Barack Obama
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"Barack Hussein Obama II" is the List of Presidents of the United States/44th and Presidency of Barack Obama/current President of the United States/President of the United States, and the List of African-American firsts/first African American

In 2004, Obama received national attention during his United States Senate election in Illinois, 2004/campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party Primary election/primary, his 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address/keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention/Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007 and, after Barack Obama presidential primary campaign, 2008/a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008/Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican Party (United States)/Republican nominee John McCain in the United States presidential election, 2008/general election, and was First inauguration of Barack Obama/inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months after his election, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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