1. President Obama went on to address the accomplishments of his administration.
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2. President Obama worked to persuade Congress and the international community at large to take action against Syria, but found a majority on Capitol Hill opposed to military involvement.
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4. President Obama met with the Dalai Lama while in New Delhi.
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5. President 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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7. President 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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8. President Obama said that the results came because not enough Americans had felt the effects of the economic recovery.
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12. President 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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13. President 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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15. President 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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18. President 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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21. President 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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28. President 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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31. President 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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33. President Obama 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.
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34. President Obama represented the 13th district for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the US Senate.
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41. President Obama lectured on constitutional law at the University of Chicago and worked as an attorney on civil rights issues.
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44. President Obama lived for several years in Jakarta with his half sister, mother, and stepfather.
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45. President Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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46. In 1990, President Obama became the first African-American to become president of the Harvard Law Review.
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50. In 2016, President Obama took credit for "saving the world economy from a Great Depression", but the recession ended in the US in June 2009, or five months after he took office and well before the vast majority of his "stimulus" bill took effect.
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51. On January 20, 2009, President Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
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52. On November 4, 2008, Barack President Obama is elected president of the United States, the first African American to ever hold the office.
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54. President Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 representing the South Side neighborhoods of Chicago.
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56. President Obama was 27 when he met his future wife, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson.
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58. President 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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64. President Obama owns a pair of autographed boxing gloves owned by Muhammad Ali.
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68. First Lady Michelle President Obama was thrust into the spotlight during her husband's campaign for the presidency.
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69. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson President 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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70. On February 10, 2007, President Obama announced that he would be running for President of the United States.
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71. President 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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72. President Obama campaigned for the United States Senate starting in 2002 by raising funds and developing his platform.
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74. In 2008 Barack President Obama publically presented his Certificate of Live Birth which details his official birthplace as Hawaii.
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75. On February 10, 2007, President Obama formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States.
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77. In 1970, President Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents.
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79. In a tearful moment, President Obama addressed his wife, Michelle, and then spoke about being the proud father of his daughters, Malia and Sasha, and expressed his gratitude for Vice President Joe Biden.
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80. President 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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85. President Obama achieved a major legislative victory on January 1, 2013, when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a bipartisan agreement on tax increases and spending cuts, in an effort to avoid the looming fiscal cliff crisis.
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90. In 2000, President 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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95. President Obama went on to say that the belief in the possibilities of projected toughness is rooted in "mythologies" about Ronald Reagan's foreign policy.
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97. President Obama has deep respect for the destructive resilience of tribalism—part of his memoir, Dreams From My Father, concerns the way in which tribalism in post-colonial Kenya helped ruin his father's life—which goes some distance in explaining why he is so fastidious about avoiding entanglements in tribal conflicts.
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101. President Obama had arrived in Manila the day before from a G20 summit held in Antalya, Turkey.
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