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Obama Administration, Barack

The Barack Obama administration officially began on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama, the former Democratic Senator of Illinois, was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Despite being early in its tenure, already the Obama administration's drug policy shares some similarities with the preceding George W. Bush administration, particularly in terms of budgetary priorities and international policies. For example, like the George W. Bush (GWB) administration, the Obama administration's annual Drug Control Strategy (DCS) budget provides about twice the funding for domestic, interdiction, and international counterdrug support as it does for domestic drug abuse prevention and treatment programs. However, the Obama administration appears to place more emphasis (if not more funding) on treatment and prevention strategies, and has made specific efforts ...

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