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.

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  • True120 (%)(120)
  • Mostly True156 (%)(156)
  • Half True153 (%)(153)
  • Mostly False67 (%)(67)
  • False70 (%)(70)
  • Pants on Fire9 (%)(9)

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Previewing President Obama’s final State of the Union address

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President Barack Obama will discuss his new executive actions on gun regulations at a CNN town hall Thursday. We'll be watching.

 

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