The President Of the United States
Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961, a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, is the 44th and current president of the United States. For your information, he is also the first African American to hold the office.
He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He also worked as civil-rights lawyer and teacher before pursuing a political career. He was later elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, serving from 1997 to 2004. He was elected to the U.S. presidency in 2008. President Obama continues to enact policy changes in response to the issues of health care and economic crisis.
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Demonstrating his ability to reach across the aisle, Obama traveled to Russia with Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana to begin a new generation of nonproliferation efforts to find and keep deadly weapons out of the hands of terrorists around the world.
In his first year as senator, Obama scored a 93 percent rating on key legislative issues identified by the UAW.Over his four years as senator, he has stood with working families by voting for a raise in the minimum wage, for the Employee Free Choice Act with card-check recognition in union organizing drives, and for the right of Medicare to negotiate with drug companies to cut costs for seniors.
He has also stood with us to oppose Republican efforts to privatize Social Security, pass another "free" trade treaty for Central America (CAFTA) and cut Medicaid coverage for the poor.
President Barack Obama and Transformative Leadership
Over the past two years, we have seen what some have called a transformative demonstration of leadership. This process culminated on January 20th with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Whether or not you agree with his politics (and Prime Business Alert! is decidedly nonpartisan), you have to respect his journey and appreciate his leadership capabilities. You can also learn a great deal about effective leadership and sustained, high-level performance by studying his improbable and meteoric rise.