19 October 2008

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Know about Barack Obama :

Know about Barack Obama :

Democratic Presidential CandidateBarack Obama Age and Birthday• He was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Barack Obama Ancestry:

Obama's ancestry includes Scottish, Irish, Cherokee Indians and theLueo people of Kenya.
• According 1850 Census records from Kentucky, Barack Obama'sgreat-great-great-great grandfather, George Washington Overall, ownedtwo slaves, a 15 year-old girl and a 25-year-old man. The same recordsshow that one of Obama's great-great-great-great-great-grandmothers,Mary Duvall, also owned two black slaves, a 60 year-old man and a 58year-old woman.

Barack Obama Education:

Franciscus Assisi Roman Catholic Primary School, inJakarta, Indonesia, from kindergarten through the 3rd grade; Obama was registered on January 1, 1968, under the name Barry Soetoroan Indonesian citizen whose religion was listed as Islam.
Obama his religion is Islam or not i am not sure . so please recheck it and if you got
authentic papers say it in comments or send me mails.
" Israella Pareira ‘Iis’ Darmawan, 63, Senator Obama's kindergartenteacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly hairedchild who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp mathskills. He wrote an essay titled, 'I Want To Become President,' theteacher said."
Sekolah Dasar Nasional Menteng No. 1 or the Basukischool, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 4th grade;
• Punahou School in Hawaii, from the 5th grade to the12th grade;
• Occidental College in Los Angles, California fortwo years;
• Columbia University in New York, New York, BA inpolitical science, 1983;
• Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991 graduated magna cumlaude or in the top ten percent of his class;
• When asked about his best and worst grades or subjects in school,Obama replied, "graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law and a D in8th grade French".

His third grade teacher: Fermina Katarina Sinaga "asked her class towrite an essay titled 'My dream: What I want to be in the future.'Senator Obama wrote 'I want to be a President,' she said."

Barack Obama Military Experience:None

Barack Obama Career:

Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present;
• Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1997-2004;
• Center for Neighborhood and Technology;
• Chicago Annebery Challenge;
• Cook County Bar;
• Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project;
• Board Member, Joyce Foundation;
• Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights under the Law; • Leadership for Quality Education;
• Member, Trinity United Church of Christ; • Board Member, Woods Fund of Chicago

Barack Obama position on Abortion:

• Obama strongly supports a woman's right to have an abortion andstated in May 2007, "A woman's ability to decide how many children tohave and when, without interference from the government, is one of themost fundamental rights we possess. It is not just an issue of choice,but equality and opportunity for all women."
• He is a strong supporter of the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 andstated, “I have been a consistent champion of reproductive choice andwill make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority asPresident. I oppose any constitutional amendment to overturn theSupreme Court's decision in that case."
• In the Illinois Senate, he voted against a bill to ban late-termabortions because it did not contain a clause to protect the life ofthe mother.
• During a 2007 Democratic debate, Obama said that he trusts women tomake their own decisions about whether or not to have an abortion andadded that this should be done in conjunction with her doctors, herfamily and her clergy.
• Obama strongly opposes restrictions on medical procedures usedduring late term abortions.
Barack Obama position on Same Sex Issues::Obama believes in gay equality.
• He is a supporter of civil unions, but not same-sex marriage.
• Obama believes that the same-sex marriage issue should be decidedby individual states.
Barack Obama position on Taxes:• Obama wants to allow the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 to expire asscheduled for Americans earning more than $250,000 a year.
• He would raise taxes on capital gains and dividends and give taxbreaks for low and middle-income Americans.
• He proposes a $500 per person or $1,000 per family payroll taxcredit for middle class taxpayers.
• Obama opposed the suspension of the federal gas tax during the 2008summer.
• He supports a universal mortgage tax credit of 10 percent.
• Obama advocates the elimination of income taxes for seniors makingless than $50,000 and would simplify their tax filing process.
• He wants to close corporate tax loopholes and end deductions forindustries such as oil and gas.