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)


third time I'm writing: Columbia undergrad ('76) Law ('80). Elizabeth Warren on CBS morning show talked about nothing but failure: we failed to lower student interest rates; failed to raise minimum wage.
What a total waste of time and breath. What you HAVE done is cut the deficit hugely; reduced unemployment HUGELY; increased value of peoples' retirement funds (stock markets) HUGELY
But not a single word about our successes.
What the hell is wrong with DEmocrats. We've put big dollars in every American pocket, stabilized an economy nearly wiped out by Republican tax policies, and all you talk about is failures that are McConnell's fault. Strategy decisions like this will cost us the senate. Whoever's in charge of the message should be thrown out, today.
Wake up.

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