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Lecture 13

PSC 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Divided Government, White House Chief Strategist, Twenty-Fifth Amendment To The United States Constitution

Political Science
Course Code
PSC 101
Stephanie Paul

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President’s support System
White House Staff
Competitive vs. hierarchal structure
National Security Adviser
Domestic policy adviser
White House Chief Strategist
Press secretary
Special assistants
Economic advisers
Executive Office of the President
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)
National Security Council (NSC)
Intelligence Advisory Board (IAB)
Still being organized
Vice President
12th Amendment (1904)
Same party ticket
25th Amendment (1967)
Presidential succession
Increase responsibility
Gore, Cheney, Biden
Unofficial but traditional
Every president has one
Vice president
Heads of executive department
Joint vs. separate meetings
President and Congress: Perpetual Tug
Conflict by constitutional design
Checks and balances
Contrast with parliamentary systems
Shared powers
Divided government
Separate elections
Gridlocks (ex. Deficit crisis - video last week)
What makes a president successful with congress?
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