Barack Obama (born 04.08.1961)
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States and is of the Democratic political party.
Childhood: Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents were American anthropologist Stanley Ann Dunham, and Kenyan governmental economist Barack Obama, Sr. They divorced in 1964. After his father moved back to Kenya, Barack was only visited by him once before he died in a car accident in 1982. When his mother remarried, they moved to his stepfather's home country of Indonesia where Barack went to language schools St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and Besuki Public School, English-language Calvert School, and was also homeschooled by his mother. He returned to Honolulu in 1971 to live with his grandparents and attended Punahou School where he graduated. He lived with his mother again when she returned for three years, but stayed with his grandparents when she went back to Indonesia. He had a group of friends called the 'choom gang' with whom he hung around and smoked marijuana. He attended Occidental College where he campaigned for the divestment from South Africa due to the apartheid. He later transferred to Columbia University studying political science and graduated with Bachelor of Arts.
Career: Barack Obama became director of the church-based Developing Communities Project in Chicago after graduating where he helped set up a job training program, a college tutoring program and a tenants' rights program. In 1988, he went to Harvard Law School and became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review which made national press and landed him with a publishing deal for his memoirs 'Dreams from My Father' which he released in 1995. In 1991, he became a Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School while working on his book, before becoming a lecturer there for 12 years. In 1992, he was a director for Illinois's Project Vote, and oversaw the registering of 150,000 out of 400,000 African Americans to vote in Illinois. In 1996, he succeeded Alice Palmer as Illinois's 13th district State Senator. He supported a law for more tax credits for workers on a low income and a welfare reform. He was re-elected in 1998 and 2002 but lost the position for the 1st district. In 2003, he became chairman of the Senate's Health and Human Services Committee and enforced the monitoring of racial profiling in the police force. He resigned from the Illinois Senate in 2004 after being elected to the US Senate. He opposed George W. Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq. His election led to the reissue of his memoir, 'Dreams from My Father' and he delivered the keynote address at that year's Democratic National Convention which was extremely well-received. He resigned from the Senate in 2008. After announcing that he was running for Presidency in 2007, he emphasized issues of ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence and providing health care for all. In 2008, he won the presidency with 365 votes to 173 for John McCain and became the first African American president. In 2011, he began his re-election campaign for 2012 with a video entitled 'It Begins with Us'. He was almost unopposed with other democrat candidates. At the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton nominated Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic candidates for president and vice president with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as their republican opponents. In 2012, he won 332 electoral votes and was subsequently re-elected with 51% of the vote. Throughout his Presidency, he has attempted to close the controversial detainment camp Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, he has signed a Hate Crimes Prevention Act, appealed for homosexual people to be allowed to join the Armed Forces and supported the legalisation of same-sex marriage. In 2009, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Personal life: Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson in 1992 and had two daughters; Malia Ann and Natasha. They have a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo, which they were given by Senator Ted Kennedy, and they live in Kenwood, Chicago. He is a Christian. He supports the baseball team, Chicago White Sox. He plays basketball and he is left-handed.
James Woods filed a law suit on Wednesday (29th July) against an anonymous Twitter who alleged Woods had taken an illegal drug.
James Woods has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user. The 68-year-old actor and his legal representatives filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (29th July).
James Woods at 52nd New York Film Festival in September 2014.
Jon Stewart has responded to claims he promoted President Obama’s agenda after ‘secretly’ meeting with him in the White House. Stewart addressed the rumours in a special segment on ‘The Daily Show’.
Jon Stewart mocked media reports claiming he had colluded with President Barack Obama in promoting the President’s political agenda on his show. Stewart addressed the claims on The Daily Show on Wednesday (29th July) in a segment entitled When Barry Met Silly. He revealed the two meetings he had with the President were not quite as secret as some media outlets made them out to be.
Jon Stewart addressed claims he colluded with President Obama.
As the end approaches for Jon Stewart, the leader of the free world has decided he’ll stop by for a chat next week.
President Barack Obama has been announced as one of Jon Stewart’s final ‘Daily Show’ guests as the long time host prepares to step down from the Comedy Central show next month. The President will appear on the show this Tuesday (July 21st) just weeks before Stewart bids his farewell.
President Obama will appear on ‘The Daily Show’ next week.
The appearance will be Obama’s third as President on the Comedy Central show and his seventh visit overall. The last time Obama stopped by was in 2012 during his second presidential campaign.
Barack Obama had a very important question to ask one of the directors of ‘Game of Thrones’.
The President of the United States of America has been preoccupied of late and had a burning question he desperately wanted answered. Strangely enough Barack Obama’s recent plea for intel had nothing to do with the economic situation in Greece or the continued rise of ISIS in the Middle East. In fact, it was all about Game of Thrones.
President Barack Obama had a very important question to ask Game of Thrones director David Nutter.
A fan was left in a critical condition after a fall whilst attending The Grateful Dead’s farewell concert on Sunday (5th July).
The Grateful Dead’s farewell show has been hailed as a success, both in terms of their performance and financial gain, yet there was also an unpleasant incident involving one of their fans. The legendary rock group performed their last concert together as The Grateful Dead on Sunday (5th July) where a fan was rushed to hospital after a fall in Soldier Field arena, Chicago.
The Grateful Dead performed together for the last time on Sunday (5th July).
The Obama’s eldest daughter is said to be interested in filmmaking.
Barack Obama’s eldest daughter Malia has landed what sounds like a dream job for most 17 year olds, working on the set of HBO series ‘Girls’. The 17 year old, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, is said to be interested in pursuing a career in TV or film after she graduates next year.
Lena Dunham will be keeping Malia busy this summer.
Malia was spotted by TMZ hanging out on the set of ‘Girls’ on Thursday. The President’s daughter was pictured sipping a soft drink while the series filmed on location in Brooklyn hipster restaurant, Aurora Ristorante.
The White House was opened up to a highly exclusive private party studded with celebs on Saturday, courtesy of the President.
A few more details emerged today about an exclusive private party held by President Obama over the weekend, at which megastars such as Prince are rumoured to have performed. At Monday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed that the President and the First Lady did indeed host a “private event” on Saturday (June 13th), but he remained tight-lipped as to further details.
However, Page Six was informed by anonymous attendees that not was The Purple One playing, he also brought Stevie flippin’ Wonder on-stage for a duet!
Prince performing at Leeds Arena in 2014
'The Governator' can't run for the US presidency because he is not American-born, but reckons he'd do a great job at being the leader of the free world.
The 67 year old movie legend spoke to The Daily Telegraph at the Australian premiere of the latest instalment in the ‘Terminator’ series, called Terminator: Genisys, at the Sydney Opera House.
“I wouldn't switch my position with anybody,” Arnie said. “But everyone knows that if I had been American-born, I would probably run for president, because why not? I could do a better job than these guys can, trust me!”
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Reckons He'd Be A Better President Than Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama - U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Miami International Airport to attend some events at Miami International Airport - Miami, Florida, United States - Wednesday 27th May 2015
A woman from Birmingham has given birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge - again.
Monika Tano from Birmingham gave birth to her daughter Liliana on 22 July, 2013 - the same day Prince George was born - and now she's celebrating the coincidence again, reports ITV News. Her second daughter Aurelia arrived at 1.47am this morning (Saturday 2 May) at Birmingham Women's Hospital - just under eight hours before The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl.
Monika said, "It feels amazing to have two children who share royal births. It is such a fantastic coincidence."
The proud parents present royal baby No 2
Continue reading: Woman's Children Both Share Birthdays With Royal Babies
The White House Correspondents' Dinner - the only time you're supposed to laugh at politics.
Let's talk about the White House Correspondents dinner - the only event on the political character where you get to laugh at the speeches completely guilt-free. The night included bits and improv by sharp and hilarious comedians like Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key and even Laverne Cox, but also gave the president a chance to do what he does best - be as funny and charming as he wants.
One thing is certain - the president knows how to poke fun at himself.
According to his speech, Obama is bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency: "Bucket!"
Azealia Banks revealed she wants to "f*** the president" in a recent interview with 'Billboard' but has backtracked on her comments on Twitter.
Azealia Banks has caused controversy once again with her comments about Barack Obama.
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Backtracks On Comments About Barack Obama
The rapper tells reporters that Obama's claims of not having his number are false.
Far from being abashed that the Obama says he hasn't got his number, Kanye West still insists that he's phone pals with the President. Of course, the Obama must get a lot of people's numbers, but West has never exactly managed a sentence without some exaggeration.
Kanye West insists he's pals with Obama
It seems, West is STILL insisting that what he told his audience in Oxford was the truth - despite now being called out on it by the President of the United States Barack Obama himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 'I love Obama', he told reporters upon arriving at LAX airport recently, looking rather cheerful and not a bit sheepish. 'He called our house before, he knows that. Don't try to pit us against each other!'
Does it make you want to get up and dance?
Ellen and the First Lady are actually age-old workout buddies.
It was all in honour of the FOTUS' Let's Move campaign, its five year anniversary, to be precise. So, being the skilled multi-tasker that she is, Mrs. Obama decided to kill two (actually, several) birds with one stone.
Date of birth
4th August, 1961