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U.S. President Barack Obama makes  a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)closemore
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

During his end-of-the-year press conference, President Obama said he has some "unfinished business" to take care of during his final year in office.

That got us thinking: what have other presidents done in their "lame duck" years? Here & Now's Robin Young asks one of our favorite historians, Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer.

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