This Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary has the potential to offer another dramatic moment in presidential election history. Here’s a look back at five reasons why the nation’s first primary is so closely watched.
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The Constitution now sets January 20th as inauguration day every four years, but it was 71 years ago today that a historical first – and last occurred: The inauguration of a U.S. President to a fourth term in office.
On November 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama jested that he could win a third term in office, but that he was also glad he was constitutionally barred from running. While Obama spoke in a context about African leaders, the comments caused discussion back home about third-term Presidents in general.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared his presidential intentions on Tuesday in what appears to be crowded GOP field. But “crowded” is a relative word according to the FEC’s official list of candidates.