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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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 Right now, we could decide to extend tax relief for the middle class. Right now, we could decide that every American household would receive a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. Well, once again, the leaders across the aisle are saying 'no.' They want to hold these middle-class tax cuts hostage until they get an additional tax cut for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. 
— Barack Obama / September 15, 2010
 We define the character of our country, and we will not let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are. 
— Barack Obama on the Sep 11 anniversary / September 11, 2010
 It was not a religion that attacked us that September day, it was Al Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion. And just as we condemn intolerance and extremism abroad, so will we stay true to our traditions here at home as a diverse and tolerant nation. 
— Barack Obama on the Sep 11 anniversary / September 11, 2010
 As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community centre on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. 
— Barack Obama on the Ground Zero mosque / August 14, 2010
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 This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are. 
— Barack Obama supporting the Ground Zero mosque / August 14, 2010

 Muslim-American clerics have spoken out against terror and extremism, reaffirming that Islam teaches that one must save human life, not take it, 
— Barack Obama / August 14, 2010
 I want to begin work this year, and I want Democrats and Republicans to work with me — because we've got to stay true to who we are, a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, 
— Barack Obama is in no rush to pass the Immigration Bill / May 05, 2010
 Keeping faith with our veterans and their families is work that is never truly finished, 
— Barack Obama before signing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act / May 05, 2010
 We're forever mindful that our obligations to our troops don't end on the battlefield, 
— Barack Obama before signing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act / May 05, 2010
 Every American affected by this spill should know this: Your government will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to stop this crisis. 
— Barack Obama / May 03, 2010

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