Barack Obama - Presidency

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President Barack Obama
44th President of the United States
Assumed office: January 20, 2009

Born August 4, 1961
Birth name Barack Hussein Obama II
Nationality American
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse Michelle Obama (m. 1992)
Political party Democratic Party
Religion Christian Liberation Theology
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Barack Obama's Presidency

Controversies

Rod Blagojevich Scandal

In 2010, Obama was caught in a lie over what he knew about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell the president’s vacated Senate seat. Blagojevich’s former Chief of Staff John Harris testified that Obama had personal knowledge of Blago’s plot to obtain a presidential cabinet position in exchange for appointing a candidate handpicked by the President. In fact, according to Harris’s court testimony, Obama sent Blagojevich a list of “acceptable” Senate candidates to fill his old seat. Obama was interviewed by the FBI even before he was sworn into office. He claimed he and his staff had no contact with Blagojevich’s office. Unfortunately federal prosecutors never called the President or his staff to testify under oath.[1]

"Buying Healthcare"

The President broke his famous pledge to televise healthcare negotiations. In what is now known as the “Cornhusker Kickback” scheme, Obama and the Democrats in the Senate “purchased” the vote of one of the last Democrat hold-outs, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, who opposed Obamacare over the issue of covering abortions with taxpayer funds. Nelson abandoned his opposition to Obamacare after receiving millions of dollars in federal aid for his home-state, helping to give the Democrats the 60 votes they needed to overcome a Republican filibuster. The same goes for Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who received a $100 million payoff in what has been called “The Louisiana Purchase.” (The Kickback was so corrupt that Democrats stripped it out at the last minute. The Louisiana Purchase, on the other hand, became law of the land.)[1]

Obama on the New Kenyan Constitution

President Barack Obama instructed his ambassador Michael Ranneberger to support the referendum process so that the proposed constitution was passed on August 4, 2010. Obama wanted the new constitution passed because it is one of the key reforms under the Agenda Four package that the coalition government agreed to implement when it came to power. Other key reforms were land reform, the creation of a new electoral commission, the establishment of new electoral boundaries and the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission.[2]

Executive Orders

Number Title/Description Date Signed
EO 13489 Presidential Records 2009-01-21
EO 13490 Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel 2009-01-21
EO 13491 Ensuring Lawful Interrogations 2009-01-22
EO 13492 Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities 2009-01-22
EO 13493 Review of Detention Policy Options 2009-01-26
EO 13494 Economy in Government Contracting 2009-01-30
EO 13495 Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service 2009-01-30
EO 13496 Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Law 2009-01-30
EO 13497 Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Regulatory Planning and Review 2009-01-30
EO 13498 Amendments to Executive Order 13199 and Establishment of the President's Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 2009-02-05
EO 13499 Further Amendments to Executive Order 12835, Establishment of the National Economic Council 2009-02-05
EO 13500 Further Amendments to Executive Order 12859, Establishment of the Domestic Policy Council 2009-02-05
EO 13501 Establishment of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board 2009-02-06
EO 13502 Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects 2009-02-06
EO 13503 Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs 2009-02-19
EO 13504 Amending Executive Order 13390 2009-02-20
EO 13505 Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells 2009-03-09
EO 13506 Establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls 2009-03-11
EO 13507 Establishment of the White House Office of Health Reform 2009-04-08
EO 13508 Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration 2009-05-12
EO 13509 Establishing a White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers 2009-06-23
EO 13510 Waiver Under the Trade Act of 1974 With Respect to the Republic of Belarus 2009-07-10
EO 13511 Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees 2009-09-29
EO 13512 Amending Executive Order 13390 2009-09-29
EO 13513 Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving 2009-10-01
EO 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance 2009-10-05
EO 13515 Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs 2009-10-14
EO 13516 Amending Executive Order 13462 2009-10-28
EO 13517 Amendments to Executive Orders 13183 and 13494 2009-10-30
EO 13518 Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government 2009-11-09
EO 13519 Establishment of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force 2009-11-17
EO 13520 Reducing Improper Payments 2009-11-20
EO 13521 Establishing the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 2009-11-24
EO 13522 Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services 2009-12-11
EO 13523 Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies on Thursday, December 24, 2009 2009-12-11
EO 13524 Amending Executive Order 12425 Designating Interpol as a Public International Organization Entitled to Enjoy Certain Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities 2009-12-16
EO 13525 Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay 2009-12-23
EO 13526 Classified National Security Information 2009-12-29
EO 13527 Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack 2009-12-30
EO 13528 Establishment of the Council of Governors 2010-01-11
EO 13529 Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Ready Reserve Members of the Armed Forces to Active Duty 2010-01-16
EO 13530 President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability 2010-01-29
EO 13531 National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform 2010-02-18
EO 13532 Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2010-02-26
EO 13533 Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Defense 2010-03-01
EO 13534 National Export Initiative 2010-03-11
EO 13535 Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act 2010-03-24
EO 13536 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia 2010-04-12
EO 13537 Interagency Group on Insular Areas 2010-04-14
EO 13538 Establishing the President's Management Advisory Board 2010-04-19
EO 13539 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology 2010-04-21
EO 13540 Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development 2010-04-26
EO 13541 Temporary Organization to Facilitate a Strategic Partnership with the Republic of Iraq 2010-05-07
EO 13542 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Agriculture 2010-05-13
EO 13543 National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling 2010-05-21
EO 13544 Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council 2010-06-10
EO 13545 President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition 2010-06-22
EO 13546 Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States 2010-07-02
EO 13547 Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes 2010-07-19
EO 13548 Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities 2010-07-26
EO 13549 Classified National Security Information Programs for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities 2010-08-18
EO 13550 Establishment of Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office 2010-08-18
EO 13551 Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to North Korea 2010-08-30
EO 13552 2010 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States 2010-08-31
EO 13553 Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions 2010-09-28
EO 13554 Establishing the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force 2010-10-05
EO 13555 White House Initiative On Educational Excellence For Hispanics 2010-10-19
EO 13556 Controlled Unclassified Information 2010-11-04
EO 13557 Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice 2010-11-04
EO 13558 Export Coordination Enforcement Center 2010-11-09
EO 13559 Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations 2010-11-17
EO 13560 White House Council for Community Solutions 2010-12-14
EO 13561 Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay 2010-12-22
EO 13562 Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates 2010-12-27
EO 13563 Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review 2011-01-18
EO 13564 Establishment of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness 2011-01-31
EO 13565 Establishment of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees 2011-02-08
EO 13566 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya 2011-02-25
EO 13567 Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force 2011-03-07
EO 13568 Extending Provisions of the International Organization Immunities Act to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo 2011-03-08
EO 13569 Amendments to Executive Orders 12824, 12835, 12859, and 13532, Reestablishment Pursuant to Executive Order 13498, and Revocation of Executive Order 13507 2011-04-05
EO 13570 Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to North Korea 2011-04-18
EO 13571 Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service 2011-04-27
EO 13572 Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria 2011-04-29
EO 13573 Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria 2011-05-18
EO 13574 Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, as Amended 2011-05-23
EO 13575 Establishment of the White House Rural Council 2011-06-09
EO 13576 Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government 2011-06-13
EO 13577 Establishment of the SelectUSA Initiative 2011-06-15
EO 13578 Coordinating Policies on Automotive Communities and Workers 2011-07-06
EO 13579 Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies 2011-07-11
EO 13580 Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska 2011-07-12
EO 13581 Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations 2011-07-24
EO 13582 Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Syria 2011-08-17
EO 13583 Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce 2011-08-18
EO 13584 Developing an Integrated Strategic Counterterrorism Communications Initiative and Establishing a Temporary Organization to Support Certain Government-Wide Communications Activities Directed Abroad 2011-09-09
EO 13585 Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees 2011-09-30
EO 13586 Establishing an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between Certain Railroads Represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and Their Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations 2011-10-06
EO 13587 Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information 2011-10-07
EO 13588 Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages 2011-10-31
EO 13589 Promoting Efficient Spending 2011-11-09
EO 13590 Authorizing the Imposition of Certain Sanctions with Respect to the Provision of Goods, Services, Technology, or Support for Iran's Energy and Petrochemical Sectors 2011-11-20
EO 13591 Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees 2011-11-23
EO 13592 Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities 2011-12-02
EO 13593 2011 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States 2011-12-13
EO 13594 Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay 2011-12-19
EO 13595 Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 2011-12-19
EO 13596 Amendments to Executive Orders 12131 and 13539 2011-12-19
EO 13597 Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness 2012-01-19
EO 13598 Assignment of Functions Relating to Certain Promotion and Appointment Actions in the Armed Forces 2012-01-27
EO 13599 Blocking Property of the Government of Iran and Iranian Financial Institutions 2012-02-05
EO 13600 Establishing the President's Global Development Council 2012-02-09
EO 13601 Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center 2012-02-28
EO 13602 Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities 2012-03-15
EO 13603 National Defense Resources Preparedness 2012-03-16
EO 13604 Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects 2012-03-22
EO 13605 Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources 2012-04-13
EO 13606 Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology 2012-04-23
EO 13607 Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members 2012-04-27
EO 13608 Prohibiting Certain Transactions with and Suspending Entry into the United States of Foreign Sanctions Evaders with Respect to Iran and Syria 2012-05-01
EO 13609 Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation 2012-05-01
EO 13610 Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens 2012-05-10
EO 13611 Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen 2012-05-16
EO 13612 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Agriculture 2012-05-21
EO 13613 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Commerce 2012-05-21
EO 13614 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency 2012-05-21
EO 13615 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Office of Management and Budget 2012-05-21
EO 13616 Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment 2012-06-14
EO 13617 Blocking Property of the Government of the Russian Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted From Nuclear Weapons 2012-06-25
EO 13618 Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions 2012-07-06
EO 13619 Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma 2012-07-11
EO 13620 Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to Somalia 2012-07-20
EO 13621 White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans 2012-07-26
EO 13622 Authorizing Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran 2012-07-30
EO 13623 Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally 2012-08-10
EO 13624 Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency 2012-08-30
EO 13625 Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families 2012-08-31
EO 13626 Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration 2012-09-10
EO 13627 Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts 2012-09-25
EO 13628 Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with respect to Iran 2012-10-09
EO 13629 Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council 2012-10-26

Timeline of Barack Obama's Presidency

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