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Obama's legacy could be sunk by Donald Trump - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Obama's legacy could be sunk by Donald Trump - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldObama's legacy could be sunk by Donald TrumpThe Sydney Morning HeraldWashington: It's an end-of-term ritual. The outgoing president glides from the peak of one success to the next, sketching a preferred draft of his own legacy and at the same time, daring historians to repudiate it. Play Video. Replay Video. Play Video ...and more »

eye on the news Farewell to Lawlessness - City Journal;

eye on the news Farewell to Lawlessness - City Journal

City Journaleye on the news Farewell to LawlessnessCity JournalThe 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 »

Open the books on Obama's 'transparency' - Palladium-Item;

Open the books on Obama's 'transparency' - Palladium-Item

Palladium-ItemOpen the books on Obama's 'transparency'Palladium-ItemPresident-elect Donald Trump will face pervasive doubts about his legitimacy from the day he takes office. His opponents will likely portray him as governing in unprecedented and reckless ways. The best response to such charges is to open the books and ...and more »

Of Wizards and Washington and the Dreary, Unrelenting Reality of American Politics - Foreign Policy Journal;

Of Wizards and Washington and the Dreary, Unrelenting Reality of American Politics - Foreign Policy Journal

Foreign Policy JournalOf Wizards and Washington and the Dreary, Unrelenting Reality of American PoliticsForeign Policy JournalThe books about The Wizard of Oz were written as satire on American politics, but Hollywood, in its inimitable way, turned them into a song-and-dance picture for children. Still, one scene in the film has a sense of the author's intent. That scene is ...and more »

Matthew T. Mangino: A farewell and a warning - Fall River Herald News;

Matthew T. Mangino: A farewell and a warning - Fall River Herald News

Fall River Herald NewsMatthew T. Mangino: A farewell and a warningFall River Herald NewsThis week President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley described the run up to the speech as “the most highly publicized farewell address in American history.” That is no surprise. The most famous of all ...and more »

Paul Niland: 'Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along with Russia?' - Kyiv Post;

Paul Niland: 'Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along with Russia?' - Kyiv Post

Kyiv PostPaul Niland: 'Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along with Russia?'Kyiv PostTwo flag bearers skate with the United States flag and the Russian flag during the pregame ceremony prior to the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship semifinal game between Team Russia and Team United States at the Bell Centre on January 4, 2017 in ...and more »

Looking Back on Barack - Project Syndicate

Looking Back on BarackProject SyndicateBASEL – Any assessment of Barack Obama's eight-year US presidency should start at the beginning: his first inauguration, on January 20, 2009. The US economy was in free-fall: financial markets had seized up, GDP was shrinking, and employment was ...and more »

No Confidence: Warning Signs for the Health of Our Democracy - NBCNews.com;

No Confidence: Warning Signs for the Health of Our Democracy - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comNo Confidence: Warning Signs for the Health of Our DemocracyNBCNews.comFirst Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Play. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus; Embed. Donald Trump will have an 'unstructured presidency,' Chuck ...and more »

Obama says farewell? Don't kid yourself: Kevin O'Brien - cleveland.com;

Obama says farewell? Don't kid yourself: Kevin O'Brien - cleveland.com

cleveland.comObama says farewell? Don't kid yourself: Kevin O'Briencleveland.comObama still preaches hope in his final speech as president OBAMA Makes plea for engaged electorate President Barack Obama wipes his tears as he speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday, giving his presidential farewell address. But he'll find ...and more »

Who's the Illegitimate President Now, Mr. Birtherism? - New Republic;

Who's the Illegitimate President Now, Mr. Birtherism? - New Republic

New RepublicWho's the Illegitimate President Now, Mr. Birtherism?New RepublicTrump spent five years trying to delegitimize Obama. Now he's taking office under a cloud of suspicion, and only has himself to blame. By Brian Beutler. January 13, 2017. It is ironic that Donald Trump owes his success in Republican politics, and thus ...and more »

Obama Uses Executive Order Authority To Respond To Malicious Russian Cyber Activity - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Obama Uses Executive Order Authority To Respond To Malicious Russian Cyber ActivityMondaq News Alerts (registration)Norma Krayem is a senior policy advisor, Ronald A. Oleynik is a partner and Tristan Atwood is an Associate in our Washington, D.C., office. HIGHLIGHTS: President Barack Obama used the Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) 13964 for the first time ever and ...and more »

LETTERS: On President Obama, Obamacare and Trump - Monitor;

LETTERS: On President Obama, Obamacare and Trump - Monitor

MonitorLETTERS: On President Obama, Obamacare and TrumpMonitorPresident Barack Obama speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, giving his presidential farewell address. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Obama speech marks unofficial countdown for black Americans. Charles Rex Arbogast.and more »

Obama to Americans: No one's going to defend democracy for you - Waterloo Record;

Obama to Americans: No one's going to defend democracy for you - Waterloo Record

Waterloo RecordObama to Americans: No one's going to defend democracy for youWaterloo RecordThere was always a double meaning to "Yes we can," Barack Obama's 2008 catchphrase that reappeared near the end of his Tuesday night farewell address. In this democracy, Americans have the power to succeed, but we bear responsibility if we fail. And ...and more »

Reader's View: Don't let door hit you, Obama - Duluth News Tribune

Reader's View: Don't let door hit you, ObamaDuluth News TribuneRussian President Vladimir Putin wiped the floor with President Barack Obama the last eight years. Obama got caught looking as Putin marched on Crimea and the Ukraine. Putin skillfully elbowed Obama out of the Middle East. Recommended for you.and more »

Is Obama's Confidence in America Misplaced? - LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog);

Is Obama's Confidence in America Misplaced? - LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog)

LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog)Is Obama's Confidence in America Misplaced?LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog)Listening to President Obama's Farewell Address, I wished I could forget that his long list of accomplishments had been routinely denounced by his successor, Donald Trump. America had a chance to bring about what many saw as a projected Obama third ...and more »

President Barack Obama gives farewell address to the nation - Medill Reports: Chicago;

President Barack Obama gives farewell address to the nation - Medill Reports: Chicago

Medill Reports: ChicagoPresident Barack Obama gives farewell address to the nationMedill Reports: ChicagoPresident Barack Obama said farewell to the nation from his Chicago hometown this week, just miles away from Grant Park, the location of his acceptance speech eight years earlier. “My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the ...and more »

Obama's farewell speech can apply to Belize - The Guardian, Belize

Obama's farewell speech can apply to BelizeThe Guardian, BelizeAs we listened to President Barrack Obama deliver his farewell speech, we grasp that a part of his speech could have very well been meant for us and our own situation in Belize. Many of us only complain about all the things that are going wrong and ...and more »

Obama's Lasting Legacy - U.S. News & World Report;

Obama's Lasting Legacy - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportObama's Lasting LegacyU.S. News & World ReportNov. 4, 2008 | President-elect Barack Obama takes the stage with his family for his election night party in Chicago. (Pete Souza for USN&WR). Jan. 20, 2009 | Barack Obama's inauguration, making him the 44th president of the United States and first ...and more »

Look Back at Barack Obama's First Week in Office - TIME;

Look Back at Barack Obama's First Week in Office - TIME

TIMELook Back at Barack Obama's First Week in OfficeTIMEWith President Obama leaving the White House, many of his supporters have grown nostalgic for his eight years in office. Obama gave a farewell address in his adopted hometown of Chicago while Michelle Obama went on the Tonight Show to meet some of ...and more »

What We Will Miss Most About Obama - The Fiscal Times

What We Will Miss Most About ObamaThe Fiscal TimesWhen Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States in 2009, he put his hand on a Bible and repeated the Oath of Office being clumsily administered by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. When he pulled back his hand, he was ...and more »