What is an executive order?


What is an executive order by a US president?

An executive order is a directive signed by the US president which can have the same effect as laws passed by the US Congress but which need only the president's signature to become effective. They are therefore attractive to presidents who want to achieve things quickly. The president's powers to issue executive orders stems from article II of the US constitution which gives executive powers and makes him the commander in chief. Executive orders can be overruled by a law of Congress, but there is presidential veto.

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?