President Barack Obama
From Deborah White, former About.com Guide
- President Barack Obama
- President Obama's Domestic Agenda
- President Obama's National Security Agenda
- Obama and Religious Faith
President Barack Obama
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected to be 44th U.S. President by a margin of 53% (66.9 million votes) to 46% (58.3 million votes) for Republican Sen. John McCain.
Previously, Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate from Illinois in November 2004. Before that, he served for seven years as an Illinois State Senator. In 2005, Time magazine dubbed him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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President Obama's Domestic Agenda
Encouraged and emboldened by the passage of healthcare reform legislation in March 2010, President Obama plans changes and new legislation in a myriad of domestic policy areas. The following articles describe the President's domestic policy agenda which stems from his goals and underlying principles on various other domestic policy fronts.
President Obama's National Security Agenda
National security is never far from Democratic minds, especially since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, despite liberals' traditional focus on domestic policies that honor the rights and take care of Americans.
To help you quickly grasp this administration's stances on various aspects of national security, I've pulled together summaries of President Obama's goals and plans for his first-term national security agenda.
Obama and Religious Faith
Includes President Obama's plan to partner with faith groups to provide community services, as well as important remarks and speeches by Obama about religious faith: about his own faith, the role of faith in U.S. politics, faith and AIDS, and faith and race.
- Obama at 2011 National Prayer Breakfast
- Obama Remarks on Muslim-Americans, U.S. Religious Freedoms
- President Obama's Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
- Obama's Faith-Based Community Service Plan
- Obama's Faith-Based Plan: Education Agenda Disguised as Religion
- Obama's Courageous '08 Speech on Race & Faith
- Obama's Speech on World AIDS Day 2006
- Obama's Controversial '06 Speech on Religion & Politics
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Obama's Landmark Speeches
Barack Obama's speeches are admired, at home and internationally, for both his oratorical skills and his inspiring, independent-minded words and thoughts. Obama speeches included here are regarded as among his most controversial or inspiring.
- President Obama's First Inaugural Address - Full Text
- Obama's Stirring 2002 Speech Against the Iraq War
- Obama's Famed 2004 Democratic Convention Speech
- Obama's Controversial 2006 Speech on Religion & Politics
- Obama's Speech Announcing 2008 Run for the White House
- Obama's Courageous Speech on Race & Faith
- Obama's Remarks about Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Obama's Stirring Iowa Primary Victory Speech
- Obama's Primary Season Victory Speech
- Obama's Uplifting Election Night Speech on Nov 4, 2008
Obama's Campaign Promises
Specifics of policies and plans promised by Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign on the most important issues.
- Energy & the Environment
- The Economy for Middle-Class Americans
- Immigration Reform
- Civil Liberties & Rights
The '08 Presidential Campaign - Highs and Lows
Barack Obama's official campaign for the '08 presidential race lasted almost two years, from announcement of his candidacy on a frosty February 2007 morning in Springfield, Illinois to his eloquent election night speech in Chicago's Grant Park on November 4, 2008.
This historic campaign witnessed an epic, and close, struggle for the Democratic nomination between Obama and Hillary Clinton; a memorable convention in Denver that generated record-smashing attendance and TV viewership, and a short, dramatic, occasional bitter fall campaign against Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
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