Obama's job approval polling average is now once again "above water" -- defined as more people who approve of the job he's doing than disapprove. This might not sound all that momentous, but it is actually the first time in almost three years that it has happened.
Obama is prevented from re-election by the 22nd Amendment, which has limited presidents to two terms since 1951. The public is strongly supportive of this restriction, but more divided in their perceptions of the effect of the two-term cap on presidential second terms.
Martha Kanter, an Obama administration education undersecretary, is preparing to step down, according to an email obtained
A second term of office for a president should be one that defines and seals an historical legacy, one in which a certain level of maturity and vision is achieved in the absence of the need to get reelected to office. Obama's second term is shaping up to be nothing more than a repeat of his lackluster, or half-assed, first four years in office.
The speech, however, was much broader and encompassed more than the issue of the Keystone XL. Of particular note is the president's
Below, a look back into presidential administrations affected by second-term curses. From the IRS' targeting of tea party
Whether a chief executive sits in the White House, corporate headquarters or elsewhere, having a top leadership team of highly competent professionals to execute key strategic and policy goals is absolutely critical to mission success.
President Obama ended the first week of his second term in something of a message muddle, even as he rearranged his White
President Obama takes the oath of office for his second term
A president's first term might consist of appeasing constituents and running for a second term, but will Obama push a more liberal agenda in his final four years? Marc is joined by Hank Sheinkopf, Cynthia Carrasco, David Coates and Zach Carter to discuss.
Amid the scampering up and down the fiscal cliff that now dominates political life in Washington, some more important and basic questions are in danger of vanishing from view, questions about the general character and progressive potential of Barack Obama's second term.
Millions of Americans will start off their Thanksgiving statements with, "I am thankful Barack Obama will be our president for four more years. The biggest lesson we hope he learned from over the past four is to not start negotiating from a compromise position.
Nearly four years ago, President Obama memorably strode into office Blackberry in hand. Among many firsts, he is our nation's first mobile President.
Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?
An unshackled U.S. president along with Palestinian leaders yearning for peace can be a perfect formula for progress in this centuries-old conflict.
52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #49, Second Terms Are Never Kind to Presidents (For My Republicans Friends)
So you're reading this thinking to yourself, "There's no way I'm going to vote for Obama." Maybe you're a hard-core conservative, or perhaps you really disagree with his policies, or maybe you just don't like the guy. Well, my friends on the right, here's a reason to reconsider.