and branches of trees. This is a nature show now. Okay, we’re not moving on completely, because we’re still talking about courts, but today we’ll be discussing actual court decisions, and the kind of things that courts rule on, rather than how they do it. That’s right, we’re moving onto civil rights and civil liberties. [Theme Music] Okay, first I want to talk about something that I find confusing: the difference between civil rights and civil liberties. Usually in…

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    Due Process of Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #28

    Hi I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re going to try to define one of the trickiest terms in government and in the Constitution, and that is certiorari. No, we’ve already defined that. Due process of law. On the most basic level, due process is what it means to have a fair trial, but, as we’ll see, it’s a lot more than what goes on in the courtroom. Due process can refer to any type of legal action, but we’re mostly concerned with criminal procedure here, mainly because it’s always the government that brings criminal charges. Last time, we looked at search warrants and…