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The 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

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June 14, 2017
On Wednesday, a lone gunman opened fire at the Congressional Baseball Game practice. We remember a similar event in 2011, when Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was seriously injured in a mass shooting in her home state.
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President Obama Meets Pope Francis

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March 28, 2014
In light of President Trump's meeting with Pope Francis Wednesday, we look back at President Obama’s first meeting with the pope back in 2014.
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President Clinton Fires FBI Director

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July 23, 1993
President Trump fired FBI Director Comey. The last director dismissed was by Clinton in 1993.
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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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