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The Presidency

The Personal Branch

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presidential ticket the joint listing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates on the same ballot, as required by the Twelfth Amendment
vesting clause the president's constitutional authority to control most executive functions
treaty a formal, public agreement between the United States and one or more nations that must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate
presidential ticket the joint listing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates on the same ballot, as required by the Twelfth Amendment
vesting clause the president's constitutional authority to control most executive functions
treaty a formal, public agreement between the United States and one or more nations that must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate
executive agreement a formal agreement between the US president and the leaders of other nations that does not require Senate approval
congressional-executive agreement a formal agreement between the US president and the leaders of other nations that requires approval by both houses of Congress
take care clause the constitutional requirement that presidents take care that the laws are faithfully executed, even if they disagree with the purpose of those laws
recess appointment presidential appointment made without senate confirmation during senate recess
inherit powers powers that grow out of the very existence of government
veto a formal decision to reject a bill passed by congress
signing statement a formal document that explains why a president is signing a particular bill into law. these statements may contain objections to te bill and promises not to implement key sections
pocket veto a formal decision to reject a bill passed by congress after i adjourns--if congress adjourns during the ten days that the president is allowed to sign or veto a law, the president can reject the law by taking no action at all.
impeachment a formal accusation against the president or another public official; he firs step in removal from office
take care clause the constitutional requirement that presidents take care that the laws are faithfully executed, even if they disagree with the purpose of those laws
executive privilege the right to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security
inherit powers powers that grow out of the very existence of government
state of the union address the presidents annual statement to congress and the nation
signing statement a formal document that explains why a president is signing a particular bill into law. these statements may contain objections to te bill and promises not to implement key sections
impeachment a formal accusation against the president or another public official; he firs step in removal from office
impoundment a decision by the president not to spread money appropriated by congress, now prohibited under federal law
executive privilege the right to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security
line item veto presidential power to strike, or remove, specific items from a spending bill without vetoing the entire package; declared unconstitutional by the supreme court
executive orders formal information issued by the president to direct action by the federal bureaucracy
impoundment a decision by the president not to spread money appropriated by congress, now prohibited under federal law
line item veto presidential power to strike, or remove, specific items from a spending bill without vetoing the entire package; declared unconstitutional by the supreme court
chief of staff the head of the white house staff
executive office of the president the cluster of presidential staff agencies that help the president carry out his or her responsibilities. currently, the office includes the office of management and budget, the council of economic advisers, and several other units
office of management and budget OMB a presidential staff agency that serves as a clearinghouse for budgetary requests and management improvements for government agencies
cabinet the advisory council for the president, consisting of the heads of the executive department, the vice president, and a few other officials selected by the president
presidential support score the percentage of times a president wins on key votes in congress
mandate a presidents claim of broad public support
rally point a rise in public approval of the president that follows a crisis as americans "rally around the flag" and the chief executive
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