Presidency 2 - Most have no direct contact with the...

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The Presidency 2 Staffing the Presidency The Vice President Only constitutional role is presiding officer of the Senate *Actual role of vice president is determined by the president Clinton gave Gore real responsibilities in environmental policy and “reinventing government” *Cheney essential to the inexperienced Bush II Executive Office of the President *Command center of the presidency *Ten organizations of presidential appointees *Key players in the Executive Office: *White House Office: closest personal advisors to the president *OMB: management and budget *National Security Council *Council of Economic Advisors Controlling the Appointees President appoints about 5000 of all federal officials
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Unformatted text preview: Most have no direct contact with the president The further away, the more difficult the control Control issues: Policy experts may not know politics *Political experts may work the system and act too independently The Cabinet * Cabinet =heads of the fifteen major executive departments *Not served as a major advisory group since Hoover *Cabinet members have real prominence and expertise but also: Represent various interests For you to learn on your own: Appointment and removal powers *Executive Privilege Resource For one-stop shopping on the president, visit: * http://www.whitehouse.gov/...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course PS 1010 taught by Professor Yahrmatter during the Fall '08 term at Wayne State University.

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