Review from March 23:
Article I and Article II
Hamilton in Federalist 8: "It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority."
Tocqueville, p. 126: "If the Union’s existence were constantly menaced, and if its great interests were continually interwoven with those of other powerful nations, one would see the prestige of the executive growing, because of what was expected from it and of what it did."
Intelligence and Oversight: Hearings in the 1970s:
- House committee
- Senate committee
- Members do NOT need security clearances
- The community
- Intelligence budget
Treaties and International Agreements
- International Law and Agreements: Effect on US Law
- Treaties (US Senate)
- Executive agreements
- The Iran deal is neither a treaty nor an executive agreement
- Congressional-executive agreements