Knowledge Identifier: +Barack_Obama
Born in 1961.
Countries: United States (66%), (8%), United Kingdom (3%)
Linked to: Harvard Law School, Democratic Party, Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008, United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs
When Suharto, a military leader in Soetoro's home country, came to power in 1967, all Indonesian students studying abroad were recalled, and the family moved to the Menteng neighborhood of Jakarta.
In 1971, Obama returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, and with the aid of a scholarship attended Punahou School, a private college preparatory school, from fifth grade until his graduation from high school in 1979.
In 1985, Obama was hired in Chicago as director of the Developing Communities Project, a church-based community organization.
In late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School.
He taught at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, first ?as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, then as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, teaching constitutional law.
From 1994 to 2002, Obama served on the boards of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project; and of the Joyce Foundation.
He served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1999.
Obama was reelected to the Illinois Senate in 1998, defeating Republican Yesse Yehudah in the general election, and was reelected again in 2002.
In 2000, he lost a Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives to four-term incumbent Bobby Rush by a margin of two to one.
Halle Berry - Berry took part in a nearly 2000-house party cell-phone bank campaign for Barack Obama in February 2008.
The video, obtained from a Chicago TV station, is of Obama's 2002 speech in opposition to the impending Iraq invasion.
Obama was an early opponent of the George W. Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Obama introduced Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections, and the Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007, neither of which has been signed into law.
Adam Smith (politician) - In April 2007, Smith threw his support behind Senator Barack Obama for the 2008 Presidential Election.
Eddie Bernice Johnson - After his withdrawal from the race, she pledged her support as a superdelegate to Barack Obama in 2008.
Annette Bening - Bening is a supporter of the Democratic Party and was a political contributor to the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama in 2008.
George Clooney - Clooney supported-Senator Barack Obama's campaign in the 2008 presidential election.
Stephen King - During the 2008 presidential election, King voiced his support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
Bill Clinton - He has remained active in politics by campaigning for Democratic candidates, most notably for his wife's campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and Barack Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012
Freeman Dyson - He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election and "The New York Times" has described him as a political liberal
Werner Herzog - Herzog lent his voice to the animated television program The Boondocks in the third season premiere episode It's a Black President, Huey Freeman in which he played himself filming a documentary about the series' cast of characters and their actions during the 2008 election of Barack Obama.
Nicole Scherzinger - In 2008, in support of Barack Obama, she was one of many musicians to contribute to a track by will.
John Baldacci - In the 2008 Democratic Presidential primary Baldacci, as a superdelegate, pledged his support for Hillary Clinton despite Barack Obama winning the state's Democratic Presidential Primary.
Tom Latham - In the 2008 election Latham won against Democratic nominee Becky Greenwald with 61 percent of the vote even as Barack Obama carried the district by eight points.
Toni Morrison - In the Democratic primary contest for the 2008 presidential race, Morrison endorsed Senator Barack Obama over Senator Hillary Clinton, though expressing admiration and respect for the latter.
Adam Levine - Levine had a cameo on Jimmy Kimmel Live for the night of stars and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Ted Strickland - Most speculation of his potential selection as Barack Obama's running mate died out by the summer of 2008.
Deval Patrick - Patrick has spoken at both the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions, endorsing his friend and fellow Democrat Barack Obama.
Colin Powell - Soon after Barack Obama's 2008 election, Powell began being mentioned as a possible cabinet member
Will.i.am - In January 2008, Will announced plans that he was masterminding a political album, Change is Now: Renewing America's Promise, in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
J. K. Rowling - In February 2008, she said that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would be "extraordinary" in the White House.
Andre Carson - In the 2008 Presidential Election, Carson endorsed Senator Barack Obama in April 2008, and later won Obama's endorsement for his own May 2008 Democratic primary battle.
Kathleen Sebelius - After Barack Obama's clinching of the nomination in June 2008, speculation that she would be a contender for the vice-presidential slot on the Democratic ticket continued.
Colin Powell - However, on October 19, 2008, Powell announced his endorsement of Barack Obama during a "Meet the Press" interview, citing "his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities," in addition to his "style and substance
Obama presents his first weekly address as President of the United States on January 24, 2009, discussing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Jim Douglas - Douglas became the first governor to meet with President Barack Obama in the White House on February 2, 2009.
Stephen Lynch (politician) - He has supported President Barack Obama's economic agenda, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Heath Shuler - He later joined seven other conservative House Democrats in voting against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, an $819 billion economic stimulus bill proposed by President Barack Obama.
Hank Johnson - He voted in favor of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the stimulus package supported by Democrats in Congress and President Barack Obama.
Frank Stella - In 2009, Frank Stella was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.
Jack Kemp - Kemp was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Barack Obama
Sidney Poitier - Poitier receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009.
Carolyn Maloney - President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Bill of Rights into law in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House attended by Maloney on May 22, 2009.
Angela Merkel - President Barack Obama were eased during a meeting between the two leaders in June 2009.
Stephen Hawking - President Barack Obama talks with Stephen Hawking in the Blue Room of the White House before a ceremony presenting him and fifteen others the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 12 August 2009.
Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made four trips to Israel during his four-year tenure, two of them in 2010.
Cedric Richmond - Richmond was the first candidate in the 2010 elections to have President Barack Obama appear in a television ad on his behalf.
Clint Eastwood - In February 2010, Eastwood was recognized by President Barack Obama with an arts and humanities award.
Elie Wiesel - On April 18, 2010 in "The New York Times" and on 16 April for three other newspapers, Wiesel wrote a full-page advertisement in which he emphasized the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and criticized the Obama administration for pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt East Jerusalem Jewish settlement construction
Jim McGovern (American politician) - In June 2010 he pushed a funding amendment which would require President Barack Obama to provide for a draw-down plan before any further funding would be authorized.
Eric Cantor - Cantor and other House and Senate leaders meeting with President Barack Obama in November 2010.
John Lewis (U.S. politician) - In 2011, Lewis was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Angela Merkel - On 15 February 2011, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Colin Powell - In a video that aired on CNN.com in November 2011, Colin Powell said in reference to Barack Obama, "
In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support same-sex marriage and in 2013 his administration filed briefs which urged the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex couples in two high-profile cases
Cee Lo Green - In March 2012, Green performed at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama with the president present.
On January 5, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted 342-80 to condemn the UN Resolution
A 2018 poll by the American Political Science Association ranked Obama the 8th greatest President