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Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.
Legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward • Making a veiled comparison of Obama to Nixon on “Morning Joe” this morning — specifically in regards to Obama’s decision to announce an aircraft carrier could not go to the Persian Gulf due to the budget issues. This is a new approach for Woodward, we’ll give him that. (via shortformblog)
Barack Obama (D)
44th President of the United States
In Office 2009–present 

When he defeated Republican opponent John McCain in 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected to the presidency. Under Obama, the country ended its involvement in the Iraq War and took steps toward economic recovery and nationalized healthcare. Obama is known for heavily utilizing the Internet as well, having answered questions on social news site Reddit and creating the online petition form We the People. 

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Barack Obama (D)
44th President of the United States
In Office 2009–present

When he defeated Republican opponent John McCain in 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected to the presidency. Under Obama, the country ended its involvement in the Iraq War and took steps toward economic recovery and nationalized healthcare. Obama is known for heavily utilizing the Internet as well, having answered questions on social news site Reddit and creating the online petition form We the People.

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]

George W. Bush (R)
43rd President of the United States
In Office 2001–2009 

After the extremely close 2000 presidential election, which was not finalized for weeks, George W. Bush defeated former Vice President Al Gore. While Bush was in office, the U.S. entered into the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The conclusion of Bush’s presidency was marked by an economic recession. 

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George W. Bush (R)
43rd President of the United States
In Office 2001–2009

After the extremely close 2000 presidential election, which was not finalized for weeks, George W. Bush defeated former Vice President Al Gore. While Bush was in office, the U.S. entered into the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The conclusion of Bush’s presidency was marked by an economic recession.

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]

Bill Clinton (D)
42nd President of the United States
In Office 1993–2001 

Clinton held onto his seat in the 1996 election against Republican Bob Dole. The first president from the Baby Boomer generation, Clinton presided over a flourishing economy and budget surplus. His administration also saw the implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” initiative and the signing of NAFTA. Clinton was impeached in his second term due to perjury and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but he was not removed. 

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Bill Clinton (D)
42nd President of the United States
In Office 1993–2001

Clinton held onto his seat in the 1996 election against Republican Bob Dole. The first president from the Baby Boomer generation, Clinton presided over a flourishing economy and budget surplus. His administration also saw the implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” initiative and the signing of NAFTA. Clinton was impeached in his second term due to perjury and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but he was not removed.

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]

George H.W. Bush (R)

41st President of the United States
In Office 1989–1993 

Serving as Ronald Reagan’s vice president throughout his tenure in office, George H. W. Bush won the presidency against Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis in 1988. He lost his seat to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992. Bush’s tenure in office was marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf War. 

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]

George H.W. Bush (R)
41st President of the United States
In Office 1989–1993

Serving as Ronald Reagan’s vice president throughout his tenure in office, George H. W. Bush won the presidency against Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis in 1988. He lost his seat to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992. Bush’s tenure in office was marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf War.

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]

Ronald Reagan (R)40th President of the United States
In Office 1981–1989 

Former actor Ronald Reagan kept his seat in a major landslide victory in the 1984 election against Democratic challenger Walter Mondale. The Reagan administration implemented a series of new political and economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics,” and also brought an end to the Cold War against the Soviet Union. 

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Ronald Reagan (R)
40th President of the United States
In Office 1981–1989 

Former actor Ronald Reagan kept his seat in a major landslide victory in the 1984 election against Democratic challenger Walter Mondale. The Reagan administration implemented a series of new political and economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics,” and also brought an end to the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]

Jimmy Carter (D)39th President of the United States
In Office 1977–1981 

After defeating incumbent Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter served a single term in office before himself being defeated by Republican challenger Ronald Reagan in 1980. The Carter administration saw the United States suffer through a number of crises, including the Iran-Contra scandal and the 1979 energy crisis. Following his tenure, Carter became renowned for his humanitarian work, most notably through Habitat for Humanity. 

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Jimmy Carter (D)
39th President of the United States
In Office 1977–1981 

After defeating incumbent Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter served a single term in office before himself being defeated by Republican challenger Ronald Reagan in 1980. The Carter administration saw the United States suffer through a number of crises, including the Iran-Contra scandal and the 1979 energy crisis. Following his tenure, Carter became renowned for his humanitarian work, most notably through Habitat for Humanity.

[via 15 presidential inauguration GIFs, from Coolidge to Obama]