President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)
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President Barack Obama
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, and eventually attended Harvard Law School. He later worked as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago.
Obama was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, and to the U.S. Senate in 2004.
He was sworn in as president on January 20, 2009. In his first term as president, Obama passed the controversial Affordable Care Act and also oversaw the end of the war in Iraq.
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Born in Scranton, Penn. on Nov. 20, 1942, Joseph Biden, Jr. went on to graduate from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School. He served on the New Castle County Council before being elected to the United States Senate at 29, making him one of the youngest members ever.
Biden went on to serve in the Senate for 36 years. He was the Chairman or senior Democrat of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, where his work on criminal justice issues included the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.
He was sworn into office as the 47th vice president of the United States on January 20, 2009.
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