Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.wikipedia
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Illinois Senate career of Barack Obama

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He represented the 13th district for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the U.S. Senate.
Barack Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he was elected to the United States Senate.

2008 United States presidential election

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He was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.
The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior Senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior Senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior Senator from Arizona, and Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.

African Americans

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A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency.
In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.

First inauguration of Barack Obama

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He was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.
The inauguration, which set a record attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C., marked the commencement of the first four-year term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President.

John McCain

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He was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.
He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address

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He received national attention in 2004 with his March primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his landslide November election to the Senate.
The keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) was given by then Illinois State Senator, United States senatorial candidate, and future President Barack Obama on the night of Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in Boston, Massachusetts.

2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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In 2008, he was nominated for president a year after his campaign began and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton.
Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was selected as the nominee, becoming the first African-American to secure the presidential nomination of any major political party in the United States.

2009 Nobel Peace Prize

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Nine months later, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to United States President Barack Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people".

Democratic Party (United States)

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A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency.
The most recent was the forty-fourth President Barack Obama, who held the office from 2009 to 2017.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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The main reforms were the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as "Obamacare", shortened as the "Affordable Care Act"), the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

Illinois

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He previously served as a senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.
Three U.S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama.

Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

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The main reforms were the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as "Obamacare", shortened as the "Affordable Care Act"), the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (, commonly referred to as Dodd–Frank) was signed into United States federal law by US President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010.

Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign

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In 2008, he was nominated for president a year after his campaign began and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton.
At the 2008 Democratic National Convention on August 27, Barack Obama was formally selected as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 2008.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 served as economic stimulus amidst the Great Recession.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), nicknamed the Recovery Act, was a stimulus package enacted by the 111th U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009.

2004 United States Senate election in Illinois

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He represented the 13th district for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the U.S. Senate.
State Senator Barack Obama won the Democratic primary and Jack Ryan won the Republican primary.

Hillary Clinton

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In 2008, he was nominated for president a year after his campaign began and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton.
Running for president in 2008, she won far more delegates than any previous female candidate, but lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010

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The main reforms were the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as "Obamacare", shortened as the "Affordable Care Act"), the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen provided the certification required by the Act to Congress on July 22, 2011.

2012 United States presidential election

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After winning re-election by defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney, Obama was sworn in for a second term in 2013.
The Democratic nominee, President Barack Obama, and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, were elected to a second term.

Second inauguration of Barack Obama

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After winning re-election by defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney, Obama was sworn in for a second term in 2013.
The second inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States, marked the commencement of the second term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President.

Anwar al-Awlaki

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He also ordered the military operations that resulted in the deaths of Osama bin Laden and suspected Yemeni Al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki.
President Barack Obama ordered the strike.

Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 served as economic stimulus amidst the Great Recession.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2010.

Iraq War

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In foreign policy, he increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, reduced nuclear weapons with the United States–Russia New START treaty, and ended military involvement in the Iraq War.
The winding down of U.S. involvement in Iraq accelerated under President Barack Obama.

American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present)

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In foreign policy, he ordered military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan in 2016, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, initiated sanctions against Russia following the invasion in Ukraine and again after Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.
An American-led intervention in Iraq started on 15 June 2014, when President Barack Obama ordered United States forces to be dispatched to the region, in response to offensives in Iraq conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

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After a lengthy debate over the national debt limit, he signed the Budget Control and the American Taxpayer Relief Acts.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA; ) was passed by the United States Congress on January 1, 2013, and was signed into law by US President Barack Obama the next day.

Harvard Law Review

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In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
The first female editor of the journal was Priscilla Holmes (1953-1955, Volumes 67-68); the first woman to serve as the journal's president was Susan Estrich (1977), who later was active in Democratic Party politics and became the youngest woman to receive tenure at Harvard Law School; its first non-white ethnic minority president was Raj Marphatia (1988, Volume 101), who is now a partner at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray; its first African-American president was the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama (1991); its first openly gay president was Mitchell Reich (2011); its first Latino president was Andrew M. Crespo.