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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President Obama: Super Bowl Is 'Going to Be Close'

Commander-in-chief won't choose sides, doesn't want to "alienate an entire city."

Commentary: #BlackEnough? The Million-Dollar Question About Obama’s Presidency

POTUS is making it clear through his initiatives that he's concerned about the African-American community.

House Democrats Vow to Explain Their Vision Better in 2016

President Obama will be their "messenger in chief."

Obama's Historic Passage to India

President Obama makes a second trip to India to strengthen ties between the world's two largest democracies.

'March: Book Two' Shows All Sides of Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Democratic congressman and Civil Rights Movement icon John Lewis hopes his latest graphic novel will serve as a guide for young protesters as they seek justice today.

Small Drone Crashes at White House Complex, Origin Unclear

Investigation underway to determine motive and suspects.
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