The Obama Presidency

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Howard Lab

President Barack Obama's two-terms in office were marked by a range of achievements and challenges, from passing historic health care legislation to presiding over an increasingly divided nation. This Focus On, assembled by Executive Editor Steven Niven, provides a chronological guide to the key moments of the Obama administration. Though his legacy will be debated for years, there is no question that Obama's historic presidency both changed the nation and rallied some long-dormant political forces, resulting in a political pendulum swing in the election of 2016.

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