Though the city of Chicago will be happy to see the Cubs with Obama instead of Trump, the team's ownership is divided.
Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.
The president helped transform the west's view of its energy potential in a way that will be hard for the Trump administration to undo.
Obama also said Liberals like former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders had contributed to the program's unpopularity.
Footage posted to the social media site showed a man bound, gagged and cut with a knife.
While Obama doesn't mention Trump by name in his article for the "Harvard Law Review," his intent is clear.
U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation giving Congress the power to kill dozens of recently enacted rules in one fell swoop.
The president is leaving office with higher favorability ratings than Donald Trump.
The closures echoed the old days of tensions between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
It's the 29th time Obama has used his executive power to name national monuments.
Russian diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States.
"I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," Obama said.
Netanyahu is already maneuvering to mine deep-seated feelings among many Israelis that their country and its policies are overly criticized.
Obama was speaking during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii.