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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address, recorded February 10, 2016, at the Illinois State Senate. He reflected on his political career and the state of American politics.

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    Denis McDonough on the Obama Presidency

    Denis McDonough was interviewed by Eugene Robinson about some of the key issues the Obama administration would confront in its final year in office involving the criminal justice system and…

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    Obama Presidency

    Bob Woodward, David Maraniss, Jo Becker, Paul Gigot, and Danielle Allen participated in a panel discussion on the successes and failures of Barack Obama’s presidency. They…

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    National Security Policy

    Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes took part in a conversation on the Obama administration’s foreign policy and national security strategy. He also discussed his role in…

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    Book Discussion on Power Wars

    Charlie Savage talked about his book Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency, in which he argues that President Obama, who came into office saying that he would turn back the…

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    Book Discussion on The Audacity of Hoop

    Alexander Wolff talked about his book, The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama, about the impact that basketball has had on the life of President Obama.

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    Book Discussion on Lawless

    Professor David Bernstein talked about his book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. In his book, Professor Bernstein…

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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about the rhetorical skills of President Obama and offered insights from their own experiences working with past presidents.

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    Obama Administration's Mideast Policy

    Marc Ginsberg talked about U.S. efforts to combat ISIS. He also previewed President Obama’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Islamic State of Iraq and…

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    Coverage of the White House and the Obama Presidency

    White House correspondents talked about their roles and responsibilities in covering the presidency. They also discussed the relationship between the Obama administration and the press…

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    Evolution of the Vice Presidency

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about the legacy of former Vice President Walter Mondale. Vice President Biden shared details about his relationship with President Obama, compared it to…

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    Book Discussion on Go, Tell Michelle

    Barbara Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram talked about their book, Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady. Shortly after the 2008 election, the…

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    President Obama's Use of Executive Orders

    Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of executive orders. He also discussed his assertion that the president has taken advantage of the federal government’s…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Valerie Jarrett

    Valerie Jarrett was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. Topics included foreign policy and the 2016 presidential race. The Washington Ideas Forum brings together…

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    After Words with Martha Kumar

    Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power, in which she looks at presidential transitions. Professor…

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    Black Women Voters in 2016

    Melanie Campbell and Vanessa DeLuca discuss a joint poll conducted by the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and Essence Magazine on what issues were important to black women…

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    Presidential Summer Reading List

    A list of the books President Obama was reading the summer of 2015.

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    Book Discussion on Strategic Failure

    Mark Moyar talked about his book Strategic Failure:How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America, in which he discusses U.S.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Do you have confidence in President Obama’s foreign policy?”

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    President Obama's Legacy

    Richard Norton Smith talked about interpretations of what President Obama’s legacy might be. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and the…

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