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1

Who creates policy in the executive staff?

White House staff and executive offices of president

2

What's the White House staff

Personal staff in White House

3

What are the executive offices of the president (where are they)

EOP

Next door

4

Who implements policy, also (broadly)

Executive depts and indep executive agencies

Bureaucracy

5

Executive depts are - level

Cabinet

6

Rule of propinquity

Degree of influence with the president of person is approx to the distance of persons office/desk from that of pres

7

Chief of staff is usually most

Influential

8

First Lady concerns herself with

Single issue

9

White House staff is hired and fired by

The president

10

Who is most loyal and influential of executive staff

White House staff

11

Executive offices of the president are appointed by

The president

12

Only heads of the - are fired by the president

EOP

13

3 main agencies of EOP

National economic counsel (NEC), office of management and budget (OMB), national security counsel (NSC)

14

- appoints independent agencies and commissions officers

President

15

- confirms independent agencies and commissions

Senate

16

The president can't fire members of - because they have --.

Independent agencies and commissions, fixed terms

17

Cabinet and exec depts are the - cabinet

Inner

18

The president appoints officers from -, -, and -.

EOP, independent agencies and commissions, and cabinet and executive depts

19

Pres only fires heads of - and -

Cabinet and exec depts, EOP

20

What does cab. And exec dept do?

Implement laws

21

There are - depts

15

22

Senate confirms -, -, and -

Cab and exec depts, EOP, and indep agencies and commissions

23

Cons of pyramid model (3)

Little discussion of different points of view, pres may become isolated, key advisors may gain too much power

24

I'm pyramid model, - is gatekeeper of info and policy

Chief of staff
Deputy of chief of staff

25

Pros of circular model (3)

Deliberation and debate between staff
Allows pres to hear all POV
Allows pres detailed info

26

Cons of circular model (3)

May lead to chaos and confusion
May lead to ineffectual decisions
May waste pres time

27

Formal requirements of pres

Natural born citizen, 35 years old, resident for 14 years

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Formal powers of the pres, national security (4)

1. Serve as commander and chief of armed forces
2. Make treaties with other nations, subject to agreement of 2/3 of senate
3. Nominate ambassadors, with agreement of majority of the senate
4. Receive ambassadors of other nations, thereby conferring diplomatic recognition on other govts

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Formal pres legislative powers of pres

1. Present information on state of the Union to congress
2. Recommend legislation to congress
3. Convene both houses of congress on extraordinary occasions
4. Adjourn congress if the house and senate cannot agree on adjournment
5. Veto legislation (Congress may overrule with 2/3 vote of each house)

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Formal administrative powers (4)

1. "Take care that laws be faithfully executed"
2. Nominate officials as provided for by congress and with the agreement of a majority of the senate
3. Request written opinions of administrative officials
4. Fill administrative vacancies during congressional recesses