President's Unofficial Powers

President's Unofficial Powers - 1 What are the different...

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1) What are the different ways (both formal and informal) in which the President can influence the policy agenda? What role, if any, does public opinion play in this process? THREAT OF VETO, STATE OF THE UNION, FOCUS THE NATION’S ATTENTION, CONSTRUCT A COALITION IN CONGRESS, PROPOSE BILLS, APPOINTMENTS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, MEETING WITH LEADERS, APPORTIONING THE BUDGET, BRINGING MEMBERS OF PARTY INTO OFFICE ON COAT TAILS. PUBLIC OPINION OF PRESIDENT -- PRESIDENT AFFECTS LEGISLATION 2) In keeping with the theme, "Politics is a Good Thing," evaluate both the pros and cons of: a) the President having to spend nearly half of her first term campaigning for reelection, and b) "Divided Government," where the party in control of Congress is different than the President's party. Professor Sabato lays out his arguments in Chapter 2 of A More Perfect Constitution - what do YOU think? 3) Is the War Powers Act constitutional? What do you think the proper balance between Congress and the President should be when it comes to war?
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