Find news on RT about former presidents of the US, including Barack Obama. He is an American politician who was a US senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008. Barack Obama was born in in Honolulu, Hawaii. Get news on Barack Obama’s background and early career. Obama served two terms as US president and is known for advocating gun control, and working on such issues as climate changes and immigration. Obama allowed US military intervention in Iraq, imposed controversial sanctions on Russia, etc. Follow RT on Barack Obama’s actions during his presidency, as well as his most recent activities.