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Democrat from Illinois

Barack Obama is the former president of the United States. Obama also served as 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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Top 10 fact-checks of 2019

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Trump repeats many falsehoods in letter to Pelosi about impeachment

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Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods on Fox & Friends about Ukraine, impeachment and Mueller report

President Donald Trump repeated several falsehoods about Ukraine, Russia and the impeachment inquiry during an interview on Fox & Friends.

Looking back: Tulsi Gabbard’s Fox News presence in the Obama years

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Obama’s hot mic moment with Russian president in 2012 was unrelated to Ukrainian aid in 2014

During the first public impeachment hearing, Republicans revisited Obama’s hot mic moment with the Russian president in 2012. But it had nothing to do with Obama denying lethal aid to Ukraine two years later.