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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 to be elected to the presidency and previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois . Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Barack Obama has 3,027 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 57,144 views per program. Most appearances with Joe Biden Jr. (121), Michelle Obama (79), Hillary Clinton (49). Most common tags: U.S. Economy, Obama, Washington Politics.

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U.S. President, United States
January 20, 2009 - January 20, 2017 Videos: 2,659 President-Elect, United States
November 4, 2008 - January 19, 2009 Videos: 51 U.S. Senator, D-IL View Map January 4, 2005 - November 16, 2008 Videos: 303 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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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on

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