Obama's farewell speech: Here's what to expect

"It’s not a victory lap speech," said Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's longest-serving aides.       

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  • Obama’s Speech: 22 Min. 30 Sec. Longer Than Length of Closest Farewell Address, 518 More Words
    President Obama's farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago was 22 minutes and 30 seconds longer than the closest length of a televised farewell speech given by an outgoing president. He also set another record with the highest word count, saying 518 ...
    01/11/2017 - 9:47 am | View Link
  • Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech
    Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama ’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House. It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've ...
    01/11/2017 - 1:15 am | View Link
  • Read the Full Transcript of President Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech
    Just over eight years ago, on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama took the stage in his hometown of Chicago on the occasion of a triumph: he had been elected by the American people as the 44th president of the United States, and the first African-American to ...
    01/10/2017 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • The hidden message in Obama's 'farewell' speech
    Five days into the 1993 calendar – 15 days before his White House stay concluded – George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address. The event was short on bells and whistles. Gray-uniformed Army cadets provided the backdrop.
    01/10/2017 - 9:56 pm | View Link
  • President Barack Obama's farewell speech
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on President Barack Obama's farewell speech (all times CST): 8:55 p.m. President Barack Obama says choosing Joe Biden to be his vice president was the first and best choice he made. He says Biden -- "the scrappy kid from Scranton ...
    01/10/2017 - 7:26 pm | View Link
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  • President Obama’s Farewell Address: Full Video and Text ...
    The transcript and live video of President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago.
    01/19/2018 - 5:22 pm | View Website
  • Barack Obama's speech at Gates Foundation (full text ...
    Former President Barack Obama delivered this keynote address Wednesday during an event sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates' organization.
    09/20/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Website
  • Barack Obama's farewell speech in full
    It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people ...
    01/11/2017 - 12:06 pm | View Website
  • President Obama's Farewell Speech: 'Do Some Organizing' | Time
    President Barack Obama left the stage in Chicago Tuesday night much as he entered the national spotlight eight years ago; as a determined agent of social change with a message for future generations. In his emotional farewell address, Obama called on the nation’s young and “young at heart” to ...
    01/11/2017 - 5:10 am | View Website
  • In Chicago farewell, Obama warns of threats to democracy ...
    President Barack Obama plans to use his farewell speech to the nation from McCormick Place Tuesday night to explain how Chicago played a crucial role in giving purpose to his life.
    01/11/2017 - 12:38 am | View Website
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