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President, United States (2008 - 2016)

Married; Children: 2
BA, Columbia University,
JD, Harvard Law School,
Home Address
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500


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Campaign Finances

2012 Campaign

Raised $715,677,692
Spent $683,546,548
Debts $7,223,153
Cash on Hand $5,397,399
End Date Nov. 26, 2012


Individual Contributions
 - Small Individual Contributions
 - Large Individual Contributions
$233,215,440 (33%)
$489,660,089 (68%)
PAC Contributions $0 (0%)
Candidate self-financing $5,000 (0%)
Other $522,529 (0%)

Source: Center for Responsive Politics,


Ananta Gopalan
- Hampton

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:27pm

It is hard to tell whether the current US national government cares about its citizens and their plight either here or abroad.  It is especially distressing to see the treatment of the US military personnel either here or abroad.

The first story concerns a Sudanese American of our state, Mr. Daniel Wani whose wife, young child and an infant just born a few days ago while held captive in a jail cell.  Her crime was she is a Christian in an Islamic society.  Miriam Ibrahim was raised as a Christian but a Sudanese court declared that she was a Muslim because her father supposedly was a Muslim.  According to the Islamic law, apostasy is punishable by death.  So much, for the religion of peace!   She is waiting to be hanged, chained in a jail cell in Sudan.  Here is a case of wife of an American citizen being persecuted under barbaric religious law in a Sudanese jail while not a peep from the administration in Washington.  The election bumper stickers announcing “Obama Cares” are just electioneering lies.  Neither Obama nor John Kerry has bothered to pick up the phone and “persuade” the Sudanese government to “do the right thing” and release Miriam and her children from captivity immediately.  The editorial in the Union Leader today is one of the best I have ever read in any newspaper concerning this tragic case.

There is a US marine languishing in a Mexican jail.  He is Sgt. Andrew Tahmoorssi.  His crime was that he unwittingly wandered off into Mexico across California and he had his legal guns in his car.  His initial sentence is 20 years in prison.  It has been more than two months since that incident.  Again, the leadership of the current administration has not lifted a finger to get him released.  You would think that the current administration that carries an electoral image of compassion would come to the rescue of an American marine wrongfully being held in Mexico.  Think again!  The current Commander-in-Chief who could not care enough to address aggressively the plight of the veterans in the hands of the VA has not bothered to call the President of Mexico to do the right thing. 

Then there is Sgt.Bowe Bergdahl in the hands of Taliban in Afghanistan.  The current administration had negotiated a deal for his release by releasing five most radical terrorists in custody in Gitmo.  Those five had killed Americans, civilians and military.  They are now free to kill more of us.  In the mean time, it is appearing that Sgt.Bergdahl was AWOL from combat operations based on the accounts of his unit personnel sent out to search for him.  Some of them lost their lives searching for this guy that deserted the unit because he was harboring anti-American feelings.  This administration has now set a road map for the Taliban and other terrorist organizations to get what they want by simply kidnapping Americans.  Obama will negotiate with terrorists.  In this case, five for one deal!  What a country!!!

So, whose side is the Obama administration on?  It does not appear to be pro-American.


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