Lecture 3-6-2007

Lecture 3-6-2007 - Political Science 104 - Intro to...

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Political Science 104 - Intro to American Government Lecture February 27, 2007 Current Topics Congressional hearings into dismissals of 8 US attorneys o 1 attorney was contacted by 2 members of congress about ongoing investigation After jury deliberated for 10 days, Libby found guilty on 4 of 5 counts Walter Reed hospital issue o Presidential commission to investigate Key factors in Rise of Presidency Expansion of government power (don’t need strong president when government doesn’t do much) Eras of Presidential power increase o 1880, 1933 Public side of presidency: the "bully pulpit" Creation of "institutional presidency" White house staff Executive office of the presidency: 1939 "The president needs help” Presidential Staff=Capacity to control Growth of Presidential Power FDR/New Deal changes everything
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Growth of Presidential Power Rise of Institutional Presidency Presidential Popularity Viewed as critical resource, although it doesn’t really make all that much
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Lecture 3-6-2007 - Political Science 104 - Intro to...

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