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

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List Criteria: 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... 
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    Make a Push for Eco-Friendly Technology

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    Open Trade Agreements with Cub... 
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    Open Trade Agreements with Cuba

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    Modernize the US Water Supply ... 
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    Modernize the US Water Supply Quality System

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    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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    Authorize Use of Military Forc... 
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    Authorize Use of Military Force Against ISIS

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    Sign a Criminal Justice Reform... 
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    Sign a Criminal Justice Reform Bill

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    Reduce Federal Spending 
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    Reduce Federal Spending

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    Close the Pay Gap 
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    Close the Pay Gap

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    Force Federal Contractors to R... 
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    Force Federal Contractors to Report Wages Based on Race and Sex

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    Booby Trap the Oval Office 
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    Booby Trap the Oval Office

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    Reform Local Law Enforcement 
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    Reform Local Law Enforcement

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    Enact Sweeping Gun Control Leg... 
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    Enact Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

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    Put the Iran Nuclear Deal Into... 
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    Put the Iran Nuclear Deal Into Motion

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    Close Guantanamo 
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    Close Guantanamo

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    Create an Air of Bipartisanshi... 
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    Create an Air of Bipartisanship

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    Ban Offshore Drilling 
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    Ban Offshore Drilling

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    Tighten Mileage Standards for ... 
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    Tighten Mileage Standards for Large Trucks

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    End the Civil War in Syria 
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    End the Civil War in Syria

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    Reveal That He Was Actually Bo... 
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    Reveal That He Was Actually Born in Kenya

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    Push the Trans-Pacific Partner... 
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    Push the Trans-Pacific Partnership Through Congress

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    Create a "Freebie" W... 
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    Create a "Freebie" Weekend for All Illegal Immigrants

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    Appoint Kendrick Lamar as the ... 
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    Appoint Kendrick Lamar as the US Poet Laureate

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    Grant Pardons to Central Ameri... 
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    Grant Pardons to Central American Drug Dealers

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    Steal the Declaration of Indep... 
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    Steal the Declaration of Independence

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    Ignite a Global Financial Coll... 
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    Ignite a Global Financial Collapse

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