Presidential-Congressional Relations•Justice Robert Jackson (1952):•US Constitution “enjoins upon its branches separateness but interdependence”•“autonomy but reciprocity”(Fisher 1988, 149)
Ebb & Flow of Presidential Power•U.S. Presidents are constitutionally weak (Wayne et al. 2008, 415)•System of Divided/Shared Powers•System of multiple, distinct, overlapping constituencies•different election cycles/terms of office
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