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Party Leadership Traditionally members of congress vote with the parties about 70% of time but recently the figures have been closer to 90%, it is a polarized congress. The presidency and the executive Branch Theory and institutional foundations Roles and responsibilities Executive branch establishment Presidential power-ability of a president to get his way and influence things. Presidential popularity-necessary to get things done, based on approval rating. Immediately they are popular for about 9 months then it goes down and goes back up, it is a cycle. Relationships with other political actors Presidential success Presidential isolation Influencing the president? Modern presidency-roles -Chief of state -Chief executive -Commander in chief -Chief diplomat -Chief legislator -Head of political party -Voice of the people 3 Sub presidencies -Foreign affairs and national security: greatest power over government resources
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Unformatted text preview: -Aggregate economies: not a lot of power but a lot of blame. Can submit proposals but congress has a lot of influence on taxes and federal reserve can determine interest rates.-Domestic policies: most competition from voters and other people who care strongly about issues. Executive Branch establishment • White house staff • Executive office of president • Cabinet • Bureaucracy Coalition of minorities- no matter what you do some group will get angry about it. Power and Influence • Opportunities • Presidential power • Relations with other actors: presidents can appoint people to the supreme court but needs 2/3 for the senate and once appointed has no influence over the judge. • Presidential success • Presidential isolation • Influencing presidents...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course GVPT 0108 taught by Professor Loisvietri during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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