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Current and 44th President of United States


Barack Hussein Obama II is the first African American to hold the office, as well as the first president born in Hawaii. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

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 Do you think our primary concern will be what glossy magazine we'll be pictured in or what restaurant we spend an evening in or whether we spend an extra evening here? Frankly, do you think people are just waiting to see us hand-in-hand staring into one another's eyes? Of course not. 
— Barack Obama / June 06, 2009
 We still have to pass financial regulations that will prevent the type of crisis we've seen from happening again, That all requires lot of work, and so my travel schedule is always limited. 
— Barack Obama / June 06, 2009
 When I take foreign trips, it's to get business done because I also have the economy where the unemployment rate is 9.4 percent 
— Barack Obama referring to the US Jobloss rate / June 06, 2009
 I do not expect that a 60-year problem is solved overnight, but as I said before I do expect both sides to recognise that their fates are tied together and that it is in the interests of Israel, in its security interests, and in the interests of the Palestinians to resolve this in a peaceful way. 
— Barack Obama saying that we have to move beyong the current stalemate in Mideast / June 06, 2009
 The Arab states have to be a part of this process," said the US president. They are going to have to step up as well because Arab states are not only important politically but are important economically. 
— Barack Obama saying that we have to move beyong the current stalemate in Mideast / June 06, 2009

 The nations and leaders that joined together to defeat Hitler's Reich were not perfect. We had made our share of mistakes, and had not always agreed with one another on every issue. But whatever God we prayed to, whatever our differences, we knew that the evil we faced had to be stopped. 
— Barack Obama speaking on the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy / June 06, 2009
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 You've probably seen more sustained activity on this issue in the first five months than you would have seen in most previous administrations, And I think given what we've done so far, we've at least created the space, the atmosphere, in which talks can restart. 
— Barack Obama / June 06, 2009
 Fixing what's wrong with our health care system is no longer a luxury we hope to achieve — it's a necessity we cannot postpone any longer 
— Barack Obama on US healthcare / June 06, 2009
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 Any health care reform must be built around fundamental reforms that lower costs, improve quality and coverage and also protect consumer choice 
— Barack Obama on US Health care / June 06, 2009
 It is a story that has never come easy, but one that always gives us hope, For as we face down the hardships and struggles of our time, and arrive at that hour for which we were born, we cannot help but draw strength from those moments in history when the best among us were somehow able to swallow their fears and secure a beachhead on an unforgiving shore. 
— Barack Obama on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day / June 06, 2009