Obama's remarks were hypothetical. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limits presidents to two terms of office.
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Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.
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Federal ethics laws were written to cover 20th century wealth, such as stocks and bonds. But President-elect Donald Trump derives much of his fortune from his name. What now?
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After the death of Trayvon Martin, President Obama said America needs to do more to show young black and brown men that their country cares about them. That was the motivation for the president's My Brother's Keeper initiative, one he has vowed to continue long after he leaves the White House.
From state-sponsored hacking of government systems to criminal enterprises stealing credit card numbers, strengthening the nation's cyber defenses is taking on growing importance.
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Democrats have a lot to do in the new year, as they start to try to recover from a bruising 2016 election. But searching for their next presidential candidate isn't necessarily the answer.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, about the group's efforts to track anti-Semitism and hate crimes following the presidential election.
David Greene talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post about what to expect in President-elect Donald Trump's first 100 days, and the controversy surrounding his conflicts of interest.
Jason Miller said the job would be too demanding and that his growing family was more important. He and his wife are expecting their second child next month.
Lara Smith of the Oakland, California group The Liberal Gun Club, says interest in firearms is on the rise from left-leaning Americans after the election.
David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post has reported extensively on the Trump Foundation. He explains the context for Trump's announcement that he plans to dissolve the foundation.
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Michael Wear about how the Democrats lost so many Christian voters in 2016. Wear's book, "Reclaiming Hope," is about his work as Obama's faith outreach advisor.
Through the years, first families have done plenty with Santa — from singing and dancing (Obama) to reading (Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton) to a celebrity kiss or two (Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush).
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Donald Trump said he wanted to "avoid even the appearance of any conflict" of interest. A spokesperson for the New York attorney general notes that an investigation into the charity is ongoing.
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The United Nations has sounded the alarm about a potential genocide in South Sudan, but the Security Council couldn't muster the votes needed to impose an arms embargo.
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Ambassador Dennis Ross discusses the implications.
After bruising losses in November, Democrats are regrouping. Nick Rathode of the State Innovation Exchange pledges to fight for progressive causes and candidates in state houses across America.
Harlem was known as the cultural capital of black America. With Charles Rangel retiring, the neighborhood will be without African-American Congressional representation for the first time in 70 years.
Republican radio host Ed Morrisey was not enthusiastic about Donald Trump during the campaign. But he voted for him and is now heartened by most of Trump's cabinet picks.
President Obama and his advisers are trying to document the accomplishments of his signature health care law, mindful that Republicans are dead set on repeal.
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