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First, be sure to understand that the phrase, imperial president, is just a figure of speech. All presidents are subject to the law and their power is limited by law. No president can act like an emperor even though his political foes may accuse him of doing that. That said, I say the best answer is C . The imperial president can selectively enforce the laws of Congress thereby effectively changing the law to fit his own opinion. If that is what you mean by "policy", then that is the mark of an imperial president. However, if he selectively enforces his own policy that would mean that he either has not stated his policies precisely or else is someone who changes his mind - hardly imperial. The president can indeed send troops into a foreign country without congressional authorization, but he has to ask Congress for money if they stay any length of time. Congress gives that right to any president in order to deal with emergency situations for which there is not time for Congressional debate. I do not think doing so indicates an imperial president.

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Q: Which action is least likely to be taken by an imperial president A.Defer to Congress on policy disagreements. B.Order troops without congressional authorization. C.Selectively enforce policy?
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