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Saturday, February 23
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How can Congress limit the power of a president?

a. By removing a president from power with a simple majority vote of both chambers
b. By stripping the president of his or her authority as commander in chief
c. By refusing to confirm presidential nominees, even Supreme Court nominees
d. By negotiating and ratifying treaties with foreign nations over the president's objections

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3534, Congress Can Limit a President's Power
Congress has a number of ways to limit the power of presidents.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3533, Checks and Balances on the President's Power
The president's power is limited. Learn how on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3532, Executive Orders
Why have executive orders increased in recent years? Find out on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3531, Recommending Legislation to Congress (rebroadcast)
Find out about the president's role in lawmaking on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3530, The Balance of Power (rebroadcast)
Power has been drifting toward the president at the expense of Congress.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3529, Congress and the Court reign in the president
Can Congress and the Supreme Court reign in the power of the president? You bet.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3528, Presidential Power in Emergency and Crisis
What does the Constitution say about presidential powers during emergencies or crisis? The answer may surprise you.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3527, Wars, Emergencies, and FDR (rebroadcast)
With the support of Congress, FDR responded to the multiple crises that occurred during his administration.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3526, Diplomat in Chief (rebroadcast)
How is the president America's diplomat in chief? Find out on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3525, The President and Treaties (rebroadcast)
The president can make treaties with the approval of two-thirds of the Senate.