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Obama Addresses Chicago Youth

Apr 24, 2017

President Obama (pictured in 2007) returned to Chicago Monday to speak to college students.
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Barack Obama was back in Chicago for his first big appearance since leaving the White House three months ago.

Obama sat on a University of Chicago stage with six young people to talk about issues he’d like to address now that he’s no longer president.

Obama lamented how gerrymandered legislative districts are, the amount of money in politics, and how so much media discourse aligns people with either Fox News or MSNBC.

"The single most important thing I can do is to help in any way I can prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the world," said Obama.

Obama also said he’s working on a book about his own journey in politics.