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Barack Obama is the the 44th and current President of the United States. He won the re-election in the 2012 Presidential Election defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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About Barack Obama

Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) is an Academician and a US Politician. He won the 2008 US Presidential Election to become the 44th President of USA (the first African American President, the first US President to be born in Hawaii). He took oath and assumed office at the Obama Inauguration on January 20, 2009. He won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

Professional Biography

Elected to US Senate

Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama ran for United States Senate in 2004. His victory from a crowded field in the March 2004 Democratic primary raised his visibility. His prime-time televised keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004 made him a rising star nationally in the Democratic Party. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004 by the largest margin in the history of Illinois.

US Presidential Elections 2008

He began his run for the presidency in February 2007. After a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination. He late went on to win the 2008 US Presidential Election defeating Republican nominee John McCain. For information on his election campaign, voting trends and related information, read Barack Obama during 2008 United States General Elections.

US Presidential Elections 2012

Barack Obama has accepted the democratic nomination to run for re-election of Presidency in the 2012 US Presidential Election. He addressed the Democratic Convention on September 6, 2012.

As US President

Please read Barack Obama as US President.

Visit to India 2015

Barack Obama visits India on a three-day trip. He and the first Lady Michelle Obama were received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Though, Obama was scheduled to visit Taj Mahal in his three-day trip, it was cancelled as the US President has to cut short his trip to pay respects to the recently deceased Saudi Arabian King. Obama will visit Saudi Arabia from India. Jan 25, 2015

Barack Obama participates in India's 66th Republic Day Celebrations as chief guest. His three-day visit to India makes him the first US President to visit the country twice as President. He also became the first US President to participate Indian Republic Day celebrations as chief guest. Jan 26, 2015

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Personal Biography

Obama family

In April 2010, Barack Obama has officially declared that he is an African-American (Black) in a 2010 census questionnaire.

Michelle Obama is his wife. For more information on their relationship, read Barack Obama & Michelle Obama.

Obama education

Obama studied at the Columbia University and the Harvard Law College. He also served as the Editor of Harvard Law Review (the first African American to be so). He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. M. Ajay, an adovate from Kochi, India is a classmate of Obama at the college. On May 17, 2009, he received a honorary degree from the Notre Dame University.

Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father is the Obama autobiography book. Addressing students of Manchester Central High School in New Hampshire, he admitted experimenting with drugs and alcohol when in school. Though he did not reveal what drugs he took, it is known Obama took cocaine.

Obama dressing

Rapper Kanye West who wants to start his fashion line says he wants to dress Barack Obama. Obama is listed in the Vanity Fair's 2009 International Best-dressed List. He is ranked #4 Worlds Best Dressed Man by fashion bible Esquire.

Obama Religion and Spirituality

Obama in a letter to the Sikh community extended his greetings to Sikhs on tercentenary celebrations of Granth Sahib.

Obama name, fame & popularity

After becoming a President-elect, Obama name has become famous across America and has set a naming craze and holidaying. Alabama observes a county-wide holiday known as The Barack Obama Day while Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, N.Y., changed its name to Barack Obama Elementary School. A CBS News business correspondent estimates that Obama memorabilia industry is worth at least a quarter of a billion dollars. JLo termed Obama as the biggest A-lister

Obama hobbies & liesure

An excellent work-life balancer, Obama takes more on gym when life intensifies. After becoming President-elect, Obama has reduced all his previous leisure activities like reading, watching TV, eating out, visiting friends but continued with gym, according to his friends. Obama likes playing Scrabble.

Obama & health care

In May 09, it is revealed that Obama is following health tips from Sally Bee, a British mother by reading her books.

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

  • December 08: Time Person of the year 2008
  • December 08: #1 The Global Elite, The Newsweek 50, Newsweek, January 5, 2009 issue
  • June 09: Most trusted and public confident leader, WorldPublicOpinion.org poll

Given his Twitter Account

On 18 May 2015, with two years left in his tenure as the US President, Barack Obama was finally given his Twitter account. In his first tweet, Barack Obama tweeted as how after six years into presidency, he was finally allowed to handle his own account. "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account", the tweet read. The account @POTUS, will be transferred to the next President in 2017.

Other information

  • OBAMA: The Historic Journey is a book on Obama's history from his childhood through his inauguration as the 44th president of the United States.
  • In February 09, an Illinois Salutes Barack Obama licence plate has been unveiled by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at the Illinois libraries. The plates are also being sold at the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.
  • In March 09, he surprised everyone by not attending their dinner and decided that he is too busy to attend.
  • In May 09, a Twitter security breach hits Obamas account after a French computer hacker got into its internal system and accessed accounts.
  • Obama paid tribute to Michael Jackson about a week after his death.
  • In the first weekend of July 09, the Time reported that Obama and his family had found a new church - the Evergreen Chapel at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland but a White House spokeswoman said the Obama family will spend a long holiday weekend before Obama heads to Moscow and a Group of 8 summit in Italy.

  • Despite being on a holiday, Obama has set himself grueling reading schedule of 2,300 pages in addition to endless games of tennis and golf. Earlier, he mixed business with pleasure during a family weekend outing visiting Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona over the weekend.
  • An upcoming edition of Archie comics features Obama and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be teaming-up.

Barack Obama in News

Judicial Watch Files for Contempt in Supreme Court Against State of Hawaii Going Forward With Race-Based "Native Hawaiian-Only" Election
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 23, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Motion for Civil Contempt against the State of Hawaii for its contravention of an injunction in the race-based "Native Hawaiian-only" election

MEDIA ALERT: Grand Rounds, White House and Bayes Impact Team Up for San Francisco #MentalHealthHackathon
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 11, 2015) -

Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Halting Hawaii From Conducting Race-Based Election Pending Appeal
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) - Judicial Watch today responded to the Supreme Court's issuance of an injunction halting a race-based "Native Hawaiian-only" election in Hawaii

Judicial Watch Sues Treasury for Records on Hillary Clinton-Russian Uranium Scandal
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 01, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking communications between the U.S. Department of the Treasury and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of the Treasury (No. 1:15-cv-01776)).

Judicial Watch: President Obama's 2015 Golf and Family Vacation Trips Cost Taxpayers $3,115,688.70 in Travel Expenses Alone
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Barack Obama and family had a busy 2015 vacationing on the American taxpayers' dime

UPDATE - Karl Rove, David Plouffe to Discuss Political Climate, How Outcome of 2016 Election Will Affect Wealth Management, at The MarketCounsel Summit
ENGLEWOOD, NJ--(Marketwired - November 16, 2015) -

Karl Rove, David Plouffe to Discuss Political Climate, How Outcome of 2016 Election Will Affect Wealth Management, at The MarketCounsel Summit
ENGLEWOOD, NJ--(Marketwired - November 16, 2015) -

Diamond Ranch Academy Key to Reducing School Violence
It seems newspapers and television outlets across the country are continually reporting the same grim news: School violence of all types, ranging from petty theft and intimidation to physical violence and shootings, are becoming commonplace

Swatch and Jeremy Jones Team Up to Create a Limited-Edition Sports Special Watch
Swatch is launching a watch with big mountain snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones today. Jeremy is the man who opened up the world's biggest mountains to snowboarders willing to hike, not ride a helicopter, to the top before riding down the mountain

Canadian Oil Will Find New Paths to American Markets: U.S. Decision to Deny Keystone XL Ignores Pipeline Merits
Canadian oil will find new paths to markets and continue to create jobs and wealth for Canadians, despite U.S. President Barack Obama's political decision to deny the Keystone XL permit, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said today.

Ed-Tech Startup Macat Announces $30 Million in Financing and the Largest Global Study on Critical Thinking in Partnership With University of Cambridge
Macat, an online learning platform, library, and critical thinking tool, today announced $30 million in total financing that will enable the company to expand the reach of its content and scale its digital platform globally. In this round, which has three closings, the company is adding $10 million in equity to a previously raised, undisclosed round of $20 million from a group of angel investors

Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Classified CIA Inspector General Report Strongly Condemning Agency Handling of Briefings and Interviews With the Entertainment Industry
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today that it has received a previously classified December 2012 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) strongly condemning the agency’s handling of “briefings, interviews, visits, and other support” given to the entertainment industry

Hemp, Inc. Releases Its 2015, 4th Quarter Hemp Nation Magazine
Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) announced, today, the release of its quarterly industry publication, The Hemp Nation Magazine (HNM). The 6th "fall/holiday game changing edition" is expected to grab the attention of hemp industry advocates and supporters, as this issue focuses on the rise, fall and resurrection of the hemp industry in America

"HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" 2-Disc Set Arrives in Stores Today
"HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)," Atlantic Records' official companion to the acclaimed new musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, arrives in stores as a 2-disc set having already made an extraordinary chart debut weeks before its physical release

Americas Society and Council of the Americas Appoint Andres Gluski as New Chairman
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 14, 2015) - Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrés Gluski as the new chairman of the organizations' boards. Mr. Gluski is President and CEO of The AES Corporation and joined the Council of the Americas board in 2010 and the Americas Society board in 2015. He replaces Ambassador John D

Scanning Electron Microscope Market to Reach $2.9 Billion by 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.
The global scanning electron microscope market is expected to reach USD 2.9 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rapidly growing semiconductor industry leads to rising demand of microscopes in procedures such as lithography, coating, failure analysis and element detection

"HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" Makes Historic CHART Debut on Billboard 200
"2015's best rap album isn't by Drake, Kendrick Lamar or Dr. Dre -- it's the cast recording of Hamilton, a vital companion to the most creative, most talked-about musical to hit Broadway this millennium..." [5 out 5 star review]- Billboard "The closest thing to it in popular rap in recent memory would be Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Atlantic Records Is Proud to Present "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)"
Atlantic Records has announced the release of "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)," the official companion to the acclaimed new musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The eagerly awaited album is available at digital retailers nationwide today, via http://smarturl.it/HamiltonMusic & streaming via http://smarturl.it/HamiltonStream

Hytera Two-Way Radio Solution Adopted During 2015 G20 Antalya Summit
Business Wire IndiaG20 Leaders Summit commenced on November 15th in Antalya, Turkey, amid intensive attention from the global community. The local authority of the hosting city has staged high-level security measures to ensure the success of this Summit, including the customized two-way radio communications solution from Hytera.

Pope Francis to make historic US trip
Pope Francis is visiting US for the first time

Community Works in Action at Independent National Party Committee to Aid Voter Awareness for 2016
Independent National Party Committee (INC) pursues plans on voter awareness for next U.S. elections with the anticipation to broaden community voter participation in urban and rural districts

H&R Block CEO Applauds Congressional Action to Stem Improper Payments
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its strong support for new legislation directing the Treasury Department to implement uniform standards for taxpayers claiming refundable credits. President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law yesterday. 

National PTA Pledges Support to White House Invest in US Initiative
ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - Today, President Barack Obama announced the launch of Invest in US, a national campaign and challenge to business leaders, philanthropists, advocates and public officials to increase investments in high-quality early learning programs for children from birth to age five

Artec Eva Scanner Used in Creation of President Obama's 3D Portrait
Artec Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D software and hardware, today announces the use of its Eva scanner in the creation of United States President Barack Obama's 3D-printed bust. The high-resolution, handheld 3D scanners replaced the need for the President's face to be covered in plaster in order to capture his likeness

National Civil Rights Museum: Michael Eric Dyson Joins the 2014 Freedom Award as Master of Ceremonies
MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - November 21, 2014) - Author, educator and commentator Michael Eric Dyson will host The Freedom Award on December 2 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, TN

U.S. Little League(R) Champions Present Presidential EASTON Glove to Barack Obama and First Lady
Easton Baseball, a leading manufacturer of baseball equipment and the Official Equipment Supplier to Little League® Baseball, designed one-of-a-kind customized gloves that were presented to President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama by Jackie Robinson West, the U.S. champions in this year's Little League World Series.

Chicago Council Survey Shows Long-Term Trend Toward Improving Public Opinion on Immigration Is Holding Steady
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 28, 2014) - The 2014 Chicago Council Survey, conducted in May, recorded some of the most favorable public opinion on immigration since The Chicago Council on Global Affairs began polling on immigration in 1994. A follow-up survey, conducted in October, shows the intense media coverage of a "surge" of Central American minors on the U.S

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Operation Choke Point Records
Judicial Watch announced today that on September 4, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records relating to Operations Choke Point (OCP), the Obama administration's controversial new program to pressure banks to shut down merchant accounts of legal businesses

Tribal Chairman Thanks Congressman Tom McClintock
Today, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Chairman Nicholas Fonseca presented Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., with a redline copy of Public Law 113-197, signed by President Barack Obama. McClintock authored the bill that became Public Law 113-197, and pushed the bill through a gridlocked congress

CrossClick Media Taps Clinton and Obama Campaign Call Center Veteran
CrossClick Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: XCLK) announced today the Company's management has retained Mr. Herschel L. Younger, a Call Center professional and a veteran of both Hillary Clinton senatorial campaigns in New York and both President Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.

Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22
Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a "Vaughn index" listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v

Big Data Thrills and Threats Explored at Premier Business Leadership Series & Analytics 2014
CARY, NC--(Marketwired - September 24, 2014) - From data visualization to cybersecurity, marketing analytics to the Internet of Things, the sources and uses of data are rapidly evolving

Cellceutix to President Obama: We Have the Tools and Will Rise Up to the Challenge to Prevent Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Becoming a Serious Threat to Public Health

Leading EPA and NHTSA Officials to Deliver Keynotes on New Truck Efficiency Rules at High-Efficiency Truck Conference
Two key executives representing the Federal agencies developing the next round of greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles have been invited to address the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) conference, planners announced today

Kevin Johnson Joins the Auction.com Board of Directors
IRVINE, CA and SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - Auction.com, LLC, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, has added retired Juniper Networks' CEO and former Microsoft executive Kevin Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson is the most recent high-profile addition to the Auction

Sharyl Attkisson, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Teams Up With Judicial Watch to Sue HHS for Key Healthcare.gov Records
Judicial Watch announced today on August 8, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of journalist Sharyl Attkisson against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain records regarding the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare.gov and other related systems

Federal Court Orders Obama Administration to Release Fast and Furious Information
Judicial Watch announced today that on July 18, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over to the organization a "Vaughn index" of all requested Operation Fast and Furious materials from the June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v

The Modi Wave Arrives in Times Square
 The "Modi Wave in Times Square” event sponsored by iTECH during September 27-29 to welcome Prime Minister Modi to the US succeeded in creating a lot of buzz amongst the mainstream American public. The event was picked up by hundreds of publications such as Associated Press, Voice of America, Fox, CBS, SF Gate, International Business Times etc. reaching millions of Americans

U.S. and India Take Action to Implement Modi-Obama Joint Statement
U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently issued a formal joint statement to coincide with Prime Minister Modi’s momentous visit to the United States. In order to raise investment by institutional investors and corporate entities, the leaders pledged to establish a new “Indo-U.S

Dr. Romesh Wadhwani is among Select Indian American Business Leaders to Attend a Private Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, Founder and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation and Founder and CEO, Symphony Technology Group (STG) was among a group of top Indian-American CEOs, venture capitalists and higher education leaders who attended a private meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   The meeting took place in New York on Sept. 27 during PM Modi’s five day U

Medical Cannabis Financial Group, Inc. Announces Merger Transaction With Refill Energy, Inc.
Refill Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REFG), a Nevada Corporation (the "Company") announces the merger between Refill Energy, Inc. and Medical Cannabis Financial Group. Refill Energy, Inc. completed a reorganization with Medical Cannabis Financial Group, Inc., which is a software solutions company focused on solutions for the Medical Marijuana industry

Gallup and Purdue University Partner to Measure College Outcomes With Landmark Study
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Gallup has partnered with Purdue University to build and conduct the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history

Transfluent First Language Translation Service to Launch in G-Cloud CloudStore
Transfluent (www.transfluent.com), the ultimate high-tech solution for language translations in social media, services and applications, today announced that its language localization software and service is now available in the UK government's G-Cloud CloudStore

Founder of Global Leadership Adventures Recognized by President Obama
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - November 07, 2013) - Fred Swaniker, Founder of Global Leadership Adventures, which facilitates service-learning and volunteer summer programs for teens, was recognized at the Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reputation Management Expert Shares Social Media Lessons Learned from Halloween
JW Maxx Solutions is a leading online reputation management firm that specializes in creating positive media outcomes for growth-oriented companies.

Capitol Hill Veteran Darrel Thompson Joins the Collins│Johnson Group as a Principal
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 28, 2013) - The Collins│Johnson Group is pleased to announce that Darrel Thompson has joined our firm as a Principal. 

Guardian, Boston Globe, AxisPhilly, Texas Tribune Take Home 2013 Online Journalism Awards
Coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, national security and international elections by news organizations large and small took top honors at the 2013 Online Journalism Awards Banquet, which ended the Online News Association Conference.

Transfluent to Launch Translation App for Zendesk Customer Service Platform
Transfluent (www.transfluent.com), the ultimate high-tech solution for language translations in social media, services and applications, today announced the launch of a new language localization app for Zendesk's cloud-based customer service software. The app will be available for download on Zendesk's app store immediately

Invite-Only Investment Platform for Premier Alternative Investment Firms Announced by InvestedIn Alpha
InvestedIn Alpha (www.investedinalpha.com) announced today the launch of its first-of-its-kind investment platform for introducing the country's premier alternative investment firms to more than 70,000 accredited investors

Former Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina Joins LanzaTech Board
LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, today announced that Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and noted digital communications strategist, has joined its board of directors.

Ellen Tauscher to Join Aurora Board
Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that The Honorable Ellen O'Kane Tauscher has been elected to the Aurora Board of Directors.

2013 Online Journalism Awards Finalists Announced
Finalists for the 2013 Online Journalism Awards, many pushing the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution, were announced today by the Online News Association and its academic partner, the School of Communication at the University of Miami.

Digital First Media Announces Nancy Conway, Vern Anderson Retiring From The Salt Lake Tribune
Digital First Media today announced the retirement of Editor Nancy Conway and Editorial Page Editor Vern Anderson from The Salt Lake Tribune.

Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra Joins Apigee's Advisory Board
Apigee today announced that Aneesh Chopra, the former chief technology officer (CTO) of the United States, has joined Apigee's advisory board to provide insight and counsel as the company takes its technology platform for apps, data and APIs into new growth markets. Apigee also announced that it has opened a new office in the Washington D.C

Unity Technology to Launch Full Integration With Transfluent for Multilingual Rapid Translation
Transfluent (www.transfluent.com), the ultimate high-tech solution for language translations in social media, web games and apps, today launched a new development plug-in for Unity, a flexible and high-performance development platform used to make creative and intelligent interactive 3D and 2D experiences

Online Trading Academy Illustrates U.S. Debt With National Debt Clock
Online Trading Academy launched a new infographic with an animated debt clock showing the real-time national debt being accrued by the United States government. Every 60 seconds, the debt clock shows the national debt climbs by approximately $530,000.

Grant Park Global and AudioEye, Inc. Partner to Market Audio Internet(TM) Platform to State Governments and Latin America
AudioEye, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("the Company"), creator of the Audio Internet™ patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, today announced that it has launched a marketing initiative with Grant Park Global for its Audio Internet™ platform that targets the 50 state governments within the U.S., along with government entities throughout Latin America.

Treasurer McCord Commends President for Focus on Higher Education
HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - State Treasurer Rob McCord welcomes the attention President Barack Obama is bringing today to the importance of higher education and his efforts to make it more affordable. On a visit to Scranton this afternoon, the president intends to speak about rising higher education costs and his plans to combat them.

CRC Press Publishes a New Textbook Complementing President Obama's Brain Mapping Initiative
One of the world's leading medical publishers, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, announced its new publication The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery, a groundbreaking book that focuses on currently available nanoplatforms and their use in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroscience, cellular therapy and neuroradiology

Allen Institute for Brain Science Partners with imec for the Development of Powerful Next-Generation Tools for Neuroscience Research
The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today that it contracted with imec, a nanoelectronics research center, to develop and manufacture a state-of-the-art sensor array for recording neural activity in animal brains

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2012
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2012 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

Trend Journal's Top Trends 2013
What a year 2012 was! The economic and geopolitical problems plaguing much of the planet at the beginning of last year have, without exception, intensified as we move into 2013.

Faith & Public Policy Institute Launches Moral Agenda to Eradicate Poverty
The U.S. Census Bureau utilizing the 2011 Supplemental Poverty Measure reported that 49.7 million Americans or 16% of the population (28% Hispanic, 26% Black, 17% Asian, and 14% White) now live below the poverty line, annual income of $22, 811 for a family of four as a result of the unemployment rate, house devaluations, and unprecedented foreclosures during the Great Recession

U.S. Thermal Coal Outlook: Demand Projected to Rise in 2013, but Mine Idlings and Closures Continue, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- President Barack Obama was re-elected a month ago, but a frequent claim during the presidential campaign -- that Obama was waging a "war on coal" -- continues to echo throughout coal country. Tougher power plant regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C

Presidential Election Breakdown: Millennials Moved Away From Obama
Generation Opportunity, the nation's largest social media and grassroots organization connecting with 18-29 year olds, released data and analysis on young voters and the 2012 election

Young Voters Defy Conventional Wisdom: 2012 Election Analysis
Generation Opportunity, the nation's largest social media and grassroots organization reaching out to young Americans ages 18-29, is releasing data and analysis on young voters and the 2012 election

Greenway Technology to Enter $65 Billion Alternative Lifestyle Tourism Market
GREENWAY TECHNOLOGY (the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: GWYT) today announced that it, through its wholly owned subsidiary Andalusian Resort, will enter the $65 billion Gay and Lesbian tourism market.

Young Voters and the 2012 Election, the Top 3 Things to Know
Generation Opportunity, the nation's largest social media and grassroots organization reaching out to young Americans ages 18-29, is releasing data and analysis on young voters and the 2012 election

Obama Administration Admits Information Released to Zero Dark Thirty Filmmakers Might Pose an 'Unnecessary Security and Counterintelligence Risk' if Publicly Disclosed
Judicial Watch announced today that Obama administration officials disclosed in sworn court documents that sensitive information released to the filmmakers for the upcoming film on the bin Laden raid, Zero Dark Thirty, could cause an "unnecessary security and counterintelligence risk" if released to the public

AdSAM Emotional Response Predicts Outcome of Election and Adds Insights About Parties and Candidate Relationships
In an AdSAM/SenseUs™ Emotional Response Poll conducted in the last week of October, 2012, and released on November 3, SenseUS™ stated that President Barack Obama connected with Democrats and Independents while Congressmen Paul Ryan not former governor Mitt Romney captures the emotions of Republicans

Election Results Will Drive More Change in Health IT
The 2012 election is finally over, and many uncertainties facing the healthcare industry can now be resolved. With President Barack Obama holding onto his position for another four years, the initiatives started under the Affordable Care Act will almost certainly continue to be implemented.

No Support From Obama for Free and Easy Economic Stimulus and Job Creation Bill
The following is a statement by the American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman:

Financial Review on LDK Solar and Yingli Green Energy - Solar Stocks Could Heat up With Obama
For companies with operations in the solar energy field, such as LDK Solar and Yingli Green Energy Holding, the re-election of President Barack Obama looks to be beneficial. Obama's energy stance has been heralded as greener than Mitt Romney's, and companies well positioned to take advantage of the current market conditions could outperform their peers

Financial Review on First Solar and Suntech Power - Solar Stocks Could Heat Up With Obama
For companies with operations in the solar energy field, such as First Solar and Suntech Power Holdings, the re-election of President Barack Obama looks to be beneficial. Obama's energy stance has been heralded as greener than Mitt Romney's, and companies well positioned to take advantage of the current market conditions could outperform their peers

Broadcasters Around the World Use TVUPack for Live Coverage of 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in portable live broadcast solutions, announced today that leading broadcasters around the world relied upon TVUPack 3G/4G mobile uplink solutions to broadcast live results of the U.S. local, national and presidential elections.

Obama Stays in the White House, but How Will the Markets React?
Barack Obama has been re-elected as the US President for a second term after a closely fought evening at the polls, narrowly pushing out Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Lloyd Chapman: Romney Will Never Mention Two of President Obama's Biggest Broken Campaign Promises
The following is a statement by American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman:

Lloyd Chapman: Does Obama Want to Close the Small Business Administration to Cut the Deficit or to Destroy the Crime Scene?
The following is a statement by American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman:

OneWire Community Survey Reveals Importance of Job Growth in Presidential Election
OneWire®, the premier destination for finance professionals, today announced the results of its latest candidate survey, designed to gauge the importance of job growth for more than 700 professionals in the finance industry in determining how they will vote in tomorrow's presidential election

Record Uptake for SES Occasional Use Satellite Capacity During US Elections
SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has announced a record uptake of its occasional use satellite capacity during the two-day US election period of November 6 and 7.

US sells 84 F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia in deal worth 30 billion dollars
The US has officially confirmed selling 84 Boeing F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia, which is its main ally in the Middle-East.

'CIA chief Petraeus nearly quit over Obama's decision to reduce troops in Afghanistan'
The Central Intelligence Agency chief, General David Petraeus had decided to resign over US President Barack Obama's decision to reduce troops in Afghanistan, a new biography has suggested.

Cautious Hispanic voters still support Obama
US President Barack Obama still holds a big lead among Hispanic voters when compared with possible Republican candidates despite his administration's stepped-up deportation policies being severely criticized as well as opposed.

Russia blasts US for human rights abuses
Russia has criticized the United States for its human rights abuses, in its first-ever report on injustice in other countries.

Romney rebounds as favourite to win GOP presidential nomination
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has re-established himself as the favourite contender to win the Republican presidential nomination, with aides claiming his victory is now inevitable as former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich's polling numbers have plunged.

How Obama enjoys Christmas vacation in Hawai
Barack Obama had a low-key Christmas as he vacationed with his family in Hawaii.

US pushing for Saleh's assurance on Yemen deal
To accelerate a government transition in Sana, the Obama administration is trying to influence Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's decision to come to the US for medical treatment.

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Economists pick Romney as best Republican choice to manage economy
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Judicial Watch Announces Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2011 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL); Former Senator John Ensign (R-NV); Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL); Attorney General Eric Holder; Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr

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