Article II of the Constitution. Establishes the presidency and gives the executive power of the Federal Gov. to the President.
Those means of communication that reach large audiences, especially television, radio, printed publications, and the Internet.
Term used to describe a President as an "emperor" who acts without consulting Congress or acts in secrecy to evade or deceive Congress; often used in reference to Richard Nixon's presidency
oath of office
Oath taken by the president on the day he takes office, pledging to "faithfully execute" the office and "preserve, protect, and defend" the Constitution.
Directive, rule, or regulation issued by a chief executive or subordinates, based upon constitutional or statutory authority and having the force of law.
Power of the President to issue executive orders; originates from the Constitution and acts of Congress.
A formal agreement between two or more sovereign states.
A pact made by the president directly with the head of a foreign state; A binding international agreement with the force of law but which (unlike a treaty) does not require senate consent
The exclusive power of a President to recognize (establish formal diplomatic relations with) foreign states.
persona non grata
an unwelcome person; used to describe recalled diplomatic officials
a President's cancellation of specific dollar amounts (line items) from a congressional spending bill; instituted by a 1996 congressional act, but struck down by a 1998 Supreme Court decision.
an official postponement of the execution of a sentence (see pardon).
Release from the punishment or legal consequences of a crime, by the President (in a federal case) or a governor (in a State case).
mercy or leniency granted to an offender by a chief executive (see pardon and reprieve)
The power to reduce (commute) the length if a sentence or fine for a crime.
a blanket pardon offered to a group of law violators.