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Branches of Government

I need help in Identifying the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Discussing how each branch checks and balances the other branches.
I also need help with a current event or issue from the past 5 years. Possibly in the health care reform, presidential appointments, and national security, and then discuss how the separation of powers and checks and balances affect this issue.

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http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Three+branches+of+government

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-laws-and-actions-challenging-ppaca.aspx

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-pinkowski/checks-and-balances-the-g_b_4080850.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/politics/congress-spending-showdown/

Identifying the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Discussing how each branch checks and balances the other branches.

The three different branches are constitutionally bestowed with certain powers that serve as checks and balances on the other branches with each branch of government has a specific function. The legislative branch is responsible for creating legislation and making laws, and both the House and the Senate are where this occurs in Congress. The executive branch, which is the office of the president, must implement laws. The judiciary, which is primarily represented by the United States Supreme Court, is responsible for interpreting laws and ruling on legal controversies to establish precedent.

The system of checks and balances works under the following paradigm of restraint on the powers of each branch by allowing the other two branches ...

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The solution identifies the separation of powers between the three branches of government. The possibility of health care reform, presidential appointments and national security are also discussed.

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