A possible Republican presidential candidate suggested in a radio interview that President Barack Obama's childhood in Kenya shaped his world-view – even though Mr Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his
President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden after his speech at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Early life and career of Barack Obama - Barak & his dad in Hawaii circa 1971. Obama's parents met in a basic Russian language course in 1960 while both were attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where Obama's father had enrolled as the university's first African foreign student in September 1959. Obama's parents were married on Maui on February 2, 1961. Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961 at the old Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital at 1611 Bingham Street.