the top elected official in charge of enforcing laws and carrying out government policy.
a second election to determine a clear winner, following a first election in which no candidate received a majority of the votes.
line of succession
the order of successors to the presidency if the president is unable to serve as specified in the Constitution and federal law.
a postponement of punishment for a crime. A person convicted of a capital crime,
a decree that frees a person from punishment for a crime. A pardon if often granted when a criminal sentence is considered unjust.
a general pardon usually granted to a group of people
the heads of the executive departments. The president appoints these position
military rule established over a civilian population during a time of emergency.
a rule or regulation issued by the president or governor that has the force o f law.
a large complex organization that functions under uniform rules and procedures.
the automatic killing of a bill by either refusing to sign it or veto it
chief of staff
the head of the White House staff.
the president, along with his or her personal staff and advisers. The term can also refer to a president's time in office.
an organization within the executive branch that carries out the work of government in a broad area of public policy, such as agriculture or labor.
an organization within the executive branch that does not belong to any executive department and answers directly to the president.
a civilian employee who works in a government agency.
an employee or former employee who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it.
the practice of contracting private companies to do jobs once done by civil servants.