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Barack Obama, 2008 Presidential Candidate


Barack Obama, 2008 Presidential Candidate

Sen. Barack Obama

On February 10, 2007, Senator Barack Obama (b. August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii) declared that he's a Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential race.

The following is a directory to Barack Obama at About.com Liberal Politics, including articles, profiles, speeches and books authored by the senator.

Barack Obama Profile & Articles

Profile of U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois -Personal and family life data, Senate Committees, areas of interest and legislation, prior experience and memorable quotes.

Daunting Decision 2008: Obama or Clinton? Clinton or Obama? - Lively, frank, occasionally infuriating most-read articles at About.com Liberal Politics dissecting the race between these two outstanding presidential candidates.

Obama 2008 Fundraising Statistics & Contributor Info - As of Sept 30, 2007, the most recent Federal Election Commission quarterly reports.

Obama Dubs No Child Left Behind an Empty Political Slogan - Speaking on July 5, 2007, Sen. Obama surprised the education community (and his Democratic colleagues) by blasting NCLB for its widespread lack of success.

Supported by Republicans, Obama Takes Lead in Presidential Race - June 10, 2007; Seems that the senator from Illinois is rapidly developing a following among Republicans disenchanted with their own party's candidates... And now comes word that Republican Colin Powell may join the Obama for President groundswell.

Report Cards for Top Democrats in the 2008 Race - May 7, 2007; Includes links to major speeches delivered by the top 2008 Democratic candidates to the California Democratic Convention.

Barack Obama's Courageous Speech on Immigration Reform - Obama delivered these gutsy words, calling for justice and democratic values in immigration reform, on June 6, 2007 on the Senate floor.

Senator Barack Obama's Remarks on The Lessons of the Iraq War - Eloquent remarks delivered on March 21, 2007 on the Senate floor.

Barack Obama's Speech on Israel, Iran, Iraq & the Middle East - Delivered to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Forum held on March 2, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.

Barack Obama's Brilliant Speech Announcing 2008 Run for the White House - Delivered on February 10, 2007 in Springfield, Illinois.

Barack Obama's Speech Urging Universal Health Insurance - Delivered on January 25, 2007 at the Families USA Conference, Washington, DC.

Obama's Stirring 2002 Speech Against the Iraq War -Delivered in October 2002 at the Federal Plaza in Chicago.

Obama's Inspiring 2004 Democratic Convention Speech - Delivered on July 27, 2004 to surprised thunderous ovation and national acclaim.

Obama's Controversial Speech on Religion and Politics - Delivered on June 28, 2006 to the Call to Renewal conference sponsored by Sojourners, a respected Christian progressive political-action organization.

Obama Reacts to U.S. Bill Authorizing Torture - Delivered on September 28, 2006 on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Obama's Remarks on Martin Luther King, Jr. - Delivered on November 13, 2006 at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.

Obama's Speech on AIDS and Faith - Delivered on December 1, 2006 on World AIDS Day at Pastor Rick Warren's evangelical 20,000-member Saddleback Church.

Books Authored by Barack Obama

"The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" - Published on October 17, 2006, a New York Times bestseller for many months. In Obama's second book, he shares shares his views on family, faith, values and race, and writes of repairing a "political process that is broken" and restoring a government that has fallen out of touch with the people.

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See a review of "The Audacity of Hope" by Erin Miller, About.com's Guide to Bestsellers.

"Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" - First published in 1995. Updated and released on August 10, 2004. Obama's first book recounts his poignant personal story as a black man raised by his white mother and grandparents, and his journey to meet and understand his heritage and his Nairobi-born father.

Obama is an excellent, interesting writer, and this book has been described as moving and candid, beautiful crafted, lyrical and unsemtimental. A classic American tale for the ages.

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