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  1. Accountability: The Fall of Bill Clinton
    Threadmarks: Ch. 1: White House, January 25, 1998

    Accountability: The Fall of Bill Clinton January 25, 1998 It was going to be a relatively nice day, the high near 45. Sunday traffic was lighter in D.C., not that it mattered for the President’s motorcade. But despite having the ultimate right of way, it was still a few minutes behind...
  2. AHC: G.K. Butterfield First African-American President

    How can US Representative G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, be elected the first black President?
  3. Alternate Cities #1: Jerusalem, U.N.I.Z.

    December 24, 2014 Hammarskjöld Tower, Jerusalem, U.N.I.Z. My host is running late but I had no reason to complain. The sun set over the Holy Land a few minutes ago, and the city lights reflecting off the light snow flurries turned the view from the 50th story window a real-life snow globe. It...
  4. TLIAP?: The Greatest Politician… in the Wooooorld

    The Greatest Politician… in the Wooooorld Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you. --- General Election 2005: Guildford Liberal Democrat– Sue Doughty – 22,648 Conservative – Anne Milton – 22,295 Labour – Karen Landles – 4,954 Green– John...
  5. 2010 Labour Leadership Election

    How far back of a POD do you need for somebody other than one of the Milibands to win? Is there a POD to keep David in Ed's Cabinet? If Ed Balls lost his seat would Yvette Cooper stand? Would she do better or worse than him? Anybody have any other miscellaneous on the subject? I've been...
  6. Additional Member System

    It was working in Scotland and London - why wasn't this the proposed reform system?
  7. Underused American Political PODs/Scenarios?

    What are some forgotten American political scenarios? I typically see very little about Harry Truman or the 50s, for example (unless it involves Nixon).
  8. TLIAP: Man of Steele

    Man of Steele --- On July 3rd, 2003, the President Al Gore walked down the Cross Hall and gave the nation something to celebrate over the long Independence Day weekend – the neutralization of Osama Bin Laden. The country was ecstatic, and Gore’ approval ratings hit 71%. But there were...
  9. TLIAD: A Very American Regime

    The interlocutor was shot by the Emergency Council.
  10. The Biden Express: Derailed

    Gaining Momentum --- September 11, 2001 --- “Can you believe it?” “Huh?” “I said, can you believe it?” Jill Biden repeated the question to her husband. Former President Joe Biden was completely distracted by what he saw on the television. With no response, Jill finished her...
  11. TLIAD: An Accident No More

    An Accident No More --- The Hatchet Man is Cut Short --- When the Presidency was thrust upon Vice President Bob Dole on May 5, 1979, he found himself the “leader of the free world” during the highest Cold War tensions since the Cuban Missile Crisis and lowest levels of American...
  12. ACH: Prime Minister Paddy Ashdown

    On every list of "best PMs the UK never had" I see Paddy Ashdown time and time again. I am curious if anybody can picture a scenario where he actually becomes PM.
  13. AHC: Bush 2000 Landslide

    What could George Bush have done in 2000 to run away with it? Or what could have the Gore team done to screw it up big time and really get trounced? This can be either in the popular vote or an electoral landslide. With only a 3% general swing Bush picks up New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon...
  14. UK-Led Gulf War

    I am sort of surprised I have yet to really see this idea thrown out here. What sort of situation would a UK-led/Commonwealth/Euro war against Iraq in '91 look like? The US can be involved but mostly logistical support, say like France in Mali. Say Saddam takes a hardline against British...
  15. Dems in the White House at the End of the Cold War

    In 1988, George HW Bush was elected. By the end of his singular, caretaker term, the Soviet Union was no more. Praise was lauded on his and the previous Reagan administration for straining the Soviets with their military build up and bringing about the end of the Red Menace. Few people in...
  16. The Biden Express

    Memories --- The soft September sun shined down upon the expectant crowd and dignitaries. The weather seemed to know that today was no time to act out, a day long delayed by the traditional constraints on any building project. On the south bank of the Christiana River, the Joseph R. Biden...
  17. AHC: Top Gear War

    What if Top Gear (UK) caused a minor-major diplomatic rift while filming one of there overseas adventures? And what if it led to a shooting war? I was watching their Middle East Special came to mind. I know a great deal of the situations may be staged, but things can always get out of hand.
  18. WI/AHC PM John Prescott

    I'm watching a Top Gear rerun and Sir Prescott is the guest on this episode. Just curious how he could've been PM, better the earlier.
  19. Reagan vs. Rockefeller vs. Humphrey vs. Wallace

    Any thoughts on how a 4-way 1968 would go? Say Reagan takes the nomination at the convention, in part due to Sen. Thurmond's support and the southern bloc. Rockefeller, defeated again by a conservative ideologue, is fed up and runs as an independent, maybe with Romney as his running mate. It...
  20. What did Gov. Wallace want in 1968?

    I very much doubt Governor Wallace really thought he could win the general election when he first threw his hat into the ring. Maybe somewhere along the line he began to delude himself, but in the end he was really running to play spoiler and throw it to the House or have brokerage at the...
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