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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Black Women Call on Mitch McConnell to Hold a Vote on Loretta Lynch

Protesters say Loretta Lynch is being used as a sacrificial lamb.

President Obama's Niece Threatened Before NCAA Game

Leslie Robinson was kept out of harm's way before Princeton's tournament game.

Rudy Giuliani Urges GOP to Approve Loretta Lynch Nomination

Ex-New York City mayor scolds Republicans over slow-moving Senate confirmation.

Obama Hosts 2015 Student Film Festival

White House event helps President launch new Call to Arts initiative.

Charlie Sheen Posts Racist Rant Attacking Obama

Charlie Sheen doesn't think the president should have time for brackets.

Poll: Public Unaware Obama's Health Law Is Again in Jeopardy

The court could invalidate subsidies in some states.
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