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Congress and President Obama barrel toward 2013 shutdown

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September 27, 2013
Congress and President Obama try to avoid a government shutdown in 2013.
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Obama’s response to a 2013 chemical attack in Syria

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August 23, 2013
Syria’s president crosses the "red line" in 2013 by using chemical weapons against civilians.
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Senate Democrats invoke the nuclear option in 2013

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November 22, 2013
Senate Democrats break the filibuster in 2013 to confirm President Obama’s nominees.
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President Obama's 2015 Energy Agenda

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December 18, 2015
In the final six months of 2015, President Obama took some of his most significant steps in his energy and climate change agenda. President Trump has reversed many of his predecessor’s decisions.
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The Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010

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March 26, 2010
Seven years ago, President Obama signed his largest legislative achievement into law. It was “the most expansive health care overhaul in history” and dramatically shaped the political debate for the next four elections. How did it get passed and what was the law supposed to accomplish?
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President Obama's first address to Congress

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February 27, 2009
President Obama delivered his first joint session address in 2009.
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Health care debate sparks angry Congressional town halls in 2009

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August 14, 2009
Many Republican lawmakers returned to their districts this week to face angry constituents voicing their frustration with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Back in 2009, as the law was being written and debate, it was Democrats in Congress who faced the angry voters who didn’t want government to change the health care system.
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George W. Bush’s first days in office

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January 26, 2001
As President Trump’s first week in office wraps up, we look back at President George W. Bush’s first days in the White House.
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Barack Obama’s first week as president

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January 23, 2009
Eight years ago, President Obama was just settling into the Oval Office and was working on issues ranging from withdrawing troops from Iraq to closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center to turning around a stalled economy.