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  • Powers of the President ALONE• Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces• Wield the ‘executive power’ (head ofgovernment)• Receive ambassadors (head of state)• Appoint lower officials and key staff (EXOP)• Grant reprieves and pardons• Convene Congress in a ‘special session’
  •  Power of the President - SHAREDWITH SENATE• Make/ratify treaties• Appoint Ambassadors, Judges andCabinet Power of the President - SHAREDWITH CONGRESS• Approve legislation
  • Roles of the President• Military Commander• Congress and War Powers Act (1973)• Chief Executive• Executive Privilege View slide
  • Key powers of the President• Power of persuasion - institutional advantage andpolitical capital (Bush post-9/11); personal skill(Clinton)• Two Presidencies (foreign vs. domestic)Rise of presidential power• Increased Salience of foreign Policy• Expansion of the Federal Government• Mass Media (especially TV) View slide
  • Executive Establishment• Cabinet and Departments• Vice President• Executive Office of the President
  • Legislative Leader• Agenda Setting (State ofthe Union)• Coalition Building(Influencing Members)• Bypassing Congress(‘Going Public’; Vetobargaining)Party Leader• Coat-tails• Fundraising