President Barack Hussein Obama II's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; 2 Children: Malia, Sasha
Birth Date: 08/04/1961
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ
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Foreign Affairs

2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Two-State Solution 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Overall 86% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Jerusalem 50% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Settlements 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: The Israel-Palestine Borders 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Israel's Right to Exist 100% 2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues A 2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A 2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1 2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0 2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 81% 2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2007 Peace Action West - Positions 100% 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 12% 2006 Peace Action - Positions 67% 2006 Peace Action West - Positions 67% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 67% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 92% 2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A- 2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 15% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76% 2005 Peace Action - Positions 89% 2005 PeacePAC - Positions 100%

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