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The Unitary Executive debate is long-standing and remains unresolved.
Dissenters from the Unitary Executive Theory argue that Congress can regulate any presidential powers that are not clearly spelled out in the Constitution – so long as Congress does not obstruct constitutional obligations placed on the presidency.
Supporters of the unitary executive theory believe presidents may act without Congressional interference.
The trust-related debates about the presidency from the framer’s time continue to this day.
Populist or partisan presidents sometimes feel motivated to weaken constitutional constraints.
Free course on the presidency. One paragraph per day. Which statements about American political parties are true? They have to be pre-approved by the government.They help candidates mobilize and organize…
Countries with weak democracies host political parties willing to do anything to win.
Presidents can use their connection to the voters to bypass reluctant party leaders.
Political parties can empower presidents to set their own agendas.
Political parties can divert accountability away from Congress.
Free course on the presidency. One paragraph per day. 2.14 Money is power. A president’s political assets can sometimes extend beyond leadership to include money. Under today’s campaign laws, presidential…
Political parties can amplify presidential power.
Political parties became more important as state legislatures directed their electors to follow the popular vote in their states.
Could political parties contribute to checks and balances within the government?