This could be one reason why the American President can only stay in power for two terms. If the ministers surrounding the PM cannot take collective responsibility for their decisions then it is easy for not only the public but your opposition to place blame for a particular issue on the PM’s head. Thus creating a great deal of ill will towards that PM over time. Thatcher’s ‘sofa cabinet’ has been an idea carried on by Blair and Cameron as both tend to surround themselves with advisors of their own choosing as opposed to the cabinet ministers, acting very independently. However, it was Blair that truly started the media frenzy surrounding Prime Ministerial candidates around the general election.
To what extent can the Congress and the Supreme Court limit the powers of the President? In the United States of America, the government is divided into three main branches; The Executive Branch- which the President belongs to, Legislative Branch made up on the Congress and finally the Judicial Function – The Supreme Court. The President is the most powerful person in the USA but his power is held in check by the Congress and The Supreme Court. If these institutions don’t like what the President intends to do then they have the power to prevent him. The Presidents greatest powers lie within foreign policy.
The institutionalized Executive branch now includes the White House Office (WHO) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Executive Office of the President (EOP). These offices provide modern presidents with layers of bureaucracy that they can use to enhance their power and influence to achieve their policy goals successfully. However, some presidents have found that the White House bureaucracy can actually make them feel out-of-touch with his position and powers. As many political programmes within the Executive branch mainly the White House Office developed, so did the agencies that ran them. These agencies have strong connections with Congress as it is Congress that authorizes their existence and finds the funds to finance them.
The executive branch is made of the president and higher power like the military. It’s actually the branch that is most watched for corruption because of the enforcements it possesses to veto. This is how Madison claims how each branch checks and balances are. The legislative branch checks the executive by impeachment from the House, a trial of impeachment by Senate treaties, overriding vetoes, approval of judicial and executive appointees, and
Winston Churchill once said, “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable events.” With the attacks on our nation on September 11, the effects have been felt all over the world. We are at war with Afghanistan and have been for almost 11 years. So why are we over there, what have we done, and when will our troops come home? On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger airliners, two of which were intentionally flown into the
﻿ Jeff Howe April 30, 2009 Ralph Nader Government exists protect the citizens from themselves and Ralph Nader is there to ensure that the government follows through with their purpose. For decades, Ralph Nader has gained recognition as a kind of whistle-blower. He has alerted the general public to the dangers of consumer goods as well as hazards in airplane and car travel. To this end, Nader has created powerful non-profit organizations. Nader has some very distinct political opinions that make him the ideal candidate for president.
The Secret Message of a Super PAC While watching the tremendous amounts of political advertisements flow out of a family’s television every day, it is quite amazing to see how many accusations and career ending facts that many of our leading politicians are faced with. Advertisements like those from the super Political Action Committees (PAC) known as Restore Our Future. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are two of the politicians that are being scrutinized by the super PAC’s advertisement titled, Too Much, December 21 2011. The main argument that the ad makes is that Gingrich and Perry both are too liberal on immigration and have too much baggage on ethics, and the intended conservative audience would agree that the politicians are not fit for
When anything happens in the government the news is there to report and stand by to inform the people . The people of any nation must have the right to know what the government is doing. The media is that subway between Capital hill and Main Street USA but more so today then ever before this subway has occurred detours that we do not even know where we are going or where we are headed. The media is an essential evil that a country must endure. To prove this point we will examine The O'Reilly Factor, The Colbert Report, and Nightly News.
All The President’s Men In all fairness aside, no other film combines the elements of investigative journalism and Washington politics more compellingly than “All the President’s Men.” It entails the story of two reporters working for the Washington Post who alleviated the fall of President Nixon, therefore adapting the way both politics and journalism is now viewed. On the surface, it's a great story about journalist’s, and for many, it shows the successful portrayal of a how a journalist goes about his or her day. It is certainly not the easiest of stories to fully comprehend, as it took some time and effort to understand the story fully. However, by making the film personal, the narrative driven by the fire of its lead characters,
But in this age of television, it can only be a ratings dream comes true for the tv executives wondering how much to charge for advertising a commercial. What a dream come true also for the moderators of the debate. Knowing that millions of people will be watching and in some sort of way and they being the ring leader of the whole evening. One thing is certain: Gingrich knows about anger. He well understands that many conservative Americans have had enough of being laughed at by Hollywood and by the media chieftains in New York and Washington.