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Obama makes first public appearance since leaving office 

  • At long last, former President Barack Obama has made his return to the public eye.
  • Obama appeared at the University of Chicago on Monday to deliver a speech on “community organizing and civic engagement,” per CNN.
  • On Twitter, users rejoiced at the prospect of having the 44th president back in the continental United States. Read more (4/24/17)
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The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War


Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America

WHILE BARACK OBAMA IS OFFICIALLY THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HE IS ONLY THE 43RD PERSON TO OFFICIALLY HOLD THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT. 

GROVER CLEVELAND WAS THE 22ND PRESIDENT, BUT BENJAMIN HARRISON WAS ELECTED IN HIS STEAD AND BECAME THE 23RD PRESIDENT.

HOWEVER, WHEN HARRISON’S TIME WAS UP, CLEVELAND RAN AGAIN AND WON, MEANING THE SAME GUY WAS THE 22ND AND 24TH PRESIDENT. HE IS THE ONLY PRESIDENT TO SERVE TWO NON-CONSECUTIVE TERMS.

FUTURAMA WOULD MAKE A SUBTLE REFERENCE TO THIS IN A FEW OF THEIR EPISODES. IN THE “HALL OF PRESIDENTS,” WHERE THE HEADS OF THE FORMER PRESIDENTS ARE KEPT ALIVE AND ON DISPLAY IN JARS, THERE ARE USUALLY TWO GROVER CLEVELAND HEADS ON THE SHELF. 

25 May 2011 | Queen Elizabeth II arrives to sign the guest book as she bids farewell to U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, watch by the Duke of Edinburgh at Winfield House - the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America, in Regent’s Park, in London, England. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle are in the UK for a two day State Visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Last night they attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and today’s events include talks at Downing Street and the President will address both houses of Parliament at Westminster Hall. © Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images

I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped. I had been in the state legislature for a long time, I was in the minority party, I wasn’t getting a lot done, and I was away from my family and putting a lot of strain on Michelle. Then for me to run and lose that bad, I was thinking maybe this isn’t what I was cut out to do. I was forty years old, and I’d invested a lot of time and effort into something that didn’t seem to be working. But the thing that got me through that moment, and any other time that I’ve felt stuck, is to remind myself that it’s about the work. Because if you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.
—  Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America.
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January 20th 2009: Inauguration of Barack Obama

On this day in 2009, eight years ago, Barack Obama was sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States. That day, Obama made history as the nation’s first African-American President, having successfully defeated Republican candidate John McCain in the 2008 election. January 20th has been the official presidential Inauguration Day since the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933; previously, new presidents were sworn in on March 4th. Obama’s inauguration was one of the most observed events in global history, with millions watching in person, online, or on television. The day’s theme was ‘A New Birth of Freedom’, which derives from President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. Obama was sworn into office by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, who administered the oath of office required by the Constitution in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight. However, the oath administered to Obama strayed slightly from the exact words specified in the Constitution, and he thus retook the oath the next evening. Obama was re-elected to office in 2012, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. The Obama presidency will be remembered primarily for the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, the normalisation of relations with Cuba, and his appointments to the Supreme Court. His years in office were also marked by increased partisanship and division in America, and continued instability in the Middle East. Obama leaves office today, to be replaced by Republican Donald Trump, with high approval ratings, leaving a legacy of grace and statesmanship that will not be soon forgotten.

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My 5 Favorite Photographs of 44th President of the United States: Barack Obama

All photographs were taken by Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer for the Obama Administration

Can not fully put into words the amount of respect I have for Pete Souza and Barack Obama. Both have influenced me extremely, and I am grateful to have grown up and developed my out look on life during Barack Obama’s time in office. This is one final thank you to Mr. Obama and Mr. Souza for being role models and influencing me beyond belief.

Another round of applause for the Shitty Singers!! [the Dean claps before clearing his throat with a big smile, he nervously begins speaking] Although I’m happy you’re all graduating, I’m more happy about the speaker today. He is your 44th president of the United States. He gave you HOPE & CHANGE during both of his stints as your commander in chief. He and his wife love pushing education and making you realize how important it is. He’ll get deeper into that. Put your hands together for BARACK OBAMAAAAA!!!!!