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Even though the Presidency has it limits, politically, the President of the United States is the most powerful office in Washington


Although his job is running the country as our leader, the president is limited to what he can and cannot do by those in the judicial and legislative branches. The President might be able to veto a law(s), but Congress has the ability to pass laws with a majority vote immune to the president's choice. While the president appoints judges for the Supreme Court, the Judicial Branch can speak out if they feel something the president has done is unconstitutional. He may limit their own power, but the other two branches can resrict him in return.
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Example: Obama's Health Plan would need the support of Congress in order to pass.

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A President CANNOT declare war without Congress Approval
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The President CANNOT decide how to spend federal money

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The President can be impeached if he does something that is believed to be "uncomstitutional".
(Ex: Bill Clinton)
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(Lobbyist: a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest.)

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