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Term limits on presidents are a good thing. Here’s why.

Even if you like a president enough to support giving him or her more time in office, there are good reasons not to break rules on term limits.

A third term for President Obama? Not happening.

President Obama must give up the presidency to whomever voters choose in the 2016 election, whether he or his most passionate supporters like it or not.
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Our favorite Obama travel photos

View some of President Obama's travels to other countries. He met dignitaries and people in all walks of life and saw treasured spots.
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Reflections on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel...

Experience the excitement of the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel — one piece of the historic partnership between the United States and Israel.
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3 cases that show what free speech means

These U.S. Supreme Court cases — about inciting crime, printing falsehoods and using obscenity — put Americans' belief in free speech to the test.

What is ‘Super Tuesday,’ and why is it important?

The 2016 U.S. presidential primary season will swing into high gear on March 1, when 14 U.S. states and territories simultaneously hold their contests.
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What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
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Why is the U.S. general election held on a Tuesday in...

Ever wonder why the U.S. general election is held on a Tuesday in November? One reason is the country's agricultural past. See what the other reason is.
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Lots of prep work for Trump before Inauguration Day

On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Here are some of the items from his presidential to-do list.