Power of the president to appoint office positions
Any large, complex administrative structure
persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
The role of the president in recognizing foreign governments, making treaties, and effecting executive agreements.
the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
term for the president as commander of the nation's armed forces
an agreement between the President and the leader of another country
The power to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security.
freedom of information act
citizens have the right to inspect all government records except those containing military, intelligence, or trade secrets or revealing private personnel actions
Period at the beginning of a new president's term during which the president enjoys generally positive relations with the press and Congress, usually lasting about six months.
a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
president is seen as emperor taking strong actions without consulting Congress or seeking its approval
Federal regulatory agencies that are independent, thus not fully under the power of the president. Ex. Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission.
a close relationship between an agency, a congressional committee, and an interest group
Relationships among interest groups, congressional committees and subcommittees, and the government agencies that share a common policy concern.
an elected official still in office but not slated to continue
line item veto
an executive's ability to block a particular provision in a bill passed by the legislature
an examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge
office of management and budget
the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget
the act of excusing a mistake or offense
the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it
needlessly time-consuming procedure
schedule C job
A form of patronage under the excepted service for a position of confidential or policy-determining" character below the level of the cabinet and sub cabinet.
white house staff
Personnel who run the White House and advise the President. Includes the Chief of Staff and Press Secretary