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Barack Obama, Democratic Leader

By Deborah White, your Guide to US Liberal Politics

Barack Obama is a charismatic, visionary leader, known for his sound judgment and strong senses of ethics and integrity. Senator 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. Barack Obama is a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential race.

  1. The Basics about Barack Obama
  2. Barack Obama - Policies, Proposals and Speeches

The Basics about Barack Obama

Professional and personal profile, and vital, current info about Sen. Clinton's candidacy and campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential race.

Barack Obama - Policies, Proposals and Speeches

Barack Obama's voting record and stances as U.S. Senator, Illinois State Senator and community political organizer reflect a practical, common sense progressive thinker. In 2002, Barack Obama publicly opposed the Iraq War, and continues to call for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. He urges universal health care, and if elected president, promises implementation by the end of his first term. Obama opposes privatization of Social Security. The following is a sampling of his proposals and stances on top issues.

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