Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Barack Obama's file

Obama

Democrat from Illinois

Barack Obama is the president of the United States. Obama was formerly a U.S. senator from Illinois. He was born in 1961 in Hawaii, where his parents met as students at the University of Hawaii. Obama's father is from Kenya and his mother is from Kansas. He graduated from Columbia University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Obama previously served in the Illinois state Senate and was an instructor at the University of Chicago Law School. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Obama's statements by ruling

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  • True115 (%)(115)
  • Mostly True130 (%)(130)
  • Half True143 (%)(143)
  • Mostly False61 (%)(61)
  • False69 (%)(69)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

Barack Obama's website

Recent statements involving Barack Obama

Recent stories featuring Barack Obama

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