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American President, Barack Obama, began his political careerserving in the Illinois Senate. He then served as a United StatesSenator, before being elected President.
After spending time working in Chicago as a civil rights attorney, and before that, as a community organizer and advocate for the poor, Mr. Obama came to believe he could do more good and make more of an impact if he were in politics. In 1996, he ran for the Illinois state senate and was elected; by… all accounts, he did a good job representing the needs of poor and working-class residents of his district, and he was re-elected two more times. (MORE)
Domestic Policy: Raise taxes on all businesses, including small business, upper middle class and wealthy individuals. Raise the capital gains tax. Raise the minimum wage to approximately 10 per hour. Implement plan for national healthcare to be paid for by tax payers. Give a boost to auto-vehicle ma…kers because of the companies giving a lot of health care and other types of benefits, even though they are almost over the line in terms of bankruptcy.. Foreign Policy: Meet with the leaders of other nations in order to come to come peace agreement, mainly Iraq/Iran. Also meditate the Israel/Palestinian conflict. Small term meditations in Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other disrupted foreign nations. (MORE)
Yes he said that I think that's horrible. Added: However, this could never happen without the consent of the states. Education is handled on the state level, not the Federal level. This goes back to the idea of Federalism (main question being, how much power does the Federal Government have over i…ndividual states' governments?). Now, some of you may ask, "What about No Child Left Behind of 2001?" The only way that the Federal Government got the states to follow this is to promise FUNDING to the schools, IF they met the standards set forth by the NCLB committee. In this way, the government found a sort of "loophole" in the system. They can get the states' education departments to follow the NCLB by giving and withholding money to each state or school. Don't meet the AYP, you don't get the funding. What you just said is right the consent of the state, district, and school would be needed. Unless of course the secretary of education did something to convince the schools to do so. (MORE)
Officially, Mr. Obama will not become president until January 2009.. Please see the link below for an interesting article that links decrease in gasoline demand in combination of the decrease in the global economy as the reasons for the decline in gas prices.. http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/3…0/business/30gasoline.php (MORE)
he did the best speech that anyone has and he was is a great person to be a president
Barack Obama was inaugurated for the first time on January 20, 2009; he was inaugurated for his second term on January 20, 2013 (in a private White House ceremony), and again on January 21, 2013 (in a public ceremony on the steps of the capitol).
He was elected for a term of 4 years office. Four years is the length of one presidential term in office. Each president can have a maximum of two terms in office. If President Obama does not campaign for the presidency in 2012, he will be the president until January 20, 2013, when his successor …takes over the presidency. If President Obama campaigns and wins the election in 2012, he will accept another term in office. He will be the president until January 20, 2017. (MORE)
One of the very first things was that he signed the Lily Ledbetter Act for fair pay which requires equal pay for equal work from employers for women when compared to the pay to men in order to stop the current sexual discrimination in pay. It will take time before this is obvious in the purse. Unfor…tunately, the current average pay discrepancy between the genders is still that women are paid 77 cents for each $1 a man is paid for the same work at the same job. Thankfully, President Obama gets it. (MORE)
Barack Obama was first elected as President of the United States inNovember 2008 and inaugurated on January 20, 2009. He began beginhis second (and last) term in January 2013.
No, she was a lawyer and a businesswoman, but never showed any interest in running for political office.
He officially took office on January 20, 2009, and on January 21, 2013, he will complete his first term and begin his second.
Yes. hopefully soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His real name is Barry Soetaro. He wasnt born in the United States, and he shouldn't be president. ITS ILLEGAL Did you guys ever hear about him before he became president? NO of course not SHUT UP UR JUST 2 BLIND TO REALIZE SOMETHING GOOD TO THE U.S AN…D NO OBAMA IS NOT GETTING KICKED OUT HE HAS LEGAL PAPERS. (MORE)
Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States when, after winning 365 electoral votes (representing 69,456,897 popular, or individual votes) in the 56th quadriennial Presidential election held November 4th, 2008, the Electoral College vote was certified on January 9, 2009 and o…utgoing Vice President Cheney, acting in his capacity as President of the United States Senate, officially declared that Obama was elected as President of the United States. (MORE)
I am not sure which ballot you are asking about, but throughout his career in politics, Barack Obama has gotten on the ballot the same way as any other successful candidate: he announced his candidacy for that office; campaigned, won his primary, then won the nomination of his party; and after that,… he went on to compete against his opponent in the election. For example, in 2007, Mr. Obama, then a US Senator, announced he would run for president. He campaigned for the office, and defeated a number of potential rivals, most notably Hillary Clinton, to get the Democratic nomination; and in the 2008 election, he defeated his Republican rival, Senator John McCain. (MORE)
\n In 2008, Americans were ready for a change. They were tired of the Bush \nadministration and the policies of the Republican party, and they wanted\nsomething different. The War in Iraq was increasingly unpopular, and \nthe Republican party was mired in scandal. John McCain, the Republican \ncandi…date for president, was admired as a war hero but perceived as \nsomeone who was old and out of touch, as well as someone who would carry\non the unpopular Bush administration policies. Barack Obama was \nperceived as someone entirely new: he was youthful, a dynamic speaker, \nand he offered a more hopeful vision for the future. Also, the fact that\nhe was African-American appealed to many people, since electing the \nfirst black president was very exciting to young voters and ethnic \nminorities. Thus, Mr. Obama was perceived as the right candidate to take\nthe country in a better direction; that is why he won the presidency.. (MORE)
I heard on Glenn Beck's website so far there are atleast 16-18 but dont completely take my word on it he can be a little sarcastic. Either way Obama has the most appointed czars than any administration.. Try 43...and counting.
That depends on which side of the political aisle you ask. Republicans, who generally are opposed to the president, would say he has not done an effective job with the economy nor with the deficit; they wish he had not been re-elected. Democrats, who generally support the president (even if they don…'t agree with every decision he makes), would say he has made the best of a bad situation, and that despite constant Republican obstruction, he has still taken America in a positive direction. So, the answer to this question will be very partisan. There does not seem to be any middle ground when it comes to judging Mr. Obama, just as there was a similar polarization in judging President Bush. (MORE)
Since Mr. Obama won re-election in 2012, giving him a second term, he will remain in office through the 2016 elections, and officially leave office on January 20th 2017. (US presidents may not serve more than two consecutive terms, as per the constitutional amendment that went into effect in 1951.)
Which other president swore on the same bible during his inaugration that President Obama is going to swear into office on?
To the extent of what i heard on a school trip to the smithsonian museum in D.C is tahat Barack Obama used the bible that Abraham Lincoln used.
I am not sure which office you are asking about. He was a state senator in Illinois, and then a US senator before he was elected to the office of presidency. In all cases, he got into office by campaigning and winning elections.
Obama is currently in a 4 Year term. He can be in office for the maximum of 8 years, if he wins the upcoming election.
Of course. There are many of his opponents, as well as political talk shows and blogs, that have said he is unsuited or claimed he should not be president, and they are certainly entitled to their opinion (it should be noted that similar accusations were directed at President Bush). But partisan opi…nions aside, there is no credible evidence that President Obama is unqualified. Whether or not you agree with his policies, he has appropriately fulfilled his presidential duties, and the American people seem to agree, since a majority voted him into office for two terms. (MORE)
In 2008, having fought against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama's opponent was Republican presidential candidate John McCain, whom he defeated to become president. In 2012, Mr. Obama had to fight against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; once again, he was vi…ctorious, winning a second term as president. (MORE)
The office of the president of the united states is in the White house and the city is in Washington, DC
As in any election, voters can cast a vote for someone else. HOWEVER, since this is President Obama's second term, he cannot be elected for a third presidential term. US Presidency is restricted by Constitutional Amendment to 2 consecutive terms.
Presidents can only serve two terms. Since Mr. Obama was re-elected in 2012, he will be out of office when his second term officially ends, after the 2016 election.
This has not happened yet, but many people think it should, US schools are well below par compared to their counter parts in Canada and in Europe especially. there is almost a 25% drop-out rate in h ighschools alone, this is unacceptable.
He will get a pension equal to the salary of cabinet members, currently about $200,000 per year.
His first term ends on January 20, 2013. If he is re-elected in 2012, he will serve a second term until high noon on January 20, 2017.
are you really asking this question if you ant to know look it up on wikipedia
It is impossible to predict, since there are always threats in the world, and presidents need to be prepared at a moment's notice to defend the country. President Obama did not start any wars during his first term in office, and in fact, he ended our involvement in the Iraq War, which was begun by P…resident Bush. Mr. Obama is also ending our involvement in Afghanistan as well. (MORE)
The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The inauguration, which set a record attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C., marked the commencement of the four-year term of Barack Obama as President and Joseph R. Biden …as Vice President. (MORE)
If you are asking when he officially became president, he was elected in November 2008 and inaugurated on January 20, 2009.
Obama's first term will expire on Jan. 20,2013. Since he has now been elected to a second term, he will leave office on Jan. 20, 2017. (Note that he cannot run for a third term, since presidents are restricted by the constitution to serving only two terms.)
That is classified. If you mean the dates of his term of office, January 2009 to January 2013.
The president rarely spends an entire day in his office. Presidents have a wide range of duties, from meeting with cabinet members and political advisers to hosting visiting leaders of other countries to discussing issues with strategists and experts, to meeting voters to giving speaking engagements…. Also, whenever he is in the White House, Mr. Obama always tries to make some time to spend with his family. (MORE)
Contrary to internet myths, he has not taken an excessive amount of vacation days, especially compared to his predecessor. So far, in late 2012, at the end of his first four-year term, he has used about eighty vacation days total; he has also spent some time at Camp David, although it is difficult t…o measure that time because it's not that far away, and he does not always spend an entire day there. (MORE)
First, this question implies that President Obama is involved in "self-promotion" rather than in performing his duties. But all presidents, whether Republican or Democratic, spend time raising funds and giving political speeches. Some critics would say they spend too much time doing so; but it is, u…nfortunately, part of politics for presidents to be out campaigning even while they are the current occupant of the White House. Thus, it is difficult to say any president (Obama included) totally separates his presidential duties from his political obligations. And that also makes the question difficult to answer: no president gets any "personal days"-- even when on vacation, a president has to be ready to take action if an emergency situation occurs. That said, yes there are days when President Obama is out giving political speeches or rallying potential donors; but he usually does this during a day when he is also involved in other activities that have nothing to do with fundraising or motivating his base. And there is no evidence he does any more or any less fundraising or speech-making than any of the presidents who came before him. (MORE)
What was the last day that Barack Obama made the promise of having the national debt reduced by half by the end of his first term in office?
This was a campaign promise President Obama made in 2009, and as of 2012, he has not fulfilled it. However, in fairness, it should be noted that many candidates (and many presidents) have made campaign promises that they were unable to keep, for any of a number of reasons.
He will receive a pension, which has been the law for any retired president since 1958. The base amount for this pension is $196,700.
There are a number of political observers who believe this is true, including reporter Robert Draper, who wrote a 2012 book about it, " Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives ." Draper documents a strategy that began as soon as the president was elected, and cites inter…views with numerous congressional sources, about meetings held to formulate a plan to win back the white house by making it impossible for the president to govern and denying him even the smallest success. While Draper has been accused of being a Democratic partisan, it should be noted that even some moderate Republican columnists and political theorists have noted the paralysis in congress and have agreed with Draper's central thesis. In a widely read piece based on their new book, two political writers (one from a liberal think tank, and one from a conservative think tank) came to the same conclusion: that Republicans as a party were in fact intentionally obstructing everything (I enclose the link to their piece). Not everyone agrees with these assertions, but there is certainly some evidence to support them. There have been many quotes from Republican leaders (and Republican talk show hosts) about wanting to make sure President Obama would not be re-elected, beginning with when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." There have also been news stories about an unofficial agreement by Republicans to obstruct everything the president wanted to do. This caused Republicans in congress to begin opposing even those policies they had supported under President Bush, as well as setting a record for the most filibusters, preventing all kinds of legislation from even being voted on. Such actions gave critics of the Republicans more reason to believe their actions were part of an organized political strategy. (MORE)
The election is in November 2012. If he is reelected (which he probably will), he should leave office in 2017. If not, he will leave in 2013.
As of the end of his first term, he had taken 84 (some sources say 90). This is not an unusual amount: it is much less than several of his predecessors, but slightly more than a couple of other presidents. It should also be noted that presidents are never really on vacation-- even when President Oba…ma takes his family to his childhood home in Hawaii, he is still in touch with his staff and can immediately take charge in the event of some crisis. (MORE)
Some sources say 84 and others say 90 during his first four years. This is not an unusual number, and is less than some presidents but slightly more than others. It should also be noted that a president is never really on vacation, since he needs to remain in touch with his staff and take charge at …a moment's notice if a national emergency occurs. (MORE)
By most accounts, he took about 84 days total in four years. This is less than some presidents like George W. Bush, but slightly more than Bill Clinton. It should be noted that whether Republican or Democrat, a president is never really "on vacation" since they must remain in constant contact with t…heir advisers and be prepared to speak to the nation if a crisis occurs. (MORE)
He first ran for office in 1996, getting elected to the Illinois state senate. He was re-elected several times. He then ran for the US Senate in 2004 and was elected. After that, he ran for president and won in the 2008 election.
Although the president is called the "Commander in Chief" of the military, that does not mean he is in the army, navy, or any other one of the armed forces. In President Obama's case, he was too young to serve in the Vietnam war, and by the time he was old enough, that war was over and there was no …longer a military draft; so he did not join the military and instead focused on his education. Thus, he has never been a military officer. (MORE)
If you are asking when he first officially became president, he waselected on November 4, 2008 and assumed the office on January 20,2009. If you are asking the first time he was elected, that was onNovember 5, 1996 in his successful campaign for the Illinois statesenate.
This is a difficult question to answer, since part of a president's job is being away from the office. While presidents certainly hold cabinet meetings, greet official visitors, and have press conferences at the White House, their duties often take them out of Washington DC. Presidents attend meetin…gs in a number of cities, give speeches, hold rallies, make appearances on certain TV or radio shows, go to conferences, and represent the US at international economic forums. Barack Obama is no exception. But if you are asking how many vacation days he took in his first term, by most accounts it was between 84 and 90 days; this is fewer days than some modern presidents took, and slightly more than several others, but it is not an unusual amount. (MORE)