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Barack Obama

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Presidential portrait of Barack Obama in the Oval Office on 6 December 2012
  • Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
  • A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency.
  • He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997–2004.
  • In 2008, he was nominated for president a year after his campaign began and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton.
  • He was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
  • After winning re-election by defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney, Obama was sworn in for a second term in 2013.