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  U.S. presidential election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate were organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates, and held in autumn of 2004.
On October 5, the Vice Presidential debate was held between Dick Cheney and John Edwards in Cleveland, Ohio, and was moderated by Gwen Ifill of PBS.
Presidential popular votes cartogram, in which the sizes of counties have been rescaled according to their population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._presidential_election,_2004   (5428 words)

  
 Learn more about Presidential system in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a presidential system, the president usually has special privileges in the enactment of legislation, namely the possession of a power of veto over legislation of bills, in some cases subject to the power of the legislature by weighed majority to override the veto.
Presidential governments also make no distinction between the positions of Head of state and Head of government, both of which are held by the president.
In some presidential systems such as South Korea or the Republic of China (on Taiwan), there is an office of the prime minister or premier, but unlike semi-presidential or parliamentary systems, the premier is responsible to the president rather than to the legislature.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/pr/presidential_system.html   (721 words)

  
 President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The modern Presidential election process begins with the primary elections, during which the major parties (currently the Democrats and the Republicans) each select a nominee to unite behind; the nominee in turn selects a running mate to join him on the ticket as the Vice Presidential candidate.
The political scientist Richard Neustadt famously said "Presidential power is the power to persuade and the power to persuade is the ability to bargain".
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   (4481 words)

  
 NARA - Presidential Libraries - Visit Presidential Libraries and Museums
Presidential Library museums are open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day (The Johnson Library is only closed Christmas Day).
Presidential Libraries can be found across the country, from Massachusetts to California.
Select a Presidential Library from the location dots on the map.
www.archives.gov /presidential_libraries/addresses/addresses.html   (108 words)

  
 NARA - Presidential Libraries - Presidential Libraries and Museums Main Page
Presidential Libraries are repositories for the papers, records and historical materials of the Presidents.
The Presidential Libraries work to ensure that these irreplaceable items are preserved and made available for the widest possible use by researchers.
Presidential Libraries give you the chance to see, hear, and participate in the events that changed our lives and made us who we are as a nation.
www.archives.gov /presidential_libraries/index.html   (158 words)

  
 Presidential Succession
The question of Presidential disability arose during the creation of the Consitution, even before the Founding Fathers had invented the idea of a Vice President.
It was not until 1967 that tradition became law in section 1 of the 25th amendment.
Since the law was first enacted in 1947, for example, the Secretary of War has been replaced by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy and the Postmaster General have been removed from the Cabinet, and six new Cabinet departments have been added.
www.doctorzebra.com /prez/a_succession.htm   (1397 words)

  
 Presidential fundraising
Employees of the New York-based firm contributed at least $78,750 to Democratic presidential hopefuls, according to a Center for Responsive Politics study of contributions reported this month to the Federal Election Commission.
The profiles examine presidential fundraising by each of the declared candidates for president, including top contributors, top industries, sector totals and geographic breakdowns of contributions.
Gephardt collected the most money from St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, both in his presidential account ($39,000 in individual contributions) and in his congressional and presidential accounts combined ($486,150 from individuals and the company PAC since 1989).
www.opensecrets.org /pressreleases/PresFR1Q2.asp   (844 words)

  
 NOW with Bill Moyers. Politics & Economy. Election 2004. The Debates | PBS
Presidential debates can change the course of elections, but George Farah, executive director of Open Debates, has evidence showing that the debates' rules of order have been hijacked by the two main political parties.
Open Debates is promoting an alternative Presidential debate sponsor — the nonpartisan Citizens' Debate Commission — comprised of national civic leaders committed to maximizing voter education.
Instead of engaging in nonpartisan voter education, the CPD executes the joint demands of the Republican and Democratic nominees concerning the presidential debates, and shields the Republican and Democratic nominees from public accountability," said Open Debates Director Farah.
www.pbs.org /now/politics/debates.html   (770 words)

  
 Financing the 1996 Presidential Campaign
As the Presidential campaign moves into its final stages, we'll try to use this part of the site to summarize the financial activity of all the different parts of the process.
This is the largest source of funding for most federal campaigns, but it is particularly important for Presidential candidates because individual contributions of $250 or less may be matchable.
Parties are also spending funds on generic activity in support of all of their candidates, encouraging voters to go to the polls, etc. Other organizations and individuals may make independent expenditures advocating the election or defeat of Presidential candidates.
www.fec.gov /pres96/presgen1.htm   (730 words)

  
 Daves Classic Limousine Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is the first of three identical Presidential Linousines built for the President and his family.
The roof of the Presidential Limousine is three inches taller than the production Fleetwood Brougham in order to provide a distinctively large glass area so that the President is visible to the greatest extent possible during parades and ceremonial occasions.
Embroidered Presidential seals are affixed to each rear passenger door as well as to the center of the rear seat.
my.net-link.net /~dcline/limopres.htm   (1222 words)

  
 Washington University in St. Louis selected to host a 2004 presidential debate
The university hosted the first presidential debate held prior to the 1992 election, was selected to host a presidential debate in 1996 that eventually was canceled, and hosted the third and last presidential debate of the 2000 campaign season.
Debate organizers announced that the other presidential debates will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on Sept. 30, 2004, and at Arizona State University in Tempe on Oct. 13, 2004.
The vice presidential debate will be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Oct. 5, 2004.
news-info.wustl.edu /news/page/normal/527.html   (1043 words)

  
 2004 presidential election - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Road to the White House 2004: The Politics of Presidential Elections
The Geography Of Presidential Elections In The United States, 1868-2004
The Crisis of American Democracy: The Presidential Elections of 2000 and 2004
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /2004_presidential_election.htm   (120 words)

  
 Russian Presidential Elections-96
The first round of Russian presidential elections was held on June 16, 1996.
By that time, the commission announced, nominees would have to submit their tax returns for the two years before the election in addition to a list of signatures supporting their nomination.
Under the law on presidential elections, candidates had to collect at least 1,000,000 signatures, with no more than 70,000 signatures from any one region of the Russian Federation.
www.cs.indiana.edu /hyplan/dmiguse/Russian/elections.html   (1294 words)

  
 2004 Presidential Election
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, for example, raised a total of nearly half a billion dollars in private contributions during the presidential primary season.
They were entitled to government matching funds during the primaries, but turned them down to free themselves of federally mandated spending limits.
Their decision (and that of Howard Dean, who also rejected matching funds) helped to make this presidential election the most expensive in history.
www.opensecrets.org /presidential/index.asp   (207 words)

  
 President Truman - Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library
In January 2004, the Truman museum opened "Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times," a 4,500 square foot permanent exhibition that presents the life of Harry Truman through a series of stories richly illustrated with personal memorabilia, fascinating video clips of the Truman family, and engaging interactive activities for children.
It joined "Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years" an 11,000 square foot permanent exhibition that focuses on the Truman Presidency, with a particular emphasis on the many difficult decisions Harry Truman made during a critical period of the 20th Century.
Two "decision theaters" within the exhibition enable visitors to experience the difficult choices Truman had to make in deciding to recognize the new state of Israel, to desegregate the armed forces, and to implement a loyalty oath for Federal employees.
www.trumanlibrary.org   (505 words)

  
 $3 Tax Checkoff
Whatever money is left over at the end of the Presidential election remains in the fund and is used in the next election, four years later.
In the Presidential primaries, the total amount paid to campaigns varies from year to yea r.
If a shortfall occurred in the Presidential Fund, the Secretary of the Treasury would allocate the remain ing funds among the eligible candidates and committees.
www.fec.gov /info/checkoff.htm   (980 words)

  
 "I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
The selections are drawn from the Presidential Papers in the Manuscript Division and from the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Music Division, and the General Collections of the Library of Congress.
The collection has been organized chronologically by presidential inauguration and an effort has been made to offer a balanced number of items for each inaugural event.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/pihtml   (376 words)

  
 Presidential Pets Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Presidential Pet Museum was founded in 1999 as a repository and means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the Presidential Pets.
The Presidential Pet Museum is located only 19 miles from the White House on Route 4, (Pennsylvania Avenue and Wrighton Road) which is on the way to the National Wildlife preservation known as JUG BAY where over 10,000 visitors a year enjoy the wildlife and natural protected lands of the Patuxent River area.
From Caroline Kennedy’s pony "Macaroni" to the new addition to the family of presidential pets Miss Beazley, the visitor would take the most exciting, most unique, interactive, engaging voyage into the body, soul and mind of our beloved pets.
www.presidentialpetmuseum.com   (753 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Third Presidential Debate -- President Bush and Sen. John Kerry
Following is a transcript of the third and final presidential debate between between President Bush (R) and Sen. John F. Kerry (D).
The moderator of the nationally televised debate is Bob Schieffer of CBS News.
KERRY: I believe it was a failure of presidential leadership not to reauthorize the assault weapons ban.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/politics/debatereferee/debate_1013.html   (13468 words)

  
 Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library & Museum Bookstore
This bronzed Presidential Seal, for example, designates a peaceful knoll where the future burial sites will be situated for the president and first lady.
The Reagan Library is the largest of all the Presidential Libraries, with archival holdings of nearly 55 million pages of government records, over 1.5 million photographs and approximately 769,500 feet of motion picture film.
Finally, there is a great tradition of warnings in presidential farewells, and I've got one that's been on my mind for some time.
www.reaganlibrary.net   (3996 words)

  
 Tax History Project: Presidential Tax Returns -- Welcome to the Tax History Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Copies are also available from the Bush, Carter, Nixon, Reagan, and Roosevelt presidential libraries.
Two caveats: (1) Some of the images are of mediocre quality, reflecting the poor photocopies released by the White House.
Likewise incoming presidents do not release returns for the year before they assumed office, even though they hold office when returns for that year come due.
www.taxhistory.org /presidential   (356 words)

  
 Geringer Signs Western Presidential Primary Bill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By signing Senate File 104, the Western Presidential Primary bill, the State of Wyoming is now authorized to participate in a Rocky Mountain presidential primary.
Political strategists predict that in the next presidential nominating cycle, 63 percent of the delegates to nominating conventions will have been selected by March 14.
Governor Geringer said that western states make up approximately 64 percent of the total land mass within the US and are home to 30 percent of the nation’s population, yet, “Western issues are rarely mentioned by candidates and candidates spend little time campaigning in the region,” he said.
wyoming.gov /governor/press_releases/1999/march_1999/primary.html   (530 words)

  
 Presidential Classroom - The Leader in Civic Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Presidential Classroom - The Leader in Civic Education
Presidential Classroom is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Elizabeth A. Sherman, Ph.D. "I am thrilled to take the helm of Presidential Classroom and help shape exciting and substantive programs for the future leaders of our country and the world,” Sherman said.
For 10 years, she worked to establish a distinctive graduate certificate program and research institute focused on policy training, political education and leadership development for women.
www.presidentialclassroom.org   (96 words)

  
 Politics1 - 2004 U.S. Presidential Election (P2004)
FundRace 2004 - A fun site that summarizes Presidential candidate contributions -- and ranks the success of the candidates -- under three categories: grassroots donors (the smallest average contributions), fat cat donors (the largest average contributions), and devotion (the highest average of repeat donors).
Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2004 - Park University Professor and former journalist Andrew Cline performs detailed analysis of the rhetoric used in the speeches by President Bush and the various Presidential candidates.
Commission on Presidential Debates - Established in 1987 by leaders of the two major parties to ensure that debates remain a permanent part of every general election, this nonprofit and bipartisan organization sponsored all the general election debates in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000.
www.politics1.com /p2004.htm   (994 words)

  
 CNN.com - World - Election Watch
In the presidential election, Fidel Valdes RAMOS received 23.6% of the vote and thus defeated Miriam SANTIAGO, his closest competitor with 19.7% of the vote.
In the vice presidential election, Joseph ESTRADA received 33.0% of the vote and thus defeated Marcelo FERNAN, his closest competitor with 21.7% of the vote.
With ten official candidates, the May 1998 election was the Philippines' largest presidential race in the country's history.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/election.watch/asiapcf/philippines2.html   (169 words)

  
 CNN.com - International team to monitor presidential election - Aug 8, 2004
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A team of international observers will monitor the presidential election in November, according to the U.S. State Department.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was invited to monitor the election by the State Department.
It will be the first time such a team has been present for a U.S. presidential election.
cnn.allpolitics.printthis.clickability.com /pt/cpt?action=cpt&title=CNN.com+-+International+team+to+monitor+presidential+election+-+Aug+8%2C+2004&expire=-1&urlID=11261137&fb=Y&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2004%2FALLPOLITICS%2F08%2F08%2Finternational.observers%2Findex.html&partnerID=2001   (600 words)

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