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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 »

A History of the Presidential Farewell Address - History

The desk of President Barack Obama sits on top of a new rug in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg/Getty Images). Print; Cite. Article Details: A History of the ...and more »

The Increasingly Lonely Hope of Barack Obama - The New Yorker

The farewell address gave Obama one last opportunity to exert control, if only of the rhetorical kind, over national events. ILLUSTRATION BY EDMON DE HARO; SOURCE PHOTOGRAPH BY LEIGH VOGEL / WIREIMAGE / GETTY. “You can tell I'm a lame duck,” Barack ...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 »

In His Farewell Speech, President Obama Returns to His Roots as a Community Leader - TIME

President Obama's Tuesday evening remarks were billed as a requiem for his time in office, the last time he would address the nation while holding the title as Commander in Chief. But the 50-minute speech he delivered was more of a call to action: the ...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 »

Obama offers optimism -- and warnings -- in farewell address - CNN

Chicago (CNN) Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, declaring during his farewell address that he hasn't abandoned his vision of progressive change but warning that it now comes with a new set ...and more »

Obama Urges Americans Not to Take Democracy for Granted - WIRED

Barack Obama's final speech as president was as much a warning as it was a farewell—a warning to Americans that they're still in the middle of crafting their country's history. Democracies are most vulnerable, the president said, when their citizens ...and more »

Analysis: Keep hope alive? Obama defends his presidency - USA TODAY

President Obama spoke about the need for compromise, even in the most difficult of debates, in his final address. USA TODAY NETWORK. AP OBAMA FAREWELL ADDRESS A USA IL. President Obama gives his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10 ...and more »