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President Obama's first address to Congress

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February 28, 2017
President Obama delivered his first joint session address in 2009.
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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 23, 2017
Jeremy W. Peters, Jo Becker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
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Trump Tells Israel New Settlements May Hurt Peace Process

February 3, 2017
Joe Sobczyk, Margaret Talev | Bloomberg Politics
President Trump told the Israeli government that building new settlements in disputed West Bank territory may complicate attempts to reach a peace with the Palestinians.
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Trump Embraces Pillars of Obama’s Foreign Policy

February 3, 2017
Mark Landler, Peter Baker, David Sanger | The New York Times
President Trump, after promising a radical break with the foreign policy of Barack Obama, is embracing some key pillars of the former administration’s strategy.
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Obama, Out of Office 10 Days, Speaks Out Against Immigration Ban

January 31, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
Barack Obama spoke out on Monday against President Trump’s efforts to seal the United States borders against people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
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Barack Obama’s first week as president

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January 25, 2017
Eight years ago, President Obama was just settling into the Oval Office and was working on issues ranging from withdrawing troops from Iraq to closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center to turning around a stalled economy.
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Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal

January 24, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump upended America’s traditional, bipartisan trade policy on Monday as he formally abandoned the ambitious, 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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From President to Citizen Obama: A Mixed Legacy

January 20, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Historians will spend years studying Obama’s two terms. But in the interim, the outgoing president kept his eyes on his own record.
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