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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 »

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, 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 Final Address, Obama Urges US to Deal with Climate Change - Scientific American

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Credit: Christopher Dilts Getty Images. Advertisement. A hopeful President Obama delivered his farewell address to America last ...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 »

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 »

Obama's last chance to reduce the risk of nuclear disaster - Politico

Before President Barack Obama leaves the White House, he could close a particularly dangerous door he left open – and fulfill a campaign pledge. Obama will give his farewell address Tuesday and there is no indication that he will say anything of ...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 »

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 »