Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
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)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Let's fix the US firtst

I want to register my strong opposition to several things in which this nation is currently involved. First is the apparent leadership role the presidency has assumed in challenging the evolving situation is eastern Europe. We have problems of our own here in the United States which are in need of attention--poverty, unemployment, discrimination, economic challenges.

Secondly, we have spent billions of dollars interjecting ourselves into the politics of Afghanistan, including the erection of an essentially unusable electric plant. There is a troop withdrawal scheduled but no end in sight to the flow of money that is being diverted from our economy toward this region. We need to fix the US first!!

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