President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father was Kenyan and his mother from Kansas. His father moved back to Kenya when Obama was young leaving his mother to raise him in Hawaii. Obama earned a B.A. from Columbia University. After graduating he moved to Chicago where he became a community organizer. Obama left to earn his law degree from Harvard. He returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and teach constitutional law. He was elected to the Illinois Senate from 1997-2004 and the U.S. Senate from 2004-2008. In 2008 he was elected as the 44th President of the U.S. and sworn into office January 2009.

Election Info

Running For

President

Political Party

Democratic

Current Position

President
Candidate is no longer pursuing election.

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Full Name: 
Barack Hussein Obama
Date of Birth: 
Friday, August 4, 1961

Honolulu, Hawaii

Residence: 
White House
Alma Mater: 
Columbia University B.A.
Harvard University J.D.
Profession: 

Community Organizer

Professor

Religion: 

Christian

On the Issues

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Obama believes in a pathway to citizenship that involves long lines and red tape.

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Obama proposes reforming the tax system to be more "fair" in which the middle class are taxed less and the rich are taxed more.

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Obama believes in the importance of combating and dismantling terrorist groups, as well as increasing our border security.

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Obama supports climate change theory and believes that we need to create cleaner energies and more jobs in the renewable energy sector.

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Legislative Career

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President
2009 to 2013
United States of America
U.S. Senate
2005 to 2009
Illinois
State Senate
1997 to 2005
Illinois