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President Obama's Farewell Address: Full Video and Text - New York Times

President Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday. The following is the complete transcript, as provided by the Federal News Service. OBAMA: Hello Chicago! (APPLAUSE). It's good to be home! (APPLAUSE). Thank you, everybody!and more »

How America Changed During Barack Obama's Presidency - Pew Research Center

Barack Obama campaigned for the U.S. presidency on a platform of change. As he prepares to leave office, the country he led for eight years is undeniably different. Profound social, demographic and technological changes have swept across the United ...and more »

For Obama, A Farewell Address... Or One Last Abuse Of The First-Person Singular? - Forbes

Historically, former presidents have made it a point to get the heck out of Dodge once there's a new sheriff in town. The two Bushes, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton each boarded a plane (some quicker than others) following the midday inaugural ceremony ...and more »

Barack Obama's original sin: America's post-racial illusion - The Guardian

Barack Obama's refusal to use his position as president to intervene on behalf of African Americans is a stain on his record many activists will never forget. by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Illustration by Joe Magee. Fri 13 Jan 2017 04.00 EST Last ...and more »

'Yes we did': Barack Obama lifts America one last time in emotional farewell - The Guardian

Outgoing president gives proud account of his eight years in office – and pays moving tribute to Michelle, 'wife, mother of my children and best friend'. David Smith in Chicago. @smithinamerica. Wed 11 Jan 2017 02.31 EST First published on Tue 10 Jan ...and more »

For Many on Chicago's South Side, Obama's Farewell Will Be Personal - New York Times

CHICAGO — If the metal barricades, “Do Not Enter” signs and lurking Secret Service agents were a bother the past eight years in the Hyde Park-Kenwood area — the South Side neighborhood where President Obama still owns a house, but rarely has been ...and more »

What the First Days Working at the White House Are Like - TIME

When a new president's staff moves into the White House, there's a lot to do. Not only do aides need to find their offices, learn where the pens are kept and meet the other members of their team, but they also have to be ready to help govern the most ...and more »

Farewell to Lawlessness - City Journal

The media spun President Obama's Tuesday night farewell address as a call to unity. But the speech's setting and Obama's words about the Constitution were a reminder of how his presidency deepened divisions within the nation. In the modern era, ...and more »

Michelle Obama Shares Incredibly Precious Throwback Photo of the First Family - TIME

After receiving a standing ovation during President Barack Obama's farewell speech Tuesday night, Michelle Obama took to Instagram to pay tribute to the end of her husband's eight-year Oval Office tenure. The First Lady shared a sweet throwback photo ...and more »

The Obama generation: Voters give their verdict on his presidency - BBC News

Barack Obama is about to leave office, bringing to an end his eight years as president of the United States. He was tearful as he paid tribute to his wife and daughters in his farewell speech in Chicago on Tuesday. The country's first black president ...and more »