Who are some famous politicians from the United States?


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John Boehner, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Clarence Thomas are among the famous politicians in the United States as of 2015. Famous politicians from the United States who are no longer alive include Abraham Lincoln and Ted Stevens. Lincoln is considered by many as one of the greatest American presidents, and Stevens served as a U.S. senator (R-Alaska) for over 40 years.

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U.S. Representative John Boehner was Speaker of the House from January 2011 to October 2015. As a stalwart Republican, he has voiced opposition to numerous decisions made by President Barack Obama, including the negation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and the Affordable Care Act.

As the only first lady in America to hold national office in 2001, Hillary Clinton was the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. In 2015, she announced her candidacy for the U.S. presidency as a Democrat.

Initially elected as U.S. President in 2008, Barack Obama earned a second term in 2012. He is the first African American to serve in this role and is the 44th president of the United States. Born in Hawaii in 1961, he is a Democrat.

Having served on the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991, Clarence Thomas is a conservative justice who replaced Thurgood Marshall after President George H.W. Bush nominated him for the role. He is a Republican.

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