jeudi 30 octobre 2008


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Born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, Obama was the son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya who left to study economics at Harvard, and then returned to Kenya, seeing his son just once afterwards.
Obama was raised by his mother's parents. In 2006, he visited his father's mother in Kenya.

Obama's mother remarried and moved to Indonesia, where he lived from age 6 to 10. But he mostly grew up inj Hawaii with his grand-parents, Stanley Dunham, a furniture salesman an Grandma "Foot", who worked in a bank.

Obama attended the Punahou School , an elite prep school in Honolulu. Two pages from his 1978 Senior Class yearbook show his playing basketball and going by the name of Barry. He later insisted on the name on his birth certificate (Barack, which was also his father's name), which means "blessed" in Arabic.

Obama went on to graduate from Columbia university. After graduating from college, Obama worked for 3 years, first in Harlem and then in Chicago as a community organizer.

He then attended Harvard Law School, where he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
Upon graduating, he returned to Chicago working as a Civil Rights lawyer and lecturing on the Constitutionnal law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Obama married Michele Robinson, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate whom he had met in Chicago, on October 18, 1992. The Obamas have two daughters, malia, born in 1999, and Natasha, born in 2001. Four years after they married, Obama won a seat in the Illinois State Legislature, sponsoring legislation on the death penalty and racial profiling.

mardi 7 octobre 2008


The debate spotlight is back on the presidential candidates tonight as Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama meet for the second of three debates. Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, is the site for the second showdown. Most major networks and cable news channels will broadcast the debate live, 9:00 pm-10:30 pm Eastern Time.
Undecided voters will ask questions to both candidates. The topics of the questions can be domestic or foreign policy.
The candidates will have two minutes to answer each question, with one minute of follow-up discussion.
With fewer than 30 days to go before Election Day, most polls show Obama as the likely winner of these elections.
Both campaigns are getting more aggressive. McCain and Obama have released negative television ads questioning the other's record and experience.
Recently, McCain called into question Obama's experience and leadership skills.
Obama responded by redirecting attention back to the current economic crisis. "I cannot imagine anything more important to talk about than the economic crisis," Obama told reporters. The aggressive approaches on the campaign trail could lead to a clash tonight.

dimanche 5 octobre 2008


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