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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the 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. Read More

Articles About Barack Obama

Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb speaks at the G20 Investment Forum opening plenary in Sydney
Andrew Robb Asks Obama Not to ‘Lecture’ Australia on Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

The Australian trade minister found Obama's lecture on climate change "misinformed." (3:57 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20

U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornet jets leave to support military operations against ISIL after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, October 4, 2014 in this picture released by the US Air Force October 6, 2014. REUTERS/USAF/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nick
ISIS War to Last For 4 Years; US Military Shows Videos of Airstrikes Hitting Militant Base [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

A top U.S. military official has estimated the war with ISIS to last for four years. The U.S.-led airstrikes has hit ISIS-controlled buildings and bunkers. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, UNITED NATIONS

Men dump buckets of ice water and plastic balls onto former NBA player Yao Ming as Yao takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge in Beijing August 23, 2014. The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at raising awareness of - and money to fight - Amyotrophic Late
Canadian ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2M For ALS Research

By IBTimes AU

The Ice Bucket Challenge in Canada has raised $16 million for ALS research and support. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: GEORGE W. BUSH, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, STORM, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to journalists
Julie Bishop Condemns Barack Obama For Overlooking Australia’s Commitment in Protecting Great Barrier Reef

By IBTimes AU

The Australian foreign minister criticised the U.S. president for saying that the Great Barrier Reef was threatened. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE, NEW YORK

Iraqi security forces personnel fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants, in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad October 26, 2014. Picture taken October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
ISIS May Have Inspired Palestinian Attacks in Jerusalem; Caliphate To Expand With Annexation of Arab Lands

By IBTimes AU

The attacks in Jerusalem were believed to have been inspired by ISIS. The militant group is feared to be holding sufficient control and command of other Arab lands. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, RELIGION, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

U.S. President Barack Obama
Obama's Climate Change Agenda Will Persuade Many Reluctant Nations To Oblige On Emission Targets

By IBTimes AU

Obama's Climate change agenda will see a greater push during the next two years of his presidency. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, WTO, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, CLIMATE CHANGE, CONGRESS

Fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) hold their weapons as they stand on confiscated cigarettes before setting them on fire in the city of Raqqa April 2, 2014.
ISIS Acquiring Nuclear Weapons A Game-Changer For Obama As UN Warns of Militants' Two-Year Supply of Weapons

By IBTimes AU

A UN report warns of ISIS possessing a large volume of weapons to last up to two years at current levels of fighting. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Pope Francis Confirms US Visit For Public Mass, 2M People Expected To Attend

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis will make his first U.S. trip in September next year for the "World Meeting of Families" mass in Philadelphia. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: FBI, CONGRESS

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a family photo shoot for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 201
Vladimir Putin Declares US Cannot Suppress Russia; Mystery Russian Object 2014-28 E a 'Satellite Killer'

By IBTimes AU

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the U.S. will never succeed in subduing Russia because no one ever has. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE, AUSTRALIA, G20

The body of a Jewish worshipper is seen at the scene of an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue
Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Kills Four, Palestinian Attackers Shot Dead

By IBTimes AU

A violent attack killed four Israelis while they were praying. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, NEW YORK