From the archives: John Williams talks with then-Senator Barack Obama

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Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks to his staff in his office in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Fifteen years ago, in April 2006, Barack Obama was just over a year into his term as a United States Senator and about ten months away from officially declaring his candidacy for President. When not in session in Washington, Obama was traveling through Illinois in a series of town hall meetings. He took some time to speak with John Williams about a number of issues of the day including the war in Iraq, immigration, and the investigation into a political scandal in Illinois.

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