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The Executive Branch

The Executive Branch deals with the President and their powers as well as their limits. The president acts as chief executive, chief legislator, chief diplomat, and party leader.

Donald Trump’s veto threats to shape immigration debate

Donald Trump’s veto threats to shape immigration debate

With the immigration debate looming, the president has threatened to cut down bills that don’t meet his ideals. A bill suggested by the senators from Iowa and Texas reportedly has the presidents backing, which is more than most Immigration bills can say. Not only are immigration bills being threatened but 401k bills aswell.

This is an example of chief legislature. If the president does not agree with a bill he can veto it. This veto may be overridden by a 2/3 vote in the House.

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Here's the full list of President Donald Trump's executive orders

Here's the full list of President Donald Trump's executive orders

Since Donald Trump became president he has signed a large amount of executive orders. Many of the documents he has signed were to undo much of what the Obama administration has done. The president has signed the most orders than any other modern president in his first few months in office. This artclie seemed biased as it spoke a bit negatively of some of Trump’s claims and orders.

Any US president has the ability to sign executive orders as the Chief Executive. While these can be stopped by other branches of the government if unconstitutional, the president is the only one that can make these orders.

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Opinion | Federal court rules that Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary cities is u

Opinion | Federal court rules that Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary cities is u

The President’s executive order, aimed at sanctuary cities, has been stopped by the federal court. Some sanctuary cities have been refusing to assist in the deportation of undocumented immigrants. Congress is responsible for spending not the president so the order has been deemed unconstitutional. San Francisco and Santa Clara are the cities that originally challenge the constitutionality of the bill. I found this article to be biased to the left, calling into question some of the presidents choices and actions into question.

This is an example of the Federal Courts ability to declare bills and orders unconstitutional. The president cannot just pass whatever bills or orders he want to. They can be stopped by the federal courts. This ensures that one person does not have complete control of what orders are passed and made law.

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The Method and History of the US Impeachment Process

The Method and History of the US Impeachment Process

This article talks about how the impeachment process came into being. No more assasinations to get rid of “obnoxious executives”, there would now be a way to remove them. This limits the power of the president as the other parts of government may remove them from their position. Not only can presidents be impeached. I did not notice much bias. They did share an opinion that impeachable offenses are “whatever a majority decides they are at any given moment”

Impeachment is an example of Congressional Limitaions. If the president is not fit for office he can be removed from his position. This is a good example of checks and balances as the president is not above being “fired”.

This demonstrates congressional limitations. They are allowed to impeach presidents and members of the government if they commit a crime, treason, or bribery. This requires the votes of a two different t parts, the senate and th House of Representatives.

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