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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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 Absolutely. I don't want to comment on his personal relationship with his wife and family, but I'm a strong believer that anybody can look within themselves, find their flaws and fix them 
— Barack Obama on Tiger Woods issue / January 2010
 Agency heads shall complete on a periodic basis a comprehensive review of the agency's classification guidance, particularly classification guides, to ensure the guidance reflects current circumstances and to identify classified information that no longer requires protection and can be declassified 
— Barack Obama in an executive order to agency heads, saying no information can remain classified indefinitely / December 29, 2009
 There were bits of information available within the intelligence community that could have and should have been pieced together 
— Barack Obama on the attempt to blow up a U.S. plane bound for Detroit on Christmas Day / December 29, 2009
 There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security, We need to learn from this episode and act quickly to fix the flaws in our system because our security is at stake and lives are at stake. 
— Barack Obama on the attempt to blow up a U.S. plane bound for Detroit on Christmas Day / December 29, 2009
 Those who would slaughter innocent men, women and children must know the United States will do more than simply strengthen our defences. We will continue to use every element of our national power to disrupt, to dismantle and defeat the violent extremists. 
— Barack Obama on the Northwest Airlines bombing incident / December 28, 2009

 We need to determine just how the suspect was able to bring dangerous explosives aboard an aircraft and what additional steps we can take to thwart future attacks, 
— Barack Obama on the Northwest Airlines terror attack incident / December 28, 2009
 The United States joins with the international community in strongly condemning the violent and unjust suppression of innocent Iranian citizens. The United States stands with those who seek their universal rights, 
— Barack Obama condemning Iranian government's attempts to quell recent protests where eight people were killed / December 28, 2009
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 What's taking place within Iran is not about the United States or any other country. It's about the Iranian people and their aspirations for justice and a better life for themselves, We will continue to bear witness to the extraordinary events that are taking place there. And I'm confident that history will be on the side of those who seek justice. 
— Barack Obama / December 28, 2009
 To all our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen -- I have no greater honor than serving as your commander in chief, I've been humbled, profoundly, by patriots who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 
— Barack Obama in his Christmas greeting to the nation / December 25, 2009
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 If passed, this will be the most important piece of social policy since the Social Security Act in the 1930s, and the most important reform of our health care system since Medicare passed in the 1960s 
— Barack Obama on the health care bill / December 24, 2009