At a presidential campaign stop at Boston University, Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump's tariffs are a case of crony capitalism Obama to visit Kenya, South Africa for Obama Foundation in July Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos MORE (D-Ill.) on Friday said he noticed the U.S. political landscape was changing

"We need a new kind of politics," Obama said. "This cyclical politics has created a situation where lobbyists and special interests - they determine the agenda. "Here's the good news, it's starting to change ... the American people are starting to pay attention in a way that they haven't paid attention in a very long time."