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30 Issues: Presidential Power

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Obama's exercise of executive privilege, and what it says about his work as president. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started

Key Questions

  • Is Obama grabbing power as much as Bush?
  • What powers has Obama chosen not to exercise?

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!

Guest:

William Howell, professor of political science at the University of Chicago

Got a Follow Up?

Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer

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