Who holds more power??

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    The President or The Speaker of the House?? Is it shared power or is one greater than the other??
     
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    Definitely the President. Given his foreign affairs duties, position as CIC and ability to veto measures passed by a majority of Congress, there's no comparison. The Speaker's greatest power is to be obstructionist, which we're seeing today.
     
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    Me.
     
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    Everybody knows that SecDef holds all the power these days
     
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    I'll say Kim Kardashian's mom.

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    The Pres.

    He can ignore congress and do damn near anything he wants, but congress can't.
     
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    Interesting! Got all that money for nothing, but the chicks ain't free. :cool:
     
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    Congress has the power to over ride the president also.
     
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    which he can ignore again.
     
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    no he can only Veto it and only three times then it automaticlly goes through.
     

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