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Barack Obama as US President - Second Term

US President Barack Obama has won the re-election in the 2012 United States Presidential Election. In the election that was held on 6 November 2012, Barack Obama defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Check United States Presidential Election, 2012 for more information on the re-election.

Barack Obama - Second Term as President

November 7, 2012 - Day 1

After his re-election victory, Barack Obama and the first family left Chicago, Illinois to the White House at 3:40 p.m. on 7 November 2012 (Wednesday). They arrived at the Joint Base Andrews at 5:15 pm.

Barack Obama delivered an emotional message thanking his campaign staff a day after his election at the campaign headquarters in Chicago.

In an attempt to avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the beginning of 2013 and to bring a bipartisan support to recover the economy, Barack Obama has telephoned Republican and Democratic leaders of House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on 7 November 2012.

November 8, 2012 - Day 2

On 8 November 2012 (Thursday), President Obama returned calls to world leaders who congratulated him on his re-election.

November 9, 2012 - Day 3

In his first public appearance after winning the re-election, President Barack Obama on 9 November 2012, reiterated that the wealthy should pay more in taxes. He said that the majority of American agree to his approach and showed his re-election as a proof to it.

He invited the congressional leaders for talks on how to avert the fiscal deficit.

November 10, 2012 - Day 4

Four days after his re-election is confirmed, the Florida state has confirmed that Barack Obama won the Florida state’s 29 electoral votes. The Florida Secretary of State’s Office confirmed “That gives the president a total of 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of the vote to Romney’s 49.1 percent, a margin of about 74,000 votes.”

The Florida result doesn’t change anything as his re-election was already confirmed since Obama won all seven other swing states - Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, Colorado and New Hampshire.

November 13, 2012 - Day 7

President Barack Obama held meetings with labor and progressive leaders on 13 November 2012. He reportedly told the leaders that he is intending to allow Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans to expire the beginning of next year. The President is also committed to preserve tax cuts for middle-income earners. Obama held two meetings - first, with labor and progressive leaders and next with representatives from nearly a dozen groups focused on women’s issues.

November 14, 2012 - Day 8

President Barack Obama met business leaders to discuss overcoming the fiscal cliff.

November 15, 2012 - Day 9

Barack Obama met congressional leaders from both parties to discuss on ways to overcome the fiscal cliff.
President Obama meets Sandy Survivors in Staten Islands. He promised his full support to the survivors and said he would return to the region again and again until the rebuilding of the region is complete.

November 17, 2012 - Day 11

In his weekly address, President Obama has called on the Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts so that 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses don’t pay higher taxes next year.

November 18, 2012 - Day 12

President Obama is on a three-day trip to Asia.

November 21, 2012 - Day 15

President Obama has carried on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table by granting a ‘presidential pardon’ to a turkey. He was accompanied by his daughters Malia and Sasha in the White House tradition.

November 29, 2012 - Day 23

President Barack Obama will host a lunch for his presidential rival and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The Republican presidential nominee has been maintaining a low profile since his loss at the November 6 elections. The lunch is said to be a traditional meet-and-greet between the presidential rivals.

November 30, 2012 - Day 24

White House appoints Sachin Dev Pavithran, a blind Indian-American, as Member, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Pavithran is a Program Director of the Utah Assistive Technology Program at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities since 2011.

December 2, 2012 - Day 26

President Barack Obama hosted seven entertainment icons at the White House for their contributions to the performing arts. The honorees were presented with Kennedy Center Honors awards. Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, David Letterman and Natalia Makarova were honored by Obama.

December 6, 2012 - Day 30

President Barack Obama gets his highest approval rating in over three years. A Quinnipiac University poll showed that 53% have given their approval to President Obama.

December 8, 2012 - Day 32

President Barack Obama blamed the Republicans for blocking a bill that would prevent a tax increase for the middle class. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said that the math just doesn’t work on the GOP plan.

December 10, 2012 - Day 34

President Barack Obama met House Speaker John Boehner privately to discuss the steps to avert the fiscal cliff.

December 19, 2012 - Day 43

President Barack Obama assigns Joe Biden to prepare recommendations to curtail gun violence. The legislation will be sent to the Congress in January for approval.

December 21, 2012 - Day 45

President Obama has nominated Democrat Senator and former presidential nominee John Kerry as the next U.S. Secretary of State. Kerry has been widely tipped to replace Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State after Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration.

December 22, 2012 - Day 46

President Obama and his family arrived in Honolulu in Hawaii for a Christmas vacation early Saturday. Earlier, he urged the congressional leaders to take one last shot at crafting a bill that can avert the fiscal hike.

December 26, 2012 - Day 51

Obama returns to White House from his Christmas vacation.

April 22, 2014 - Day 535

Barack Obama leaves for a tour of Asia. He will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Philippines.

20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s USB Shoah Foundation

President Obama paid tribute to a Holocaust history foundation. Speaking on occasion of receiving the foundation’s Ambassador for Humanity Award, Obama said the purpose of memory is not simply to preserve the past but to protect the future. May 7, 2014

2015

On 6 December 2015, President Barack Obama has addressed the nation from the Oval Office. It is his third address to the nation from the Oval Office. Obama spoke about the 2015 San Bernardino shooting and terrorism.

On 9 December 2015, President Barack Obama spoke on the 150th anniversary of the constitutional amendment abolish slavery. Speaking on the occasion he called for Americans to reject bigotry in all forms and keep pressing for equality no matter what ugliness might bubble up. The ceremony was attend by congressional leaders and civil rights activists.

Official Visits

Asia Trip 2012

Main Article: Asia Trip 2012

President Barack Obama will visit Thailand, Cambodia and Burma during his three-day visit to Asia from November 17 - 20, 2012. He will become the first ever U.S. President to visit the southeast Asian nation Burma

Asia Tour 2014

Main Article: Asia Tour 2014

Barack Obama left on a tour of Asia on 23 April 2014. He will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Other Information

Barack Obama posing “not impressed” face with McKayla Maroney

The White House posted a picture of President Barack Obama making the famous “McKayla Maroney is not impressed” face with the Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney. The picture which was taken November 15, 2012 with Maroney and the U.S. Fierce Five teammates at The White House and was posted on November 17, 2012 which went viral.

Barack Obama with McKayla Maroney

Speaking about taking the picture with the President, McKayla said, “He was the one who brought it up. We were about to leave and he said, ‘I want to talk to you one second about the face.’ He said, ‘I pretty much do that face at least once a day.’” “I, like, freaked out, He said, ‘Let’s do it together.’ We took a picture and now it’s everywhere,” she added.

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