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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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 A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies. 
— Barack Obama / December 11, 2009
 Michelle and I were commenting on the fact that when Dr King won his prize it had a galvanising effect around the world, but also lifted his stature in the United States in a way that allowed him to be more effective. That's a legacy of the Nobel Committee that we're very grateful for. 
— Barack Obama after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize / December 10, 2009
 I think it's important to congratulate the Nobel Committee for the work that it's done over the course of history to highlight the cause of peace, but also to give voice to the voiceless and the oppressed around the world. 
— Barack Obama after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize / December 10, 2009
 I have no doubt that there are others that may be more deserving. My task here is to continue on the path that I believe is not only important for America but important for lasting peace in the world, 
— Barack Obama after accepting the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize / December 10, 2009
 On a whole host of initiatives that I've put forward this year, some of which are beginning to bear fruit, the goal is not to win a popularity contest or to win an award - even one as esteemed as the Nobel Peace Prize... The goal is to advance American interests. 
— Barack Obama on accepting the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize / December 10, 2009

 Evil does exist in the world 
— Barack Obama in his nobel prize acceptance speech / December 10, 2009
 We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth: we will not eradicate violent conflicts in our lifetimes,... There will be times when nations - acting individually or in concert — will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified. 
— Barack Obama / December 10, 2009
 I'm not going to rest until every American who's looking for work can find a job, 
— Barack Obama / December 09, 2009
 I think the most important thing I can do for the African-American community is the same thing I can do for the American community, period, and that is get the economy going again and get people hiring again, 
— Barack Obama / December 09, 2009
 It's time to fix or end government programs that don't work and waste your hard-earned tax dollars, 
— Barack Obama unveiling four finalists for a new award to the federal employee who comes up with the best idea for saving money: Securing Americans Value and Efficiency / December 07, 2009