Michael D. Shear

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President Obama campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Miami Gardens in October.Credit...Doug Mills/The New York Times

Jolted by Deaths, Obama Found His Voice on Race

Only weeks after 70 million Americans chose a black man for president, shattering a racial barrier that had stood for the entirety of the nation’s 232-year history, no one in the White House, especially the man in the Oval Office, wanted to talk about race.

President Obama had made a pragmatic calculation in January 2009, as the financial crisis drove communities across the United States toward economic collapse. Whatever he did for African-Americans, whose neighborhoods were suffering more than others, he would not describe as efforts to specifically help Black America.

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President Obama signing an executive order in February 2014 directing federal contractors to raise their minimum wage for federally funded workers. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

(Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history).

In nearly eight years in office, President Obama has sought to reshape the nation with a sweeping assertion of executive authority and a canon of regulations that have inserted the United States government more deeply into American life.

Once a presidential candidate with deep misgivings about executive power, Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history.

Blocked for most of his presidency by Congress, Mr.…  Seguir leyendo »