• US Senate passes bill supporting Hong Kong protesters, backing Trump into a corner with China
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    US Senate passes bill supporting Hong Kong protesters, backing Trump into a corner with China

     The Senate has passed a bill that compels the government to support Hong Kong pro-democracy activists by requiring it to impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights abuses in the territory  The bill, if enacted into law by president Donald Trump, would also require the State Department to annually review the special autonomous status it grants Hong Kong in trade considerations  That status is separate from the relationship with mainland China, and a revocation of the status would mean less favourable trade conditions between the US and Hong Kong    The Senate passed the bill, called the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, by…

  • How to Impeach a President | QT Politics | Donald Trump, The Constitution, and Historical Precedent
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    How to Impeach a President | QT Politics | Donald Trump, The Constitution, and Historical Precedent

    On Halloween Day, October 31, 2019, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution to formally launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald J Trump, (House Resolution 660). While a number of House investigations into the president were already well underway, this measure formalized them as part of an official impeachment inquiry, and lays out a process leading up to a potential impeachment vote on the floor of the House. In this video, I’ll explain what H.Res.660 sets up procedurally for the Trump impeachment inquiry, break down what the constitution has to say about impeachment, and talk about what happens if the president is indeed impeached. While impeachment processes do…

  • White Privilege Accusations, Blexit & A New Silent Majority? | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report
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    White Privilege Accusations, Blexit & A New Silent Majority? | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report

    – Everything I said to her, according to the way her mindset works, told her that I had to be white, but it also said something else. If you’re Black, you can’t achieve these things, based on the way she thinks, which is insulting. (dramatic music) – Hey, I’m Dave Rubin, and before we get to business today, just a quick reminder to click that subscribe button and the little bell there so that you actually might get notified about our videos. You know, as long as we’re doing ’em, you may as well see ’em. All right, joining me today is the host of the aptly titled David Webb…

  • The roots of America’s democracy problem
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    The roots of America’s democracy problem

    America has a democracy problem. Take a look at this chart. Over there on the left, that’s how many people each member of the US House represented in 1790. There’s now one representative for every 747 thousand Americans. That makes the US a crazy undemocratic outlier internationally. But it also makes us different than what we were supposed to be. The founding fathers, they wanted that number to stay small. James Madison wanted to make sure that it would never be more than one House member for 50,000 people. I bring this up because it’s one of a lot of ways in which our system has become different than what…

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    What Are The Differences Between The Republican And Democratic Parties: sciBRIGHT Politics

    Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the 2016 US presidential election is being held this year (let’s be honest you have definitely noticed, the election is plastered absolutely everywhere…). Whether you are obsessively following the election, or are forced to see it every day in the news, you would have surely heard the words “Republican’s, GOP, Grand old Party” or – the other major political party: the “Democrat’s or the Democratic Party”. Whether or not you live in the United States of America, or live outside it, you might not fully understand what the difference really is between the republican and democrat parties’ ideologies – and what they really stand…

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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…

  • The Fifth Amendment – takings clause | US government and civics | Khan Academy
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    The Fifth Amendment – takings clause | US government and civics | Khan Academy

    – [Kim] Hi, this is Kim from Khan Academy. Today we’re learning more about the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment. In another video, we’ll discuss the other clauses of the Fifth Amendment, those that deal with self-incrimination and due process of law but in this video, we’re concentrating on just the last few words of the Fifth Amendment which forbid the government from taking private property for public use without just compensation. To learn more about the takings clause, I sought out the help of two experts. Richard Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch professor of law and director of the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU law. He’s also…