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Barack Obama


A historical election

Barack Obama is a former United States Senator from Illinois and our current president. He is best known for being the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election, and the first African American to be a elected President of the United States.

A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.

  • 1996: Elected to the Illinois Senate
  • 2004: Elected to the US Senate
  • 2008: First African American to elected President of the United States

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.

22 November 2014 - AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, pictured during a visit to Berlin, on November 11, 2014US President Barack Obama telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the "evolving situation" in the region, the Pakistani foreign ministry said. "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed satisfaction at the direction of Pakistan-US relations which were on an upward trajectory" and "President Obama noted Pakistan-US relations were strong and robust" during their conversation Friday evening the ministry said in a statement. Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming trip to India and said he would visit Pakistan as soon as the situation normalises in the country, the ministry said, following Sharif's earlier invitation to the president. Sharif referred to his visit to India earlier this year, which was aimed at taking Pakistan-India relations forward.


22 November 2014 - Obama telephones Pakistan's Sharif

Demonstrators shout slogans protesting the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 21, 2014US President Barack Obama urged calm ahead of a grand jury decision expected to trigger protests in the restive town of Ferguson, where the FBI arrested two men on firearms charges. A grand jury in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson is looking at the racially charged shooting that saw white police officer Darren Wilson shoot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an African American.


22 November 2014 - Obama urges 'peaceful' protests in Ferguson

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