The former president mentioned an issue that really may make a difference: political gerrymandering. The Supreme Court will hear arguments this spring about gerrymandering — and Obama, along with his former attorney general, Eric Holder, have made it clear that they are going to stay active in the issue.
Obama will be the first former president to remain in Washington since Woodrow Wilson in 1921. The Obamas plan to stay in the capital until daughter Sasha, 15, finishes high school in 2019. He plans to be a mentor for the next generation of Democratic leaders while keeping open a line of communication with his Republican successor, Donald Trump.