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American Bar Association

American Bar Association  

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The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 in Saratoga Springs, New York, as a voluntary, national organization of the legal profession. Its initial membership totaled 289 lawyers, and ...
attorney-General

attorney-General  

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The principal law officer of the Crown. The Attorney General is usually a Member of Parliament of the ruling party and holds ministerial office, although he is not normally a member of the Cabinet. ...
Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater  

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(1909–1998), U.S. Senator, Republican presidential candidate.Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Goldwater attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia and the University of Arizona before entering the ...
Budget and Impoundment Control Act, Congressional

Budget and Impoundment Control Act, Congressional  

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(1974)Each year the President submits a budget for the federal government, only to have Congress alter that budget to meet its own goals. “I've been around here a long ...
Bush election victory

Bush election victory  

(2000)Following a highly divisive election campaign, in the 2000 presidential elections George W. Bush won over Vice‐President Al Gore with a small majority of votes in the electoral college, but ...
Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency  

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CIA an independent U.S. agency responsible to the president through its Director and to the people of the United States through Congressional intelligence oversight committees. It was officially ...
Congress

Congress  

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The national legislative body of the United States, which meets at the Capitol in Washington DC; it was established by the Constitution of 1787 and is composed of the Senate and the House of ...
decision making, Presidential

decision making, Presidential  

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A successful Presidential decision is one that wins White House, public, and congressional support. Politically, a decision that unites the President's party and divides the opposition is much better ...
deep

deep  

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Deep-six destroy or dispose of (something) irretrievably, perhaps from the custom of burial at sea at a depth of six fathoms.Deep South the south-eastern region of the US regarded as embodying ...
executive privilege

executive privilege  

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The right of the executive to withhold information from the legislature or courts.In the United States executive privilege has been used by the President, and executive officials given the right by ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation  

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(FBI)The investigative branch of the US Department of Justice. Established by Attorney-General Charles J. Bonaparte (1851–1921) in 1908, it was at first called the Bureau of Investigation. It was ...
Fundamentalist Movement.

Fundamentalist Movement.  

American fundamentalism emerged within evangelical Protestantism in the early twentieth century in opposition to “modernism,” a term that encompassed liberal theology, the Darwinian theory of ...
George Bush

George Bush  

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(1924– )US Republican statesman, 41st President of the USA (1989–93). He was director of the CIA from 1976 to 1977, and President Reagan's Vice-President from 1981 to 1988. As President, he ...
Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford  

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1913–2006)US Republican statesman and thirty-eighth president of the USA (1974–77).Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Two years later his parents were divorced, his mother remarried, and the boy was ...
Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger  

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(1923–) U.S. statesman, born in Fürth, Germany. Kissinger served as national security advisor (1969–75) and secretary of state (1973–77). During his tenure (the administrations of Presidents Richard ...
impeachment

impeachment  

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A formal accusation of wrongdoing. To impeach a public official is to accuse him of crimes or misdemeanours in the execution of his duties. Impeachment proceedings normally occur in the lower house ...
independent counsel

independent counsel  

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Independent counsels were a post-Watergate attempt to establish a regular means of investigating alleged wrongdoing in the executive branch. Appointed by the Department of Justice or a special panel ...
investigations, congressional

investigations, congressional  

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Aside from its legislative activities, Congress devotes much attention to investigations. Congressional investigations have uncovered wrongdoing within the executive branch, from obscure agencies up ...
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter  

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1924– )US Democratic statesman and thirty-ninth president of the USA (1977–81).Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, the son of a peanut farmer and warehouser. Having graduated from the US Naval ...
pardon Power

pardon Power  

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The Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) grants the President the power to reprieve and pardon individuals who have committed crimes or other offenses against the United States. A reprieve is ...

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