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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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 That investigation will look at the motives of the alleged gunman, including his views and contacts... As I said in Fort Hood, I am confident that justice will be done, and I will insist that the full story be told. 
— Barack Obama wants a full review of what the government knew about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan before the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. / November 14, 2009
 If there was a failure to take appropriate action before the shootings, there must be accountability 
— Barack Obama on the Fort Hood killing / November 14, 2009
 ...all of us should resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater that sometimes dominates the discussion here in Washington. The stakes are far too high. 
— Barack Obama about Fort Hood killing / November 14, 2009
 Even as American troops are engaged in two wars, our commitment to Asian security is unshakable. 
— Barack Obama said on his Asian tour / November 14, 2009
 Now that we are on the brink of economic recovery, we must also ensure that it can be sustained. We cannot follow the same policies that led to such imbalanced growth. 
— Barack Obama said on his Asian tour / November 14, 2009

 As America's first Pacific president, I promise you that we will strengthen and sustain our leadership in this vitally important part of the world. 
— Barack Obama on his Asian tour / November 14, 2009
 This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It can't happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice. So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other. 
— Barack Obama in his election victory speech / November 04, 2009
 We should never again have to face potential calamity because of reckless speculation and deceptive practices and shortsightedness and self-interestedness from a few. 
— Barack Obama scolding Wall Street firms for resisting stricter regulations of their industry / October 20, 2009
 In the past this award has been used to give momentum to a set of causes and that is why I will accept this award as a call to action. A call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st Century. 
— Barack Obama / October 11, 2009
 My expectation is that when you look back on these years you will look back and see a time when we put a stop against discrimination ...... whether in the office or the battlefield, 
— Barack Obama / October 11, 2009