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Obama, who sought to ease partisanship, saw it worsen instead

January 14, 2017
Christi Parsons, Lisa Mascaro | Los Angeles Times
He first achieved national renown with a speech hailing bipartisanship, and spent much of his presidency singing the praises of cooperation across party lines.

Obama says farewell and awards Biden Medal of Freedom

January 13, 2017
President Obama delivers and emotional farewell address in Chicago.
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Obama scraps policy granting residency to Cubans arriving without visas

January 13, 2017
Tracy Wilkinson, Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama ordered an immediate end Thursday to the long-standing U.S. policy of granting easy residency permits to Cubans who reach U.S. shores.
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President Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Medal of Freedom

January 13, 2017
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama surprised his vice president, Joe Biden, by awarding him with the presidential medal of freedom.
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Still Optimistic, Obama Bids Farewell in Chicago

January 11, 2017
Michael Fletcher | The Undefeated
‘We’re all in this together,’ President Obama tells a nation wrestling with racial and economic divisions.
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President Obama's farewell address

January 10, 2017
President Barack Obama delivered his final speech as president in Chicago on Tuesday, just 10 days before he will hand over power to his successor Donald Trump.
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Obama's goodbye: A reminder of the message of hope that got him elected

January 10, 2017
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama plans to offer a graceful goodbye to the nation in a prime-time address Tuesday night from Chicago.
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