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U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a white American from Wichita, Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr., who was black, was from Alego, Kenya. They were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard, his mother and Barack stayed behind, and his father ultimately returned alone to Kenya, where he worked as a government economist. Barack's mother remarried an Indonesian oil manager and moved to Jakarta when Barack was six. He later recounted Indonesia as simultaneously lush and a harrowing exposure to tropical poverty. He returned to Hawaii, where he was brought up largely by his grandparents. The family lived in a small apartment - his grandfather was a furniture salesman and an unsuccessful insurance agent and his grandmother worked in a bank - but Barack managed to get into Punahou School, Hawaii's top prep academy. His father wrote to him regularly but, though he traveled around the world on official business for Kenya, he visited only once, when Barack was ten. Obama attended Columbia University, but found New York's racial tension inescapable. He became a community organizer for a small Chicago church-based group for three years, helping poor South Side residents cope with a wave of plant closings. He then attended Harvard Law School, and in 1990 became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He turned down a prestigious judicial clerkship, choosing instead to practice civil-rights law back in Chicago, representing victims of housing and employment discrimination and working on voting-rights legislation. He also began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, and married Michelle Robinson (now Michelle Obama, a fellow attorney; their daughters are Sasha Obama and Malia Obama. Eventually, he was elected to the Illinois state senate, where his district included both Hyde Park and some of the poorest ghettos on the South Side. In 2004, Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, representing Illinois, and he gained national attention by giving a rousing and well-received keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. In 2008 he ran for President, and despite having only four years of national political experience, he won. In January 2009, he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American ever elected to that position. Obama was re-elected to a second term in November 2012.  See full bio on IMDb »

Barack Obama and George Clooney Take a Boat Ride in Italian Lake

Barack Obama & George Clooney
Suit & No Tie Guys ... Lake View Paesanos

Barack Obama is continuing his European vacation with a stop in Italy -- where he and George Clooney are taking suited-and-booted boat rides together ... comfortably, of course. The former POTUS… READ MORE >

The Obamas Hang Out with U2 in France as Dream Vacation Continues

The Obamas to Bono & The Edge
U2 Can Hang Out With Us in France!!!

Barack Obama and the rest of his brood are having another helluva beautiful day in France ... this time palling around with U2. Barack and Michelle Obama were all smiles as they… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Obama's Million Happy Faces During Family Dinner in France

Barack Obama
Beaucoup Faces of Barack on Vacay ... Post-WH Life's a Dream!!!

Barack Obama is living the good life after his time in office, and you can tell by just how many ways he expressed that with his face during dinner in the south of France. The former U.S. Prez was… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Barack Obama Takes the Field with Kids at Nationals Youth Academy

Barack Obama
I'm Your QB, Kids ... Ballin' at Youth Academy!!!

"Who's the quarterback here?" Um ... clearly you are, President Obama!!! Barack delighted a bunch of kids -- especially one little wide receiver -- Wednesday by visiting the Washington Nationals… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
The Fugees' Pras Michel Indicted for Illegal Campaign Donations to Obama

Pras from The Fugees
Indicted for Illegal Donations to Obama

Founding member of The Fugees, Pras Michel, is in serious legal trouble with the feds for allegedly funneling millions of dollars worth of campaign contributions. Federal prosecutors in D.C.… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Barack Obama Remembers John Singleton as Trailblazing Director

Barack Obama
John Singleton Opened Doors ... Told the Stories Hollywood Tried to Ignore

Barack Obama is remembering John Singleton as a trailblazing director who opened doors for filmmakers of color, and showed Hollywood there were stories that needed to be told. The former… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Joe Biden Instagram Fail, Post Has Giant 'N' on Barack Obama Pic

Joe Biden
Puts Big 'N' Over Obama's Pic ... MAJOR Instagram Fail!!!

Joe Biden's social media team got some 'splainin' to do after posting a shot of the candidate with Barack Obama ... and placing a giant letter "N" over the former Prez.  It was a clever idea… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Barack Obama Golfs With Tony Romo & Emmitt Smith During Masters Weekend

Barack Obama
Plays Golf With Romo & Emmitt ... During Masters Weekend

What's more interesting than watching Tiger Woods lock up a historic win at The Masters?? GOLF WITH THE PRESIDENT ... at least, that was the case for Dallas Cowboys legends Emmitt Smith and Tony… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Kiefer Sutherland Says Obama Connection Keeps 'Designated Survivor' Honest

Kiefer Sutherland
We Have Obama Ties on 'Designated' ... No Need for the Real Deal

Kiefer Sutherland plays POTUS on his TV show, but says he doesn't need an actual President -- like say, Barack Obama -- to consult on it ... he already has the next best… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Barack Obama, LeBron James Wish Zion Williamson Speedy Recovery

Barack Obama
Wishes Zion Speedy Recovery ... After Freak Injury

President Barack Obama was quick to show love for Zion Williamson after watching him suffer an injury 30 seconds into the Duke vs. NC game ... wishing the college star a speedy recovery.… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
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