They are appointed by the president and subject to confirmation by the Senate.
The president's first months in office. When Congress, the press, and the public are more inclined than usual to support presidential initiatives.
Momentum in Campaigns
A strong showing in the early contests that contributes to voter support in the subsequent ones.
Open Party Caucuses
Meetings open to any registered party voter who wants to attend.
Presidential Approval Ratings
A measure of the degree to which the public approves or disapproves of the president's performance in office.
It calls for a strong presidency that is limited not by what the Constitution allows, but by what it prohibits.
All the states, except Maine and Nebraska, grant all their electoral votes as a unit to the candidate who wins the state's popular vote.
It holds that the presidency is a limited or constrained office whose occupant is empowered to act only within the confines of expressly granted constitutional authority.
White House Office
Serves the president most directly. It includes the Communications Office, the Office of the Press Secretary, the Office of the Counsel to the President, and the Office of Legislative Affairs.