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Interested in President Barack Obama's policies and political legacy? Check out this Obama policies list, a list of policies passed by Obama, with details and information about each item.

No matter what side of the aisle they are on, there is always a lot of debate about what politicians have done. Here is a list of what President Obama did during his time in office. Vote up the policies that mattered the most in your opinion, and vote down the policies you think were less important or that least improved America.

What are President Obama's best policies? What are his worst policies? These initiatives were chosen because they have been the most discussed. More information on some of these policies can be found here.
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Lifted the 54-Year Old Trade E... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Lifted the 54-Year Old Trade Embargo on Cuba *Proposed* Further action is pending on congressional approval

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175 56
Authorized Action Against ISIS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Authorized Action Against ISIS Ordered air strikes against known ISIS position, sent troops to Iraq to advise Iraqi army.

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150 47
Increased Access to Presidenti... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Increased Access to Presidential Records Revoked Executive Order 13233, which had limited access to the records of former  presidents.

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1,548 1,677
Restricted Warrantless Wiretap... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Restricted Warrantless Wiretaps Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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1,529 1,785
Sought Verifiable Reductions I... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Sought Verifiable Reductions In Nuclear Stockpiles New Start Treaty

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1,313 1,556
Added Additional Security To T... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Added Additional Security To The Borders Added Border Patrol officers to heavily trafficked areas.

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1,292 1,541
Created A Tax Credit For Worke... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Created A Tax Credit For Workers Created and extended $400 Making Work Pay tax credit.

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1,574 2,181
Repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell Bill: S.4023

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1,028 1,415
More Disclosure, Waiting Perio... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
More Disclosure, Waiting Period For Earmarks Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act

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363 456
My Brother's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
My Brother's Keeper A $200 million, 4-year initiative to help black youth

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1,086 1,556
Strengthened Antitrust Enforce... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Strengthened Antitrust Enforcement Antitrust Initiative

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1,131 1,671
Reformed Mandatory Minimum Sen... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Reformed Mandatory Minimum Sentences National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 Sec. 4713

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Permanently Extended Numerous ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Permanently Extended Numerous Tax Credits Extended the Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, research credits, and charitable deductions.

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1,080 1,924
Created New Financial Regulati... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Created New Financial Regulations American Financial Stability Act of 2010

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Obama's 2014 Executive Action ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Obama's 2014 Executive Action on Immigration Offered temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants who've been in the country for 5+ years

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1,213 2,258
Ended Use Of Torture in Interr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Ended Use Of Torture in Interrogations Executive Order 13491

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Created Race to the Top School... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Created Race to the Top School Achievement Program Also restricted for-profit colleges, and advocated for free community college.

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Drew Down Soldiers in Iraq and... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Drew Down Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan Reduced troop level in Iraq from 140,000 to less than 150 before renewed push against ISIS.

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1,344 2,731
Signed a Universal Health Care... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Signed a Universal Health Care Bill Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872)

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811 1,663
Small Business Jobs Act of 201... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 The tax cut compromise in this policy extends the rates only temporarily, and with the same limitations as before. HR 4583

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Bailed Out the Auto Industry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Bailed Out the Auto Industry In 2009, he gave $62 billion in federal funds to save GM and Chrysler

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Spearheaded Iran Nuclear Deal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Spearheaded Iran Nuclear Deal Helped broker six-nation accord that eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for suspending their nuclear program.

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853 2,041
Created 225,000 "Green&qu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Created 225,000 "Green" Jobs But failed to reach the 5 million that the bill was created for. Green Jobs Bill

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951 2,495
The Stimulus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
The Stimulus Obama passed an $825 Billion Stimulus but failed to keep unemployment under 8% as promised.

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876 2,358
Path To Citizenship For Undocu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Path To Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants DREAM Act

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641 1,840
Trained And Equipped the Afgha... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Trained And Equipped the Afghan Army Authorized approximately 4,000 additional trainers, who were expected to be in place in Afghanistan by the end of September, bringing the total authorized training force to about 6,500.

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604 2,201
Ordered Guantanamo To Be Shut ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Ordered Guantanamo To Be Shut Down Within the Year Guantanamo still remains open and operating. Executive Order 13492

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424 1,785
Suspended Select Deportations is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Suspended Select Deportations Stopped deportation proceedings against hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants between the ages of 16-30 who had no criminal offenses and had been in the country more than 5 years. (Executive Order)

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449 1,886
Signed National Defense Author... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies
Signed National Defense Authorization Act There was controversy over this bill because it could or could not be used to indefinitely detain US citizens domestically. It is written to allow the detention of US citizens abroad as well as foreigners without trial.