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Checks and Balances

A collection of four different examples of the branches of congress and how they coexist, along with the people involved.

Sessions fires McCabe before he can retire

Sessions fires McCabe before he can retire

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night accepted the recommendation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took the reins of the agency during the turbulent days after the abrupt firing of James Comey, be terminated — two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits“. This article relates to congress because a decision can’t be made without a majority consensus. Its said that his removal was recommended by many members within the FBI.

nbcnews.com
How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security

How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security

The article shows give a brief example of how congress is able to override decisions made by the President. The Trump Administration requests to make changes to areas such as national security and foreign policy, but were denied. “The Trump administration's proposed 32% cut to the State Department budget has gotten even less consideration in Congress, as lawmakers in both parties say they're going to ignore the proposal”. There’s also a section that focuses on its connection to the executive vs legislative branches.

cnn.com
Mike Pompeo - Trump's loyalist new diplomat

Mike Pompeo - Trump's loyalist new diplomat

This article shows off a limit on the power of the President, which could be considered a balance. President Trump has appointment Mike Pompeo to be the leader of the US Department of State. Both are all for it, but the senate has to agree on whether or not he will be a good fit before it falls into place. “‘He will do a fantastic job!’ Mr Trump said on Twitter shortly after appointing him“.

bbc.com
The rest of the Brock impeachment story - New Hampshire Business Review - April 13 2018

The rest of the Brock impeachment story - New Hampshire Business Review - April 13 2018

This article helps give an example on “Judicial Power” and how it effects the legislative and executive branches of government. Basic checks and balances are noted, citing presidents such as Alexander Hamilton. “The judiciary is dependent upon the legislative branch for its funding and upon the executive branch for enforcement of its decisions“

nhbr.com