The Trouble With HarryCommentary by Pete du Pont
January 26, 2009
Article I of the Constitution gives Congress broad public policy powers, and Article II defines those of the president.
Congress fully understands that its constitutional powers are more or less equal to and fully independent of those of the president, and the president--every president--had better understand that truth. So one of the greatest challenges of our new president, with both houses of the legislature controlled by his own party, is persuading its members to follow his leadership.