politics What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the actions you think Barack Obama will take before leaving the presidency.

After eight years, it's now the end of an era. Whether or not all of President Obama’s policies were to your liking, you have to admit that by electing the first African American president (twice!), the United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow. President Obama has said that he’s looking forward to relaxing when he gets out of office, but what happens before Obama's term ends? This poll is a collection of possibilities for what’s going to happen before Obama leaves office. Will he close the wage gap? Enact gun control measures? Or reveal something nefarious about himself?

In the final year of every presidency, the head of state usually pushes through a few executive orders so they leave office feeling like they accomplished something worthwhile. But after such a contentious year in global politics, there’s no way of really knowing what will happen before the end of the Obama presidency. The general consensus seems to be that he’s going to try to close Guantanamo Bay, but there are logistical issues that could mire that decision in decades of red tape.

Some far right conservatives believe that President Obama plans to use his final months in office to completely wreck the country for the next person who takes control, but that seems like the definition of cutting off your nose to spite your face. Still, will he sneak through some not-so-Republican-friendly initiatives or just spend his time booby trapping the Oval Office? How do you think President Obama will spend his final months in office? Rock the vote below!

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Make a Push for Eco-Friendly T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Make a Push for Eco-Friendly Technology

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307 106
Open Trade Agreements with Cub... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Open Trade Agreements with Cuba

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266 96
Modernize the US Water Supply ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Modernize the US Water Supply Quality System

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304 126
Sign an International Climate ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Sign an International Climate Change Accord

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229 125
Sign a Criminal Justice Reform... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Sign a Criminal Justice Reform Bill

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222 121
Authorize Use of Military Forc... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Authorize Use of Military Force Against ISIS

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193 132
Reduce Federal Spending is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Reduce Federal Spending

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179 144
Close the Pay Gap is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Close the Pay Gap

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182 152
Force Federal Contractors to R... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Force Federal Contractors to Report Wages Based on Race and Sex

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174 147
Booby Trap the Oval Office is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Booby Trap the Oval Office

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173 152
Reform Local Law Enforcement is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Reform Local Law Enforcement

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205 198
Enact Sweeping Gun Control Leg... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Enact Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

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199 192
Close Guantanamo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Close Guantanamo

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165 153
Put the Iran Nuclear Deal Into... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Put the Iran Nuclear Deal Into Motion

The Most Outlandish Barack Obama Conspiracy Theories

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138 131
Create an Air of Bipartisanshi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Create an Air of Bipartisanship

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130 157
Ban Offshore Drilling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Ban Offshore Drilling

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99 151
Tighten Mileage Standards for ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Tighten Mileage Standards for Large Trucks

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111 181
End the Civil War in Syria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
End the Civil War in Syria

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112 185
Reveal That He Was Actually Bo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Reveal That He Was Actually Born in Kenya

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97 176
Push the Trans-Pacific Partner... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Push the Trans-Pacific Partnership Through Congress

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87 187
Create a "Freebie" W... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Create a "Freebie" Weekend for All Illegal Immigrants

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82 183
Appoint Kendrick Lamar as the ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Appoint Kendrick Lamar as the US Poet Laureate

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87 195
Grant Pardons to Central Ameri... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Grant Pardons to Central American Drug Dealers

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70 182
Ignite a Global Financial Coll... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Ignite a Global Financial Collapse

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70 184
Steal the Declaration of Indep... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Will President Obama Do During His Last Days in Office?
Steal the Declaration of Independence