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. 

US President Barack Obama makes an election-night phone call to Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) from his Treaty Room office in the White House residence a couple of minutes after midnight in November, 2010.Photo: Reuters/Pete Souza/White House handout

Night owl Obama eats exactly 7 almonds every night

President Barack Obama is a night owl, and his hours of solitude after dark are crucial to his well-being, according to a story in The New York Times.

The Times reveals how the president spends his late-night time in the Treaty Room, his private office in the White House residence.

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