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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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 Obviously, Lebanon is a critical country in a critical region... And we want to do everything we can to encourage a strong, independent and democratic Lebanon. 
— Barack Obama on meeting Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in White House / December 14, 2009
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 President Suleiman and I are not going to agree on every issue with respect to how Israel, Lebanon, the Palestinians, Syria are interacting... What we do share is a commitment to resolve these issues through dialogue and negotiations as opposed to through violence 
— Barack Obama on meeting Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in White House / December 14, 2009
 We want to strengthen Lebanese armed forces so that they can help to secure the sovereignty and the territory of Lebanon 
— Barack Obama on meeting Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in White House / December 14, 2009
 America's banks received extraordinary assistance from American taxpayers to rebuild their industry. And now that they are back on their feet we expect an extraordinary commitment from them to help rebuild our economy. 
— Barack Obama / December 14, 2009
 I think it's going to pass out of the Senate before Christmas, 
— Barack Obama on the health bill / December 13, 2009

 I think that when we look back after I signed this bill, people are going to acknowledge that not only was this the most important piece of domestic legislation since at least social security, but it also tackled the biggest problem that we had in terms of our long-term fiscal well-being, 
— Barack Obama on the health care bill / December 13, 2009
 Seven Presidents have tried to reform a health care system that everyone acknowledges is broken... Seven Presidents have failed up until this point. We are now that close to having a bill that does all the things that I said and most experts said needed to be done when we started this process. 
— Barack Obama on the health care bill / December 13, 2009
 Just because I'm not, you know, over at the Capitol Building doesn't mean I'm not involved... You know my job is not to draft legislation. My job is to set forward a vision, point people in the right direction. That's what we've done. And that's why we're gonna get a bill. 
— Barack Obama on being criticized for not taking a stronger stance on the public option or other specific reform proposals / December 13, 2009
 What I know is what everybody knows, These people should not have gotten through the gate. 
— Barack Obama on the gate-crashing incident in the White House / December 13, 2009
 A mistake was made at the checkpoint to let them through, That mistake was not corrected through the process. I think the Secret Service has already taken responsibility for it. I think there's been an acknowledgement on the part of the White House that there should've been better coordination between Secret Service and the Social Secretary's office. And it won't happen again. 
— Barack Obama saying gate-crashing won't happen again in the White House / December 13, 2009

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