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Strong Executive Branch Leadership Crucial for Policy Implementation

Monday, December 24, 2012

A president is elected every four years, but he or she does not run the government alone. Thousands of political appointments must be made to establish the White House's leadership of the executive branch.

These appointments depend on an elaborate process of recruitment, confirmation, the mastering of their offices, and the collaboration with career executives to implement the president's priorities and execute the law. But the political appointee system that developed over the course o


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