Barack Obama

Barack Obama
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Election Coverage from MPR

Obama rally attendees
Midday looks back at some of the year's most memorable stories from Minnesota Public Radio reporters. (Midday, 01/02/2009)
Minnesota's 10 electoral college members
Even though Election Day was more than a month ago, today is the day the president is officially elected. Members of the electoral college met in each state to cast their votes for president. (12/15/2008)
Obama, Biden and their wives wave to supporters
Members of Minnesota's Electoral College will meet Monday to cast the state's official public ballots for President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. (12/13/2008)
Minnesota's wind power industry could see major gains if President-elect Barack Obama's energy program becomes law. Obama wants to dramatically increase the amount of electricity generated in the U.S. from renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal. (11/12/2008)
President-elect Barack Obama didn't just win Minnesota's electoral votes last week; he also won the kids' vote. (11/12/2008)
The Bushes welcomed the Obamas to the White House on Monday, visiting for nearly two hours and offering the nation a glimpse of a new first family at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (11/10/2008)
A new report from a media watchdog group suggests coverage of John McCain was substantially more negative than coverage of Barack Obama, a charge often made by conservative critics. Midmorning looks at the debate over favoritism in campaign coverage, and how coverage of the president-elect will change. (Midmorning, 11/10/2008)
The election of Barack Obama is likely to have broad effects on Minnesota businesses. But three major Minnesota employers appear likely to be particularly affected, specifically Target, Best Buy and UnitedHealth Group. (11/07/2008)
President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it." (11/07/2008)
Teachers and students across Minnesota are spending class time discussing this week's historic election. (11/07/2008)

Candidate snapshot

Party: Democrat

Biography

Date of Birth: 08/04/1961

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii

Education: JD, Harvard Law School, 1991
BA, Columbia University, 1983
Attended Occidental College

Religion: United Church of Christ

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