a_lect_15 - FEBRUARY 28, 2011 EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES...

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FEBRUARY 28, 2011 EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES PRESIDENTIAL POWERS GOING PUBLIC
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Legislative Power Agenda setting E But, not able to introduce bills E Role of popularity, mandate? Different in periods of divided government E When one party controls the presidency, and another party control one or both houses of Congress. Veto
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Veto Power Negative power Pocket Veto : occurs is Congress adjourns within 10 days of passing the bill and the President hasn’t signed. Veto Threats Overriding a veto E Requires 2/3 support in both houses Line Item Veto : Presidential authority to negate particular provisions of a law while letting the remainder stand. Ruled unconstitutional.
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Commander in Chief President’s constitutional role as head of the U.S. armed forces Congressional checks: E Power to declare war E Vote on budget
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Presidential authority inherent in the executive  branch, though not specifically mentioned in  the constitution
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