What Are the Names of Some of the Current Politicians?


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As of February 2015, the names of some of the more prominent politicians in the United States are President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew. Current world leaders include Vladimir Putin of Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Jong-Un Kim of North Korea.

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The most prominent politicians are those who are most visible in the public eye, quite often presidents and rulers of different countries throughout the world. In the United States, some of the most powerful politicians are members of the White House Cabinet. The role of the Cabinet was established in the Constitution, and is defined as advising the president on topics relating to the individual offices. Some of the members of the Cabinet as of February 2014 are Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Attorney General Eric Holder and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

Members of Congress, politicians who represent the different states, are also prominent politicians. There are two senators that represent each state in the Union, for a total of 100 senators in Congress. The number of representatives are based on each state's population, and as of February 2015 there are 435 representatives. Some of the more prominent names are Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Marco Rubio of Florida and Dianne Feinstein of California.

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