The Presidency

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  • Presidency
    • What are formal powers of the president?
      • Propose Legislation
      • Submit annual budget
      • Sign legislation
      • Veto legislation
      • Act as Chief Executive
      • Nominate executive branch officials
      • Nominate all federal judges
      • Act as commander-in-chief
      • Negotiate treaties
      • Pardon
    • How important is the VP?
      • Role of fed govt has grown = so has VPs
        • Attracted more significant people to the office
        • Taken on new roles
      • Major spokesperson
      • Washington-insider
    • What problems does the pr face in dealing with the fed bureaucracy?
      • Clientelism
      • Imperialism
      • Parochialism
      • Incrementalism
      • Inefficiency
    • What is the cabinet and how important is it?
      • An advice-giving group selected by the pr, membership of which is determined by tradition and pr discretion
      • Independently the members are very important, as a group not so much
    • What role is played by EXOP?
      • Provide help, advice, coordination and admin support to the pr
    • How can the pr get his way with Congress?
      • Persuasion through other people - VP, Office of Legislative Affairs, Cabinet members, party leadership in Congress
      • Presidential persuasion e.g. phonecall
    • What is the pr's relation with SC?
      • SC can declare pr actions unconstitutional
      • Pr appoints members
    • What factors may limit or enhance pr power?
      • Congress
      • SC
      • Public Opinion
      • Pressure Groups
      • Media
      • Federal Bureacracy
      • Professional reputation
      • Quality of staff
      • Level of unity of party
      • Crisis


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