Presidency Lecture Notes POLI 110
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Date Created: 11/05/15
Alisa Pierce POLI 110 “Presidency” Lecture Notes 11/3/15 Presidential Elections o Securing the Nomination Start Early Money primary Early contests o Convention Defining the candidate, setting the agenda o General Election Battleground states o Electoral College Inauguration and Honeymoon o Usually lasts around 100 days o Optimal time for presidents Recurrent Patterns in the Presidency o Presidents have difficulty getting their domestic agenda enacted o Presidents gravitate to foreign policy (later in their terms) o Presidents have substantial powers o Presidents have become more powerful over time How the President fits in our system o Characteristics of our systems o Great expectations President and Legislative Process o May propose but not introduce legislation o May sign a bill into a law, but may not change it o If Congress remains in session, bill becomes a law if President does not sign it in 10 days o Threat of a veto may secure compromise o Rarely actually veto a billObama only handful o Types of veto Veto = return the bill to Congress with objections Pocket veto = if Congress not in session and he does not sign bill in 10 days it is vetoed Executive Orders o Something needs to be done to clarify or modify specific enforcement President's use of resources o Diminishing resources o Increasing resources o Effects of limited resources on President's behavior Managing the Presidency o White House Staff o Executive Office of the President o Cabinet o Vice Presidency o Limitations