Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President of the United States and a former junior United States Senator from Illinois. Obama is ... More »Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President of the United States and a former junior United States Senator from Illinois. Obama is the first African American to be elected President of the United States. He is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate in January 2003, won a primary victory in March 2004, was elected to the Senate in November 2004 and to the presidency in November 2008. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. [ Wikipedia ]

As Obama prepares for overseas trip, Asia seeks his assurance in territorial spats

As Obama prepares for overseas trip, Asia seeks his assurance in territorial spats FILE: Jan. 31, 2014: President Obama in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C.AP As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region ...

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Japan postpones whale hunt until after Obama visit

Japan has delayed the start of its next "research" whaling mission by a few days, an official said today, amid media speculation the postponement was to avoid a clash with a visit by US President Barack Obama (pic). A ruling late last month that Tokyo's Antarctic hunt breached ...

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Will David Axelrod give Ed Miliband that 'Yes he can' factor?

One of the main strategists behind Barack Obama's victories, Axelrod is an impressive hire for Ed Miliband. In the pullulating salon of Washington string-pullers vying to claim credit for masterminding presidential victories, the Ax-man has more right to claim credit than most. A leading ...

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Clinton Backer Pleads Guilty in a Straw Donor Scheme

The elder Chatwal’s realm was politics: He had a private dinner with Ms. Clinton when she was visiting India and was a regular at state dinners at the White House under three different presidents — Mr. Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He and his family have given more than ...

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Elizabeth Warren Focuses On Working Family Woes In New Book

She describes one meeting with President Barack Obama where the two locked horns over her futile hope of being named head of the financial protection agency she helped create. Warren, whose nomination was running into Republican headwinds, balked at being given a lesser job she feared ...

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Cliven Bundy and the Origins of the American Abundance Revolution

) The third triggering incident came on April 18, 2014, when the Barack Obama administration announced that it was delaying, yet again, any decision on the Keystone Pipeline. This move was widely regarded as cynical pandering to a sect of Green billionaires, led by the infamous Tom ...

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Obama Reflects on Easter

U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly address to reflect on the meaning of the Holy Week and Easter to Christians. Obama, who is a Christian, said Saturday the holy days remind us of our "responsibilities to God and, as God's children, our responsibilities to one another. " ...

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No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

Around 45 heads of state across the political and geographical spectrum have sent personal condolence messages, including US President Barack Obama, Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping. Not a word, however, from North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who, the North's official KCNA ...

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website,, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday. The warning marks the latest ...

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Obama Offers Easter Message, Says 'God Is Always With Us'

As Christians around the world observe Good Friday and gear up for Easter Sunday, President Barack Obama offered his own Easter message in a White House statement: This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. We will reflect on ...

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Food Safety Act threatens breweries, grain for farmers

In 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which aims to ensure the safety of the country's food supply by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. As part of the act, the FDA has proposed tougher standards for ...

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