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Trump Will Target Iran at UN and Has 'No Plans' to Meet Rouhani - Bloomberg

Iran's Rouhani said in an interview with NBC News on Monday that Trump's pressure campaign would not bring his government to the negotiating table. The U.S. would have to first re-join the nuclear accord negotiated by Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama ...

Tomi Lahren Had The Caucasity To Tell Michelle Obama To 'Sit Down' - Essence

As Fox News keeps on parading their favorite inept political commentator on television, she'll forever be known as the woman who is still on her parent's health insurance plan. Maybe she should thank Barack Obama for that.

Rep. Paul Gosar blames Obama for siblings' attack ads - Virginian-Pilot

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Gosar blamed former President Barack Obama for the feud with six of his siblings rooted in Gosar's controversial political style. After appearing defiant over the weekend and touting his mother's support for his “philosophy and ...

Reflections on the legacy of Bush-Obama school reform - American Enterprise Institute

On December 10, 2015, as he signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, President Barack Obama hailed the bill as a “Christmas miracle.” ESSA had sailed through the U.S. Senate, 85–12, and the U.S. House of Representatives, 359–64, ...

Trump's new limo cost $1.5M and comes with a fridge full of his blood type - NBCNews.com

On Sunday, the Secret Service flew into New York City with the newest in a long series of specially designed presidential limousines. Like its predecessor, which came into service during Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration, the new limo goes by the ...

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar blames Obama for siblings' attack ad - Fox News

After Rep. Paul Gosar's six siblings appeared in campaign ads for his opponent, the Arizona Republican placed the blame on former President Barack Obama. Gosar is running for re-election in Arizona's 4th congressional district, which he's represented ...

Trump rejects meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN gathering - Reuters

The accord, negotiated under Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama, lifted most international sanctions against Tehran in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program. Over the summer, Trump had said he would meet with Rouhani without preconditions ...

What I've Learned About Copies: Artist Maurizio Cattelan on Barack Obama's Secret Pharaonic Past - artnet News

This series, “What I've Learned About Copies,” is a collection of small factoids or tidbits of random information with no effective use that I happened to encounter during the research for the exhibition “The Artist Is Present,” an upcoming show in ...

Tomi Lahren to Michelle Obama: 'By What Measure' Was Your Husband a Better President? - Fox News Insider

"Because you can't vote some of the time and then sit out. You know we saw that happen. We experienced that. We had a great president." On "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, Lahren took issue, in particular, with Obama's "we had a great president" remark.

Tomi Lahren tries to come for Michelle Obama but Black Twitter's not having it - TheGrio (blog)

“If we want qualified people that we trust, then people have to vote. Because you can't vote some of the time and then sit out.” “You know, we saw that happen. We experienced that. But we had a great president,” she said, referring to former President ...

Obama government should have kept away from Najib, WSJ journalist says - Yahoo News

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — The previous US administration under Barack Obama, should have distanced itself from his then Malaysian counterpart, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Tom Wright said today. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalist and co-author of ...

Is Obama breaking norms as a former President? Not really. - Washington Post

As former president Barack Obama has begun campaigning for Democrats in the 2018 midterms, we've seen a predictable partisan reaction. Former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen, for example, charged that Obama was “breaking presidential ...

Kidnappers demanding RM4 million ransom for fishermen, say cops - Free Malaysia Today

KOTA KINABALU: The abductors of two Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by armed men in the waters off Semporna on Sept 11 have demanded a ransom of RM4 million for their release, Sabah police confirmed today. Sabah police commissioner Omar ...

Be specific on single-use plastic, government told - Free Malaysia Today

PUTRAJAYA: Representatives from NGOs have urged the government to provide a clear definition of the term “single-use plastic” before embarking on its mission to do away with such products by 2030. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the majority of the ...

Wale Calls Out Tomi Lauren For Criticizing Michelle Obama: “Why U So Mad Tammy?” - HotNewHipHop

On Monday morning, Tomi Lauren made headlines after she criticized Michelle Obama for standing up for her husband and his success as a President. Michelle said Barack was a “great President,” But Tomi wasn't buying it and voiced her opinion on Twitter, ...

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour reaching a high - The Detroit News

Obama's tour begins the week after the midterm elections. While former President Barack Obama has endorsed dozens of Democrats and increased his criticisms of President Donald Trump, Michelle Obama's involvement has focused on the nonpartisan ...

Tomi Lahren tells Michelle Obama to 'sit down' - AOL

Fox News personality Tomi Lahren on Monday told former First Lady Michelle Obama to “sit down,” reports The Hill. Lahren wrote in a tweet: “Michelle Obama said we 'had' a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border ...

Tomcat Licorice Tells Michelle Obama to 'Sit Down,' And She Really Don't Want Those Problems - The Root

Earlier today, Tyrannosaurus Lobotomy crawled from out of her loft space in a Lululemon changing room trash can to tweet that Michelle Obama should “sit down” because Obama referred to her husband, Barack Obama, as a great president during a rally in ...

Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out - Car and Driver

President Donald Trump has officially arrived at a public event where he debuted his new presidential limo—"The Beast," as it's known colloquially. Like the previous Beast, first used by President Barack Obama in 2009, the new version is built by ...

Michelle Obama: 'Democracy continues with or without you' - STLtoday.com

Obama and her husband have largely avoided criticizing the Trump administration in public, though the former president offered a pointed critique of his successor earlier this month, saying President Donald Trump is "capitalizing on resentment that ...

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.