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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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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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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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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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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43. In 2008 Barack Obama publically presented his Certificate of Live Birth which details his official birthplace as Hawaii.
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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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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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51. Barack Obama was 27 when he met his future wife, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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