Week 6 Forum - The federal bureaucracy is sometimes referred to as the\"fourth branch of the government because it wields significant power Using a news

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The federal bureaucracy is sometimes referred to as the "fourth branch" of the government because it wields significant power. Using a news article from the last four weeks that demonstrates this power, evaluate the bureaucracy as co-equal branch of the federal government. Why or why isn't it a "fourth branch"? Most people have some knowledge on the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) however; there is another and it is often times referred to as the ‘fourth branch’ because of the amount of power it wields. This ‘fourth branch’ is the federal bureaucracy and is actually located within the executive branch (Lenz & Holman, 2015). Now knowing that this branch exists, it’s important to understand what it is. A bureaucracy is a large organization that has three characteristics that are needed to perform or complete a specific function or set of functions. These three characteristics are:
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  • Spring '11
  • Prof.Wood
  • Government, american government, President of the United States, Federal government of the United States, United States Department of Homeland Security

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