Barack Obama
Barack Obama in school
Brief biography:

Where was the candidate born, raised, go to school, what degrees were earn in college, what was the progression of jobs in his career. Basically, how did he get to where he is now?

Barack Obama, a Senator from Illinois; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.; received a B.A. in 1983 from Columbia University, New York City; worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Ill.; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1991; lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for term beginning January 3, 2005.

Obama, Barack. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. New York: Times Books, 1995. Reprint 2004; Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006.

Obama had a chance to go to Washington to work for the corporate law, but he decided to come back to Chicago to help people.

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This is Barack Obama's life...

Stance on each of the campaign issues:

  • War on Terror/Homeland Security

  • Supports the Patriot Act
  • Disagrees with Guantanamo
  • Disagrees with Torture
  • Disagrees with Wiretapping
  • War in Iraq/Afghanistan

  • Disagrees with support in Iraq
  • Disagrees with Troop Surge
  • Agrees to Withdrawal the Troops
  • Education

  • Other
  • Economy

  • Taxes

  • Environment

  • Foreign Policy/Foreign Relations

  • Immigration

  • Supports Citizenship Path for Illegals
  • Supports putting a Border Fence
  • Health Care

  • Supports
  • Long Term Care

  • Supports

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