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  Acting President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acting President of the United States is a temporary office in the government of the United States, established under the auspices of the Constitution of the United States, particularly its 25th Amendment (ratified in 1967).
Tyler made it clear that he was the President rather than the Vice President acting as such, thus establishing precedent in accordance with the Article I interpretation, and that precedent prevailed until ratification of the 25th amendment in 1967.
Despite a widespread belief that Vice President Chester A. Arthur was a puppet of the Stalwart factions of the Republican Party, and particularly New York Senator Roscoe Conkling, Garfield's cabinet at least informally discussed scenarios under which Arthur could act as President.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acting_President_of_the_United_States   (3913 words)

 President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the Constitutional Convention, the position of the President of the United States in Congress Assembled was dissolved and replaced with the positions of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and the President of the United States Senate and President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate.
The president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States (or a citizen of the United States at the time the U.S. Constitution was adopted), be at least 35 years old, and have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.
The United States presidential line of succession is a detailed list of government officials to serve or act as President upon a vacancy in the office due to death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and conviction).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_the_United_States_of_America   (4869 words)

 Wikinfo | Vice President of the United States
The Vice President of the United States of America becomes the President upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment of the former President.
Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed by the President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
There is a strong convention within the United States Senate, that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (890 words)

 United States Department of Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated as DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government.
The command structure of the Department of Defense is defined by the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986.
Under the act, the chain of command runs from the President of the United States, through the Secretary of Defense, to the regional commanders within one of several commands who command all military forces within their area of operation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_Department_of_Defence   (874 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > People > Officers & Staff > Vice President of the United States ...
Although the office of vice president did not exist under the Continental Congresses or the Articles of Confederation, the concept of a concurrently elected successor to the executive was not without precedent for the framers of the Constitution in 1787.
While vice presidents have used their votes chiefly on legislative issues, they have also broken ties on the election of Senate officers, as well as on the appointment of committees in 1881 when the parties were evenly represented in the Senate.
Of the fourteen vice presidents who fulfilled their ambition by achieving the presidency, eight succeeded to the office on the death of a president, and four of these were later elected president.
senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Vice_President.htm   (6117 words)

 Lafayette S. Foster: Connecticut Statesman, Jurist and Acting Vice President of the United States
Born in Franklin, Connecticut, on November 22, 1806, Lafayette Sabine Foster was a descendant of Miles Standish and the eldest son of Welthea Ladd Foster and Captain Daniel Foster, a veteran Continental Army officer.
State House of Representatives: 1839-1840, 1846-1848, 1854, 1870.
Acting Vice President of the United States: April 15, 1865 to March 2, 1867 due to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (Vice President Andrew Johnson having succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of President Lincoln).
www.jud.state.ct.us /lawlib/History/foster.htm   (630 words)

 Hawaiian Kingdom Writ of Mandamus
The United States Minister Stevens thereupon extended diplomatic recognition to the provisional government that was formed by traitors without the consent of the Hawaiian Government and in violation of treaties between the two nations and of international law.
On February 1, 1893, the United States Minister Stevens raised the American flag and proclaimed Hawai`i to be a protectorate of the United States without the consent of the United States Congress and in violation of international law.
Because the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, and an envoy commissioned by them reported in official documents that my government was unlawfully coerced by the forces, diplomatic and naval of the United States; that I was at the date of their investigation the constitutional ruler of my people...
www.hawaii-nation.org /mandamus.html   (1963 words)

 Wikinfo | President of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But beyond this official role, the president, as head of a political party and as principal executive officer of the U.S. government, is in a position to influence public opinion and thereby to influence the course of legislation in Congress.
While travelling, the President is able to conduct all the functions of the office aboard the specially-built Boeing 747, Air Force One.
There were seven Presidents of the Continental Congress prior to the ratification of the Articles of Confederation.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=President_of_the_United_States   (2400 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Acting President of the United States
Second, it is unclear which Vice President should act as President in the event this clause were to attach: the outgoing Vice President or the Vice President-elect.
This thesis can not be proven to date, as the only former Acting President is George H. Bush who is already a former President and who succeeded to the presidency from the vice-presidency.
Assuming that Vice-President Dick Cheney is not elected to the presidency in 2008, he will be the first former Acting President for which this question is relevant.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Acting_President_of_the_United_States   (2686 words)

 PRESIDENT MORON NEWS ARCHIVE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President MORON then urged Congress to pass legislation to fund his newly formed faith-based initiative office, the White House Office of Religious Expansionism (WHORE) and to disregard the clear violation of Constitutional separation between Church and State.
President MORON and his rerun Secretary of Defense, Donald "Duck" Rumsfeld have paid lip service to the fact that the Cold War is over, but they have done everything in their power to get it going again.
President MORON disagreed with criticism that the DICK's request demonstrates a staggering insensitivity to the economic hardships facing millions of working families struggling to meet higher energy costs, blamed the high elctricity bill on Al Gore and added "The fedral govment is helpin' pay Amerker's high costs of energy.
www.presidentmoron.com /arch0107.html   (3508 words)

 President Strom Thurmond?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to the U.S. Constitution, all that's required is for the election to be deadlocked, the House and Senate to fail to elect a President and Vice-President, and the Speaker of the House decline to serve as President.
All that is necessary is for the candidates for President and Vice President to have a majority of electoral votes from the number of electoral votes actually cast.
By the 12th Amendment, the election for President would be thrown into the House of Representatives and the election for Vice President into the Senate.
planttel.net /~kevinc/hollow/thurmond.htm   (988 words)

 Encyklopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was later bought by the Medici family in 1549: as the official residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, it was enlarged and enriched almost continually over the following three centuries.
In the 19th century, the palazzo, by then a great treasure house, was used as a power base by Napoleon I, and later served for a brief period as the principal royal palace of the newly united Italy.
In the early 20th century, the palazzo together with its contents was given to the Italian people by the King Victor Emmanuel III, subsequently its doors were opened to the public to serve as one of Florence's largest art galleries.
encyclopedia.maksiu.info /wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (647 words)

 CONSTITUTIONAL VICES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The very idea of a Vice Presidency was dreamed up in the closing days of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, and its chief value was as one cog in an intricate electoral college contraption regulating presidential elections.
Meanwhile, to discourage states from gaming the system by wasting their second (out-of-state) vote-thereby cycling back to a fractured world of favorite sons-the Framers created an office called the Vice Presidency and provided that this office would go to the runner-up in the Presidential race.
Compounding the problem, if the Vice President ever were to be disabled (or if the Vice Presidency were at any point vacant) the Twenty-Fifth Amendment's elaborate machinery for determining Presidential disability will seize up; much of the key decision-making under this Amendment pivots on determinations that must be personally made by the Vice President.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/722727/posts   (1846 words)

 03/15/04 Martin Receives Herreshoff Trophy
President until 1991, Martin led US SAILING to new heights, changing the organization’s name from the United States Yacht Racing Union to its current name to accurately reflect the broader mission and full service approach to U.S. sailors.
He also played a pivotal role in the development of the United States Sailing Foundation, serving as president from 1995 until 1998.
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing and sailboat racing.
www.ussailing.org /pressreleases/2004/Herreshoff.htm   (488 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Amar: Constitutional Vices
After the Adams-Jefferson-Burr election of 1800-01, the electoral college was revised by the Twelfth Amendment, which directed states to cast separate votes for the President and the Vice President.
Indeed, critics predicted that the Amendment would diminish the quality of future Vice Presidents, who would no longer be major presidential candidates in their own right, but merely second-fiddles to party leaders.
Unsurprisingly, Tyler resolved the constitutional ambiguity in his own favor, claiming that he was indeed the President, and not simply the Vice President acting as President.
writ.news.findlaw.com /amar/20020726.html   (1797 words)

 Fictional President Meets with Cindy Sheehan
Sheehan, of Vacaville, was among a group of grieving families who met President Bush about two months after her son died last year, before she became a vocal opponent of the war.
Bush has said Sheehan has the right to protest and he sympathizes with her, but his aides have said there are no plans to change his schedule to meet with her.
President Bush's supporters poured into Crawford by the thousands Saturday, for the first time outnumbering war protesters led by Cindy Sheehan.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1472805/posts   (2683 words)

 The Vice-Presidential Debate: Dick Cheney's House of Lies -- A BuzzFlash Editorial
But let's face it, tonight's debate pitted the Democratic vice-presidential candidate against the Republican Vice-President, who is really the acting President of the United States.
What you have is an Executive Branch with Cheney as the de facto President and Karl Rove as his chief aide for Domestic Affairs (Rove also holds the key office of Minister of Propaganda).
Which brings us back to the debate in which the main revelation was that the so-called Vice President of the United States proved, through his fairly coherent and brazen lies, that the titular President, Bush, is a complete nincompoop.
www.buzzflash.com /editorial/04/10/edi04071.html   (550 words)

 College Grads Cheer President Bush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Laney said it was an eye opener to her, as it was to me. The column is a must read.
The statement, ''I bring you greetings from the acting president of the United States!'', led the students to believe that Bush was showing up, since he was, of course, clearly NOT legitimately elected, and is only 'acting' the part.
They know that when thousands of innocent citizens of the United States of America were murdered in cold blood on 9/11, it was George W. Bush who didn't just sit on his hands waffling back and forth, but who bravely stood up to defend the rights and security of the American people.
www.washingtondispatch.com /page2/archives/000266.html   (1100 words)

 Comments on 4391 | MetaFilter
I don't think Sheen was talking about Cohen being the "acting president", but rather himself (The West Wing).
Cohen, as the acting president of the United States, I want you to declare the School of the Americas closed."
Clearly, President Bartlett is referring to himself here, not Secretary Cohen.
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 9&10 News:  Actor, activist appear at anti-war vigil near Bush (8/28/2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She's said she'll remain until she can question the president about the more than 18-hundred U-S service members killed in Iraq, including her son.
Sheen, who portrays the Democratic president on N-B-C's ''The West Wing,'' also met with Sheehan.
He told a crowd of more than 300 that at least they had ''the acting president of the United States.'' President Bush has said he appreciates Sheehan's right to protest and sympathizes with her, but his aides have said there are no plans to change his schedule to meet with her.
www.9and10news.com /News/Story.asp?StoryID=44839   (321 words)

 Acting President of the United States - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 CBC Evening News 8JUL95   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If the United States does not immediately withdraw their army from it's encampment along our border we will consider it an act of war and issue strong condemnations in the United Nations.
DION: In reply, Vice President Pat Robertson, acting as President of the United States while the real president is in the hospital recovering from his recent heart transplant, had this to say:
That oil belongs to Alaska - not the United States.
www.cs.pdx.edu /~pluther/gaming/jd6.html   (344 words)

 CNN.com - Sharpton, Sheen visit antiwar camp - Aug 28, 2005
Sheehan arrived in Bush's hometown August 6 and refused to leave until she could question the president about the war that has killed more than 1,870 U.S. service members, including her son Casey.
Actor Martin Sheen, who portrays the Democratic president on NBC's "The West Wing," also met with Sheehan on Sunday.
"At least you've got the acting president of the United States," Sheen told the crowd of more than 300.
www.cnn.com /2005/US/08/28/crawford.sharpton   (373 words)

 PR Newswire: 'Acting' President of the United States Helps Homeless Center.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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