January 12, 2016

The 7 big things on President Obama’s to-do list, with one year to go

Featuring Jacob Stokes

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Amber Phillips

For President Obama, it's legacy time.

With less than a year before his successor is elected and he officially becomes a lame-duck president, time is running short. Obama has moved the ball forward on a number of legacy items already this year. Some have solidified; others remain in limbo.

His 2010 health-care reform law will already be mentioned at the top of the 44th president's Wikipedia page. But the Obama White House is moving quickly on several issues that could be listed in the first few paragraphs, too.

"You do get a sense they are aware of the legacy, and there is a kind of a presidential scorecard being filled out," says Gil Troy, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Authors

  • Jacob Stokes

    Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Fellow in the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy...