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Unformatted text preview: • Caucus – a normally closed meeting of a political or legislative group to select candidates, plan strategy, or make decisions regarding legislative matters • Expressed powers – specific powers granted by the Constitution to Congress and to the president • Delegated powers – constitutional powers that are assigned to one government agency but that are exercised by another agency with the express permission of the first • Inherent powers – powers claimed by a president that are not expressed in the Constitution, but are inferred from it • Commander in chief – the role of the president as commander of the national military and the state national guard units • War Powers Resolution – a resolution of Congress that the president can send troops into action abroad only by authorization of Congress, or if American troops are already under attack or serious threat • Executive agreement – an agreement, made between the president and another country, that has the force of a treaty but does not require the Senate’s “advice and consent” • Executive privilege – the claim that confidential communications between a president and close advisers should not be revealed without the consent of the president • Veto – the president’s constitutional power to turn down acts of Congress....
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- Fall '08