President Obama Graces the July Issue of ESSENCE. As the Election 2012 season ramps up, ESSENCE sits down exclusively with President Obama to hear his plan for improving the economy, our health, homes and future, and why he’s excited about the next four years.
In debate style and body language, Romney trumps Obama...former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) smile after the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The first ofour debates for the 2012 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by PBS's Jim Lehrer and focuses on domestic issues: the economy, health care, and the role of government.
Born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States. He was a civil-rights lawyer and teacher before pursuing a political career. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, serving from 1997 to 2004. He was elected to the U.S. presidency in 2008.President Obama continues to enact policy changes in response to the issues of health care and economic crisis.