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Presidential Term Limits

The Question: Can a president serve more than two terms if they are not consecutive? For example, could former President Barack Obama have run for president again in 2016? The Answer: No, a…

Cartes Jara, Horacio Manuel

(Encyclopedia) Cartes Jara, Horacio Manuel, 1956–, Paraguayan businessman and political leader. The son of a businessman who owned an aircraft franchise, Cartes studied aviation in the United States…

Olympic Reforms

The IOC makes revisions in response to bribery scandal by John Gettings Fireworks commemorate Sydney's successful Olympics bid on Sept. 24, 1993. In response to last year's bribery scandal the…

February 2009 Current Events: World News

U.S. News | Business/Science News Here are the key events in world news for the month of February, 2009. Iceland Swears in First Female Prime Minister (Feb. 1): Johanna Sigurdardottir will lead an…

Rudolph Giuliani, 2001 News

mayor of New York City, won wide praise for his poised handling of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. He acted with both resolve and compassion, guiding the…

Rodrigo Duterte

Since being elected to the presidency of The Philippines in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte has made international headlines as a foul-mouthed tough guy whose efforts to fight crime have led to thousands of…

Willie Brown

Name at birth: Willie Lewis Brown, Jr.Willie Brown was the colorful and powerful mayor of San Francisco from 1996 to 2004. The job capped a political career which included 31 years for Brown in the…

Dmitry Medvedev

A protegé of outgoing President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev was himself elected president of Russia in 2008, then stepped aside in 2012 as Putin took back the presidency and made Medvedev Prime…

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio is the anti-tax, small-government conservative who was elected as a U.S. senator from Florida in 2010 and then ran for U.S. president in 2016. Marco Rubio's parents left Cuba in 1956, a…

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin was elected president of the Russian Federation in 2012, beginning his third full term as president of Russia since taking over as the hand-picked successor of Boris Yeltsin in 1999.…