The Runner Up Presidency

The Runner Up Presidency Author Mark Weston
ISBN-10 9781493022588
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 256
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An entertaining and important account of presidential elections in which the winner of the popular vote lost or came all too close to losing, focusing on the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the disputed elections of 1876 and 2000, the deadlocks of 1800 and 1824 (when the elections were thrown to the House of Representatives) and the close call during the tumultuous year of 1968. Author and historian Mark Weston explains how electoral votes emerged as a compromise between the free states and slave states at the Constitutional Convention, how they were inspired by an unusual method of counting votes in ancient Rome, and how this system played out in six presidential elections that shake our faith in American democracy. The Runner-Up Presidency combines an in-depth political and numerical analysis of America’s electoral system with rich narratives of our six strangest elections. .



Almost President

Almost President Author Scott Farris
ISBN-10 9780762784219
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 352
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Veteran political journalist Scott Farris tells the stories of legendary presidential also-rans, from Henry Clay to Stephen Douglas, from William Jennings Bryan to Thomas Dewey, and from Adlai Stevenson to Al Gore. He also includes concise profiles of every major candidate nominated for president who never reached the White House but who helped promote the success of American democracy. Farris explains how Barry Goldwater achieved the party realignment that had eluded FDR, how George McGovern paved the way for Barack Obama, and how Ross Perot changed the way all presidential candidates campaign. There is Al Smith, the first Catholic nominee for president; and Adlai Stevenson, the candidate of the "eggheads" who remains the beau ideal of a liberal statesman. And Farris explores the potential legacies of recent runners-up John Kerry and John McCain. The book also includes compact and evocative portraits of such men as John C. Fremont, the first Republican Party presidential candidate; and General Winfield Scott, whose loss helped guarantee the Union victory in the Civil War. This new edition of Almost President brings the work up-to-date with a section that explores the results and ramifications of the 2012 presidential election.



Two Presidents Are Better Than One

Two Presidents Are Better Than One Author David Orentlicher
ISBN-10 9780814789490
Release 2013-03-11
Pages 304
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“Can Orentlicher be serious in calling for a plural executive? The answer is yes, and he presents thoughtful and challenging arguments responding to likely criticisms. Any readers who are other than completely complacent about the current state of American politics will have to admire Orentlicher’s distinctive audacity and to respond themselves to his well-argued points.” —Sanford Levinson, author of Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance “In this refreshingly provocative book, David Orentlicher explains why it is due time for us to reconsider dominant ideas about the presidency, now arguably our most powerful political institution.” —William E. Scheuerman, Indiana University When talking heads and political pundits make their “What’s Wrong with America” lists, two concerns invariably rise to the top: the growing presidential abuse of power and the toxic political atmosphere in Washington. In Two Presidents Are Better Than One, David Orentlicher shows how the “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem—the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. Accordingly, writes Orentlicher, we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch. Orentlicher contends that our founding fathers did not anticipate the extent to which their checks and balances would fail to contain executive power and partisan discord. As the stakes in presidential elections have grown ever higher since the New Deal, battles to capture the White House have greatly exacerbated partisan differences. Had the framers been able to predict the future, Orentlicher argues, they would have been far less enamored with the idea of a single leader at the head of the executive branch and far more receptive to the alternative proposals for a plural executive that they rejected. Analyzing the histories of other countries with a plural executive branch and past examples of bipartisan cooperation within Congress, Orentlicher shows us why and how to implement a two-person, two-party presidency. Ultimately, Two Presidents Are Better Than One demonstrates why we need constitutional reform to rebalance power between the executive and legislative branches and contain partisan conflict in Washington. David Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. A scholar of constitutional law and a former state representative, David also has taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School. He earned degrees in law and medicine at Harvard and specializes as well in health care law and ethics.



Power Wars

Power Wars Author Charlie Savage
ISBN-10 9780316286602
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 688
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's "global war on terror." Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing-and in some cases expanding-many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration's national security legal and policy team in a way that no one has before. Based on exclusive interviews with more than 150 current and former officials and access to previously unreported documents, he lays bare their internal deliberations, including emotional debates over the fates of detainees held on torture-tainted evidence and acts of war that lacked congressional authorization. He tells the inside stories of how Obama came to order the killing of an American citizen, preside over an unprecedented crackdown on leaks, and keep a then-secret National Security Agency program that collected records of every American's phone calls. Savage also pieces together the first comprehensive history of how American surveillance secretly developed over the past thirty-five years, synthesizing recent revelations and filling in gaps with new reporting. And he provides lucid explanations of legal dilemmas in a way that non-lawyers can understand. Highlighted by new information about the pivotal aftermath to the failed Christmas underwear bombing and the planning for the Osama bin Laden raid, Savage's own eyewitness reporting at Guantánamo, and detailed accounts of closed-door meetings at the highest levels of government, Power Wars equips readers to understand the legacy of Obama's presidency.



UNCHOSEN PRESIDENTS THE VICE PRESIDENT AND OTHER FRUSTRAIONS OF PRESIDENTAL SUCCESSION

UNCHOSEN PRESIDENTS THE VICE PRESIDENT AND OTHER FRUSTRAIONS OF PRESIDENTAL SUCCESSION Author ALLAN P. SINDLER
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Debating the Presidency

Debating the Presidency Author Robert P. Watson
ISBN-10 0757516475
Release 2005
Pages 266
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The Handy Presidents Answer Book

The Handy Presidents Answer Book Author David L Hudson
ISBN-10 9781578593606
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 400
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A complete look at every Presidents' who, what, when, where, why, and, how … Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office. With an intriguing range of questions about religious affiliations, unusual backgrounds, and tidbits of odd trivia—from "Which president killed a man in a duel?" to "Who was the first Baptist to become president?"—this reference also covers former presidential candidates, first ladies, key appointments, and election results. Revealing important answers to foreign policy questions and decisions made during times of war, as well as presidential actions in times of economic boom and bust, isolationism and expansion, and economic policies and unusual anecdotes, this fun and absorbing anthology provides a thorough overview of more than 200 years of U.S. presidents.



Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

Encyclopedia of the American Presidency Author Leonard Williams Levy
ISBN-10 PSU:000043936090
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 1827
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The forty year parallel in Presidential elections

The forty year parallel in Presidential elections Author Lawrence Cravit
ISBN-10 WISC:89060948650
Release 1980-09-01
Pages 175
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Why Not Me

Why Not Me Author Al Franken
ISBN-10 9780141944319
Release 2004-09-02
Pages 320
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The dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, the first Jewish president of the United States. From the first days of the Franken campaign as the candidate pledges 'to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side' as Al, aided by his covering sex addict and alcoholic deputy campaign manager, stuns the pundits by defeating Al Gore for the democratic nomination, then is swept into office carrying all fifty states. But from that moment of triumph it's downhill all the way...



Watergate

Watergate Author Keith W. Olson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056672549
Release 2003
Pages 220
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A disturbing tale made famous by "Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in "All the President's Men, " the Watergate scandal has been dissected and debated. Olson offers a "layman's guide to Watergate, " a concise and readable one-volume history that highlights the key events in this dark drama. 20 photos.



Presidential elections since 1789

Presidential elections since 1789 Author Congressional Quarterly, inc
ISBN-10 0871876094
Release 1991
Pages 248
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Rush Revere and the Presidency

Rush Revere and the Presidency Author Rush Limbaugh
ISBN-10 9781501156908
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 272
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When one of the time-traveling crew is running for student-body president at Manchester Middle School, Rush Revere takes them back in history to witness the election and leadership of our first three presidents.



Saving the Reagan Presidency

Saving the Reagan Presidency Author David M. Abshire
ISBN-10 1585444669
Release 2005
Pages 256
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Former NATO ambassador Abshire reveals the inner workings of the Reagan WhiteHouse during the Iran-Contra affair: the conflicts with the powerful Chief ofStaff Donald Regan, the politically astute First Lady, the involvement of CIADirector William Casey, and Reagan's triumph of personal character.



The Race for the White House from Reagan to Clinton

The Race for the White House from Reagan to Clinton Author A. Bennett
ISBN-10 9781137268600
Release 2013-02-06
Pages 243
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The Race for the White House from Reagan to Clinton provides a foundation for how the presidential nomination process and the presidential election process have changed over the past three decades by addressing a number of important questions about the nomination and electoral processes.



The American Presidency

The American Presidency Author Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
ISBN-10 9781625130402
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 144
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The American Presidency, updated for 2013, provides a rich journey through U.S. history. Meet the occupants of the nation's highest office from George Washington to Barack Obama. Each presidential summary includes a detailed biography, the president's signature, his vice president(s), a profile of the first lady, and timelines. Coverage of the recent 2012 presidential election and information describing the Cabinet, the White House, election results, the presidential flag, and the presidential seal history are also included. Current events such as the recent economic recession, financial reform bill, health care reform, ending the war in Iraq, Libya and Muammar al-Qaddafi, and Osama bin Laden are all chronicled in this title.



The Presidency

The Presidency Author Michael Nelson
ISBN-10 IND:30000052166570
Release 1996
Pages 208
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