"In the final days before President Obama leaves office, administration officials are rushing to complete dozens of tasks that will affect millions of lives," notes the Washington Post.
Many of these are the culmination of years of preparation, and for obvious reasons cannot wait for the new regime. For example, the designation of new national monuments was the end of a process that in some cases took a decade, beginning before President Obama took office.
Also last Thursday, the Post added, the Obama administration:
"... took away one of the special immigration privileges Cubans arriving in the United States without visas have enjoyed for 50 years; announced sanctions designations against 18 senior Syrian officials for their role in the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon in 2014 and 2015; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Vice President Biden; and accused Fiat Chrysler of cheating on national emission standards for some of its diesel trucks."
President Obama also continues to do interviews, or those interviews are being aired this week. I'll have YouTubes of some in the coming days.