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 Already Emotional About Malia Heading to College

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

Coming to America: Young African Leaders Vibe With Obama

President Obama holds town hall meeting with Young African Leaders.

Young African Leaders Create Innovative Business Ideas for Obama Fellowship

This past six weeks, 25 African leaders, ages 25 to 35, studied at Clark Atlanta University and developed innovative business plans in the sustainability, travel, art and agriculture industries that will fuel Africa's economies. The group is part ...

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes, Study Says

Perhaps President Obama and the first lady were on to something.

News: President's Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Obama continued his call to rally for economic patriotism. (7/26/2014)

BET Wire: Will the House Impeach Obama?

The House will soon vote on suing President Obama; San Antonio voters elected their first African-American mayor; First Lady Michelle Obama is winning the healthy school lunches war; Rep. Michele Bachmann is threatening to run for president again;...
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