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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 Senates 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 presidents constitutional power to turn down acts of Congress....
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