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  U.S. Executive
NameBarack Obama
Votes332 (61.71%)
Margin126 (+23.42%)
Term01/20/2013 - 01/20/2017
  Popular Vote  Barack Obama 2 12 +3.85%
  U.S. Vice President  Joe Biden
elect  Mike Pence
2 12 +23.42%
  First Lady/Gentleman  Michelle Obama
elect  Melania Knauss-Trump
2 12 +23.42%
  Department of State  John Kerry 0 13 +93.81%
  Department of Treasury  Jacob J. "Jack" Lew 0 13 +46.39%
  Department of Defense  Ashton B. Carter 0 15 +89.80%
  Department of Justice  Loretta Lynch 0 15 +13.13%
  Department of the Interior  Sally Jewell 0 13 +77.55%
  Department of Agriculture  Tom Vilsack 0 09 +100.00%
  Department of Commerce  Penny Pritzker 0 13 +97.96%
  Department of Labor  Thomas E. Perez 0 13 +8.00%
  Department of Health & Human Services  Sylvia Mathews Burwell 0 14 +64.21%
  Department of Housing & Urban Development  Julián Castro 0 14 +46.39%
  Department of Transportation  Anthony Foxx 0 13 +100.00%
  Department of Energy  Ernest Moniz 0 13 +100.00%
  Department of Education  John B. King, Jr. 0 16 +10.11%
  Department of Veterans Affairs  Robert A. McDonald 0 14 +100.00%
  Department of Homeland Security  Jeh Johnson 0 13 +65.96%
Cabinet Rank Member
 Council of Economic Advisers 
  Ambassador to UN  Samantha Power 0 13 +79.38%
  Environmental Protection Agency  Regina McCarthy 0 13 +19.19%
  Office of Management and Budget  Shaun L. S. Donovan 0 14 +54.64%
  U.S. Trade Representative  Michael B. Froman 0 13 +90.82%
  Small Business Administration (SBA)  Maria Contreras-Sweet 0 14 +100.00%
Subordinate Organizations
  Director of National Intelligence  James R. Clapper Jr. 1 10 +100.00%
 Office of National Drug Control Policy 
  National Security Council  Susan E. Rice
elect  Michael T. Flynn
0 13 +100.00%
  Council on Environmental Quality  Nancy Helen Sutley 0 09 +100.00%
  National Economic Council  Gene B. Sperling 2 11 +100.00%
  White House Chief of Staff  Denis McDonough
elect  Reince Priebus
0 13 +100.00%
 White House Counsel 
  White House Senior Advisor(s)  David M. Axelrod 0 09 +0.00%
  Valerie B. Jarrett 0 09 +0.00%
  Pete Rouse 0 09 +33.33%
  White House Press Secretary  Josh Earnest
elect  Sean Spicer
0 14 +100.00%

Institutions DETAILS
Parents > United States  
Established April 30, 1789
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedQbanito March 24, 2009 09:59pm
All executive power in the federal government is vested in the President of the United
States, although power is often delegated to other officials.

The President & Vice President are elected as 'running mates' for four-year terms by the
Electoral College, for which each state, as well as the District of Columbia, is allocated
a number of seats based on its representation (or ostensible representation, in the
case of D.C.) in both houses of Congress. Further Info on the Electoral College - [Link]

The President also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and is both
the head of state and government. The President appoints the Cabinet and oversees
the various agencies and departments of the federal government.

In order for a person to become President, he or she must be a natural-born citizen of
the United States, be at least 35 years of age, and have resided in the United States
for at least 14 years. Once elected, the President serves a term of four years and may
be re-elected only once.

The Cabinet
The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. One
of the principal purposes of the Cabinet (from Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution)
is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of their
respective offices.

The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments -
the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and
Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior,
Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General.

Under President Barack H. Obama, Cabinet-level rank also has been accorded to the
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Director, Office of Management and
Budget; the Chair, Council of Economic Advisers ; Ambassador to the United Nations
and the U.S. Trade Representative.


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