Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961, is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first black US president. He defeated Republican rival John McCain in the general election of 2008, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate in October 2009. He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. 

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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 June, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 June, 2013, 2:11am

He should be worried

The reaction of a lawyer friend of journalist Glenn Greenwald after he broke news of a secret US court order allowing mass surveillance of American citizens


The president has taken no action in spite of his words

A lawyer representing Guantanamo hunger strikers on Barack Obama's failure to close the notorious camp


If I pretended that I didn't want to be president, I wouldn't be honest

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi speaks of her ambition, despite knowing there's scant chance 






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