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The last few weeks — give or take

Matt Higginson
The Medium Blog
2 min readJan 17, 2017


1. Senator

shares his norm-breaking testimony against the nomination of for Attorney General. Senator also expresses her opposition to Sessions. for President-elect Trump paints a different picture of Senator Sessions’ background and qualifications.


revisits his favorite photographs taken in the final year of Obama’s White House.

3. President

publishes a final letter to his fellow Americans along with his final public speech as the 44th President of the United States. Michelle Obama publishes her final remarks as well.


shares his final email to staff, reflecting on the last 8 years and an exchange he and his 91-year-old mother shared with President Obama in Chicago.


previews the first 100 days of a Trump administration.

6. Senator

called upon President-elect Trump to “keep his promise to the American people.”


makes the case to reforming the FDA and accelerating the process for approving generic drugs to enter the market.


anticipates her new role as a Senator from California, while reflecting on the time she spent as Attorney General of the golden state.

9. Senator

celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. and hopes 2017 is a year that brings more “unity, hope, and peace.

10. Senator

recommits, as leader of the Senate Democrats, to “fight bigotry in North Carolina and across the country.”