Background information the lame duck In the US the period between presidential

Background information the lame duck in the us the

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Background information : the « lame duck » In the US, the period between (presidential and congressional) elections in Novem- ber and the inauguration of officials in January (the 20th) is called « the lame duck period » . Any meeting of Congress that occurs in the lame duck period is calleds a « lame duck session » . A president is a lame-duck after a successor has been elected , and during this time the outgoing president and the president-elect embark on a transition of power. Doc : Mike Pense The vision of a leader surrounded by handsome children and loyal counsellors had its fans. It s paradoxical because America was born of a revolution against a king . 11
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Monday 13 July y Mike Pense is the current Governor of Indiana, and Vice President of the US. He shores up the Christian conservative and Reagan-loving conserva- tives vote (he promotes free-trade agreements) .Pence has been a staunch op- ponent of efforts to expand LGBT civil rights. As governor of Indiana he signed a law that allow religious business owners to refuse service to gay couples . He is an opponent of abortion. He ban doctors from performing abortions on such grounds as a diagnosis of Down s syndrome . Further information : Congress Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representative . Both senators and representa- tives are chosen through direct election . - House of Representatives : the 435 members (representatives/ congressmen) serves a 2-year term. Seats are apportioned among the states by popula- tion . The Speaker (=the Majority Leader) is the senior officer in the House of Rep- resentatives. - Senate : the 100 Senators serve 6-year terms. Each state has two senators, regardless of population . The Senate Majority Leader and The Senate Minority Leader are senior officers. Article I of the Constitution vests all legislative power in Congress. The House and Senate are equal partners in the legislative process: legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers. They meet in the US Capitol in Washington DC. Further information : US symbols The Eagle is the official national symbol of the US, it carries an olive branch (in sign of peace) and arrows (symbolizing strength) . It can be seen on bills, coins and on the seals of the president and of state organizations such as the CIA, the NSA Stars and stripes is the name of the American flag, which has 13 stripes (13 british colonies) an 50 stars (50 states). In 1777 when it was officially adopt, Congress explained the color symbolism : White = purity, Red : hardiness and valor, Blue : vigilance, perseverance and justice. E Pluribus Unum is the US motto (= out of many, one). Doc : The places where Trump and the GPO disagree Trump has spurned (=rejett é ) the Grand Old party on many of its most cherished views . it has sparked division between Trump and some of the establishment leaders of the GPO. « Never Trump » movement. Here are some ways he is at odds with the party : Trade : Trump is anti-globalist, he threatened to withdraw from NAFTA and claimed his opposition to TPP. He threatened China and other countries with tar-
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