President Barack Obama Official Bio

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President Barack Obama Official Bio

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Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4, 1961 is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. In January 2005, Obama was sworn in as a U.S. Senator in the state of Illinois. He would hold this office until November 2008, when he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.Following an unsuccessful bid against the Democratic incumbent for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2000, Obama ran for the United States Senate in 2004. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 2004 Illinois Democratic primary for the Senate election and his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in Illinois in November 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party’s nomination. In the 2008 presidential election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In April 2011, he announced that he would be running for re-election in 2012.

As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, and the Budget Control Act of 2011. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to openly support legalizing same-sex marriage. In foreign policy, he ended the war in Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered U.S. involvement in the 2011 Libya military intervention, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

“I’m asking you to believe.  Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington . I’m asking you to believe in yours.”
U.S. Senator in the state of Illinois (2005 – 2008)President of the United States 2009 -
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (1992–present)
Children Malia (born 1998)
Sasha (born 2001)
Alma mater Occidental College
Columbia University (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

9 comments to President Barack Obama Official Bio

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    August 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply

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    August 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply

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  • AloneHouse1245
    August 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply

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  • Caffrey1595
    September 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply

    Wait just what am We absent here? The United states senate wishes to expand the duty vacation for just two months, the House wishes to lengthen this first calendar year. As we go along with Two months we are back while dining by 50 percent several weeks. Two months from now the impact with middle class families will be the just like it is currently. And so the United states senate desires to give 8 weeks of extra income tax trip, as well as the Home would like to allow one more 12 months. Hmm… It’s pretty ironic for Barack Obama with foreign checking account to implicate others of breaking out Stuff.

  • KenjiLeftOlene
    September 10, 2012 at 5:48 am | Reply

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  • Kukashita
    November 7, 2012 at 7:10 am | Reply

    I sign into my Tumblr account, and switch the dashboard from my main blog to the secondary blog, then I go to Account > Preferences > Customize your blog, but then it just takes me to the customization page for my main blog. Any way to customize my secondary blog, or should I just create a second account altogether?.

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