The Iraq war dominated his presidency, but it isn't the only signature foreign-policy event of his tenure.
Hundreds of landfills and slurry ponds – like the one that failed in Tennessee – are dotted across the US, endangering communities and water supplies.
Budget shortfalls are pushing many states to raise taxes in a recession.
New season offers few fresh shows, but frugal times may pull in more viewers looking for cheap entertainment.
Jobless benefits will get paid, but states' budget shortfalls will force bigger debts, higher taxes, or cuts elsewhere.