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Maclean's on Barack Obama

His meteoric rise, his challenging first term as president—and the fight of his life, in 2012. Dispatches from Washington

by (author) Luiza Ch Savage, Jonathon Gatehouse, Charlie Gillis, Aaron Wherry, Kate Lunau & Maclean's

Rogers Publishing Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2012
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In just a few short years, Barack Obama went from being a young, little-known Illinois senator with an unusual name to the presidency of the United States. Maclean’s on Barack Obama chronicles his meteoric rise, from campaign dispatches during his struggle for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton—a battle in which America’s fault lines of gender, race and class took centre stage—to his historic fight for the presidency in 2008. Maclean’s follows America’s first black president as his message of hope is challenged, through highs—passing the health care reform bill, and hunting down America’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden—to bitter lows, including his tense standoff with hard-right Republicans, chronic unemployment, and even his testy relations with Canada. Once again, Maclean’s is there as Obama fights the battle of his political life—for a second term in office, in an election that will set the direction of the U.S. for years to come.

About the authors

Luiza Ch Savage's profile page

Jonathon Gatehouse is a senior correspondent for Maclean’s magazine and was formerly a reporter for the National Post and Montreal’s Gazette. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children, plays hockey three times a week, and has a dog named Wendel.

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Charlie Gillis' profile page

AARON WHERRY is a senior writer with CBC’s Parliament Hill bureau. Previously an associate editor at Maclean’s, he has spent more than a decade writing about the House of Commons and federal politics, including three federal elections and Justin Trudeau’s rise from backbench curiosity to the twenty-third prime minister of Canada. Before coming to Ottawa, Wherry spent four years at the National Post, working as both a sportswriter and a music critic.

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Kate Lunau's profile page

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