History was forever changed when a young Senator from Illinois was elected to be the first Africian American President of the United States. In front of the world on January 20, 2009, Barack Hussien Obama, along side his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Malia and Sasha, was sworn in…more
In 2008, Obama lost the WV Democratic primary to Hilary Clinton. In 2012, Obama won the primary but 42% of the vote went to Keith Judd who was a convict in Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas.
Barack won the 2008 United States Presidential Election. He received 69,297,997 votes.
Barack was named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 2008.
Barack was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
Barack Obama's shoe size is 13 1/2.
"Blessed by God" is the Arabic translation of Obama's first name.
Barack Obama enjoys reading the Harry Potter series. He has read every single one of them.
Barack considers his favorite meal to be Shrimp Linguini, which is made by his wife. He also loves to eat chocolate peanut protein bars as a snack.
Barack enjoys collecting comic books like Conan The Barbarian and Spiderman.
At one time in his life, Barack Obama admitted to trying cocaine and marijuana.
Ever since he worked at a Baskin Robbins when he was a teenager, Barack Obama no longer eats or likes ice cream.
His secret service name is Renegade.
He was known growing up as "Barry O'Bomber" for his high jumpshot in basketball.
He is related to Park Overall.
His favorite president is Abraham Lincoln.
Obama has his own website; which links to his MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Digg, Glee, Faithbase, Black Planet, and other accounts he has.
According to his birth certificate, Barack Obama was born at 7:24pm.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th president of the United States of America.
In May of 2008, Barack Obama severed all ties with his former, outspoken pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright because of his explosive negative and racist sermons on race and America.
On August 23, 2008, Barack Obama announced his decision to pick Senator Joe Biden as his running mate and Vice President for his 2008 Presidential Campaign.
Barack Obama supports abortion, and the Bush-backed immigration reform legislation. He is opposed to same sex marriage, the use of US military force in Iraq, extending 2003 Bush tax cut law through 2010, and the Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts.
In June of 2008, Barack Obama had raised $349,716,137 for his Presidential campaign run.
Barack Obama is a Christian.
Obama is left handed.
Because of his wife's suggestion, Barack quit smoking before his Democratic campaign began.
Do The Right Thing was the movie Barack and his future wife Michelle Obama saw on their first date.
In his free time, Barack likes to play poker and basketball.
Barack's height is 6' 1½" (1.87m).
Obama lived for several years as a child in Indonesia due to his mother remarrying an Indonesian. As a result, he now has a half sister that is both Canadian (due to the fact she married a Canadian and that is where she resides) and Indonesian. That is why his wife Michelle refers to their holidays as a miniature United Nations.
A fundraiser organized by David Geffen raised $1,000,000 for his campaign for Presidency in February of 2007 in Hollywood, CA attended by many Hollywood Stars such as Oprah, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg and many more.
Obama was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, then re-elected in 2002, and 2004 to the U.S. Senate.
On Saturday, February 10, 2007, in Springfield, the state capital of Illinois, Barack Obama, U.S. Senator of Illinois announced his candidacy for the President of the United States.
In 2004, Senator Barack Obama won the seat in the US Senate by getting 70% of the vote, beating out Alan Keyes. He became the third African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.
In December of 2004, Barack Obama made a $1.9 million deal for three books.
In 2006, Barack Obama won a Grammy Award for "Best Spoken Word Album" for the audio book edition of his book Dreams from My Father. He won his second Grammy in 2008 for the audio book version of his novel The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
Barack Obama gave the keynote speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
In August of 2006, Barack Obama, serving as a Senator, traveled to South Africa and Kenya as part of a Congressional delegation.
In 2003, Barack Obama was named chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
Barack Obama was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
While living in Illinois, Barack Obama and his family lived on Chicago's South Side and attended the Trinity United Church of Christ.
Barack Obama was in the Illinois state Senate for seven years.
Barack Obama served on the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Veterans' Affairs Committee, and the Foreign Relations Committee.
Barack Obama was sworn into office as a US Senator on January 4, 2005, but then resigned on November 16th, 2008.
Barack's father, Barack Obama Sr., is from Kenya (Nyanza Province) and his mother, Ann Dunham, is Caucasian (a native of Wichita, Kansas).
Barack Obama ran for president as one of the few candidates who opposed the Iraq war from the beginning. He was also the only major candidate that wasn't serving as a federallyelected official during the Iraq War.
In 1979, he graduated Punahou High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Barack married Michelle Robinsonon October 3rd, 1992.
He studied law at Harvard University for three years.
He attended Columbia University in New York, where he graduated in 1983.
He attended Occidental College in California for two years.
He was once the only African-American serving in the U.S. Senate. He is also the fifth African American to ever serve in the Senate.
Barack: When I came into office, I inherited the biggest deficit in our history. And over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90% of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren't paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren't paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10% of this increase in the deficit...
Barack: (while giving a speech in Hawaii) When I meet with world leaders, what's striking...whether it's in Europe or here in Asia...
Barack: (on healthcare reform) The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.
Barack: The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.
Barack Obama: (on the Israel/Palestinian situation) The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
Barack Obama: My grandparents served during World War II. He was a soldier in Patton's army; she was a worker on a bomber assembly line. And together, they shared the optimism of a nation that triumphed over the Great Depression and over fascism. They believed in an America where hard work paid off, and responsibility was rewarded, and anyone could make it if they tried...no matter who you were, no matter where you came from, no matter how you started out.
Barack Obama: Hope...Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation.
Barack Obama: What Washington needs is adult supervision.
Barack Obama: If we make some good choices, I'm confident that we can limit some of the damage in 2009, and that in 2010 we can start seeing an upward trajectory on the economy.
Barack Obama: (About being multiracial) I began to notice there was nobody like me in the Sears, Roebuck Christmas catalog...and that Santa was a white man. I went to the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror with all my senses and limbs seemingly intact, looking the way I had always looked, and wondered if something was wrong with me.
Barack Obama: (Elko, Nevada, September 17, 2008) I believe that our free market has been the engine of America's great progress. It's a market that has created a prosperity that is the envy of the world, and rewarded the innovators and risk-takers who have made America a beacon of science, and technology, and discovery. But the American economy has worked in large part because we have guided the market's invisible hand with a higher principle - that America prospers when all Americans can prosper. That's why we've put in place rules of the road to make competition fair, and open, and honest. Our capital markets cannot succeed without the public's trust. It's time to get serious about regulatory oversight, and that's what I will do as President.
Barack Obama: (Newport News, Virginia, October 4, 2008) Let me be clear - I don't think government can solve all our problems. But I reject the radical idea that government has no role to play in protecting ordinary Americans. I reject the thinking that says preserving our free market means letting corporations and special interests do as they please.
Barack Obama: (St. Louis, Missouri, July 7, 2008) Over the last few decades, revolutions in technology and communication have made it so that corporations can send good jobs anywhere in the world there's an internet connection. Children in Charlotte aren't just competing for the same good jobs with children from Boston, but with children in Bangalore and Beijing as well. Two-income families haven't just become more common, they've become a necessity to keep up with rising costs and wages that haven't grown.
Barack Obama: You can take your diploma, walk off this stage, and chase only after the big house and the nice suits, but I hope you don't. Not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate, although I believe you do have that obligation. Not because you have a debt to all those who helped you get here, although I do believe you have that debt. It's because you have an obligation to yourself. Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. Because thinking only about yourself, fulfilling your immediate wants and needs, betrays a poverty of ambition.
Barack Obama: My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody ... I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
Barack Obama: (2008 Presidential Election Victory Speech) Even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime - two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.
Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us.
Barack Obama: (2008 Presidential Election Victory Speech) The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.
I promise you, we as a people will get there.
Barack Obama: (2008 Presidential Election Victory Speech) This is our moment. This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.
Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.
Barack Obama: America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face. Our time to offer a new direction for this country that we love.
Barack Obama: During the holidays, it's like a mini United Nations. I've got relatives who look like Bernie Mac, and I've got relatives who look like Margaret Thatcher.
Barack Obama: (in reference to the Rev. Wright scandal) I regret the efforts by the Republicans to politicize this matter, and I believe that if Sen. McCain were serious he would do more than just send a letter.
Barack Obama: I have been a member of Trinity Church since 1992. I have known Rev. Wright for almost 20 years.
Barack Obama: There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states. We coach Little League in the blue states, and have gay friends in the red states. There are patriots who opposed the war, and patriots who supported it. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.
Barack Obama: My first job is to say thank you to those who voted me. Those who didn't, I'm going to get your vote next time.
Barack Obama: Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
Barack Obama: It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
Barack Obama: If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Barack Obama: (speech given for the Race Against Time - World AIDS Day) I took my own trip to Africa a few months ago. As I'm sure Rick and Kay would agree, it's an experience that stays with you for quite some time. I visited an HIV/AIDS hospital in South Africa that was filled to capacity with people who walked hours - even days - just for the chance to seek help. I met courageous patients who refused to give up for themselves or their families. And I came across AIDS activists who meet resistance from their own government but keep on fighting anyway.
Barack Obama: (about his unusual name) People have called me "Alabama" or "Yo Mama."
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