Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Vol. 42, no. 2

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To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. A President of the Union, on the other hand, though he may even pardon treason, when prosecuted in the ordinary course of law, could shelter no offender, in any degree, from the effects of impeachment and conviction.

Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a

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Part of the problem, if I look back, is that the Nation faces a new problem and so Congress develops a new pro- gram and then the tendency is to create a new department or agen- cy to house it in, and, as a result, we see this great growth in Gov- ^The prepared statement of Mr. By the end of 1994, the Administration had: • taken steps, largely with Congress, to save an estimated $63 billion over the next 5 years; • cut Federal employment, as measured by full-time equivalents (FTE), by more than 100,000, putting us ahead of schedule to meet the mandate of 272,900 fewer FTE by 1999; • published nearly 1,500 customer service standards in over 100 agencies that, in turn, plan to report on their progress on meeting them later this year; • worked with Congress to enact a landmark procurement reform bill that will streamline the Government's system of purchasing equipment and supplies; and • spurred the creation of labor-management partnerships across the Government, helping to design and implement the changes needed to reform Government.

A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign

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Most presidential directives fit into one of two functional categories represented by the two types of directives issued by President Washington in 1789. 34 One broad category includes documents with written instructions from the President to executive branch officials on how they are to carry out their duties. There are, however, some practical constraints that limit, or at least influence, a President's decision on which form of directive to use. But as the plan of the convention [the Constitution] aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States….” [caps are Hamilton’s; boldface mine] And in Federalist No. 39 (6th para), Madison says, ” ‘But it was not sufficient,’ say the adversaries of the proposed Constitution, ‘for the convention to adhere to the republican form.

2014 President Barack Obama State of the Union Address plus

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) -- legislation that mandates government disclosure of information subject to certain narrowly defined exceptions. Olson.536 That case sustained the independent counsel statute.537 Under that law, the independent counsel, appointed by a special court upon application by the Attorney General, may be removed by the Attorney General “only for good cause, physical disability, mental incapacity, or any other condition that substantially impairs the performance of such independent counsel’s duties.” Inasmuch as the counsel was clearly exercising “purely” executive duties, in the sense that term was used in Myers, it was urged that Myers governed and required the invalidation of the statute.

Presidential Lessons in Leadership: What Executives (and

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Bush, as the Occupying Power, was legally responsible for maintaining law and order. And then consider what is the best approach for either grouping those functions or putting them under a given cabinet-level department. Top Ten Origin Countries of Refugee Arrivals, FY 2013-15 Source: MPI analysis of WRAPS data. To put this figure into perspective, a reduction of 5,000 employees would account for just a little more than 5% of the workforce of the new department if one were to transfer all the employees of the existing entities into a science agency.

Decision-Making in the White House

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Trust is indeed the only basis for supporting a U. Now, do you understand why you are "bankrupt," along with the rest of the country? To take one example — there are plenty to choose from — consider the article in this week's Washington Post by Vice President Gore on telecommunications policy. 257 "What My Father Helped Build with Concrete and Asphalt, We Now Build with Glass and Copper, it was titled, and its thesis is that the central challenge of the inforniation age is to build an "information superhighway" analogous to the inter- state highway system of the 1950s. ■ But the centralized bureaucratic system that built the interstate highway system is dead.

State of the Union Addresses of John Quincy Adams

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The Office of Homeland Security shall coordinate national efforts to prepare for and mitigate the consequences of terrorist threats or attacks within the United States. Another way includes the ability to call special sessions of Congress. As virtually everyone with experience in government now understands, reorga- nization — even "deorganization" — is not a serious tool in the effort to reduce costs. Protecting the nation’s security is a primary function of any government. The highest court of appeal is the House of Lords The separation of powers was also in contrast to the government under the Articles of Confederation.

Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas

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But thank you very much for the opportunity Senator Glenn. Leadership takes many forms, and all leaders cannot appeal to all people. The question is not simply what federal departments and agencies should no longer exist, or what functions no longer engaged in. Nevertheless, the executive cannot thereby control the exercise of that power. Asking this question is important for two reasons. Rational thought, self-awareness, and sovereignty is not taught in school. If it is going to be a functional arrangement, you need to get all of those together under some head so they can be coordinated properly.

Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency (The

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The Executive Office is located at the Governance Center in This page provides links to the various New Hampshire branches of government, Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch and the State Personnel Directory Executive Branch leaders have killed, wounded and made homeless well over 20 million human beings in the last 50 years, mostly civilians. Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, the U. This supergovernment was to deal with foreign nations, and also to administer at home all matters of National (as distinguished from State or local) character.

Understanding Presidential Elections: The Constitution,

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Basil Miles may be appointed as superintendent of the division of foreign mails in the Post-Office Department without examination under the civil-service rules. I am pleased to be here today to discuss with you some of the issues surrounding Government reorganiza- tion. Affirmative action continues to be a hot-button issue across the nation. The members of the House of Representatives choose their own leader, called the Speaker of the House. There are a lot of things the Fed- eral Government is doing it should stop doing.