A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Securities and Exchange Commission
Security Mom
Self Incrimination
Senate
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Powers
Session
Settlement
Sheriff
Signing Statements
Single Member District
Slavery
Soccer Mom
Social Democracy
Solar Energy
Solicitor
Solicitor General
Sovereign Immunity
Speaker of the House
Special Interest
Special Prosecutor
Standard of Proof
Stare Decisis
State
State Court
State of the Union Speech
States Rights
Statute
Stem Cells
Stocks
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Straw Man
Straw Poll or Straw Vote
Strict Scrutiny
Subsidy
Subversive
Summary Opinion
Supply Side Economics
Supremacy Clause
Supreme Court
Swing Voters
Signing Statements
Signing statements have traditionally been used rhetorically, to impress political constituents, or politically, to define vague terms in the bill to help executive agencies carry out the law. But recently, under the presidency of George W. Bush, they have been used to try to change the meaning of particular pieces of legislation. The number of signing statements used by presidents has dramatically increased in the past few decades.