a_lect_14_1 - FEBRUARY 24, 2011 FINISH UP CONGRESS: MAYHEW...

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FEBRUARY 24, 2011 FINISH UP CONGRESS: MAYHEW PRESIDENCY
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Congressmen are single-minded seekers of re- election   --Mayhew We can understand Member of Congress behavior  as well as the institution of Congress as meeting  this single-minded goal. Offices Committees Parties What other goals do Members of Congress have?  
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The Presidency Why is it difficult to study? What are the sources of Presidential power? E Constitutional basis vs. others? What are the checks on the President? E “Separate institutions sharing power” What makes for a good President?
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Cabinet : top administration officials, who are responsible for directing the executive branch of government Secretary : title of the head of a department within the executive branch Require “advice and consent of the Senate” White House Staff: Chief of staff : head of the White House staff, has continuous, direct contact with the president. White House Office
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course FIN 320f taught by Professor Toprac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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