Barack Obama (1961-) is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African-American to serve as Commander-in-Chief. He was inaugurated on the same Bible as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the wife of William Jefferson Clinton, is his Secretary of State. Events in his Presidency included the Haiti earthquake and the death of Osama bin Laden. He likes to play basketball and he and his family have a Portuguese Water Dog that was a gift from former U. S. Senator Ted Kennedy.