President Barack H. Obama delivered his heartfelt and thoughtful farewell address to the nation last night. It was a message of hope charged with orders to impact and create change. The president was tearful. So were we. Regardless of where you fall on the political divide, this historic administration changed the face of American politics and shaped policy that benefit the underrepresented. President Obama encouraged the country to unite, he encouraged diversity of thought, and touted a legacy that leaves the country and the globe in a different place. We expect a very different tone from President-elect Donald Trump who will deliver his first press conference today at 11AM. On the heels of questionable reports that Russia had collected compromising and salacious personal information about Mr. Trump, the president-elect has innumerable other questions to answer about conflicts of interest and address concerns surrounding how he plans to govern the country in just nine days. Here’s your midweek read.