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 Announces My Brother's Keeper Alliance

President Barack Obama gave remarks at an event launching a nonprofit called My Brother's Keeper Alliance that will support boys and young men of color through programs targeting early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

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Jessica Jarrell is as much of a health nut as she is a twerking champ. Check out our interview with her.

Obama on Baltimore: Justice Needs to Be Served

President Obama reacts to charges against Baltimore police officers.

Obama Aide, Baltimore Native Says Worst May Be Over

Broderick Johnson reacts to unrest in the city.

Obama: Too Many Troubling Police Interactions With Blacks

As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said ...

News: POTUS’s Alter Ego Goes Off at Correspondent’s Dinner

The President becomes comedian-in-chief. (4/27/2015)
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