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Barack Obama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barack Hussein Obama II (Listeni/bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

In 2004, Obama received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary, his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013.[4]

Early in his first term in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the 2007–2009 recession in the United States in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other major domestic initiatives in his presidency include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010; the Budget Control Act of 2011; and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support the rights of same-sex couples to legally marry, and in 2013, his administration filed a brief, which urged the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex couples in two high-profile cases.

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This is Obama wikipedia page and it talks about where he came from. He was a governor of Illinois and how he got elected. He did very well in college. His wife Michelle and his two daughters are very great people as well.

 

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MLK and Obama: a day of similarities | News | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, N...

When President Barack Obama takes the oath of office ceremonially today on the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and vision, the links between the two men will be easy to discern.
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This article is talking about how important these two were for civil rights. It is talking about how special it was for Obama to be inaugurated on Martin Luther King's birthday celebration. It was a great opportunity for the American people to realize how far we have come as a society.

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How Barack Obama is like Martin Luther King, Jr. | The Nation

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This article is talking about how they are both alike. It is talking about how they both have gone through many hardships to be the important people they are. They are both strong black influential men that have a passion to make the world a better place.

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President Obama and Dr. King | The White House

President Obama and Dr. King | The White House | Obama Vs. MLK | Scoop.it
In 2012, those who wish to honor Dr. King on his holiday will be able gather in celebration at his memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Watch President Obama speak at the dedication ceremony.
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This article is talking about how MLK was honored at the inauguration of President Obama. It is great to see how strong black men have become such great leaders of our grandparent's, parents, and our lifetime.

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Is Obama Like King? - The New York Sun

Is Obama Like King? - The New York Sun | Obama Vs. MLK | Scoop.it
These days authenticity is a fetish. And for Democratic primary voters, no current candidate is deemed more authentic than Barack Obama.
Voters celebrate both Mr. Obama's genuineness and salute his inspirational orations.
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This article is talking about how authentic they both are. It is also talking about their speaking styles and what makes them great oral speakers. It is also noting that because of them having great oratory skills, they are great leaders because their words and actions make their speeches believable.

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Transcript of Obama speech - Barack Obama - POLITICO.com

Transcript of Obama speech - Barack Obama - POLITICO.com | Obama Vs. MLK | Scoop.it
The full transcript and remarks of Sen. Barack Obama's speech, “A More Perfect Union.”
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This is a written speech that Obama gave. He is talking about equality and our country coming out of a great depression.

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