By the Numbers: Confirmation hearings
January 24th, 2013
04:43 PM ET
1 year ago

By the Numbers: Confirmation hearings

(CNN) - Cabinet reshuffling is common practice as a president begins a second term, and getting those new nominations confirmed quickly is a priority after the inauguration.

President Barack Obama has new candidates for three top positions pending before the Senate. They include the top jobs at the Pentagon, the State Department and the Treasury.

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January 17th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
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By the Numbers: Presidential inaugurations

(CNN) – The oath, the speech, the crowds, the celebrities, the balls. Every four years Washington celebrates the start of another presidential term.

By the numbers, here's a look at presidential inaugurations:

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Filed under: By The Numbers • Inauguration
January 10th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
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By the Numbers: Presidential Cabinets

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is preparing for his second-term Inauguration and with that comes the inevitable Cabinet shake-up.

Here's a look at presidential Cabinets, by the numbers:

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Filed under: By The Numbers • President Obama
December 31st, 2012
01:42 PM ET
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By the Numbers: Politics in 2013

(CNN) – Two-thousand-thirteen promises to be an interesting political year - with two governors races that will be closely watched, the very real possibility of another special Senate election in Massachusetts, a possible debate in Washington over immigration reform as the political clout of Latinos continues to grow, and a planned push by Democrats for gun control measures.

By the numbers, here's a look ahead at politics in 2013:

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Filed under: 2013 • By The Numbers
October 3rd, 2012
01:40 PM ET
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By the numbers: Presidential and vice presidential debates

(CNN) – The first of four debates - three presidential and one vice presidential - in the final month of the election takes place October 3 in Denver. While we would love to tell you what will happen, the CNN Crystal Ball is out of order. Instead, our best guess of what to expect comes from debates past. Here's a look back, by the numbers, of the trends and surprises of past debates.

61: Percent of households that watched the third debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon on October 13, 1960.

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Filed under: 2012 • By The Numbers • Presidential Debate