Roughly Speaking: What happened to the State Center project?

Jules Witcover

Obama's bittersweet farewell

Obama's bittersweet farewell

President Barack Obama's decision to go home to Chicago to deliver his farewell address to the nation was not too surprising, considering he will be leaving a Washington that over the last eight years has brought him as much heartache as satisfaction.

His televised speech before a packed crowd at the spacious McCormick Place convention center brought him wave after wave of appreciative applause as he predictably recited the major accomplishments of his presidency. They ran from ending the Great Recession at the start of his tenure, cutting the national unemployment rate in half, overseeing a streak of 75 straight months of job growth and providing health insurance for 20 million...