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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States. Obama previously served as a U.S. senator representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004, and worked as a civil rights lawyer and university lecturer. Wikipedia*

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Barack Obama has 3,062 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1998 Forum as a State Senator. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 427 videos as a President-Elect for the United States. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2019 with an average of 67,745 views per program. Most appearances with Joe Biden (130), Michelle Obama (81), Hillary Clinton (51). Most common tags: U.S. Economy, Obama, Washington Politics.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. President, United States
January 20, 2009 - January 20, 2017 Videos: 2,695 President-Elect, United States
November 4, 2008 - January 19, 2009 Videos: 51 U.S. Senator, D-IL January 4, 2005 - November 16, 2008 Videos: 302 U.S. Senator-Elect,
c. November 2, 2004 - c. January 4, 2005 Videos: 2 State Senator,
June 8, 1998 - November 4, 2004 Videos: 10

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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