History Main / TwentyFifthAmendment

2nd Dec '16 2:44:42 PM MrBadAxe
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** It was not, however, invoked in the immediate aftermath of the assassination attempt on UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in March 1981. Alexander Haig, Secretary of State, [[NeverLiveItDown stated that he was "in control"]] until Vice-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush got to DC, contrary to legal provision. There is some debate as to whether Haig was actually declaring himself "in control" or merely mis-spoke and was actually inferring that he was simply the senior official present at the time of the press briefing. Whatever the case, it didn't look good to hear a former military general declare this just after the President had nearly been killed.

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** It was not, however, invoked in the immediate aftermath of the assassination attempt on UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in March 1981. Alexander Haig, Secretary of State, [[NeverLiveItDown stated that he was "in control"]] until Vice-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush got to DC, contrary to legal provision. There is some debate as to whether Haig was actually declaring himself "in control" or merely mis-spoke and was actually inferring that he was simply the senior official present at the time of the press briefing. [[note]]For the record, as secretary of state, he was fifth in line, behind Reagan, Bush, Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill (D-MA) and President Pro Tempore Strom Thurmond (R-SC).[[/note]] Whatever the case, it didn't look good to hear a former military general declare this just after the President had nearly been killed.
17th Nov '16 10:48:00 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. This is how [[PresidentEvil Bob Booth]] became President in the first place, before rigging the next election so he can stay in power.
12th Nov '16 6:03:27 AM stardust_rain
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* At the end of season 3 of ''Series/{{Veep}}'', [[spoiler: the President resigns following FLOTUS' suicide attempt, ending making Selina's campaign a bit earlier and making her Acting President. Her juggling campaigning and presidency becomes the overall arc of Seasons 4 and 5.]]
11th Nov '16 3:10:42 AM SilentHunterUK
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* In ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'', a terrorist attack destroys the Capitol Building during the State of the Union, killing the President, Vice President, Speaker, President pro Tempore (in fact all bar two members of Congress) and everyone else in the Cabinet bar Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Thomas Kirkman, who is off-site as the "designated survivor". [[spoiler:There is a slight problem in that Kirkman was in fact effectively fired as head of HUD the morning before the attack, although had yet to leave the post, leading to some legitimacy issues]].



* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': The season 2 premiere "The Show Must Go On" deals with the Presidential Succession Act, which expands on the 25th Amendment in the event the President and Vice President are both unavailable. ''UsefulNotes/AirForceOne'' goes missing over the Atlantic with President Dalton and the Speaker on board, at the same time as the Vice-President collapses on a golf course, requiring emergency surgery. The President pro Tempore of the Senate is summoned to the White House to be sworn in... when it rapidly becomes established that he's senile, thinking Creator/RonaldReagan is still in office. So, the job falls to the Secretary of State, protagonist Elizabeth [=McCord=], who gets a few hours in the post before ''Air Force One'' is found.

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* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': The season 2 premiere "The Show Must Go On" deals with the Presidential Succession Act, which expands on the 25th Amendment in the event the President and Vice President are both unavailable. ''UsefulNotes/AirForceOne'' UsefulNotes/AirForceOne goes missing over the Atlantic with President Dalton and the Speaker on board, at the same time as the Vice-President collapses on a golf course, requiring emergency surgery. The President pro Tempore of the Senate is summoned to the White House to be sworn in... when it rapidly becomes established that he's senile, thinking Creator/RonaldReagan is still in office. So, the job falls to the Secretary of State, protagonist Elizabeth [=McCord=], who gets a few hours in the post before ''Air Force One'' is found.
17th Oct '16 6:41:50 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Zoidberg's uncle Harold Zoid writes a movie script about a President whose son is the Vice President. The son, played by Calculon, does not want to become the president, but when his father dies, Zoidberg suddenly pops in and congratulates him on becoming President. Calculon delivers a BigNo.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Zoidberg's uncle Harold Zoid writes a movie script about a President whose son is the Vice President. The son, played by Calculon, does not want to become the president, but when his father dies, Zoidberg suddenly pops in and congratulates him on becoming President. Calculon delivers a BigNo.BigNo
17th Oct '16 6:39:58 PM WillKeaton
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# When UsefulNotes/GeraldFord was appointed Vice President by UsefulNotes/RichardNixon after Spiro Agnew resigned (1973)

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# When UsefulNotes/GeraldFord was appointed Vice President by UsefulNotes/RichardNixon after Spiro Agnew resigned (1973)(1973).
24th Sep '16 3:25:34 AM DavidCowie
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* The head of the Secret Service in ''{{Film/Lockout}}'' uses a previously approved Section 4 declaration to remove the President of the United States from power and force the attack of a prison space station where the President's daughter is being held hostage.

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* The head of the Secret Service in ''{{Film/Lockout}}'' uses a previously approved Section 4 declaration to remove the President of the United States from power and force the attack of a prison space station where the President's daughter ThePresidentsDaughter is being held hostage.
31st May '16 11:11:10 AM StarSword
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* In the Season 2 episode ''Series/MadamSecretary'', UsefulNotes/AirForceOne goes missing over the Atlantic with President Dalton and the Speaker on board, at the same time as the Vice-President collapses on a golf course, requiring emergency surgery. The President pro Tempore of the Senate is summoned to the White House to be sworn in... when it rapidly becomes established that he's senile, thinking Creator/RonaldReagan is still in office. So, the job falls to the Secretary of State i.e. Elizabeth [=McCord=], who gets a few hours in the post before [[spoiler: Air Force One is found]].

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* In ''Series/MadamSecretary'': The season 2 premiere "The Show Must Go On" deals with the Season 2 episode ''Series/MadamSecretary'', UsefulNotes/AirForceOne Presidential Succession Act, which expands on the 25th Amendment in the event the President and Vice President are both unavailable. ''UsefulNotes/AirForceOne'' goes missing over the Atlantic with President Dalton and the Speaker on board, at the same time as the Vice-President collapses on a golf course, requiring emergency surgery. The President pro Tempore of the Senate is summoned to the White House to be sworn in... when it rapidly becomes established that he's senile, thinking Creator/RonaldReagan is still in office. So, the job falls to the Secretary of State i.e. State, protagonist Elizabeth [=McCord=], who gets a few hours in the post before [[spoiler: Air ''Air Force One One'' is found]].found.
28th May '16 8:18:28 AM poi99
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Coincidentally, all these instances involved Republicans. There is a reason for this: the ones surrounding Nixon are of course about Nixon, and colonoscopies are generally prescribed once every 5-10 years after about the age of 50. Democratic Presidents since then have been substantially younger (Carter took office at 52, Clinton at 46, Obama at 47) than their Republican counterparts (Nixon at 56, Ford at 61, Reagan at 69, H.W. at 64, Dubya at 54).

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Coincidentally, Incidentally, all these instances involved Republicans. There is a reason for this: the Republicans.[[note]]The ones surrounding Nixon are of course about Nixon, and can perhaps be chalked up to coincidence, but colonoscopies are generally prescribed once every 5-10 years after about the age of 50. Democratic Presidents since then Nixon have been substantially younger (Carter took office at 52, Clinton at 46, Obama at 47) than their Republican counterparts (Nixon at 56, Ford at 61, Reagan at 69, H.W. at 64, Dubya at 54).
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20th Mar '16 7:51:27 AM SilentHunterUK
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* In the Season 2 episode ''Series/MadamSecretary'', UsefulNotes/AirForceOne goes missing over the Atlantic with President Dalton and the Speaker on board, at the same time as the Vice-President collapses on a golf course, requiring emergency surgery. The President pro Tempore of the Senate is summoned to the White House to be sworn in... when it rapidly becomes established that he's senile, thinking Creator/RonaldReagan is still in office. So, the job falls to the Secretary of State i.e. Elizabeth [=McCord=], who gets a few hours in the post before [[spoiler: Air Force One is found]].
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