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05/22/2013 01:07 pm ET Updated May 22, 2013

Obama Second-Term Curse? A Look Into Presidential Scandals After Reelection

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President Barack Obama's second-term agenda hit a road block this month when a series of scandals within the administration stacked up, one after another.

From the IRS' targeting of tea party groups, the Department of Justice's probe into Associated Press journalists' phone records and the never-ending criticism of how the Obama administration handled the Benghazi attacks, eyes have shifted away from the broader policy debates that the president spoke of in his second inaugural address in January.

But is the 44th president's recent slew of scandals related to a "second-term curse?"

Throughout history, several presidential administrations suffered a series of scandals that disrupted second-term agendas.

Below, a look back into presidential administrations affected by second-term curses.

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The Second-Term Curse
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