Chief executive

Chief executive - divided government, in which the White...

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Chief executive The president is the chief administrator, or chief bureaucrat, of the nation and is  ultimately responsible for all the programs in the executive branch. Responsible for  seeing that "all laws are faithfully executed," a president sets the broad policy for the  executive departments and agencies rather than managing their day-to-day operations.  Legislator A president does not simply propose legislation but is actively involved in seeing that it  becomes law. The White House staff maintains close contacts with Congress, while the  president meets with Congressional leaders to press for passage of bills and calls  individual members of Congress to ask for their vote. In instances of a 
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Unformatted text preview: divided government, in which the White House and Congress are controlled by different political parties, the president can appeal directly to the people for support. Moral leader The president is expected to set the moral tone for the nation, including exemplary honesty, religious faith, and integrity. The question of a president's moral leadership has assumed new importance in recent years as the media and public have given the private lives of the elected officials closer scrutiny. The "character issue" is frequently included in public opinion polls on a president's performance....
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