General Information• Barrack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His wife, Michelle, was born in Chicago, Illinois. His daughter Malia was born in 1998 and Sasha was born in 2001.• Barrack Obamas immediately family is the first family of the United States and play a prominent role in leading the nation. They are the first African American family to live in the White House.• It is a common misconception that President Barrack Hussein Obama is Muslim. He is actually Christian.• Barrack Obamas mother, Ann Dunham, is predominantly of English descent. His father, Barrack Obama, Sr., is of Kenyan descent.•• Malia and Sasha have become role models for young girls during a time when there are many negative influences on this group in popular culture.• Barack Obama is the first African American president of the United States of America.•
Political Background- Obama, at 34, publishes his first memoir, "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance"Obama is elected to Illinois Senate, which is controlled by RepublicansObama begins running for CongressObama loses his challenge for Congressional seat held by Rep. Bobby RushObama begins running for US Senate; the leading Democratic candidate will withdraw in 2004 due to a sex scandal that Obamas campaign urged the Chicago Tribune to report.Obama announces he is considering a run for the Presidency.•
Obama Pardons: President Issues 5 Pardons, 1 Prison Commutation• WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday pardoned five people convicted of charges ranging from intent to distribute marijuana to running an illegal gambling business.• _ Lesley Clay wood Berry Jr. of Loretto, Ky., sentenced in 1988 to three years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana.• _ Dennis George Bulin of Wesley Chapel, Fla., sentenced in 1987 to five years of probation and a $20,000 fine for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana.• _ Ricky Dale Collett of Annville, Ky., sentenced in 2002 to one year of probation for aiding and abetting in the manufacture of 61 marijuana plants.
Major Events• Feb 27th he signed into a law a • Obama unvied his new 787 billion dollar economic Afghanistan strategy hen stimulus package which was speaking at U.S military designed to jolt the ailing U.S academy in west point new economy by providing Gov’t your state . spending and tax cuts • Jan 4th 2011 president• June 4th visited Egypt and Obama signs 35 acts into delivered a speech at Cairo law including the university calling for a new Government performance beginning to the U.S Muslim and results modernization relationship act of 2010 and the FDA
Hopes and Dreams
Executive privileges• President Barack Obama’s legal team hasn’t • It’s weaker where, as here, the president’s alleged yet made an explicit claim of executive “confidentiality interests” involve shielding privilege, but that seems to be where this is potential malfeasance from the taxpayers on the hook for Solyndra’s bankruptcy. heading. Executive privilege is a judge-made doctrine But since the courts are reluctant to wade into said to flow from the president’s inter-branch disputes, the struggle for executive- constitutional role. A privilege claim is branch transparency is often resolved in a tug of stronger in national security matters and war between the White House and Congress. areas, like the pardon power, over which the Constitution gives the president sole In 1996, for example, President Bill Clinton claimed discretion. executive privilege over documents related to the Travel gate scandal, but a threat to cite the White What’s been unearthed so far is House Counsel for contempt of Congress forced a embarrassing enough. The Obama climb-down. administration seems to have rushed the deal through despite multiple warning flags and a lack of due diligence.
Executive order• WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will issue an executive order today that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies, from cellphone tracking to Internet monitoring, to help carry out grave human-rights abuses. Social media and cellphone technology have been widely credited with helping democracy advocates organize against autocratic governments and better expose rights violations, most notably over the past year and a half in the Middle East and North Africa.