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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 »

President Obama Offers Emotional Tribute to Wife, Daughters and Joe Biden - ABC News

During his two terms in office, President Obama has faced many trials and tribulations on the home front and abroad. Interested in Barack Obama? Add Barack Obama as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Barack Obama news, video, and analysis ...and more »

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

It was little more than eight years ago and three miles away that Barack Obama embraced the promise of his presidency, addressing a jubilant crowd in Chicago's Grant Park at a victory celebration on election night 2008. A political lifetime later ...and more »

The Increasingly Lonely Hope of Barack Obama - The New Yorker

“You can tell I'm a lame duck,” Barack Obama joked before his farewell address, on Tuesday night, in Chicago, “because nobody's following instructions.” This was a teasing reference to the unbridled whoop of cheers that had gone up as he'd appeared at ...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 »

A History of the Presidential Farewell Address - History

Undoubtedly the most famous of all presidential farewells was also the first: George Washington's address to the American people announcing his intention to step down from the presidency after two terms in office. The 32-page address, originally ...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 »

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 »