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Harwood on Gwen Ifill, Obama press conference

November 15, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood discusses the loss of his colleague, Gwen Ifill, who died at age 61 after a battle with cancer.
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Obama Says Donald Trump Will Be Driven by Pragmatism Not Ideology as President

November 15, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said he believes President-elect Donald Trump will be driven by pragmatism, not ideology, as he governs, but he warned the Republican businessman’s temperament could be an issue unless he shifts course once in office.
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President Obama: Gwen Ifill was an "extraordinary journalist"

November 14, 2016
President Obama remembered "Washington Week" moderator and "PBS NewsHour" co-anchor Gwen Ifill, who died Monday at age 61. Obama called Ifill a friend and "extraordinary journalist." "I always appreciated Gwen's reporting even when I was at the receiving end of one of her tough and thorough interviews," Obama said. "She was an especially powerful role model for young women and girls who admired her integrity, her tenacity and her intellect."
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Trump’s Election Upends Agenda for Obama’s Last Foreign Trip

November 14, 2016
Margaret Talev, Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump’s election has changed the nature of President Barack Obama’s final foreign trip as commander in chief.

Trump begins transition to the White House after deeply polarizing election

November 11, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump meets with leaders in Washington to begin his transition to the White House.
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Obama, Trump Talk Policy Issues in First Meeting

November 11, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama met for the first time Thursday, with the Republican businessman saying he has “great respect” for a man he’s called “the worst president in the history of the United States” and he plans to seek Mr. Obama’s counsel while in office.
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Trump’s win exposes Obama’s struggle to speak to the entire nation

November 11, 2016
Greg Jaffe, Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
For months, President Obama has been worrying both publicly and privately about the growing threats to American democracy. At the top of Obama’s list — the physical embodiment of those gathering and potentially existential threats — was Donald Trump, from whom Obama sat inches away in the Oval Office on Thursday.
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