Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States, he served as a U. S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Obama was born in Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black person to head the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civil rights attorney and an academic, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Turning to elective politics, he represented the 13th district from 1997 until 2004 in the Illinois Senate, when he ran for the U. S. Senate. Obama received national attention in 2004 with his March Senate-primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, his landslide November election to the Senate.
In 2008, he was nominated for president a year after his presidential campaign began, after close primary campaigns against Hillary Clinton. Obama was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Nine months he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Obama signed many landmark bills into law during his first two years in office; the main reforms that were passed include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, Job Creation Act of 2010 served as economic stimulus amidst the Great Recession. After a lengthy debate over the national debt limit, he signed the Budget Control and the American Taxpayer Relief Acts. In foreign policy, he increased U. S. troop levels in Afghanistan, reduced nuclear weapons with the United States–Russia New START treaty, ended military involvement in the Iraq War.
He ordered military involvement in Libya. He ordered the military operations that resulted in the deaths of Osama bin Laden and suspected Yemeni Al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki. After winning re-election by defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney, Obama was sworn in for a second term in 2013. During this term, he promoted inclusion for LGBT Americans, his administration filed briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional. He advocated for gun control in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, indicating support for a ban on assault weapons, issued wide-ranging executive actions concerning global warming and immigration. In foreign policy, he ordered military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U. S. combat operations in Afghanistan in 2016, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, initiated sanctions against Russia following the invasion in Ukraine and again after Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, normalized U.
S. relations with Cuba. Obama nominated three justices to the Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were confirmed as justices, while Merrick Garland faced unprecedented partisan obstruction and was not confirmed. During his term in office, America's reputation abroad improved. Obama's presidency has been regarded favorably, evaluations of his presidency among historians, political scientists, the general public place him among the upper tier of American presidents. Obama left office and retired in January 2017, but continued to reside in Washington, D. C. Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii, he is the only president born outside the contiguous 48 states. He was born to an American mother of an African father, his mother, Ann Dunham, was born in Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr. was a married Luo Kenyan from Nyang'oma Kogelo. Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was a foreign student on a scholarship.
The couple married in Hawaii, on February 2, 1961, six months before Obama was born. In late August 1961, a few weeks after he was born and his mother moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, where they lived for a year. During that time, the elder Obama completed his undergraduate degree in economics in Hawaii, graduating in June 1962, he left to attend graduate school on a scholarship at Harvard University, where he earned an M. A. in economics. Obama's parents divorced in March 1964. Obama Sr. returned to Kenya in 1964, where he married for a third time and worked for the Kenyan government as the Senior Economic Analyst in the Ministry of Finance. He visited his son in Hawaii only once, at Christmas 1971, before he was killed in an automobile accident in 1982, when Obama was 21 years old. Recalling his early childhood, Obama sai
Franziska Weber is a German sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s. She was Olympic Champion at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the K-2 500 metres with Tina Dietze. At the same Olympics, she won silver in the K-4 500 m. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she finished 5th in the women's K-1 500 metres event, she won the silver medal in the women's K-2 500 metres event with teammate Tina Dietze. She competed as part of the women's K-4 500 metres team which earned the silver medal, she has won 12 medals at 3 golds, 7 silvers and 2 bronzes. In June 2015, she competed in the inaugural European Games, for Germany in canoe sprint, more Women's K-4 500m with Verena Hantl, Conny Wassmuth, Tina Dietze, she earned a silver medal. She first began canoeing in 1999, made her international debut in 2009, she has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Potsdam. Franziska Weber at the International Canoe Federation Canoe09.ca profile at the Wayback Machine Franziska Weber at the International Olympic Committee Franziska Weber at the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
KTUM is an American radio station licensed to serve Tatum, New Mexico, United States. The station, established in 2003, is owned by MTD Radio Inc. and the broadcast license is held by MTD, Inc. KTUM shares a broadcast tower with sister station KWMW. KTUM broadcasts an active rock music format that featured the satellite-fed "The Nerve" service from Citadel Media. Since the network closed in 2013 KTUM has been programmed locally while keeping the "Nerve" brand; this station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on November 6, 2000. The new station was assigned the KTUM call sign by the FCC on November 20, 2000. KTUM received its license to cover from the FCC on February 25, 2004. 107.1 The Nerve website MTD Radio Inc. Query the FCC's FM station database for KTUM Radio-Locator information on KTUM Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KTUM