The Politex Report #1214



Should Read: President Barack Obama’s goodbye letter to America - Vox

Obama’s parting message to Trump is a warning: : If you do any of these things, I won’t stay silent. Vox

Obama Shouldn’t Go Quietly: He will stay in DC and fight Trump. NYT


"Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time"

Obama, The Most Successful Democrat Since F.D.R. NYT


Why Barack Obama thinks his legacy will survive Donald Trump - Vox

On Final Day of Obama Presidency, a Look at His Mixed Legacy & the Rise of Neo-Fascism in Washington. DN

During #Obama's 8 years, not one administration official was indicted. How do the other President's stack up? Notice a party bias?


The Obama Years: Divided States of America (Part 1) Frontline Video

The Obama Years: The Divided States of America (Part 2) Frontline Video


President Obama’s Farewell Address: Full Video and Text.

Parting Words: Obama's Farewell. NY

Obama, Saying Goodbye, Warns of Threats to National Unity. NYT

Obama used his farewell address to issue five warnings about US democracy

A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us. NYT


WATCH FULL: President Obama Final Press Conference (1/18/2017)


Michelle Obama Final Speech, Full First Lady Farewell Speech. Video

Michelle Obama serenaded by Stevie Wonder during farewell on Jimmy Fallon show – video


Joe Biden was a most unusual — and effective — vice president - WP

Tearful Joe Biden awarded presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama. CNN

Looking Back: Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’, NYT

Biden’s Next Move: Train to Delaware and Burgers With Family, DC House Near the Obamas. NYT


This Will Be Remembered: Obama Sings 'Amazing Grace' During Pinckney Eulogy | msnbc


NYT ED: The Optimism of Barack Obama.

America will miss Barack Obama's decency - Vox

Craving the Cool: Missing Barack Obama Already. Kristof, NYT

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers impressed by Barack Obama's humility and grace - LA Times

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too. NYT

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books. NYT


How the Presidency Changed Obama. (with photos) NYT

Jolted by Deaths, Obama Found His Voice on Race - The New York Times

The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama - The New York Times

After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting - The New York Times

Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It - The New York Times

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’ - The New York Times


Down to the Wire: Obama’s DOJ Issues Scathing Report on Systemic Abuse Within Chicago Police

On the eve of MLK weekend, Obama protects 3 civil rights sites as national monuments

Obama-era Wall Street enforcement sunsets with one last milquetoast deal

Days before Trump’s inauguration, Obama sends $500 million to United Nations climate fund - WP

Underappreciated: Obama quietly reshaped America’s war on drugs - Vox


Obama cozied up to China and battled Putin. Trump is doing the exact opposite. - Vox

An historically Jewish country club wants to revoke Obama’s complimentary membership because of the U.N. abstention

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas. NYT

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence: She will be freed after serving 7 years of a 35 year sentence.

US transfers 10 Guantánamo prisoners to Oman


Before Emptying the White House, Obama’s Glittering Round of Farewells. NYT

Farewell: "I feel like I know him. It’s going to be really different to not say ‘President Obama’ anymore.” NY