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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BET Wire: Boehner's House of Disarray

House Republicans vote to sue President Obama for taking executive action and then blame him for not taking executive action; Sarah Palin has a TV channel on the web; Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes being known as the Notorious R.B...

Commentary: Al Sharpton Is Right to Challenge Bill De Blasio

The NYC mayor is under fire for his response to recent cases of police brutality.

House Approves Lawsuit Against Obama

By 225-201, House votes to sue President Obama.

Lawmakers, Activists Seek Help for Detroit's Water Bill Crisis

Lawmakers and activists call on White House to address Detroit's delinquent water bill crisis.

House v. Obama? It's On

The U.S. House of Representatives to vote on a measure to sue President Obama.

President Obama Already Emotional About Malia Heading to College

The 16-year-old first daughter has started touring campuses.
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