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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to serve as president. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Barack Obama has 3,009 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 428 videos as a President-Elect for the United States. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2018 with an average of 8,730 views per program. Most appearances with Joe Biden Jr. (121), Michelle Obama (80), Hillary Clinton (48). Most common tags: U.S. Economy, Obama, Road to the White House.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. President, United States
January 20, 2009 - January 20, 2017 Videos: 2,641 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

Former District Map Former Ideology Rankings

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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