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Republican and Democratic philosophies differ on controversial topics such as the role of the military, gun laws, gay and lesbian rights, health care, social welfare programs, tax policy, environmental and energy issues ... More »

Elected as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama is a registered Democrat. Although he was born in Hawaii, he hails from the state of Illinois, where he served as the state's junior senator. More »

As of 2014, George Walker Bush and George Herbert Walker Bush are both Republicans. George H.W. Bush was the 41st president of the United States, and his son George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States. More »

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