PoliSci - President

PoliSci - President - April 8, 2007 So many...

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April 8, 2007 So many privileges/responsibilities that seem to make the President so powerful To understand individual presidents power, shouldn’t focus on one president. They operate within  limits.  The stretching of their powers really introduces constraints. Not all-powerful; their choices of  priorities are actually constraining.  Federal appointments in courts/administration hold the position longer and are not always  subject to the desires of the president Courts still have a degree of independence Is he constrained or the controller of the system? Is he the most powerful or are his options  limited? That’s the tension… Study larger bureaucracy of the president v. individual presidents, since many outside  forces/disasters can interfere with president’s abilities.  (Watergate, increase in oil prices,  terrorism, etc) o Presidency can still run regardless of president’s presence at times (like seen 
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