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What time Elon Musk, Barack Obama and 4 other successful people go to bed - Yahoo Finance UK

The benefits of getting enough sleep are widely known, but do successful (and busy) people like Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Barack Obama actually squeeze in the recommended eight hours? Some successful people swear by a strict sleep regimen ...

Obama to meet with Kenyan and South African leaders - Politico

Former President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Kenya and South Africa on a trip overseas next month, his office said Friday. Obama will meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as ...

Obama, like Trump, grappled with family immigration - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

The photos were taken by The Associated Press in 2014, when President Barack Obama was in office. The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of thousands of immigrant families arriving on the U.S.-Mexico ...

Q&A: Days after posting doctored Obama video on Twitter, WSU coach Mike Leach has much more to say - Seattle Times

Sunday night, Washington State football coach Mike Leach tweeted out a heavily-edited video of a Barack Obama speech in hopes of promoting a discussion. The doctored clip has the former President saying “ordinary men and women are too small-minded ...

Confronting the Consequences of Obama's Foreign Policy - The Intercept

Barack Obama was one of the most polarizing presidents of the modern era. To the right, he was a weak, feckless leader who led from behind and went on apology tours while failing to crack down on radical Islamic terrorism and “illegal immigrants.” To ...

US government briefs Raila on Obama visit - PulseLive Kenya

The United States government has briefed ODM leader Raila Odinga on the upcoming visit by former President Barack Obama. the US Ambassador to Kenya Bob Godec on Friday met Odinga at his Capitol Hill offices where they discussed the planned visit by ...

Trickle Down Trumpsters and the Debasement of Language - New York Times

On Father's Day last week, the highest-paid employee of Washington State University tweeted out a video of a 2014 speech by Barack Obama that was altered to make him sound like a one-world-government tyrant. When called on the fraud, Mike Leach, the ...

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes - KRCRTV.COM

President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. President Barack Obama issued his ...

'This is who we are': The US has a history of putting families in cages, and it didn't start with Trump - Business Insider

President Donald Trump's practice of separating families that illegally cross the border spawned widespread outrage and condemnation. But the US wasn't much better about it under President Barack Obama. Obama came up with ways to quickly deport ...

Obama Immigration Vet Cecilia Munoz: 'The Choices Are All Terrible' - Daily Beast

President Trump's executive order reversing a policy he put in place ends an already discredited practice of separating children from parents at the border. It also shines a light on the same challenge that his predecessor, Barack Obama, faced—though ...

President changes Great Lakes and oceans policy - UpperMichigansSource.com

Trump has revoked an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama said the spill underscored the vulnerability of marine environments. He established a council to ...

Trump ended family separations, but he's still making life difficult for migrant children - NBCNews.com

The moves are a contrast to his predecessor, Barack Obama, who said in 2014 that his administration would deport "felons, not families." Obama also worked to ensure that children spent a minimal amount of time in detention centers, following court ...

King Grills IG: To Exonerate Clinton Did Obama Speak “Intent” Into Law? - KIOW

Congressman Steve King releases the following video of his questioning of Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz. King questioned IG Horowitz at length about former President Barack Obama's influence over the decision to re-write the ...

Scientists just named an ancient sea creature after Barack Obama - CNET

One of the earliest complex lifeforms to exist on Earth has been named in honor of Barack Obama, continuing a strong love affair between scientists and the former president of the United States. The ancient, disc-shaped animal has been dubbed Obamus ...

Trump Scraps Obama-Era Protections for Oceans - Daily Beast

President Trump has done away with Obama-era policies aimed at protecting the world's oceans and instead issued an executive order calling for marine environments to be used to promote economic growth. Trump said in a statement explaining the move ...

Ex-DHS secretary: No formal policy of family separation during Obama administration - CNN

President Donald Trump has said this issue "has been going on under President Obama ... (and) under President Bush." Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has echoed these comments, saying the practice of family separation is "not ...

Dem Sen. Tammy Baldwin Stumbles When CNN Anchor Asks If Obama Family Separation "Outraged" Her - RealClearPolitics

Cory Booker (D-NJ) said Thursday on MSNBC he opposed the Obama-Holder immigration policy, calling it a "violation of our values." Booker also said there were "awful pictures" of children in lockup facilities under Obama. "I had a lot of problems with ...

Is an 'Obama Don't Separate Me From My Mommy' Protest Sign Real? - Snopes.com

In a nutshell: Families were separated under President Barack Obama as the result of deportation of undocumented people from the United States. Families were separated under President Donald Trump as parents and children were put into different ...

While Evidence of Russian Meddling Mounted, Obama Ordered Stand-Down - The Epoch Times

In the end, the only deterrent action from the administration was Obama's warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the September 2016 G20 summit. The administration's actions were inconsistent with Nuland's understanding of how the Russian ...

To protect Obama and Clinton, sanitize the language - Chicago Tribune

Former President Barack Obama was found to have improperly communicated with Clinton over her illegal server while she was in a foreign country. Obama had denied that fact by falsely claiming that he never knew of her server until much later, after it ...

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected to that office and the first president born outside the contiguous United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. While serving three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, he ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 against incumbent Bobby Rush.

President Barack Obama.jpg
44th President of the United States
Assumed office
January 20, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II
(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
Children Malia Obama
Sasha Obama
Parents Ann Dunham
Barack Obama Sr.
Relatives Maya Soetoro (half-sister)
Residence White House
Alma mater
Awards Nobel Peace Prize
Signature
Website

Barack Hussein Obama II ( /bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ˈbɑːmə/ bə-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mə; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected to that office and the first president born outside the contiguous United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. While serving three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, he ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 against incumbent Bobby Rush.

In 2004, Obama received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary, his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007 and, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months after his inauguration, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

During his first two years in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the Great Recession in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other major domestic initiatives in his first term included the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare"; the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. In foreign policy, Obama ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War, increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. In January 2011, the Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives as the Democratic Party lost a total of 63 seats; and, after a lengthy debate over federal spending and whether or not to raise the nation's debt limit, Obama signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013. During his second term, Obama has promoted domestic policies related to gun control in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and has called for greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans, while his administration has filed briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (United States v. Windsor) and state level same-sex marriage bans (Obergefell v. Hodges) as unconstitutional. In foreign policy, Obama ordered U.S. military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.