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President Barack Obama was propelled to the White House on his message of change. But after inheriting a collapsing economy and substantial debt from the previous administration, and against a stubbornly high unemployment rate, he is seeking a second term.
Obama's unusual background_ he's the Harvard-educated son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya _ has helped him cultivate an image as a fresh face in Washington willing to take on the establishment in his own party as well as Republicans.
A practicing attorney and constitutional law instructor at the University of Chicago, in 1996 Obama ran for and won a seat in the Illinois Senate, where he represented a South Side district until his U.S. Senate run in 2004.
President Barack Obama has spoken with the leaders of Spain and Kazakhstan about the crisis in Ukraine.
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have agreed on the importance of upholding Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Aretha Franklin has much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for President Barack Obama — regardless of his spelling skills.
After short delay, two cases of White House brew are sent to Canadian Embassy to make good on wager.
Nearly 30 Democrats plan to take to Senate floor not to prevent action, but to demand it.
The Obama administration is stepping up its attempts to court China's support for isolating Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.
The U.S. needs to get more aggressive with Mr. Assad.
"My Brother's Keeper," President Obama's new initiative aimed at black boys and young men, could address a long-standing concern for black women.
Ultra-nationalists in the government may scare non-ethnic Ukranians.
Ronald Reagan's internationalism is back in vogue in the GOP.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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