This article talked about the 2018 government shutdown, the main reason of this shutdown is that a spending bill have to be passed by midnight March 23, or the government has to shutdown because it runs out of money. Despite this shutdown, government has already shutdown twice in January and February. The policy that leads to the shutdown is immigration. The debate between Republican and Democratic is also an issue of shutdown since the spending bills could not be passes and keep voting and revising. This shows the power of the government is mainly supported by money. The budget is an important source to support government's operation. Government shutdown can affect the president and the government's impression to public.
This article talked about 2013's government shutdown. The main cause for this government shutdown is Obamacare, the health care program held by president Obama.The anti-Obamacare amendments lead to the shutdown, and non-essential employees have to stop working. The article described this shutdown as "Legislative Ping Pong" and "The Blame Game", most officers think the checkbook should be kept away from president Obama in case of any further damage. This shows the congress is made of multiple people and jobs. People should work together and have enough fund to keep it working. Presidents don't have the ability to recover the shutdown or the loss.
This article mainly criticized how president Trump pulls US out from the Paris climate agreement this action. A lot of parts of this article compared president Trump with president Obama and showed the dissatisfaction to president Trump's action. One important statement made in this article is that executive branch has the power to eliminate or avoid the total power of some politicians, especially for president. They limited his power to make laws or decisions while other representatives don't agree with this. This demonstrated the limit of a president's power of making laws just by his own decision, which means that president's decision or signature needs to go through executive branch before the agreement is made or the law is set.
This article talked about the two executive orders that president Trump signed on trading. One of the orders gives a review of all existed trading agreements and the other one establishes an Office of Trade and Manufacturing. These two agreements all showed Trump's expectation to "Made in USA" instead of other manufacture countries. The power that is demonstrated here is how laws passed legislative branches and goes into the final signing part. Only president Trump has the power to sign the agreements and make it practice.