aka Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
Born: August 4, 1961 (Hawaii)
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.87m)
Family: Married wife Michelle in 1992, 2 daughters Malia and Sasha
Parents: Barack Obama, Sr. (from Kenya) and Ann Dunham (from Kansas)
Religion: United Church of Christ
Drives a: Ford Escape hybrid, Chrysler 300C
– Graduated: Columbia University (1983) - Major: Political Science
– Law Degree from Harvard (1991) - Major: J.D. - Magna Cum Laude
– Attended: Occidental College
Career: U.S. Senator from Illinois sworn in January 4, 2005
– Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
– Foreign Relations Committee
– Veterans Affairs Committee
– 2005 and 2006: served on the Environment and Public Works Committee
Breaking News: President-elect Barack Obama said in a speech Wednesday (January 7th, 2009) that the economic crisis "requires immediate and decisive action." To that effect, he announced that he is designing a plan to increase jobs, while also making federal structures more energy efficient and investing in areas that secure the country's future. He also plans to create tax cuts of up to $300 billion, saying he hopes the combination of cuts and new spending on infrastructure and energy projects will help the recession from deepening. "We can no longer afford to sustain the old ways when we know there are new and more efficient ways to getting the job done," Obama said.
To enforce and monitor his plan, Obama unveiled a new position in the White House: Chief Performance Officer. The CPO, "one of the most important" appointments Obama says he will make, will work with government officials to increase efficiency and eliminate government waste. The president-elect then named former Treasury Department official Nancy Killefer as his pick for the first CPO. In addition to restoring fiscal order and reforming government, Obama said...