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the joint listing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates on the same ballot as required by the 12th Amendment.
the president's constitutional authority to control most executive functions
a formal agreement between the U.S. president and the leaders of other nations that must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate
A formal agreement between the U.S. president and the leaders of other nations that does not require Senate approval.
a formal agreement between the U.S. president and the leaders of other nation that requires by both houses of Congress.
presidential appointment made without Senate confirmation during Senate recess.
a formal decision to reject a bill passed by Congress.
A veto taking place when Congress adjourns within 10 days of submitting a bill to the President, who simply lets it die by neither signing nor vetoing it.
take care clause
The constitutional requirement (in Article II, Section 3) that presidents take care that the laws are faithfully executed, even if they disagree with the purpose of those laws.
Powers that grow out of the very existence of government
State of the Union Address
The president's annual statement to Congress and the nation.
a formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public official
The power to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security.
Formal orders issued by the president to direct action by the federal bureaucracy.
A decision by the president not to spend money appropriated by Congress, now prohibited under federal law.
line item veto
Presidential power to strike, or remove, specific items from a spending bill without vetoing the entire package; declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
formal document that explains why a president is signing a bill; may contain objections & promise not to implement sections
chief of staff
The head of the White House staff.
Executive Office of the President
The cluster of presidential staff agencies that help the president carry out his responsibilities. Currently the office includes the Office of Management and Budget, the Council of Economic Advisers, and several other units.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Presidential staff agency that serves as a clearinghouse for budgetary requests and management improvements for government agencies.
the advisory council for the president, consisting of the heads of the executive departments, the vice president, and a few other officials selected by the president.
presidential support score
the percentage of times a president wins on key votes in Congress
a president's claim of broad public support.
A rise in public approval of the president that follows a crisis as Americans "rally 'round the flag" and the chief executive.
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