Unformatted text preview: -Can be used for Evil, as well as for good (and, historically, often has been!) Abuses of Presidential Authority -LBJ and Richard Nixon: COINTELPRO and the Civil Rights Movement. -Ronald Reagan: Iran-Contra Scandal. -GWB: Warrant-less wiretapping of communications of American citizens. Jossiah Bartlet! -Almost 2000 staff who work in the White House are responsible to the president. -Gives the president dramatically enhanced ability to gather information, plan programs and strategies, communicate with constituencies, and supervise the executive branch. OMB -Loyal to President -Can analyze and approve all budgetary requests and legislative proposals from all federal agencies. -Regulatory review control rule making by administrative agencies. -The Budget o Obama administration just put out $3.75 trillion budget....
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- Spring '06
- American Politics, President of the United States, national security state