Barack Obama – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected U.S. President

National Democratic Party
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Immigration
Immigration, a General Statement
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Border Security
Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Securing Our Borders
Deportation
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Americanization
Immigration Application Fees
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
H-1B Program
Immigrant Troops
Electronic Verification System for Employers
English as the Official National Language
Trade
Trade
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Globalization
Free Market Vision
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Other Trade Agreements
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Waterboarding
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
National Security Agency (NSA)
Al-Qaeda
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Bioterrorism
Intelligence
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Local First Responders
Hazardous Materials Security
Spent Nuclear Fuel
Drinking Water Security
Evacuation Preparedness
War on Terror
War on Terrorism Policies
National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Government
Government
Special Interests
Government Reform
Government Agencies
Lobbying Reform
Reporting of Lobbyist Contacts
Government Ethics
Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts
Earmarks
Citizen Participation
Availability of Government Information
Live Broadcasts of Agency Deliberations
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans
American Minorities
Latino Americans
African Americans
Racism and Race Relations
Racial Profiling
National Campaign for Tolerance
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay Marriage
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Homosexuality as being Immoral or a Sin
Exposing Children to Gay Couples
Marriage Left Solely to the States
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Equal Tax Treatment of Same Sex Couples
Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Comparison of Gay Gights Movement with Civil Rights Movement
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Gays Serving in the Military
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion, a General Statement
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research, a General Statement
Parental Notification
Abortion Protesters
Access to Contraception
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Iran
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Iran Diplomacy
President Ahmadinejad
Iran's involvement in Iraq
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
China, a General Statement
China as a Threat
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Europe
Cuba, a General Statement
Embargo of Cuba
Foreign Aid
Latin America (South & Central)
Africa
Sudan & Darfur
Promotion of Democracy Around World
America's Image Abroad
Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
Unilateralism
Middle East
Middle East
Israel
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Syria
Palestinian Statehood
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan, a General Statement
Pakistan, a General Statement
Iraq, a General Statement
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Iraq Policy
Iraq War
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Political Progress
Cutting Off War Funding
Humanitarian Situation in Iraq
Length of Deployments
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Military
Use of Military Force
Military Families
Defense and Military Budget
Military Adequacy
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Jobs
Jobs
Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
Working Class
Equal Pay
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Workplace Violence Against Women
Family and Medical Leave Act
Workplace Protections
Job Growth
Government Subsidized Jobs
Reward companies that create domestic jobs
Workers Benefits
Employment Discrimination
Guns
Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
State Gun Legislation
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economy
Economy
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Business
Business
Small Business
Wall Street
Business Tax Incentives
Auto Industry
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Executive Compensation
Minority-Owned Businesses
Start-Up Incubators
Antitrust Enforcement
Intellectual Property Protection
Patent System
Labor Wages & Unions
Labor
Wages
Minimum Wage
Unions
Employee Free Choice Act
Political Activities of Public Union Members
Wage Gap between Men and Women
Organized Labor's Place in America
Permanent Replacement of Strikers
Taxes
Taxes
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Income Tax Rates
Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
Corporate Income Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Taxes Policy
Flat Tax
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
Income Tax on Seniors
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Credits
Property Taxes
Education
Education
Pre-School
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
Religion in Public Schools
Public Schools K-12
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
Standardized Testing
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Unions
Head Start
High Schools
Adult Education
Dropouts
Community Colleges
Extended Learning Time
After-School Programs
Parental Involvement
Federal Mandates
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Pay
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
Education Global Superiority
Junk Food Vending Machines in Public Schools
Education Gap with Other Countries
Special Education
Rural Schools
Summer School
Black-White Achievement Gap
Math and Science
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Marijuana, a General Statement
Drug Rehabilitation
Metamphetamines
Elections & Politics
Elections
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Tea Party Movement
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
Political Expenditures Disclosure
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Reform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Equal Ballot Box Access
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Environment
Environment, a General Statement
Global Warming, Climate Change
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
Carbon Tax
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Environment Technology for Developing World
Tropical Deforestation
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Free Market Incentives
Power Plant Emissions
Kyoto Protocol
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Toxic Waste
Polluter-Pays Superfund Fees
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Factory Farms
Wetlands
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet, a General Statement
Internet Neutrality
High Speed Broadband Deployment
Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
Internet Crime
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Parental Blocking
Internet Privacy Protections
Rich Poor 'Internet Divide'
E-Science Research
Media, a General Statement
Concentrated of Media Ownership
Wireless Spectrum
Adult-Oriented Commercial Advertising
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
Debt Limit
Federal Budget & Debt
Deficit Spending
Entitlements
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Spending Limits
Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Medicare Vouchers
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
Coverage of Children
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
State Plans
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medicaid
Medical Insurance Discrimination
Misuse of Health Records
Federal Reinsurance Medical Pool
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Medical Malpractice Reform
Crime
Crime, a General Statement
Reducing Crime
Rehabilitation
Recidivism
Youth and Gang Crime
Non-Violent Crime
Domestic Violence
Corporate Fraud
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts
Supreme Court
America's Criminal Justice System
Racial Profiling
Death Penalty
Justice Department
Videotaping Criminal Interrogations
Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity
Judicial Discretion and Alternative Sentencing
Federal Judges Confirmation Procedures
Bankruptcy Reform
Bankruptcy Means-Testing & Restrictions
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General Statement
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Health Information Interchange Network
Quality and Cost Reporting
Biomedical Superiority
Patient's Bill of Rights
Medical Errors
Elderly's Health
Health Disparities
HIV/AIDS
Cancer
Lead Poisoning
Mercury Pollution
Obesity
Diabetes
Mental Health
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)
Autism
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
Gas Prices
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil Company Profits
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Coal
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Green Homes and Improvements
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Electricity Transmission Grid
Domestic Energy Production
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Strategic Energy Fund
Energy Efficient Government Buildings
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Developing World Oil Demand
Low Carbon Fuels
Auto Industry
Hybrid & All Electric Cars
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Values, Religion & Family
Family
Family Values
School & Public Prayer
American Values
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
Religion
Values
Tolerance & Political Correctness
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Religion in Government
A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
Atheists and Agnostics
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Fatherhood
Child Custody and Support
Teen Pregnancy
Low-Income First-Time Mothers
Prejudice
Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Infrastructure
Amtrak
Rail
Air
Public Transportation
Bikes and Pedestrians
Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Survivor Benefits
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Homeless Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Disability Claims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Scandal
Veterans Administration (VA)
Civil Rights
Civil Rights, a General Statement
USA Patriot Act
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
Human Rights
Persons with Disabilities
National Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US Citizens
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Foreclosures
Mortgage Lending
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Mortgage Credit
Predatory Lending
Mortgage Bankers Lending Standards
Neighborhoods, a General Statement
Community Development
Community Development Block Grant Program
Homeownership
Affordable Housing
Low Income Housing
Homelessness
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Increasing Prescription Drug Competition
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General Statement
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Pensions, a General Statement
Pension Reform
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Individual Retirement Accounts
401(k) Plans
Other Retirement Improvements
Consumers
Credit Cards
Consumer Fraud and Protection
Credit Card Bill of Rights
Credit Card Company Practices
Credit Agencies
Insurance Industry
Financial Consumer Protection
Payday Loans
Imported Products' Safety
Consumer Product Safety
Consumer Products Safety Commission
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty, a General Statement
Urban Poverty
Urban Recovery
Rural Poverty
Hunger
Poor Children
Housing Assistance
Katrina Victims
Welfare, a General Statement
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Mandate Public Service
Enlarged National Service Program
AmeriCorps
Peace Corps
Science, Technology & Space
Science, a General Statement
Science and Technology Research and Development
Technology, a General Statement
Food & Agriculture
Food, a General Statement
Agriculture, a General Statement
Genetically Engineered Food
Family Farm
Farm Bill
Farm Subsidies
Farmer Owned Biofuel Refineries
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Other Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Lower Drinking Age from 21
Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
Financial Crisis
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Financial Industry Regulation
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