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Cabinet members often state that they serve at the pleasure of the President, and the President can fire any Cabinet member at any time, but can the Cabinet members legally and Constitutionally ignore anything that the President tells them to do? They ignore the president's will at their peril, because he can indeed dismiss them, apart from the vice ...


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Has President Joe Biden made any public statements on wanting to run for a second term? Yes, Joe Biden says he expects to run for reelection in 2024, March 25, 2021. “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden told reporters on Thursday during his first news conference as president. He later reaffirmed that it’s his “expectation” he ...


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See Wikipedia's entry on the Cabinet. The Cabinet consists of the Vice-President, the head of each department of the Executive branch, and assorted non-department-heads who hold cabinet-level positions. They are appointed by the President and confirmed by Congress, and for the most part can be fired by the President at will, but otherwise run their ...


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To illustrate how much power the President wields, the best known example would be the so-called Saturday Night Massacre. Richard Nixon wanted the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate Scandal fired. He asked U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire him and Richardson resigned rather than comply. Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus ...


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I'll add here that that statement of Biden came as a surprise to some given earlier reporting... Underscoring the single-term assumption was reporting like this from Ryan Lizza in Politico early in the campaign: “According to four people who regularly talk to Biden, all of whom asked for anonymity to discuss internal campaign matters, it is virtually ...


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As stated on a different site, law 5.4.A of the laws listed here would prevent this, because the law says: Allocation of deceased donor organs must not be influenced positively or negatively by political influence, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, or financial status. And status as a president is likely defined as political influence. However, ...


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The President of the PRC is a symbolic position of little real power. Many previous leaders haven't bothered with putting themselves into the role: Mao Zedong, and Deng Xiaoping never took the title "President". The Power, prestige (and probably salary) come with being the General Secretary of the Communist Party and Chairman of the Central ...


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It is difficult to analyse extraconstitutional events from a purely constitutional analysis. A constitution may say "the president is chosen elections", but cannot then say what happens if the elections are not held, or if they are not free and fair. A constitution can't say who becomes president following a successful coup-d'etat. So rather than ...


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While Biden was campaigning there was a perception among some that the Biden campaign itself had signaled that he might be a one-term president. In December 2019 Politico claimed "Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term". Biden pushed back on that speculation, saying "I don't have plans on one term". A May 2020 New ...


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Since the ratification of the Constitution, five incumbent U.S. presidents who were eligible for another term and who actively sought the presidential nomination1 have been denied it, all of them long before the primary era when being nominated for president only required a few hundred votes rather than millions: John Tyler (W/I2) in 1844 (the Whigs hated ...


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You are assuming that costs and incentive structures are the same. The US is an outlier in how much money is required for someone to achieve material security, because the state provides fewer services, necessities are provided only by for-profit companies and insurances that cover eventualities are expensive. In regulated markets, necessities tend to be a ...


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