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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! (APPLAUSE ...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 »

'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 »


PFEIFFER: Most people don't understand how the actual handover of power works. We all sit in the freezing cold. We watch the final culmination of years of effort to see our friend and boss become President of the United States. Then for the senior team ...and more »

A History of the Presidential Farewell Address - History

Tonight, President Obama will deliver a farewell address to the American people in Chicago, exactly one month shy of a decade after he announced his candidacy for president as a freshman senator from Illinois. By taking the opportunity to deliver a ...and more »

Barack Obama Gives a Farewell Address for the Ages - The American Prospect

The president used his platform to begin organizing resistance to Trump, and the forces threatening U.S. democracy. PinIt. Share?InstapaperPocket Email Print. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais. President Barack Obama waves as he take the stage to speak ...and more »

How Obama should say goodbye - CNN

Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He also is ...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 »

Obama, Saying Goodbye, Warns of Threats to National Unity - New York Times

CHICAGO — President Obama, delivering a farewell address in the city that launched his political career, declared on Tuesday his continued confidence in the American experiment. But he warned, in the wake of a toxic presidential election, that ...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 »