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Barack Obama
U.S. President #44, 2009-2017

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Barack Hussein Obama II was born 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii and became the 44th President of the United States in January 2009.


L i n k s

official Barack Obama + Joe Biden presidential campaign website
C-SPAN's American Presidents site
P.B.S. American Presidents archives
Official White House President Barack Obama Website
J.R. Howington's Presidential Trivia Page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama
Barack Obama credits [since 1999] at Internet Movie Database

official Barack Obama presidential campaign website
www.fightthesmears.com

February 2012 campaign video "Five years ago, we started a movement for change..." [4:32] on YouTube
October 2012 campaign video "Ian's Letter - Dear Mr. President" [2:50] on YouTube

Working Minds Essay #101 [August 2012]: “Anti-Obama Hoaxsters”


Accomplishments  of  Barack Obama
Obama Time covers 10/23/2006 + 9/1/2008
Obama Time Person of The Year 29 December 2008 issue
won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009
O.F.A. 'Promises Kept' Report of January 2011

"From fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2012, the deficit shrank 3.1 percentage points, from 10.1% to 7.0% of GDP . . . the federal deficit has fallen
faster over the past three years than it has in any such stretch since demobilization from World War II."
~~ surprising source: the conservative Investors’ Business Daily, Nov 2012

"During Obama's first term, the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly doubled, corporations saw their profits grow an average
of 78 percent per year, and banker bonuses remained high." ~~ TIME Magazine, Nov 2012

Obama Time Person of The Year 31 December 2012 issue

  listed on TIME Magazine World 100, April 2013
  listed on TIME Magazine 100, May 2014


Writings  &  Speeches  of  Barack Obama
browse Barack Obama Bibliography at Amazon

Obama's speech at Dem Natl Conv in Boston 7/27/2004

President Obama's September 2010 video "The Choice This November" {watch on YouTube}

President Obama's 33-minute speech before a joint session of Congress
on 8 Sept 2011 on his proposed "American Jobs Act" {watch on YouTube}

President Obama's 55-minute 7 December 2011 'Fair Shot' speech in Osawatomie, Kansas (on the anniversary
of Teddy Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism' speech in 1910) {watch on YouTube}

President Obama's economics speech in Cleveland, Ohio 14 June 2012 {watch video [53:10] on YouTube}

marvelous video excerpt of speech in Pueblo, Colorado 8 August 2012 {watch video [2:29] on YouTube}

President Obama's acceptance speech [40:12] at the 2012 Democratic National Convention {watch on YouTube}
President Obama's November 7, 2012 Thank You to the Chicago Team speech [5:27] on YouTube
President Obama's post-massacre speech 16 December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut [18:04] on YouTube

President Obama's report on the fiscal cliff deal on 2 January 2013 [3:12] on YouTube
President Obama's State of The Union Address on 12 February 2013 [1:00:06] enhanced version on YouTube

President Obama delivered the "National Climate Action Plan" speech at Georgetown University on 25 June 2013
transcript (at Bloomburg)video (at YouTube).
"The best presidential address on climate change ever." — Al Gore, Jr.

Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheri... by Barack Obama
http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-My-Father-Story-Inheritance/dp/1400082773/

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming the... by Barack Obama
http://www.amazon.com/Audacity-Hope-Thoughts-Reclaiming-American/dp/0307455874/

An American Story: The Speeches of Barack Obama: A... by David Olive
http://www.amazon.com/American-Story-Speeches-Barack-Primer/dp/1550228641/

Barack Obama's Speech on Race : A More Perfect Union (DVD - 2009)
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obamas-Speech-Race-Perfect/dp/B001QTVP6M/

"The Essential Barack Obama: The Grammy Award-Winn... by Barack Obama
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Barack-Obama-Award-Winning-Recordings/dp/0739375946/

"Barack Obama's Fathers Day Speech ~ President Barack Obama (DVD - 2009)
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obamas-Fathers-Day-Speech/dp/B002VPE9VS/

"ABC News Specials Barack Obama Acceptance Speech (DVD - 2009)
http://www.amazon.com/Specials-Barack-Obama-Acceptance-Speech/dp/B001PR01OC/



Books About Barack Obama
browse books by/about Barack Obama at Amazon

Barack Obama biography by Steve Dougherty  "Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama" [2007]
by Steve Dougherty

Black Dog & Leventhal 10½x8½ pb [2/2007] for $9.95
Obama's Challenge / Economic Crisis book by Robert Kuttner  "Obama's Challenge: America's Economic Crisis and The Power of A Transformative Presidency" [2008]
by Robert Kuttner

Chelsea Green Publng 8¼x5½ pb [8/2008] for $11.21
Renegade, Making of a President book by Richard Wolffe  "Renegade: The Making of A President" [2009 bestseller]
by Richard Wolffe

Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [5/2010] for $10.80
Crown hardcover [6/2009] for $17.16
book was optioned 4/2010 by ITV Studios and Open TV & Film for a British miniseries
Game Change post-election book by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin  "Game Change: Obama and The Clintons, McCain & Palin, and The Race of A Lifetime" [2010 New York Times bestseller]
by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [2/2010] for $9.99
HarperPerennial 8x59¼ pb [10/2010] for $11.43
HarperCollins 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2010] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
H.B.O. TV movie broadcast 10 March 2012
Directed by Jay Roach; script by Danny Strong; starring Julianne Moore {as Sarah Palin}; film won 5 Emmy Awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

Presidency in Peril book by Robert Kuttner  
"A Presidency In Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power & The Struggle To Control Our Economic Future" [2010]
by Robert Kuttner

Chelsea Green Publng 9x6 hardcover [4/2010] for $16.50
Bought and Paid For / Barack Obama & Wall Street book by Charles Gasparino  "Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street" [2010]
by Charles Gasparino

Sentinel 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2010] for $17.79

"Obama's Wars" (Hardcover) by Bob Woodward

"The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick & Mark Deakins
http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Life-Rise-Barack-Obama/dp/1400043603/

"The Promise: President Obama, Year One" by Jonathan Alter
http://www.amazon.com/Promise-President-Obama-Year-One/dp/1439101191/

"Obama: Year One" by Thomas R. Dye
http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Year-Thomas-R-Dye/dp/0205798225/

"The Audacity To Win: The Inside Story and Lesson..." by David Plouffe
http://www.amazon.com/Audacity-Win-Lessons-Historic-Victory/dp/0670021334/

"Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to..." by Peniel E. Joseph
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Days-Bright-Nights-Barack/dp/046501366X/

"Between Barack and A Hard Place: Racism and White Den..." by Tim Wise
http://www.amazon.com/Between-Barack-Hard-Place-Racism/dp/0872865002/

"Landmark: The Inside Story of America..." by Staff of the Washingt... + WM/health
http://www.amazon.com/Landmark-Inside-Story-Americas-Health/dp/1586489348/

"Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Book..." by John Presta
http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Mrs-Grassroots-Bookstore-Volunteers/dp/0981971962/

"Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters & Prints" by Hal Elliott Wert
http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Collection-Obama-Posters-Prints/dp/076033787X/

"The Breakthrough: Politics and Race In The Age of Obama .." by Gwen Ifill
http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Politics-Race-Age-Obama/dp/0767928903/

"Design For Obama: Posters For Change - A Grassro..." by Steven Heller
http://www.amazon.com/Design-Obama-Posters-Grassroots-Anthology/dp/3836518562/

"The Year of Obama: How Barack Obama Won The Wh..." by Larry J. Sabato
http://www.amazon.com/Year-Obama-Barack-White-House/dp/0205650449/

"¡OBÁMANOS!: The Birth of A New Political Era" by Hendrik Hertzberg
http://www.amazon.com/%C2%A1OB%C3%81MANOS-Birth-New-Political-Era/dp/1594202362/

"The Rise of Barack Obama" Photography and Text by Pete Souza
http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Barack-Obama-Photography-Souza/dp/B001L1RUPA/

"The Obamas: Portrait of America's..." From the Editors of E...
http://www.amazon.com/Obamas-Portrait-Americas-Editors-Essence/dp/1603200738/

New York Times bestseller "Showdown" about Obama by David Corn
http://www.amazon.com/Showdown-Inside-Fought-Against-Boehner/dp/B00AKQJYEC/

Roots of Obama's Rage propaganda by Dinesh D'Souza  "The Roots of Obama's Rage" [2010] by Dinesh D'Souza
more of D'Souza's typical right-wing propaganda: false premise backed by no factual evidence whatsoever - so of course, idiot Newt Gingrich says that the book is 'stunning'
Kindle Edition from Regnery Publng [10/2011] for $8.27
Regnery Publng 8½x6 pb [10/2011] for $11.53
Regnery Publng 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2010] for $17.34
Regnery Publng 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2010] out of print/used
'O: A Presidential Novel' by Anonymous  "O: A Presidential Novel" [1/2011] by Anonymous
What is worse than a novel written without any imagination? This one: A badly-written novel with no imagination in evidence. Publisher Simon & Schuster has neither taste nor shame. The author is right to keep his identity hidden; TIME reporter Mark Halperin says that the culprit is McCain speechwriter Mark Salter.
Obama's America 2012 book by Dinesh D'Souza  "Obama's America: Unmaking The American Dream" [2012]
by Dinesh D'Souza

"Why We Can't Afford Four More Years Under Barack Obama" - more of D'Souza's typical right-wing propaganda: false premise backed by no factual evidence whatsoever
Kindle Edition from Regnery Publng [8/2012] for $9.99
Regnery Publng 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2012] for $16.77
The New New Deal book by Michael Grunwald   "The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change In The Obama Era" [2012]
by Michael Grunwald

Like F.D.R.'s ambitious and far-reaching New Deal program, President Obama's American Recovery Act is a down payment on the nation's economic & environmental future, the purest distillation of change in the Obama era.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [8/2012] for $14.99
Simon & Schuster 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [8/2012] for $17.92
The Oath, Obama White House & the Supreme Court book by Jeffrey Toobin  "The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court" [2012]
by Jeffrey Toobin

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $14.99
Anchor Books pb [DUE June 2013] for $11.53
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2012] for $16.26

"Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama's Final Campaign" [BuzzFeed/Blue Rider Press 1/2013]
ebook by Michael Hastings 9781101600894

"Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment" [] by National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy
"Impeachment is not about what the law allows. Impeachment is a matter of political will."



Movies & TV, Stageplays, Other Media
browse DVDs about Barack Obama at Amazon
Barack Obama credits [since 1999] at Internet Movie Database

By The People, Election of Barack Obama documentary feature on DVD  "By The People: The Election of Barack Obama" documentary feature
[H.B.O./Sony Pictures Aug 2009]

Directed by Amy Rice & Alicia Sams
Sony Pictures widescreen color DVD [1/2010] for $20.49
full credits at IMDb

"11/4/08" feature documentary [FilmBuff Oct 2010]
footage of the day Barack Obama was elected President collected from filmmakers around the globe; to be released
on various VOD platforms after a one-day theatrical screenings event; produced by Jeff Deutchman & Natalie Difford
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"NBC News Presents: Yes We Can! - The Barack Obama Story DVD ~ Brian Williams
http://www.amazon.com/NBC-News-Presents-Barack-Obama/dp/B001TRAKAS/

"60 Minutes Presents: Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House
http://www.amazon.com/60-Minutes-Presents-Access-Barack/dp/B001O54TFW/

"President Barack Obama: The Man and His Journey DVD ~ -
http://www.amazon.com/President-Barack-Obama-Man-Journey/dp/B001JL43R0/

"Biography: Barack Obama: Inaugural Edition DVD DVD ~ Barack Obama
http://www.amazon.com/Biography-Barack-Obama-Inaugural-DVD/dp/B001LQAZ3E/

"ABC News Specials Barack and Michelle Obama: The Barbara Walters Interview (DVD - 2009)
http://www.amazon.com/News-Specials-Barack-Michelle-Obama/dp/B001PR01NS/

"Barack Obama: The Power of Hope DVD ~
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Power-Hope/dp/B001P95FUK/

"Barack Obama: The Power of Change (DVD - 2008)
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Change-Oprah-Winfrey/dp/B001DPC4K0/

"Becoming Barack: Evolution Of A Leader DVD ~ Barack Obama
http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Barack-Evolution-Leader-Obama/dp/B00383XYFY/

"Barack Obama: People's President DVD ~ Barack Obama
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Peoples-President/dp/B00266X47W/

"Barack Obama: The Message (DVD - 2008)
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-The-Message/dp/B0019CYC4I/

"Barack Obama-His Story ~ Barack Obama-His Story (DVD/used - 2008)
http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-His-Story/dp/B001FWXE0K/

"2016: Obama's America" [Rocky Mountain Pictures July 2012]
poster for 2016 Obama's America propaganada movie  Box-office hit based on the unsupported premises of D'Souza's recent bestselling books
Written & co-directed by John Sullivan; co-directed by & starring Dinesh D'Souza; featuring half-brother George Obama, and many anonymous actors in 'reenactment' footage
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

watch 5/2012 trailer [1:31] at YouTube


Family  &  Friends
Barack Hussein Obama II was born 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii and became the 44th President of the United States in January 2009.

official photo of the Barack Obama family at the White House in 2009, taken by Annie Leibowitz

grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham [1918-92]
grandmother Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham [1922-2008]

mother Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro [1942-95]
first husband Barack Obama, Sr. [1936-82], married 1961–64
second husband Lolo Soetoro [1935-87], married 1965–80

sister Maya Soetoro-Ng [b. 1970] of Hawai'i

Obama Family Chili Recipe

wife Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, married since 1992
watch Michelle Obama's 'remarks' [24:42] at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on YouTube
  listed on TIME Magazine World 100, April 2013
"Michelle Obama: A Life" biography [2015] by Peter Slevin

daughters Malia & Sasha

mother-in-law Marian Robinson

Michelle's friend Valerie Jarrett - official presidential advisor
  listed on TIME Magazine World 100, April 2013

friends Dr. Eric & Dr. Cheryl Whitaker
friends Martin Nesbitt & Anita Blanchard


Photo  Gallery

news photo of President Obama's re-election campaign stop in Madison, Wisconsin on 4 October 2012


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