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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.
Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.
President Barack Obama says the U.S. must remain vigilant in the Ebola fight even though there have been no recent domestic transmissions.
During the depths of the economic crises that consumed his first term, President Barack Obama helped pluck a Harvard professor named Elizabeth Warren out of relative obscurity and made her the face of his campaign to curtail Wall Street banks.
With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short prison time for eight drug convicts as part of his new initiative to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines, a step that could lead to a vast expansion of presidential clemency in his final two years in office.
President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.
President Barack Obama says his changes to U.S. policy with Cuba will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and to use their credit and debit cards in the country.
President Barack Obama is offering the U.S.'s continued support to Pakistan in its fight against extremism after a terrorist attack that killed scores of schoolchildren.
The first lady recounted an event when the president, dressed in a tuxedo at a black-tie event, was asked to fetch coffee by another guest.
It was a meeting of president and prince.
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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