Barack Obama

The latest on former President Barack Obama. The 44th president of the United States, Obama was elected in 2008 and reelected in 2012. He is the first African-American president of the United States. A Democrat, Obama's term highlights include the passing of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), the killing of Osama bin Laden, the 2016 Iran Deal, the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality and the thawing of relations with Cuba. Before the presidency, Obama represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate from 2004 to 2008 and in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004. He and Michelle Obama founded the Obama Foundation in 2014.