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<-  2013-01-01  
 
NameBarack Obama
Address5046 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60615, United States
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Born August 04, 1961 (55 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedBrandonius Maximus
Feb 22, 2013 03:35pm
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InfoBarack Hussein Obama, Jr.

Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others.

With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served in Patton's army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management at a bank.

After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, President Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants.

He went on to attend law school, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, he returned to Chicago to help lead a voter registration drive, teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago, and remain active in his community.

President Obama's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose. In the Illinois State Senate, he passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents. As a United States Senator, he reached across the aisle to pass groundbreaking lobbying reform, lock up the world's most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by putting federal spending online.

He was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/26/2016-06/28/2016 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 50.00% ( 8.0) 47.00% ( 4.0) 3.00% ( 4.0)
06/09/2016-06/13/2016 CBS News 53.00% ( 4.0) 41.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
03/21/2016-03/27/2016 Gallup 53.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
03/17/2016-03/24/2016 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 54.00% ( 7.0) 44.00% ( 4.0) 2.00% ( 3.0)
03/17/2016-03/20/2016 New York Times - CBS News 48.00% ( 4.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
10/15/2015-10/18/2015 Washington Post/ABC News 51.00% ( 1.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
08/11/2015-08/13/2015 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 42.00% ( 5.0) 51.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
07/30/2015-08/02/2015 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 47.00% ( 7.0) 47.00% ( 7.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
07/22/2015-07/25/2015 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 49.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
01/23/2015-01/25/2015 Gallup 50.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 5.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/25/2012-09/30/2012 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2012-09/26/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 51.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2012-09/26/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 49.00% ( 4.0) 48.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
09/09/2012-09/11/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 53.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
09/07/2012-09/09/2012 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 57.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
07/16/2012-07/26/2012 Pew Research 50.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
02/23/2009-02/26/2009 Research 2000 71.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President  Purchase Servo 
The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality  Purchase Scott³ 
The Obama Diaries  Purchase RP 
The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists  Purchase Jason 
The Faith of Barack Obama  Purchase Monsieur 
The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate  Purchase Scott³ 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream  Purchase Monsieur 
O: A Presidential Novel  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance  Purchase Jester5716 
Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of America's First Postmodern President  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise  Purchase RP 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 07, 2016 03:00pm Analysis The Nation He Built  Article RP 
Dec 20, 2015 09:00am Analysis President Obama has taken fewer vacation days than any President in a generation   Article RP 
Jun 04, 2015 09:05pm General Mitch McConnell Says Obama's Circuit Court Nominees Won't Be Confirmed Anymore  Article RP 
Oct 09, 2013 12:00pm Idiocy Meet The Conspiracy Theorist Behind This Week's Trucker Rally In D.C.  Article RBH 
Oct 09, 2013 08:00am News New Poll: President Obama’s Job Approval Craters to 37%, with 53% Disapproving  Article Scott³ 
Oct 03, 2013 05:00pm News Obama says workers should not have right to strike  Article Scott³ 

TWITTER
Wed Jul 27 19:38:58 +0000 2016 - We've made a lot of progress, but there's still more work to do. https://t.co/CjniZ7ZTTn

Wed Jul 27 17:24:00 +0000 2016 - Thanks to #Obamacare, millions of Americans have gained the coverage they need. Say you're proud. https://t.co/cDHxzoPFFk

Wed Jul 27 15:38:22 +0000 2016 - Six years later, and Republican leaders still have no credible #Obamacare alternative. https://t.co/Y6yMqo4bEe

Tue Jul 26 20:33:08 +0000 2016 - It's the mark of the movement—wear it proud. Get yours today: https://t.co/9EWLm1eEOB https://t.co/WkXpfoMdMm

Tue Jul 26 19:45:59 +0000 2016 - Judge Garland is a well qualified nominee. Senate leaders' refusal to even give him a hearing is unacceptable. https://t.co/So0px3M6pr

Tue Jul 26 18:36:00 +0000 2016 - Let's be clear: #Obamacare is working and helping millions of Americans. https://t.co/OVZqdsjkOn

Tue Jul 26 16:25:18 +0000 2016 - 97 percent of climate scientists agree—climate change is real and man-made. Stand up for bold action: https://t.co/F0IC4JUfn1 #ActOnClimate

Tue Jul 26 15:13:16 +0000 2016 - It's easy to be cynical, but there's no challenge we can't overcome. #ActOnClimate https://t.co/OeUW6YqvLc

Mon Jul 25 21:29:04 +0000 2016 - Add your name if you think we need common-sense legislation to prevent gun violence. https://t.co/u5ACT4qt8v #DisarmHate

Mon Jul 25 20:33:48 +0000 2016 - Actively ignoring this epidemic is unacceptable. Congress has to act. #DisarmHate https://t.co/n46r7RDnQI

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FAMILY
Wife Michelle Obama Oct 18, 1992-
Daughter Malia Ann Obama 1998-
Daughter Natasha "Sasha" Obama 2001-

INFORMATION LINKS
Bad Paintings of Barack Obama  Discuss
Barack Obama - Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention (August 28, 2008)  Discuss
Barack Obama - Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (February 24, 2009)  Discuss
Barack Obama - Inaugural Address (January 20, 2009)  Discuss
Barack Obama - Remarks on Election Night (November 4, 2008)  Discuss
Barack Obama Campaign Site  Discuss
Barack Obama Impeachment  Discuss
Barack Obama Presents: The Dancing PETA Flies  Discuss
Barack Obama Tucson Speech - 1/12/2011  Discuss
Barack Obama's October 2, 2002 Iraq War Speech  Discuss
Barack Obama's Twitter  Discuss
Is Barack Obama Muslim?  Discuss
Is Obama President?  Discuss
Obama is Literally Hitler  Discuss
ObamaCrimes.com  Discuss
Republic of Kenya Birth Certificate Generator  Discuss
The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises  Discuss
What's your Obama Tax cut?  Discuss
RACES
  12/28/2015 Most Admired Man Won 17.00% (-46.00%)
  12/11/2013 TIME Person of the Year Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  12/17/2012 US President - Electoral Vote Won 61.71% (+23.42%)
  11/06/2012 US President - Popular Vote Won 51.06% (+3.85%)
  11/06/2012 GU US President Won 72.39% (+45.89%)
  09/05/2012 US President - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/26/2012 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-52.03%)
  06/05/2012 US President - G Primaries Lost 0.34% (-51.21%)
  06/05/2012 US President - D Primaries Won 90.86% (+88.39%)
  12/15/2008 US President Won 67.84% (+35.69%)
  11/04/2008 US President - Popular Vote Won 52.91% (+7.25%)
  11/04/2008 Jefferson President Lost 46.12% (-4.71%)
  11/04/2008 GU US President Won 62.34% (+25.34%)
  08/27/2008 US President - D Convention Won 75.93% (+51.86%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.01% (-46.48%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 47.41% (-0.54%)
  05/27/2008 ID US President - D Primary Won 56.03% (+18.36%)
  05/13/2008 NE US President - D Primary Won 49.37% (+2.85%)
  03/06/2008 CT US President - CFL Caucus Won 82.61% (+69.57%)
  03/04/2008 TX US President - D Caucus Won 54.72% (+9.79%)
  03/04/2008 MN US President - MNI Caucus Lost 20.00% (-30.00%)
  03/04/2008 VT US President - LBU Primary Lost 6.27% (-38.35%)
  02/19/2008 WA US President - D Primary Won 51.22% (+5.55%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 0.74% (-61.69%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 5.95% (-40.98%)
  11/02/2004 IL US Senate Won 69.97% (+42.92%)
  03/16/2004 IL US Senate - D Primary Won 52.77% (+29.06%)
  11/05/2002 IL State Senate 13 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/21/2000 IL District 1 - D Primary Lost 30.36% (-30.67%)
  11/03/1998 IL State Senate 13 Won 89.17% (+78.33%)
  11/05/1996 IL State Senate 13 Won 82.16% (+69.54%)
  03/19/1996 IL State Senate 13 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA US Senate - Nov 08, 2016 D Kamala Harris
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 30, 2016 D Patrick Murphy
FL District 23 - D Primary - Aug 30, 2016 D Debbie Wasserman Schultz
UK Referendum - EU Membership - Jun 23, 2016 YES Remain
NJ District 1 - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Donald Norcross
PA Attorney General - D Primary - Apr 26, 2016 D Joshua Shapiro
PA US Senate - D Primary - Apr 26, 2016 D Kathleen A. McGinty
IL State House 005-D Primary - Mar 15, 2016 D Juliana Stratton
Chicago Mayor - Feb 24, 2015 D Rahm Emanuel
CA - District 17 - Open Primary - Jun 03, 2014 D Mike Honda
Jersey City Mayor - May 14, 2013 D Jerramiah Healy
CA - District 15 - Nov 06, 2012 D Pete Stark
MN Amendment 1 (Same-Sex Marriage Ban) - Nov 06, 2012 NO No
FL District 24 - D Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Frederica S. Wilson
MI District 13 - D Primary - Aug 07, 2012 D John Conyers, Jr.
TN District 9 - D Primary - Aug 02, 2012 D Steve Cohen
NY District 7 - D Primary - Jun 26, 2012 D Nydia M. Velazquez
CA - District 15 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Pete Stark
TX District 30 - D Primary - May 29, 2012 D Eddie Bernice Johnson
TX District 16 - D Primary - May 29, 2012 D Silvestre Reyes
NC Ballot Measure - Ban Gay Marriage Amendment - May 08, 2012 NO No
IL District 2 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
WI Governor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Tom Barrett
MA Governor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Deval Patrick
NY District 14 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Carolyn B. Maloney
CO US Senate - D Primary - Aug 10, 2010 D Michael Bennet
TN District 9 - D Primary - Aug 05, 2010 D Steve Cohen
GA District 04 - D Primary - Jul 20, 2010 D Henry C. "Hank" Johnson
AR US Senate - D Runoff - Jun 08, 2010 D Blanche Lambert Lincoln
PA US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Arlen Specter
AR US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Blanche Lambert Lincoln
New York City Mayor - Nov 03, 2009 D William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr.
CA Proposition 8 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
GA District 12 - D Primary - Jul 15, 2008 D John J. Barrow
Philadelphia Mayor - D Primary - May 15, 2007 D Chaka Fattah
Chicago Ward 03 - Runoff - Apr 17, 2007 D Dorothy J. Tillman
Chicago Mayor - Feb 27, 2007 D Richard M. Daley
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
IL - District 17 - Nov 07, 2006 D Phil Hare
HI US Senate - D Primary - Sep 23, 2006 D Daniel Akaka
MA Governor - D Primary - Sep 17, 2006 D Deval Patrick
MN District 6 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Elwyn "El" Tinklenberg
MN US Senate - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Amy Klobuchar
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 ID Joe Lieberman
IL District 06 - D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Tammy Duckworth
IL Treasurer- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias
Cook County Sheriff- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Tom Dart
IL State House 008 - D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D Calvin L. Giles
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
IL Governor - D Primary - Mar 17, 1998 D John R. Schmidt
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