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Barack Obama

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Barack Obama

44th and current President of the United Statesadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (66%), (8%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: John McCain, White House, Bill Clinton

Linked to: Harvard Law School, Democratic Party, Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008, United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs




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Barack Obama was born in 1961 add something


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. add something


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. add something


Obama's mother returned to Hawaii in 1972, remaining there until 1977 when she went back to Indonesia to work as an anthropological field worker. add something


Following high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend Occidental College. add something


Michael Douglas - He is a notable Democrat and has donated money to Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd, and Al Franken He has been a major supporter of gun control since John Lennon was murdered in 1980.


In mid-1981, Obama traveled to Indonesia to visit his mother and sister Maya, and visited the families of college friends in Pakistan and India for three weeks. add something


In February 1981, he made his first public speech, calling for Occidental's disinvestment from South Africa due to its policy of apartheid. add something


Later in 1981, he transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science with a specialty in international relations and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983. add something

His father died in an automobile accident in 1982. add something


In 1985, Obama was hired in Chicago as director of the Developing Communities Project, a church-based community organization. add something


He worked there as a community organizer from June 1985 to May 1988. add something


In late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School. add something


Obama was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ, a black liberation church, in 1988, and was an active member there for two decades. add something


In mid-1988, he traveled for the first time in Europe for three weeks and for five weeks in Kenya, where he met many of his paternal relatives for the first time. add something


During his summers, he returned to Chicago, where he worked as an associate at the law firms of Sidley Austin in 1989 and Hopkins & Sutter in 1990. add something


In June 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson when he was employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. add something


He became engaged with Michelle in 1991. add something


In 1991, Obama accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book. add something


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. add something


From April to October 1992, Obama directed Illinois's Project Vote, a voter registration drive with ten staffers and seven hundred volunteer registrars; it achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African Americans in the state, and led to Crain's Chicago Business naming Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be. add something


He married Michelle Obama on October 3, 1992. add something


In 1993 he joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, of counsel from 1996 to 2004, with his law license becoming inactive in 2002. add something


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. add something


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. add something


Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996, succeeding State Senator Alice Palmer as Senator from Illinois's 13th District, which at that time spanned Chicago South Side neighborhoods from Hyde Park – Kenwood south to South Shore and west to Chicago Lawn. add something


Obama was reelected to the Illinois Senate in 1998, defeating Republican Yesse Yehudah in the general election, and was reelected again in 2002. add something


The couple's first daughter, Malia Ann, was born on July 4, 1998, followed by a second daughter, Natasha ("Sasha"), on June 10, 2001. add something


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. add something


Halle Berry - Berry took part in a nearly 2000-house party cell-phone bank campaign for Barack Obama in February 2008.


Bobby Rush - In the 2000 Democratic primary for the Illinois' 1st congressional district, Rush |was challenged by-State Senator, Barack Obama.


In 2001, as co-chairman of the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Obama supported Republican Governor Ryan's payday loan regulations and predatory mortgage lending regulations aimed at averting home foreclosures. add something


Timothy Geithner - The statute of limitations had expired for 2001 and 2002, and Geithner did not file amended returns or pay the additional amounts due for those years until after Obama expressed his intent to nominate Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury.


The video, obtained from a Chicago TV station, is of Obama's 2002 speech in opposition to the impending Iraq invasion. add something


In May 2002, Obama commissioned a poll to assess his prospects in a 2004 U.S. Senate race; he created a campaign committee, began raising funds and lined up political media consultant David Axelrod by August 2002, and formally announced his candidacy in January 2003. add something


Senate race; he created a campaign committee, began raising funds and lined up political media consultant David Axelrod by August 2002, and formally announced his candidacy in January 2003. add something


Obama was an early opponent of the George W. Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq. add something


In January 2003, Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Committee when Democrats, after a decade in the minority, regained a majority. add something


Obama's expected opponent in the general election, Republican primary winner Jack Ryan, withdrew from the race in June 2004. add something


In July 2004, Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, seen by 9.1 million viewers. add something


CQ Weekly characterized him as a "loyal Democrat" based on analysis of all Senate votes in 2005–2007. add something


Obama is a well known supporter of the Chicago White Sox, and threw out the first pitch at the 2005 ALCS when he was still a senator. add something


Richard Lugar visit a Russian mobile launch-missile-dismantling facility in August 2005. add something


James L. Jones - The pick surprised people because, as Michael Crowley reported "The two men didn't meet until Obama's foreign policy aide, Mark Lippert, arranged a 2005 sit-down, and, as of this October, Jones had only spoken to Obama twice"


He introduced two initiatives bearing his name: Lugar–Obama, which expanded the Nunn–Lugar cooperative threat reduction concept to conventional weapons; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which authorized the establishment of USAspending. add something


Obama delivering a speech at the University of Southern California, on October 28, 2006. add something


Obama won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards for abridged audiobook versions of Dreams from My Father in February 2006 and for The Audacity of Hope in February 2008. add something


In December 2006, President Bush signed into law the Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act, marking the first federal legislation to be enacted with Obama as its primary sponsor. add something


Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works and Veterans' Affairs through December 2006. add something


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. add something


Obama stands on stage with his wife and daughters just before announcing his presidential candidacy in Springfield, Illinois , Illinois, February 10, 2007. add something


Later in 2007, Obama sponsored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act adding safeguards for personality-disorder military discharges. add something


In January 2007, Obama and Senator Feingold introduced a corporate jet provision to the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, which was signed into law in September 2007. add something


In January 2007, he left the Environment and Public Works committee and took additional assignments with Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. add something


Steven Spielberg - On February 20, 2007, Spielberg, Katzenberg, and David Geffen invited Democrats to a fundraiser for Barack Obama.


Adam Smith (politician) - In April 2007, Smith threw his support behind Senator Barack Obama for the 2008 Presidential Election.


Bush meets with President-Elect Obama in the Oval Office on November 10, 2008. add something


Cain introduced follow-up legislation: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008. add something


On June 19, 2008, Obama became the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in the general election since the system was created in 1976. add something


This amendment passed the full Senate in the spring of 2008. add something


McCain was nominated as the Republican candidate and the two engaged in three presidential debates in September and October 2008. add something


Eddie Bernice Johnson - After his withdrawal from the race, she pledged her support as a superdelegate to Barack Obama in 2008.


Billy Joel - Although he isn't known for publicly endorsing political candidates, he did play a benefit with Bruce Springsteen to raise money for Barack Obama's presidential campaign 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.


Raul Grijalva - During the 2008 presidential campaign, Grijalva endorsed Barack Obama for President; his district, however, was won by Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Stephen King - During the 2008 presidential election, King voiced his support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.


Chaka Fattah - Fattah endorsed Barack Obama for President in 2008.


Francis Fukuyama - Fukuyama endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election


Selena Gomez - Gomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which encouraged teenagers to learn more about 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.


Jennifer Granholm - Granholm hosts a panel of advisers to Barack Obama's presidential campaign during the second day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.


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.


Karen Bass - In addition to her leadership of California African Americans for Obama and her post on Barack Obama's national African American Leadership Council, Bass served as a California Co-chair of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.


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.


Hank Johnson - Johnson was the first Democratic congressman in Georgia to publicly endorse Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary on July 30, 2007.


Barbara Lee - Lee endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President in the 2008 primary.


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.


Chris Murphy (politician) - Murphy campaigning for Senator Barack Obama in 2008.


Deval Patrick - Patrick has spoken at both the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions, endorsing his friend and fellow Democrat Barack Obama.


Bill Richardson - Richardson was a rumored Vice Presidential candidate for Senator and Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama and was fully vetted by the Obama campaign, before Obama chose Joe Biden on August 23, 2008.


Lionel Richie - Richie donated to Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.


Colin Powell - Soon after Barack Obama's 2008 election, Powell began being mentioned as a possible cabinet member


Tom Hanks - Space account in which he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama.


Al Gore III - This speculation was enhanced by a meeting held between Obama, Gore, and Joe Biden in Chicago on December 9, 2008. - 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.


G. K. Butterfield - Originally endorsing John Edwards for the presidential primary, in January 2008, Butterfield endorsed Barack Obama for the primary and general election.


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.


Jim Moran - Shortly before the June 2008 Virginia Democratic primary, Moran endorsed Senator Barack Obama of Illinois for the presidency over New York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.


Steven Spielberg - However Spielberg directed a video for Obama at the DNC in August 2008 and attended Obama's inauguration.


Joe Biden - In late August 2008, he was picked by Obama to be his running mate.


Bill Clinton - Fears were allayed August 27, 2008, when Clinton enthusiastically endorsed Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, saying that all his experience as president assures him that Obama is "ready to lead"


Hillary Rodham Clinton - Clinton speaking at a Pennsylvania rally in support of her former rival, Barack_Obama; October 2008.


Colin Powell - Following his endorsement of Barack Obama in October 2008, however, Powell praised General David Petraeus and US troops, as well as the Iraqi government, concluding that "it's starting to turn around


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. add something


The first bill signed into law by Obama was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, relaxing the statute of limitations for equal-pay lawsuits. add something


The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President, and Joe Biden as Vice President, took place on January 20, 2009. add something


In March 2009, Obama reversed a Bush-era policy which had limited funding of embryonic stem cell research. add something


Judy Chu - Chu decided to run for the 2009 the special election for the California's 32nd congressional district after U.S. Congresswoman Hilda Solis was appointed to become President Barack Obama's U.S. Secretary of Labor.


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 Dodd–Frank 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.


Mike Quigley (politician) - In early 2009, incumbent Democrat U.S. Congressman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois's 5th congressional district decided to resign in order to become the White House Chief of Staff to newly elected 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.


Beyonce Knowles - She performed James' classic hit "At Last" at The Neighborhood Inaugural Ball of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle's first dance as President and First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2009.


Phil Gingrey - Gingrey gained notoriety when he ran afoul of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh in January 2009 when he criticized an editorial comment wherein Limbaugh accused the Republican leadership of appeasing popular President Barack Obama.


Richard Neal - Neal invited Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams to the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009.


Aaron Schock - In February 2009, President Barack Obama invited Schock to fly with him on Air Force One for a visit to a Caterpillar plant in East Peoria, Illinois.


Angela Merkel - President Barack Obama were eased during a meeting between the two leaders in June 2009.


Elie Wiesel - On June 5, 2009, Wiesel accompanied US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they toured Buchenwald


Colin Powell - In a July 2009 CNN interview with John King, Powell expressed concern over President Obama growing the size of the federal government and the size of the federal budget deficit


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.


Colin Powell - In September 2009, Powell advised President Obama against surging US forces in Afghanistan


Dmitry Medvedev - President Barack Obama's announcement on 17 September 2009, that Washington would not deploy missile-defense elements in the Czech Republic and Poland, Dmitry Medvedev said he decided against deploying Iskander missiles in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast.


Bobby Jindal - Jindal met with President Barack Obama in October 2009 where the governor pushed for increased federal dollars to cover rising Medicaid costs, speeding the construction of hurricane-protection barriers, and financing the proposed Louisiana State University teaching hospital.


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. add something


Obama signed the bill into law on March 23, 2010. add something


The compromise overcame opposition from some in both parties, and the resulting $858 billion Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 passed with bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress before Obama signed it on December 17, 2010. add something


Within a month of the 2010 midterm elections, Obama announced a compromise deal with the Congressional Republican leadership that included a temporary, two-year extension of the 2001 and 2003 income tax rates, a one-year payroll tax reduction, continuation of unemployment benefits, and a new rate and exemption amount for estate taxes. add something


He ordered the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp "as soon as practicable and no later than" January 2010, but during his first two years in office he has been unable to persuade Congress to appropriate funds required to accomplish the shutdown. add something


Edward Ruscha - In 2010, during British prime minister David Cameron's first visit to Washington, President Barack Obama presented him with a signed lithograph by Ruscha, Column With Speed Lines, chosen for its red, white and blue colours.


Timothy Geithner - In summer 2010, The New York Times said Geithner "is President Obama


Cedric Richmond - Richmond was the first candidate in the 2010 elections to have President Barack Obama appear in a television ad on his behalf.


Sonny Rollins - Rollins was awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.


Clint Eastwood - In February 2010, Eastwood was recognized by President Barack Obama with an arts and humanities award.


Tim Holden - While Holden voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the signature legislative domestic policy achievement of President Barack Obama, in March 2010, he did vote for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by Obama, in February 2009.


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


Elie Wiesel - Three weeks later, on May 4, 2010, Wiesel met with President Obama at the White House to discuss Middle East peace relations


Hillary Rodham Clinton - By mid-2010, Clinton and Obama had forged a good working relationship; she was a team player within the administration and a defender of it to the outside, and was careful that neither she nor her husband would upstage him.


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.


Colin Powell - In September 2010, he criticized the Obama administration for not focusing "like a razor blade" on the economy and job creation


George Clooney - Clooney discusses Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010.


Eric Cantor - Cantor and other House and Senate leaders meeting with President Barack Obama in November 2010.


On August 2, 2011, after a lengthy congressional debate over whether to raise the nation's debt limit, Obama signed the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011. add something


On January 25, 2011, in his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama focused strongly on the themes of education and innovation, stressing the importance of innovation economics in working to make the United States more competitive globally. add something


President Obama announces the death of Osama bin laden on May 1, 2011. add something


Obama has roots in Ireland; he met with his Irish cousins in Moneygall in May 2011. add something


Joe Biden - Biden shook hands with President Obama immediately after a call to House Speaker John Boehner concluded the debt ceiling deal that led to the Budget Control Act of 2011.


Benjamin Netanyahu - During the 2011 G-20 Cannes summit, French president Nicholas Sarkozy was overhead saying to president Barack Obama, "I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar".


Bob Goodlatte - He voted for Barack Obama's Budget Act of 2011 as well as Bill Clinton's Budget Act in July, 1997.


John Lewis (U.S. politician) - In 2011, Lewis was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.


Lamar S. Smith - The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011.


Angela Merkel - On 15 February 2011, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama.


Nicolas Sarkozy - President Barack Obama is greeted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni at the G8 Summit dinner in Deauville, France, 26 May 2011.


Chellie Pingree - In June 2011, Pingree voted "yea" on House Resolution 292, preventing President Barack Obama from deploying ground forces in Libya.


Joe Barton - In November 2011, Barton criticized President Barack Obama for delaying his decision on the Keystone pipeline.


Colin Powell - In a video that aired on in November 2011, Colin Powell said in reference to Barack Obama, "


Benjamin Netanyahu - State Department representative in November 2011, under the leadership of Netanyahu and Obama, Israel and the United States have enjoyed unprecedented security cooperation.


Steve Cohen - The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2011.


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 add something


On May 9, 2012, shortly after the official launch of his campaign for re-election as president, Obama said his views had evolved, and he publicly affirmed his personal support for the legalization of same-sex marriage, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so add something


On November 6, 2012, Obama won 332 electoral votes, exceeding the 270 required for him to be re-elected as president add something


Jimmy Carter - In the Republican party 2012 Presidential primary, Carter endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in mid-September, not because he supports Romney, but because he feels Obama's re-election bid would be strengthened in a race against Romney.


Cee Lo Green - In March 2012, Green performed at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama with the president present.


Colin Powell - On October 25, 2012, 12 days before the presidential election, he gave his endorsement to President Obama for re-election during a broadcast of CBS This Morning


In 2013, one journalist reported that, in Obama's view, "with each new settlement announcement, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation add something


On January 16, 2013, one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, President Obama signed 23 executive orders and outlined a series of sweeping proposals regarding gun control add something


In February 2013 Obama said the U.S. military would reduce the troop level in Afghanistan from 68,000 to 34,000 US troops by February 2014 add something


Barack Obama expressed reservations about Keystone XL pipeline in July 2013 add something


Notably, his Secretary of State John Kerry declared the end of the Monroe Doctrine in November 2013 add something


In December 2013, Obama declared that growing income inequality is a "defining challenge of our time" and called on Congress to bolster the safety net and raise wages add something


It was announced in April of 2014 that the Barack Obama College Preparatory High School will open in Chicago, Illinois in 2017 add something


It was announced in April 2014 that the Barack Obama College Preparatory High School will open in Chicago, Illinois in 2017 add something


In June 2014, Obama made indications that his administration would consider a shift towards an energy policy more closely tuned to the manufacturing industry and its impact on the domestic economy add something


In June 2014, amid territorial gains made by insurgent groups following the U.S. withdrawal in 2011, Obama sent 275 troops to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad add something


Prior to June 2014, Obama offered substantial support for a broadly-based "All of the above" approach to domestic energy policy which Obama has maintained since his first term and which he last confirmed at his State of the Union speech in January 2014 to a mixed reception by both parties add something


The deadline for bids for the Obama library was set for 16 June 2014 with several major bids originating in the city of Chicago add something


On November 10, 2014, President Obama recommended the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service in order to preserve net neutrality add something


In December 2014, Obama announced that he intended to normalize relationships between Cuba and the United States add something


On February 24, 2015, Obama vetoed a bill that would authorize the pipeline add something


On July 1, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that formal diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States would resume, and embassies would be opened in Washington and Havana add something


Negotiations took two years with numerous delays, with a deal being announced July 14, 2015 add something


The countries' respective "interests sections" in one another's capitals were upgraded to embassies on 20 July 2015 add something


Obama was the first ever sitting US president to speak in front of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 29, 2015 add something


In October 2015, in light of the deteriorating security situation, the White House announced a plan to keep US Forces in Afghanistan indefinitely add something


In a 2016 editorial in the "New York Times", Obama compared the struggle for what he termed "common-sense gun reform" to women's suffrage and other civil rights movements in American history add something


On January 5, 2016, Obama announced new executive actions extending background check requirements to more gun sellers add something


Obama visited Havana, Cuba on March 21, 2016, becoming the first sitting U.S. President to arrive since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 add something


On May 27, 2016, the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by America, Obama became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, Japan add something


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On his 55th birthday, August 4, 2016, Obama penned an essay in Glamour describing how his daughters and being president have made him a feminist add something


On September 6, 2016, it was announced that a newly discovered species of blood fluke was named Baracktrema obamai in honor of Obama add something


On January 5, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted 342-80 to condemn the UN Resolution add something


Barack Obama's presidency ended at noon on January 20, 2017, immediately following the inauguration of his successor, Donald Trump add something


On March 2, 2017, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum awarded the annual Profile in Courage award to Obama "for his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage add something


On April 24, 2017, in his first public appearance out of office, Obama appeared at a seminar at the University of Chicago aimed at the engagement with a new generation as well as an appeal for their participation in politics add something


The relationship was only made public in May 2017, several months after Obama's two-term presidency had ended add something


On May 9, 2017, Obama delivered a speech urging for election participation and research during a food innovation summit in Milan, Italy, saying in part, "if you don't vote and you don't pay attention, you'll get policies that don't reflect your interest add something


Obama traveled to Kensington Palace in England and met with Prince Harry on May 27, 2017; Obama tweeted afterward that the two discussed their foundations and offering condolences in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing that occurred five days prior add something


Barack Obama gave a public speech in Montreal on June 6, 2017 add something


On June 22, 2017, after Senate Republicans revealed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, their discussion draft of a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, Obama released a Facebook post calling the bill "a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America add something


On September 5, 2017, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Obama released a Facebook post rebuking the decision add something


On September 7, 2017, Obama partnered with former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush to work with One America Appeal to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in the Gulf Coast and Texas communities add something


On October 31, 2017, Obama hosted the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation in Chicago add something


Obama went on an international trip from November 28 to December 2, 2017 and visited China, India and France add something


A 2018 poll by the American Political Science Association ranked Obama the 8th greatest President add something


On August 8, 2018, unsubstantiated rumours began circulating online that Obama had made an unsavoury comment about Trump while waiting at a red light with his window rolled down on an unspecified hot day near a concerned Bowling Green resident with a smart and affordable Samsung Galaxy S9 listening device add something


On October 1, 2018, Obama endorsed Oregon Governor Kate Brown for re-election add something


On October 26, 2018, Cesar Sayoc was arrested and faces five federal charges in Manhattan carrying a combined maximum sentence of 48 years behind bars in relation to the pipe bombs add something


A December 2018 Gallup poll found Obama to be the most admired man in America for the 11th consecutive year, a record second only to Dwight Eisenhower add something