Obama for America: Change We Can Believe In

Elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.

"We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."

- President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address - Washington, DC, January 20, 2008

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.  Tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America"

- President-elect Barack Obama - Grant Park, Chicago, November 4, 2008

The Presidential Debates

The Economic Bailout

VP Candidate Sen. Joe Biden

Our Future is Now

Democratic National Convention

The Moment

The Economy

"From CEOs to shareholders, from financiers to factory workers, we all have a stake in each other's success because the more America prospers, the more Americans prosper"

  • Jumpstart the economy by providing tax relief for middle class Americans, small businesses, and start up companies
  • Job creation: Invest in manufacturing and clean energy to create 10 million green jobs
  • Protect homeownership with a universal mortgage credit, more accountability in subprime mortgage industry, and fund to help homeowners avoid foreclosure
  • Stop predatory credit card practices with a Credit Card Bill of Rights
  • Reform bankruptcy laws to protect families facing a medical crisis
  • Expand Family and Medical Leave Act and afterschool care options

The War in Iraq

In 2002, as conventional thinking in Washington lined up with President Bush for war in Iraq, I spoke out against going to war, and warned of "an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences."  I opposed the Iraq War from the beginning, and I am fully committed to ending the War in Iraq as president.

National Security

Energy and the Environment

"Climate change is...one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation. I went to Detroit, I stood in front of a group of automakers, and I told them that when I am president, there will be no more excuses — we will help them retool their factories, but they will have to make cars that use less oil.”

America's Healthcare

Senate Voting Record

Senate Committees



Juris Doctorate - Magna Cum Laude

Harvard Law School
1988 - 1991
  • Served as editor of Law Review during first year
  • Elected President of Harvard Law Review, first African American to do so

Bachelor of Science - Political Science