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NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama may be in shape to avoid second-term curse

1:38 PM, Jan. 18, 2013
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Since 1973, when Richard Nixon took his second oath of office, every re-elected president has faced the second-term curse, a debilitating scandal-driven crisis: Watergate and Nixon; Iran-Contra and Ronald Reagan; impeachment and Bill Clinton.

Most recently, George W. Bush's White House was thrown off track by the Valerie Plame leak investigation, which called into question Bush's rationale for the Iraq War.

The curse of the second-term scandal exists for three reasons: ...

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