44th President of the United States
- Washington DC
- (202) 456-1414
Elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.
"We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."
- President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address - Washington, DC, January 20, 2008
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. Tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America"
- President-elect Barack Obama - Grant Park, Chicago, November 4, 2008
"From CEOs to shareholders, from financiers to factory workers, we all have a stake in each other's success because the more America prospers, the more Americans prosper"
In 2002, as conventional thinking in Washington lined up with President Bush for war in Iraq, I spoke out against going to war, and warned of "an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences." I opposed the Iraq War from the beginning, and I am fully committed to ending the War in Iraq as president.
Encourage political accommodation
Preventing humanitarian crisis
"I will end the war in Iraq… I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habeas corpus. I will finish the fight against Al Qaeda. And I will lead the world to combat our common threats: nuclear weapons and terrorism; climate change and poverty; genocide and disease."
"Climate change is...one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation. I went to Detroit, I stood in front of a group of automakers, and I told them that when I am president, there will be no more excuses — we will help them retool their factories, but they will have to make cars that use less oil.”
United States Senator, Illinois - elected November 2004