The Presidency - The Presidency The president has 2...

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The Presidency The president has 2 constituencies (people they are trying to please) National Partisan (people who helped win the primary) What if they want two different things? The president and Congress Two powers Veto Persuade people Partisan support in Congress Divided government- when one party controls congress and one party controls the presidency Does the president have power over Congress? Over 80% fail to secure major legislative agendas How can the president influence Congress? The power to inform and persuade State of the Union- once a year gives a speech on how things have gone and where we are going The “bully pulpit”- gets the people to think something is important The power of the veto More concrete Negotiation power Pocket veto After congressional adjournment, executed merely by not signing a bill into law Line Item Veto Authority to negate particular provisions of a law Gave the power to strike out a line of the law Struck down by the Supreme Court in 1998 Unconstitutional
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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