101 Facts About Barack Obama

1. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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2. Barack Obama opposed them and challenged O'Malley in a colloquy on the Senate floor.

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3. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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4. Barack Obama started out in St Francis Pre-Education from age three to five.

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5. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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6. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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7. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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8. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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9. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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10. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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11. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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12. Barack Obama has even been dubbed the " female Barack Obama.

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13. Barack Obama spoke during a private Barack Obama Foundation reception early last month in Hawaii, during which he called for "new blood" in politics.

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14. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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15. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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16. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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17. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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18. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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19. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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20. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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21. Barack Obama announced in Springfield and nodded to Lincoln and the less radical version of King.

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22. Barack Obama discusses code-switching, the survival strategy African Americans and other minoritized people use to speak two languages in order to safely access multiple spaces.

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23. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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24. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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25. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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26. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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27. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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28. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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29. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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30. Barack Obama will be most remembered for his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, provisions of which went into effect from 2010 to 2020.

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31. Michelle Barack Obama has extended her book tour to include more stops in both the United States and abroad.

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32. Barack Obama writes with clarity of her past and present, discussing her role as First Lady and its implications.

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33. Michelle Barack Obama provides an in-depth look into her life, exploring her upbringing in Chicago, her career, her relationship with Barack Obama and finally her years living in the White House as First Lady.

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34. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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35. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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36. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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37. Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2009 for his "extraordinary efforts" at international diplomacy and foreign policy, especially with the Muslin world.

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38. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Barack Obama has become known for both her determined, faithful, and intelligent demeanor, as well as her work to combat obesity and her support of military families.

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39. On February 10, 2007, Barack Obama announced that he would be running for President of the United States.

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40. Barack Obama became the only black member of the congressional Black Caucus, a non-partisan group of African American Senators and Representatives which focuses on the economic, health and social issues of the African American.

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41. Barack Obama campaigned for the United States Senate starting in 2002 by raising funds and developing his platform.

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42. In 1993, while still teaching, Barack Obama went to work as director of the Developing Communities Project, a community organization comprised of eight Catholic parishes on Chicago's south side.

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43. In 2008 Barack Obama publically presented his Certificate of Live Birth which details his official birthplace as Hawaii.

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44. Barack Obama attended local schools from ages 6 through 10, both public and private Catholic school.

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45. Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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46. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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47. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.

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48. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama is elected president of the United States, the first African American to ever hold the office.

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49. Barack Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 representing the South Side neighborhoods of Chicago.

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50. Barack Obama promised his wife he would give up smoking before moving to Washington.

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51. Barack Obama was 27 when he met his future wife, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson.

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52. In 1993 Barack Obama worked as the director of the Developing Communities Project, working with job training programs and tenant rights organizations.

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53. On February 10, 2007, Barack Obama formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States.

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54. In 1996, Barack Obama officially launched his own political career, winning election to the Illinois State Senate as a Democrat from the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park.

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55. Barack Obama became the 44th president, and the first African American to be elected to that office.

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56. Barack Obama expressed his commitment to the peaceful transfer of power to President-Elect Donald Trump, and called on politicians and American citizens to come together despite their differences.

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57. Barack Obama found himself struggling on the domestic front in October 2013.

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58. Barack Obama officially began his second term on January 21, 2013, when US Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office.

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59. On November 6, 2012, Barack Obama won a second four-year term as president by receiving nearly five million more votes than Romney and capturing more than 60 percent of the Electoral College.

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60. On January 27, 2010, President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union speech.

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61. Barack Obama coaxed Congress to expand health care insurance for children and provide legal protection for women seeking equal pay.

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62. Barack Obama emphasized the importance of unity and made veiled jabs at the Bush administration and the diversionary use of wedge issues.

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63. In 2000, Barack Obama made an unsuccessful Democratic primary run for the US House of Representatives seat held by four-term incumbent candidate Bobby Rush.

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64. Barack Obama published an autobiography, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, in 1995.

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65. Barack Obama edged Clinton in the entire race by only 29 pledged delegates, and those five states netted Obama 65 more delegates than Clinton won—more than doubling his eventual margin of victory.

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66. Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama while in New Delhi.

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67. Barack Obama gained 10 spots from the same survey in 2015 from the Brookings Institution that ranked Obama the 18th-greatest American President.

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68. Barack Obama was living in seclusion in a large compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a suburban area 35 miles from Islamabad.

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69. The next day, on Barack Obama's orders, the US military took part in air strikes to destroy the Libyan government's air defense capabilities to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly-zone, including the use of Tomahawk missiles, B-2 Spirits, and fighter jets.

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70. In 2015, Barack Obama was harshly criticized by Israel for advocating and signing the Iran Nuclear Deal; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had advocated the US congress to oppose it, said the deal was "dangerous" and "bad".

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71. Barack Obama announced an increase in US troop levels to 17,000 military personnel in February 2009 to "stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan", an area he said had not received the "strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires".

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72. Barack Obama said that the results came because not enough Americans had felt the effects of the economic recovery.

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73. Barack Obama called the November 2, 2010 election, where the Democratic Party lost 63 seats in, and control of, the House of Representatives, "humbling" and a "shellacking".

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74. On January 5, 2016, Barack Obama announced new executive actions extending background check requirements to more gun sellers.

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75. Barack Obama used his power under the Antiquities Act to create 25 new national monuments during his presidency and expand four others, protecting a total of 553,000,000 acres of federal lands and waters, more than any other US president.

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76. Barack Obama emphasized the conservation of federal lands during his term in office.

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77. On February 24, 2015, Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would authorize the pipeline.

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78. Barack Obama signed into law the Car Allowance Rebate System, known colloquially as "Cash for Clunkers", that temporarily boosted the economy.

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79. On March 11, 2009, Barack Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls, which formed part of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, having been established by Executive Order 13506 with a broad mandate to advise him on issues relating to the welfare of American women and girls.

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80. Barack Obama ended plans for a return of human spaceflight to the moon and development of the Ares I rocket, Ares V rocket and Constellation program, in favor of funding Earth science projects, a new rocket type, and research and development for an eventual manned mission to Mars, and ongoing missions to the International Space Station.

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81. Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor on May 26, 2009 to replace retiring Associate Justice David Souter; she was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Supreme Court Justice of Hispanic descent.

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82. In March 2009, Barack Obama reversed a Bush-era policy that had limited funding of embryonic stem cell research and pledged to develop "strict guidelines" on the research.

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83. Barack Obama revoked President George W Bush's restoration of President Ronald Reagan's Mexico City Policy prohibiting federal aid to international family planning organizations that perform or provide counseling about abortion.

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84. Barack Obama ordered the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, but Congress prevented the closure by refusing to appropriate the required funds and preventing moving any Guantanamo detainee into the US or to other countries.

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85. Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected president.

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86. Barack Obama became Chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on European Affairs.

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87. Barack Obama sponsored a Senate amendment to the State Children's Health Insurance Program, providing one year of job protection for family members caring for soldiers with combat-related injuries.

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88. Barack Obama introduced two initiatives that bore his name: Lugar–Obama, which expanded the Nunn–Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction concept to conventional weapons; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which authorized the establishment of USAspending.

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89. Barack Obama addressed another anti-war rally in March 2003 and told the crowd that "it's not too late" to stop the war.

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90. Barack Obama created a campaign committee, began raising funds, and lined up political media consultant David Axelrod by August 2002.

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91. Barack Obama was reelected to the Illinois Senate in 1998, defeating Republican Yesse Yehudah in the general election, and was re-elected again in 2002.

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92. Barack Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1999.

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93. Barack Obama was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review at the end of his first year, president of the journal in his second year, and research assistant to the constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe while at Harvard for two years.

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94. Barack Obama helped set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens.

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95. Barack Obama worked there as a community organizer from June 1985 to May 1988.

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96. Barack Obama wrote in The Audacity of Hope that he "was not raised in a religious household".

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97. Barack Obama proposed to her twice, but both Jager and her parents turned him down.

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98. Barack Obama graduated with a BA degree in 1983 and worked for about a year at the Business International Corporation, where he was a financial researcher and writer, then as a project coordinator for the New York Public Interest Research Group on the City College of New York campus for three months in 1985.

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99. Barack Obama attended Punahou School—a private college preparatory school—with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade until he graduated from high school in 1979.

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100. Barack Obama was born to a white mother and a black father.

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101. Barack Obama advocated for gun control in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, indicating support for a ban on assault weapons, and issued wide-ranging executive actions concerning climate change and immigration.

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