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Current and 44th President of United States

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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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 ... one of the greatest entertainers of our generation. I think like Elvis, like (Frank) Sinatra, like the Beatles, he became a core part of our culture, His extraordinary talent and his music was matched with a big dose of tragedy, and difficulty in his private life, I don't think we can ignore that, but it's important for us to affirm what was best in him. 
— Barack Obama on Michael Jackson / July 07, 2009
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 ... excellent opportunity to put US-Russian relations on a much stronger basis. We may not agree on everything, but we have consultations that will serve the Russian and the American people 
— Barack Obama / July 06, 2009
 I have confidence in the Pakistani people and the Pakistani state's ability to resolve differences and to isolate extremists. 
— Barack Obama / June 21, 2009
 I think the Pakistani government and the people of Pakistan recognize that when you have extremists who are assassinating moderate clerics like Dr. Naeemi, when you have explosions that are killing innocent women and children, that can't be path for development. 
— Barack Obama / June 21, 2009
 The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. 
— Barack Obama / June 21, 2009
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 I believe that there are opportunities, maybe not starting with Kashmir but starting with other issues, that Pakistan and India can be in a dialogue together and over time to try to reduce tensions and find areas of common interest 
— Barack Obama saying dialogue is the best way to reduce tension between India and Pakistan / June 20, 2009
 Well, I don't think that we have been silent on the fact that India is a great friend of the United States and Pakistan is a great friend of the United States, and it always grieves us to see friends fighting. And we can't dictate to Pakistan or India how they should resolve their differences, but we know that both countries would prosper if those differences are resolved 
— Barack Obama ruling out American mediation on the Kashmir issue / June 20, 2009
 We want to be helpful in that process, but I don't think it's appropriate for us to be the mediators in that process. I think that this is something that the Pakistanis and Indians can take leadership on. 
— Barack Obama ruling out American mediation on the Kashmir issue / June 20, 2009
 Well, what we have said is that we think that all of South Asia would benefit by reduced tensions between India and Pakistan. 
— Barack Obama when asked if US has asked India to resume dialogue with Pakistan / June 20, 2009
 I think that dialogue is the best way to reduce tensions. And so, you know, we're hopeful that Prime Minister Singh and President Zardari -- they recently had an opportunity to meet briefly. It wasn't an extensive conversation but it was the start of what may end up being more productive conversations in the future 
— Barack Obama saying dialogue is the best way to reduce tension between India and Pakistan / June 20, 2009

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