Question - What are the different kinds of presidential powers?

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Contents 1 Commander-in-chief. 2 Executive powers. 3 Powers related to legislation. 4 Powers of appointment. 5 Executive clemency. 6 Foreign affairs. 7 Emergency powers. 8 Executive privilege. One formal power provided to the president is that of Commander and Chief of the armed forces such as the ARMY, NAVY, and the US Air Force. Two more formal powers provided to the president include the power to make political appointment and to negotiate treaties with foreign nations. Formal powers are those powers explicitly granted to the president in Article II of the US Constitution. Informal powers are not stated in the Constitution; presidents have claimed these powers as necessary for executing the law. They follow from the enumerated powers given to the president in the Constitution, which include carrying out the law, conducting diplomacy, vetoing laws, appointing certain officials, granting pardons, and issuing proclamations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_the_president_of_the_United_States

The Constitution explicitly assigns the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/president-government-official

The president was vested with a variety of duties and powers, including negotiating treaties with foreign governments, signing into law or vetoing legislation passed by Congress, appointing high-ranking members of the executive and all judges of the federal judiciary, and serving as commander in chief of the armed

https://votesmart.org/education/president

The Powers of the President According to Article II of the Constitution the President has the following powers: Serve as commander in chief of the armed forces. Commission officers of the armed forces. Grant reprieves and pardons for federal offenses (except impeachment)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_India

Judicial powers The primary duty of the president is to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and the law of India per Article 60. The president appoints the Chief Justice of India and other judges on the advice of the chief justice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

https://www.senate.gov/CRSpubs/090a8d2a-c3f8-4c8a-9e48-e47dc35a11d9.pdf

Pocket vetoes occur when the President receives a bill but is unable to reject and return the bill to an adjourned Congress within the 10-day period. The bill, though lacking a signature and formal objections, does not become law. Pocket vetoes are not subject to the congressional veto override process.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_the_United_States

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-formal-informal-power-organizations-20648.html

Informal Power and Influence Instead, the person with the most influence, who can lead others to achieve a goal or accomplish a certain task, may enjoy that position of power. Informal power in an organization refers to the ability to lead, direct or achieve without an official leadership title.

https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/education/three-branches/what-president-can-do-cannot-do

A PRESIDENT CANNOT... declare war. decide how federal money will be spent. interpret laws. choose Cabinet members or Supreme Court Justices without Senate approval.

https://loudounnow.com/2017/09/01/the-peoples-constitution-presidential-power-and-its-limits/

Veto. The President's right to veto legislation is another potent executive power, but this power can be overridden by 2/3 vote of Congress (giving Congress the last word here). Appointment/Removal. The President is empowered to appoint many high officials including, importantly, justices of the Supreme Court.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_approval_rating

Historical comparison Order President Lowest approval 45 Trump 35 (2017-8-27, 2017-10-29, 2017-12-03, 2017-12-17) 44 Obama 40 (2014-09-05) 43 G. W. Bush 25 (2008-10-05, 2008-10-12, 2008-11-02) 42 Clinton 37 (1993-06-06)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassadors_of_the_United_States

Ambassadors serve "at the pleasure of the President", meaning they can be dismissed at any time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution

The President has the right to sign or veto congressional acts, such as a declaration of war, and Congress may override any such presidential veto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment

Parliament votes on the proposal by secret ballot, and if two thirds of all representatives agree, the President is impeached. Once impeached, the President's powers are suspended, and the Constitutional Court decides whether or not the President should be removed from office.