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16 Cards in this Set

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executive order
A rule or regulation issued by a chief executive that has the effect of law.
White House press corps
A group of reporters assigned to cover the president full-time.
A postponment of a criminal sentence imposed by a court of law. The president and governors have the power to grant reprieves and usually do it for humanitarian reasons.
The act of granting a prisoner release from punishment. It can be granted before or after a criminal conviction.
A governmental grant of pardon to a large group of people.
A temporary agreement between opponents to stop fighting.
A temporary agreement between opponents to stop fighting.
A person who carries out the means of diplomacy on behalf of his or her own native country.
chief diplomat
The role of the president in recognizing and interacting with foreign governments
A formal agreement between the government of two or more countries.
executive agreements
Binding international agreements between two heads of state that do not require legislative sanction.
power of recognition
The power of the executive branch to accept legal existence of another country's government.
A diplomat of high rank who represents his or her government to a foreign country.
veto power
A constitutional power granted to a chief executive to reject legislation and return it to the legislature with reasons for the objections. This prevents or delays the bill from becoming law.
A system of rewarding party faithfuls and workers with government employment and contracts
executive privilege
The right of the president (or other officials named by the president)to refuse to appear before or to withold information from, a legislative committee on the grounds that revealing the information in question may threaten national security.