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A provision attached to a bill – to which it may or may not be related – in order to secure its passage or defeat.



A formal agreement between a U.S. president and the leaders of other nations that acquires approval by both houses of Congress.

Congressional-executive agreement


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.

Take care clause


The tendency of presidents to lose support over time.

Cycle of decreasing influence


A rising public approval of the president that follows a crisis as Americans “rally ’round the flag” and the chief executive.

Rally point