CHAPTER 13 - CHAPTER 13 The Presidency Powers and Practice...

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CHAPTER 13 The Presidency: Powers and Practice Presidential Constituencies 1) National constituency a. political asset for the President in negotiations b. held responsible for event with little/no control (economy) 2) Partisan Constituencies a. more extreme than national constituencies b. balance between voters and supporters 3) Partisan Support in Congress a. divided government affects success of President’s bills b. scholars argue if good/bad Separate Institutions Sharing Power 80% fail to secure passage of agenda/make major compromises 1) The power of Inform and Persuade a. have power to persuade Congress and Public (State of the Union) b. now regular practice to ask for Congressional support in person c. bully pulpit where the Presidency is a great place for persuasion of Congress/public 2) The Veto Power a. using it more frequently, Congress can override (approximately 1/10 vetoes) b. threat of veto for negotiations c. pocket vetoes d. Congress will attach unpopular legislation to important bills to avoid vetoes, want to give
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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CHAPTER 13 - CHAPTER 13 The Presidency Powers and Practice...

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