Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected President of the United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until his resignation on November 16, 2008

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America's strong bonds with Israel are well known - this bond is unbreakable.
There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
Yes, we can!
Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change...
You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
A good GI bill would increase the recruit pool.
America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits - either now or in the future. Period.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
In the unlikely story that is America, there's never been anything false about hope.
Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics.
That was pretty impressive. I got the sucker! (after killing a miserable fly during an interview)
Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
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Amnesty is the immigration system we have today, millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules.

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And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.

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Congress certainly shouldn't shut down our government again just because we disagree on this.

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During his decades in elected office in D.C., he put in place historic programs to lift working people out of poverty, expand opportunity, and begin to make real the promise of home rule.

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I don't like the idea of waiting yet another two years for progress. We in Congress are going to act and we're going to move on jobs and the economy which is what people want us to work on. We're going to work on that whether we have a willing partner who wants to be bipartisan.

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I think first and foremost, keep protests peaceful.

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I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want, you know, that new car smell. They want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me, if they want me to do some selective things, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.

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I told John Boehner, 'I'll wash your car, walk your dog, whatever you need to do, just call the bill, and he didn't do it.

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I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time, or waited in line for a very long time, By the way, we have to fix that.

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I will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed.

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I've heard you, young man, I’ve heard you. But what I’m saying is that this is just a first step.

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I've seen the heartbreak and anxiety of children whose mothers might be taken away from them just because they didn't have the right papers.

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If they want me to do some selective things, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.

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Politics

She's not going to agree with me on everything.

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So what I'm going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem.

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Some of this is the result of racial discrimination in this country and this is tragic because nobody needs good policing more than poor communities with higher crime rates. The good news is we know there are things we can do to help.

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This is a country that allows everybody ... to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

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This is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

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Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it, It's been this way for decades. And for decades we haven't done much about it.

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Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it, You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.

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We are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, we need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact remains that in too many parts of this country a deep distrust exists between police and communities of color.

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We can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.

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Election 2012

We have serious differences over Russia ’s policy in Ukraine. As President Barack Obama's planned said at the G20 summit in Brisbane, we hope Russia will choose' a different path', to resolve the issue of Ukraine in a way that respects Ukraine ’s sovereignty and is consistent with international law.

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We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction.

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Well, my response is pass a bill.

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What I'm describing is accountability, a common-sense, middle-ground approach, If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you're a criminal, you'll be deported.

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