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W09 Current Events CommentaryFor this week’s reading, we talked about the presidency of the United States of America. The power that the president has now doesn’t come from anywhere. It comes from Article II of the Constitution. Article II Section I talks about how a presidential term is four years and they can serve up to two terms. The president is elected by the Electoral College, and each state has one vote for each member of Congress. The minimum requirements for presidents are that they must be at least 35-years old and a natural-born citizen. And the president is to be paid a salary, which cannot change, up or down, as long as they are in office. Article II Section II talks about the presidential powers. The president is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and of the militia (National Guard) of all the states. He has a Cabinet to aid him, can pardon criminals, makes treaties with other nations, and can pick any of the judges and other members of the

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