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In this Nov. 30, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging Obama to stay busy in his final weeks. He is listening. With his days in office numbered, Obama has pushed ahead with several executive actions aimed at protecting the nation’s land, air and water, even as he acknowledges his successor may try to undo the work. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Illustration on clueless, know-nothing spinning events in the Obama administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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In this photo taken Nov. 10, 2016, President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. White House officials say President Barack Obama is prepared to spend his final major foreign trip talking about Donald Trump. Obama leaves Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, for a six-day trip to Greece, Germany and Peru. In Greece, he’ll tour the Parthenon, give a speech about globalization and meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, wearing his Chicago White Sox baseball cap, and carrying a pair of sneakers, arrives for a private game of basketball at Fort McNair in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Playing basketball on election day is a tradition for Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama carries a pair of sneakers as he arrives for a private game of basketball at Fort McNair in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Playing basketball on election day is a tradition for Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Musician Stevie Wonder performs at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before President Barack Obama spoke to the audience, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 photo provided by HBO, host Bill Maher, right, speaks with his interview guest, President Barack Obama, left, during a taping of the television show "Real Time with Bill Maher," at the White House in Washington. The show aired on HBO's "Real Time" Friday night, Nov. 4. Obama spoke with pride of his achievements during his two terms as chief executive, saying "every single issue we've made progress on" will be on the ballot next Tuesday in the form of the opposing candidates. (Amanda Lucidon/HBO via AP)

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President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks to media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Oct. 27, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically in Obama's final months. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Florida Memorial University, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Florida Memorial University, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) pets a cow as he tours the dairy complex and barns of Penn State University in University Park, Pa., on March 30, 2008. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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In this Sept. 28, 2016 image taken from video and provided by C-SPAN2, the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington is shown as the Senate acted decisively to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation. Although Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks, a federal judge has blasted the legal case at the heart of the debate as notoriously weak and full of "largely boilerplate" accusations. And the revised law that passed this week over President Barack Obama's veto gives the Justice Department sweeping authority to put the case on hold and fails to eliminate sovereign immunity from protecting Saudi Arabia assets. (C-SPAN2 via AP, File)

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Illustration contrasting the media vetting of candidates Obama and Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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President Barack Obama quickly takes the steps to the stage to speak to members of the military community, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Fort Lee, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

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This frame grab from video provided by C-SPAN2, shows the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, as the Senate acted decisively to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation. The White House saw it coming, but still it stung. When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left (C-SPAN2 via AP)

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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the military community, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Fort Lee, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

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FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to delegates after President Obama's speech during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton long planned to activate the much-vaunted Obama coalition to carry her to the White House. But a rough month on the trail has exposed a big challenge, the Obama coalition belongs to Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)