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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 »

Elegant Obama and coarse Trump provide study in contrasts - Chicago Tribune

Barack Obama delivers his presidential farewell address from McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017. (Chicago Tribune). Eric ZornContact ReporterChange of Subject. "You were the change. You answered people's hopes, and because of you, by almost ...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 »

Obama's farewell speech will be a call to action, aides say - Chicago Tribune

Several of the thousands who lined up Jan. 7, 2017, for tickets to President Barack Obama's farewell speech, to be held Jan. 10 in Chicago, share their thoughts on what the presidency meant to them. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune). Katherine SkibaContact ...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 »

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

President Obama's "farewell address" will have a campaign look and feel -- a departure from his predecessors' final words. (Photographer: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News). Historically, former presidents have made it a point to get the heck out of Dodge ...and more »

President Obama says goodbye - CBBC Newsround

In it he said he thinks that the country is in a better state than it was eight years ago when he was sworn in as President. President Obama also spoke about the importance of the American people working together to protect democracy. That's the system ...and more »

Barack Obama's farewell speech in full: Tearful President warns of threat to democracy under Donald Trump -

Barack Obama gave his farewell speech on Tuesday night in his home town of Chicago - and warned of a threat to democracy under Donald Trump. The crowd roared with chants of "four more years" as he took the stage. The tearful President thanked his wife ...and more »

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

“Yes we can,” he said one last time. “Yes we did.” And the crowd roared. Barack Obama – the son of a Kenyan goat herder and self-described “skinny kid with a funny name” who grew up to become America's first black president – had come to say goodbye ...and more »