Obama Barack Hussein, Jr.O·ba·ma
, Barack Hussein, Jr. Born 1961.
The 44th president of the United States (took office in 2009). He previously served in the Senate, representing Illinois (2004–2008). Early in his presidency, he increased government spending to address a severe credit crisis and deep recession. In 2009, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in diplomacy.
photographed in 2009