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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

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Celebrity Smokers and the Ways by Which They Quit Smoking

By IBTimes AU

Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas, Gisele Bundchen, Charlize Theron and even Barack Obama, the President of the United States took to several means to quit smoking. (9:05 am)

MORE TOPICS: CAMEROON, ADDICTION, CANCER

U.S. President Obama speaks about job numbers and the economy during a visit to 1776, a tech startup hub, in Washington
US And Australia Share Visa And Immigration Information

By IBTimes AU

US and Australia entered an agreement to share visa and immigration information (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

UKRAINE-CRISIS/NATO
Canada Vs Russia War Erupts Via Twitter on Russia-Not Russia Maps

By IBTimes AU

Canadian and Russian delegate of NATO are waging war against each other via Twitter (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Ukraine Independence Day
Russia Invades Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebels Create 'Second Front,' Obama Maintains No Military Action from US

By IBTimes AU

Ukrainian forces are gearing up for warfare to reclaim the villages north of Novoazovsk (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

A rocket is fired during a drill of drone planes assaulting targets and a firing drill of self-propelled flak rocket destroying "enemy" cruise missiles coming in attack in low altitude, conducted by the air force and air defence artillery units
UK Develops Cold Feet On US Air Raid Plan in Syria

By IBTimes AU

The UK does not want to burn its fingers where its stakes are limited (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Source Reveals US Mobilising Allied Countries Against The Islamic State

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. is reportedly mobilising its allied countries for a possible military action against the Islamic State. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

U.S. President Obama speaks about the economy, in Austin
ISIS $3 Million Daily Oil Revenues Fund Operations; Obama to Build International Coalition to Widen Assault

By IBTimes AU

While other extremist groups rely on donations, ISIS earns $3 million a day from oil produced from the seven fields under its control in the Middle East. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, CANCER

Justin Bieber Arrives for amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2014 Event in Antibes During the 67th Cannes Film Festival
Justin Bieber Was Not A Very Good Host For 'Saturday Night Live,' Cast Members Tell All In A Book

By IBTimes AU

The cast of "Saturday Night Live" have called Justin Bieber not a very good host for the program. Former cast member Bill Hader and SNL member Kate McKinnon also share the same sentiments about Bieber. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: JUSTIN BIEBER, ELECTIONS, NEW YORK

An ISIS agent condustcs an Announcement
US, Syria to Work Together to Vaporise ISIS

By IBTimes AU

Syria has expressed willingness to collaborate with the United States to fight and vaporise the terror group ISIS jihadists. But it cautioned the American government that any battles targeted against the militants, including airstrikes, must be coordinated with the government. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

President Obama
Ferguson Effect: Obama Orders Review of Police Weapons And Wonders Why They Need Military Hardware

By IBTimes AU

Police need to exercise more vigil and less ferocity while tackling local tensions (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: CONGRESS