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A formal organization that operates through impersonal, uniform rules and procedures.
Normally refers to the president and his staff; can also be used to describe his time in office
The process by which an administrative agency issues an affirmative, negative, injunctive, or declaratory order. It is a pseudo-judicial power over an agency's own rules and regulations.
Authority given by Congress to the federal bureaucracy to use reasonable judgement in implementing laws
Formal body of presidential advisers who head the 15 executive departments
Chief of Staff
Head of the white house staff; president's right-hand person; a buffer to the president
The president's power ti show mercy or leniency to a criminal
Those who only show up to vote for the president, vote the same party all the way down the ballot causing more congressional members of the same party as the winning presidential candidate to win their election
Presidential power to reduce a sentence for a federal crime
The largest executive organization in a government with broad policy goals. The national executive has 15 and their leaders, called Secretaries, are part of the president's cabinet.
The official electors for president and vice. They vote the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December at their state capitol. They are apportioned according to the state's number of representatives and senators.
International agreements by the president that does not require Senate approval
A decision issued by the president as chief administrator that has the effect of a law.
An implied presidential power that allows the president to refuse to disclose information to Congress or to the judiciary on the grounds or privacy or national security
The thousands of federal government agencies and institutions that implement and administer federal laws and programs
Daily publication of executive and administrative rules and regulations
A formal accusation by the House of Representatives against a public official
Independent executive agencies
An executive government agency that operates outside of a traditional government department. The head serves at the pleasure of the president
Independent Regulatory agency
An independent agency that has quasi-legislative through rule-making, quasi-judicial through adjudication as well as executive power when implementing a law
Powers that belong to the president because they can be inferred from the constitution
This would allow a president to veto part of an appropriations Bill and sign the rest into law.
Office of Management and budget
The office that reviews the budget requests of every agency and department in the federal government. It helps the president prepare his/her annual budget
Presidential power to grant forgiveness of a federal crime and restoring all rights and privileges of citizenship
Merit system of hiring. A test must be taken to be a civil service worker. It was created to replace the "spoils system"
Persona non grata
An unwelcome person kicking out of an ambassador
The person who gets the most votes, but not the majority votes. Presidents must win by a majority not by a plurality. Plurality for presidential elections gives the final say to the house of representatives from the top 3.
Presidential succession act of 1947
Provided a list of sequential positions in line to take over the presidency if something were to happen to the president and vicepresident
The president's power to identify a country, or its leadership, as legitimate; open diplomatic relations
Official routine or procedure marked by excessive complexity which results in delay or inaction
Presidential power that allows him to postpone a sentence of a criminal
Rules and regulations
a precise statement of how a law is implemented; a policy to encourage or discourage certain behavior
A presidents statement about a bill when signing it into law; usually stating concerns about it
State of the union address
Delivered the last week in January to a joint session of congress in order for the president to verbalize his agenda through the budget that he is about to deliver to congress
A formal agreement between 2 or more countries. Negotiated by the president; needs 2/3 Senate approval
War powers resolution
limits the power of the president to deploy troops overseas to 60 days unless congress extends the time. the president must inform congress within 48 hours that troops are being deployed. it creates a congressional veto over the commander in chiefs power