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Religion: United Church of Christ
Areas of interest:
politics & government,
Obama was the forty-fourth U.S. president, serving from 2009 to 2017.
Political office: He previously served in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from IL.
Things Donald Trump has called him: not a natural deal maker, weak, failed, the worst president in U.S. history
College: Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Personal social network: Much of Obama's Muckety comes from political connections.
He is listed in the Muckety 400.
Barack Obama personal relations:
Melody C. Barnes - golf partner
Robert B. Barnett - attorney
Anita Decker Breckenridge - chief of staff
Ann Dunham (deceased) - son
Madelyn Payne Dunham - maternal grandmother
Michael B.G. Froman - law school friend
Katie Johnson - personal secretary
Eugene Kang - special assistant
Rachel Klayman - editor
Robert E. Lee (deceased) - fifth cousin 8 times removed
Kevin Lewis - senior adviser
James Madison (deceased) - third cousin 9 times removed
Brian P. Mathis - law school friend
Nancy L. McCullough - law school friend
Jonathan T. Molot - law school friend
Mark Ndesandjo - half-brother
Martin Nesbitt - friend
Marvin Nicholson - golf partner
Barack Obama Sr. (deceased) - son
Malia Obama - daughter
Michelle Obama - spouse
Sarah Hussein Obama - paternal grandmother
Sasha Obama - daughter
Thomas J. Perrelli - law school friend
Ahmad Rashad - occasional golf partner
James Reynolds Jr. - friend, neighbor
Antoin Rezko - contributor
Jean Rudd - friend
Eric Schultz - senior adviser
Michael S. Smith - home decorator
Maya Soetoro-Ng - sister
Harry S. Truman (deceased) - seventh cousin 3 times removed
Eric E. Whitaker - friend, golf & basketball partner
Other current Barack Obama relationships:
A Mother's Promise - biographical film
Barack Obama Presidential Library - honoree
Bo - dog, pet Portuguese water dog
Crown Publishing - author
National Democratic Redistricting Committee - co-founder
Nobel Foundation - Nobel peace prize winner
Obamacare - signature policy initiative
Saddleback Civil Forum (8/16/2008) - participant
The Audacity of Hope - author
Yes We Can video - featured
Barack Obama past relationships:
2004 Barack Obama Senate campaign - candidate
2005 Bankruptcy Law - opposed
2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign - candidate
2008 Tobacco Regulation bill - co-sponsor
2011 dinner in Harlem with President Obama - guest of honor
2011 Obama Silicon Valley meeting - participant
2012 Barack Obama presidential campaign - candidate
2016 Democratic National Convention - speaker
ACORN vs. Illinois State Board of Elections - attorney
Africare - contributed $100,000 of Nobel Prize money
American Indian College Fund - contributed $125,000 of Nobel Prize money
Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation - contributed $125,000 of Nobel Prize money
Fred Armisen - impersonated on SNL
Barack Obama administration - president
Robert F. Bauer - personal counsel
Bill Gates "last day" video - featured in
Cassandra Q. Butts (deceased) - law school friend
Central Asia Institute - contributed $100,000 of Nobel Prize money
Chicago Annenberg Challenge - chairman
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund - contributed $200,000 of Nobel Prize money
College Summit - contributed $125,000 of Nobel Prize money
Congressional Black Caucus - member
DC Muckety: 2009 power couples - named
Democratic power couples, 2013 - listed
L. John Doerr - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Joseph M. Fernandez - law school classmate
Financial markets bailout bill (Senate-10/1/08) - voted for
Fisher House Foundation - contributed $250,000 of Nobel Prize money
Julius Genachowski - law school friend
Malcolm Gladwell - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Jacky Grimshaw - Chicago neighbor
William Grimshaw - Chicago neighbor
Harvard Law Review - president
Crystal Nix Hines - law school friend
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - contributed $125,000 of Nobel Prize money
Reid Hoffman - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Emil Jones Jr. - mentor
Michael J. Kasper - attorney
Vinod Khosla - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Karen Kornbluh - policy director
Marc Lasry - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Eva Longoria - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Christopher P. Lu - legislative director
Nelson Mandela (deceased) - speaker at funeral service
Alyssa M. Mastromonaco - director of scheduling (Senate)
Matthew Santos - modeled on
Miner, Barnhill & Galland - associate
Martha L. Minow - student
Toni Morrison - guest at February 2015 private White House dinner
Muckety List of Most Networked in Chicago, 2008 - in top 100
Occidental College - student
Charles J. Ogletree Jr. - college mentor
Posse Foundation - contributed $125,000 of Nobel Prize money
Samantha Power - aide
Punahou High School - boys' basketball team player
Martha Raddatz - attended 2001 wedding
Edith Ramirez - Harvard Law School classmate
John G. Roberts Jr. - voted against nomination to Supreme Court
Peter M. Rouse - Senate chief of staff
Anthony Scaramucci - law school classmate
Sidley Austin LLP - intern
Anne Small - special assistant & associate counsel
Vinai K. Thummalapally - college roommate
Time magazine - 2008 & 2012 person of the year
Laurence Tribe - research assistant
Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago) - parishioner
United Negro College Fund - contributed $125,000 of Nobel Prize money
United States - president
University of Chicago Law School - senior lecturer
U.S. Senate - former senators - O - senator
Woods Fund of Chicago - director
Joe Wurzelbacher - mentioned in 10/15/08 debate
· Audacity of Hope
Additional Muckety map information sources:
Chronicle of Higher Education;
New York Observer;
New York Times;
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Barack Obama campaign contributions:
Listed below are federal donations of $3,000+ reported to the FEC.
Hillary Clinton for President - $4,600 on 7/31/2008
Muckety news stories featuring Barack Obama
The Obama presidential library, still years in the distance, is shaping up as a family affair.
December 17, 2013
When the POTUS and FLOTUS dance at the inaugural balls Monday, America will witness the ultimate in power couples.
January 20, 2013
It's rare that we deliberately draw a congested map, but today the size of the crowd is the point.
July 18, 2011
A large hole in the resume of Cathleen P. Black, whose recent three-month stint as chancellor of New York City public schools was marked by controversy, was that all of her education had been in private schools.
April 19, 2011
The New Yorker Christmas poem, resuscitated in 2008 after a decade-long absence, is a holiday tradition.
December 24, 2009
Not since Woodrow Wilson has a sitting American president been awarded the Nobel peace prize.
October 9, 2009
Starting today, Barack Obama pledged after being sworn in as president, We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
January 20, 2009
Barack Obama isn't the only person in his extended family taking on a big challenge.
November 12, 2008
The journey could not have been less likely.
November 5, 2008
To a degree unlike any other city in America, Chicago is identified with its black elite. Locals joke that you can find more black millionaires per square foot at the Chicago Urban League's annual dinner than you can anywhere in the world.
May 28, 2008
Barack Obama has become recognized as the connected guy in this year's presidential campaign.
May 26, 2008
As Illinois Sen. Barack Obama closes in on the Democratic nomination for president, Muckety has compiled a list of the 100 most networked players in Chicago as an early indicator of the ties that might bind a President Obama.
May 22, 2008
Muckety this! maps featuring Barack Obama