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February 21 - February 21, 2007 Poli 100 Notes The...

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February 21, 2007 Poli 100 Notes The Executive Branch Article 2: “The Executive Power shall be vested in the president of the United States.” Formal powers include: Executive powers Faithfully implement/administer the law. Commander in chief A civilian, not the general w/the most stars Make treaties (2/3 of Senate) Appoint judges and top gov’t officials Advice and consent of Senate But Congress creates agencies Veto Our history has seen individual presidents expand their authority under these provisions. Expanding Executive Authority Much discretion given to Presidents Increased use of Executive Orders (domestic policy) and Executive Agreements (International policy) Do not require Congressional or Senate approval Full power of the law Switch form cabinet posts still important Coordination happens in EOP EOP officials do not have an agency to protect EOP officials not subject to Senate confirmation
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