The Monkey Cage: Presidency


Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/09/2014

The Homebound “Imperial Presidency”

Charges on an “imperial presidency” usually center on war and foreign policy - but the newest charges are all about the domestic front.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, executive orders, Presidency, unilateralism

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Always in Vague

Obama’s NSA proposals are vague, but that’s no surprise: presidential power often resides in the vague.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, Obama, Presidency

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Where’s that Team of Rivals?

A competitive “team of rivals” advising structure might work - but it is hard to keep one going.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  advising, Health Care, Presidency, White House staff

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 11/03/2013

The passionate, anonymous Mr. White

Lee White (1923-2013) was an “old school” White House staffer - he had a passion for anonymity, but also for justice.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  09:03 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obituary, Presidency, White House staff

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Can the president save Congress from itself?

Presidential unilateralism could set a troubling precedent - but will Obama have a choice?

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Debt ceiling, Presidency