Barack Obama Presidency Timeline. A timeline of historical and up to date events for the 44th U.S. President. Both Domestic and foreign from Obama's second presidential term in office from taking the oath on January 20, 2013, through his Presidency today.
February 5, 2015
President Barack Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast with First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C. The President acknowledged the Dalai Lama as a friend and welcomed him with a statement of adoration:
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion, who inspires us to speak up for freedom and dignity of all human beings."
January 20, 2015
February 3, 2014
President Obama was interviewed by Fox News Anchor Bill O'Reilly from "The Factor". Part One of the Interview aired on FOX Sports just before the Sunday Super Bowl XLVIII football game. The 2014 Super Bowl broke the record for the most watched event in U.S. History with 111.5 Million people tuned in.
A ratings win for Fox, Bill O'Reilly and President Obama.
January 28, 2014
Seated next to First Lady Michelle Obama was severely wounded Veteran, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, who was honored by the President for heroism. Remsburg received a standing ovation and the most sustained, enthusiastic applause of the evening.
October 18, 2013
Barack Obama nominates Jeh Johnson the new Department of Homeland Security Secretary "DHS". If confirmed, the former Defense Department head lawyer at the Pentagon will replace Janet Napolitano who recently stepped down from the Cabinet post.
October 15, 2013
President Obama awards former active duty Army Captain "William Swenson" the Medal of Honor for his actions above and beyond the call of duty in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.
Caught on video Swenson under enemy fire without a helmet got a severely injured comrad to an awaiting helicopter, kissed his forehead and returned to the battle field.
October 9, 2013
President Obama nominates Dr. Janet Yellen, the first woman in American History to the Chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve position.
Dr. Yellen has held the Vice Chair position the past few years and will be replacing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke if she is confirmed by the United States Senate.
September 11, 2013
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and the White House staff gather on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of silence marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
President Barack Obama delivers a televised address to the Nation's American People - To make the case for Military action against the Syrian Regime...
"I will not put troops on the ground in Syria" ~Barack Obama
Former Barack Obama Secretary of State Cabinet Head "Hillary Clinton" ways in on the Syrian crisis.
September 5th & 6th,
Obama overseas for the G20 Leaders summit
President Barack Obama from the White House Rose Garden:
"I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress"
Obama travels to the State of California and meets with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China
Obama officially promotes highly controversial United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to the administration cabinet post of National Security Adviser, being vacated by Tom Donilon. Samantha Power will be stepping in to fill the open U.N. Ambassador position.
A devastating tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma killing dozens, including school children and wounding hundreds.
Obama meets hosts Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey.
Obama departs Mexico to meet with President Chinchilla in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Obama travels to Mexico City to meet with President Peña Nieto of Mexico.
Obama honors the 2013 teacher of the year in the White House Rose Garden.
The President and First Lady Michelle Obama travel to Boston, Massachusetts in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Obama speaks to a grieving audience at the Cathedral of the Holy cross.
Obama meets with Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain and New York Senator Chuck Schumer to discuss immigration reform.
The first successful terrorist attack since 9/11 was carried out during the yearly Boston Marathon. Two bombs were detonated near the finish line killing 3 patrons, including an eight year old boy. In addition the attack wounded and maimed nearly 200 individuals.
February 12, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton steps down after serving 4 years. Senator John Kerry takes over as Secretary of State for the Obama Administration. Both Clinton and Kerry are former Senators and Democratic Presidential Candidates.
Obama formally swears to the Presidential oath of office and delivers his second Inaugural Address to the nation.
Obama takes the oath of office in a private Sunday ceremony administered by Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts. Officially begins his second term as the 44th U.S. President.
"I will never forget that in no other country on earth is my story even possible."