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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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Obama on President-Elect Trump: We are "rooting for his success"

November 9, 2016
President Obama said he is committed to a smooth transition of power to his successor Donald Trump, the day after Americans voted for control of the White House to change parties. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country," Obama said. "The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our Democracy, and over the next few months we are going to show that to the world."
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Obama’s 3-Day Swing Will Try to Push Blacks and Millennials Hillary Clinton’s Way

November 3, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
With Democrats concerned about lagging early turnout among blacks and younger voters, President Obama on Wednesday began a three-day swing aimed at galvanizing a couple of the pillars of his political coalition in two states that could deny Donald J. Trump any route to the presidency.
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Michelle Obama rallies with Hillary Clinton, and the office of the first lady reaches a high-water mark

October 28, 2016
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
When Michelle Obama took the stage with Hillary Clinton here, it was a moment of mutual admiration that the country had never seen before. The moment represented a high-water mark for the office of the first lady. No longer are they only serving the role of supportive spouses. They are political forces in their own right.
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Trump, Clinton to woo votes in same Iowa city; Obama stumps for Clinton in Florida

October 28, 2016
Anne Gearan, John Wagner | The Washington Post
President Obama planned to join top Democrats fanned across battleground states on Friday as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton were set to campaign in the same Iowa city hours apart.
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