Poli 100 Intro to US Government 7

Poli 100 Intro to US Government 7 - TodaysPowerfulPresident

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Today’s Powerful President Use of informal powers Command public attention use of formal powers veto veto threats Expectations exceed powers Neustadt – key power is persuasion external events important Appointments With the “advice and consent” of the Senate – they have to approve of them in  some fashion Major battles in past decades 19 th  century – both parties have been particularly picky about federal judges vacancies are common – fewer people want these jobs; don’t want to go through  the process Positions in executive agencies, ambassadorships, and courts Looks for people who share philosophy  Orders, Agreements, and Signing Statements Executive orders can be used for major policy changes Avoid waiting for legislation Executive agreements avoid the Senate signing statements explain how the president interprets the law Administrative and Financial Resources
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Poli 100 Intro to US Government 7 - TodaysPowerfulPresident

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