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National Emergency Act and the Stafford Act

The President of the United States has certain extensive powers that come into play during a time of crisis or disaster. One of these is known as the declaration of a “State of Emergency.” Although not explicitly outlined in the Constitution, the President is allowed to issue these declarations solely at his discretion due to … Continue reading National Emergency Act and the Stafford Act

Primary & General Elections: Explained

What is a primary? Think of a primary election as the playoffs to the championship. Both parties hold primaries, in advance of a general election, for the purpose of deciding the strongest candidate to represent the party’s values and ideologies. This candidate then progresses onto the general, where they battle it out with the opposing … Continue reading Primary & General Elections: Explained