Barack Obama

President of the United States

President Barack Obama's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose. Born in Hawaii, the son of a Kenyan father and a white Midwestern mother, Obama wrote about his difficult upbringing in his bestselling book Dreams Of My Father. He went on to attend Harvard Law School where he edited the prestigious Harvard Law Review. Working for a Chicago law firm he met his future wife Michelle Robinson. He later became an Illinois State Senator before being elected to the United States Senate. On the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Sen. Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president. He was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009, becoming the first African-American President in U.S. history. Now serving his second term, Obama has been working to reform gun laws and became the first President to openly support same sex marriage.  He and Michelle have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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Attorney General Bids Farewell After 6-Year Tenure

Eric Holder begins the next phase of his life.

President Obama Hits Patriots With Deflate Gate Jab at White House

Commander-in-Chief had plenty of jokes for Super Bowl champs.

Loretta Lynch Has Finally Been Confirmed as the Next Attorney General

Loretta Lynch makes history as the nation's 83rd attorney general.

Obama Says He Takes Full Responsibility for Hostage Deaths

President Obama offered his "grief and condolences" to the hostages' families.

Trafficking Deal Clears Path for Attorney General Vote

The delay in Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote may soon end.

Commentary: Why I'm Not Excited About the 2016 Campaign Season

The race among Republicans is off to an uninspiring start.
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