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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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 We have a nickname for Joe around here in the White House... We've taken to calling him the sheriff, because no one messes with Joe 
— Barack Obama on Vice President Joe Biden / May 12, 2009
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 Michael for the last time, the Republican Party does not qualify for a bailout. Rush Limbaugh does not count as a troubled asset, I'm sorry 
— Barack Obama referring to recent economic steps of the White House and the radio personality's public criticism of the GOP party leader. / May 09, 2009
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 These savings, large and small, add up, The 121 budget cuts we are announcing today will save taxpayers nearly $17 billion next year alone. That's a lot of money, even by Washington standards. 
— Barack Obama while announcing $17 billion in cuts / May 07, 2009
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 Over the next decade we'll bring non-defense discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of Gross Domestic Product since 1962. We will also continue to look for ways we can save taxpayer money. And I know there are many in both parties in Congress committed to cutting spending and eager to work with us. 
— Barack Obama while announcing $17 billion in cuts / May 07, 2009
 Canada being a good example, and they've actually done a good job in managing through what was a pretty risky period in the financial markets. 
— Barack Obama citing Canada as a model worth emulating to navigate the current volatility in the financial markets / May 06, 2009
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 It's a tax code that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York. 
— Barack Obama on loopholes in American corporate tax code. / May 04, 2009
 On my 100th day in office, I've come back to report to you, the American people, that we have begun to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off 
— Barack Obama speaking about his 100 days as US President / May 2009
 I'm pleased with the progress we've made, but I'm not satisfied. I'm confident in the future, but I'm not content with the present. The hundredth day might be a good time to reflect on where we are, but it's more important to where we're going that we focus on the future 
— Barack Obama speaking about his 100 days as US President / May 2009
 We will use the savings to give tax cuts to companies that are investing in research and development here at home so that we can jump-start job creation, foster innovation, and enhance America's competitiveness 
— Barack Obama on Outsourcing / May 2009
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 You know I love tall women, right? 
— Barack Obama / May 2009
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