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The semi-sovereign presidency : the Bush administration's strategy for governing without Congress

Author: Charles Tiefer
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1994.
Series: Transforming American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book which sets out to show that George Bush used the executive office to circumvent Congress, thwart official Washington, and confound the public will.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tiefer, Charles.
Semi-sovereign presidency.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
(OCoLC)607712547
Online version:
Tiefer, Charles.
Semi-sovereign presidency.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
(OCoLC)622822631
Named Person: George Bush; George Bush; George Bush; George Bush; George Bush
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Tiefer
ISBN: 0813319307 9780813319308 0813319315 9780813319315
OCLC Number: 28721235
Description: xvi, 214 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Overview of the Bush Presidency's Strategy. The Strategy Described in the Princeton Address. Origins of the Strategy. The Strategy Unfolds --
2. From 1789 to 1988: President and Law Until the Bush Administration. From the Framers to 1945. The Two New Postwar Conditions: The Cold War and Divided Government. The Reagan Administration: Comparison with the Successor --
3. Striking Down or Revising Laws: Signing Statements in the Bush Presidency. Two Lawyers for the President: Edwin Meese and C. Boyden Gray. 1989: Preventing Curbing of Iran-Contra Abuses. 1990: Voiding Numerous Provisions Through the Item Veto Power. 1991: Revising the Intent of Congress in the Civil Rights Act --
4. The Quayle Council: "No Fingerprints" on Regulation. Quayle's Role. 1989-1990: Creation, Dormancy, and Activation. 1991: Major Interventions, Congressional Oversight. 1992: Regulatory Moratorium, Power-of-Purse Battle --
5. National Security Directives and the Cover-Up of the Courtship of Saddam Hussein. Overview: Iraq and the White House Secrecy System. 1989-1990: The Quiet Courtship of Saddam Hussein. 1990: Sanctions Thwarted by the NSC Committee. 1991: The White House Stalls Oversight. 1992: Declassification and Investigation --
6. The Persian Gulf War Authorization. The Historical Context. 1990: Toward Presidential War. 1991: Congress Votes the War Authorization. Significance of Congressional Authorization --
7. Conclusion: Temporary Respite. The 1992 Election. The Clinton Administration's Different Strategy. Only Temporary Respite? Congress, Not the Judiciary, Provides the Balance.
Series Title: Transforming American politics.
Responsibility: Charles Tiefer.

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