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Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Illinois, a seat he was first elected to in 2004. He previously served three terms in the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Progressive Party, Obama was an unsuccessful candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States in 2008, and an unsuccessful candidate for the Progressive presidential nomination in 2012.

Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and attended Pepperdine University, before transferring to Columbia University. After graduating from Columbia in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black person to be president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civil rights attorney and an academic, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 1999. In 1998 he won election to the House of Representatives as a Progressive, also backed by the NAACP, taking the seat that had been vacated by scandal-ridden Mel Reynolds. Six years later he won election to the United States Senate, for what had been the late Senator Paul Simon's seat.

In 2008, President Christine Gregoire chose Obama to replace Edward Kennedy as her running mate for a second term in office. Obama was the first black person to be on a Progressive presidential ticket. While he was praised for his performance on the campaign trail, and in debates, the Gregoire campaign lost re-election to Republican Mitch Daniels, and Obama returned to the Senate, where he continued to emerge as a young progressive leader.

Obama won re-election to the Senate in 2010, and then in 2011 launched his own campaign for the presidency, and quickly emerged as a front-runner for the nomination, running on a platform of liberal progressivism, and appealing to many who thought that he could gain enthusiastic support from across the nation's left and center-left. However, despite being the early leader in polling, Obama was upset by a populist left-wing campaign from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who campaigned against economic inequality, liberal reforms, and the Daniels administration's foreign policy. Despite his primary success, Sanders struggled in the general election, with opponents Daniels, Casperton, and Johnson portraying him as dangerously left-wing and unprepared for the presidency, focusing especially on trips that Sanders had taken to Mitteleuropa in the past. Many Obama supporters saw Sanders' poor general election performance as evidence that Obama would have been a superior candidate, with #BarackWouldHaveWon still often trending on distro media sites thanks to his supporters.

Despite having many followers, Obama chose not to run for the presidency in 2016, instead winning Senate re-election, and being an early supporter of Deval Patrick's successful presidential campaign. Obama is currently the Deputy Leader of the Senate Progressive caucus, and is expected to take over from current leader Stephen Breyer when Breyer retires in 2022. He is often cited as a leading candidate for the Progressive nomination in 2024, if he chooses to run.
 
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The 2020 European Football Championship, commonly known as Euro 2020, was the 17th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA. It was held in Britain and Ireland (UEFA members England, Scotland, Wales, Ulster, and Ireland) from 11 June to 11 July 2020. The defending champions were Spain, who lost to Mitteleuropa on penalties in the quarter final. The tournament was won by Italy for the third time, who defeated pre-tournament favorites Belgium 3-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium. Italian striker Ciro Immobile won the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player, scoring five goals, all in the knock-out rounds, including a hat-trick against Mitteleuropa in the semi final.

Euro 2020 was played at nine stadiums - five in England, and one in each of the other host nations. Matches were held in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, and Cardiff. The sixteen finalists were decided by a qualifying tournament which took place over the previous two years. England and Scotland had previously hosted the European Championship in 1984. The islands won the tournament hosting rights in voting in 2014, defeating rival bids from Romania and the Netherlands. England and Wales were the only two host nations to qualify. England lost 2-1 to Italy in the quarter final, while Wales finished bottom in Group A, managing only a single draw in their three games.

The tournament was geopolitically notable for the first international match between the two Republics of France, who were drawn together in Group C. The two teams are on UEFA's Historical Exemption List, which prevents them from being placed in the same qualification groups, but does not apply to European Championship finals. There was a significant security presence at the game between the two countries in Newcastle, which was won 3-1 by France (Paris).

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The 2020 European Football Championship, commonly known as Euro 2020, was the 17th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA. It was held in Britain and Ireland (UEFA members England, Scotland, Wales, Ulster, and Ireland) from 11 June to 11 July 2020. The defending champions were Spain, who lost to Mitteleuropa on penalties in the quarter final. The tournament was won by Italy for the third time, who defeated pre-tournament favorites Belgium 3-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium. Italian striker Ciro Immobile won the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player, scoring five goals, all in the knock-out rounds, including a hat-trick against Mitteleuropa in the semi final.

Euro 2020 was played at nine stadiums - five in England, and one in each of the other host nations. Matches were held in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, and Cardiff. The sixteen finalists were decided by a qualifying tournament which took place over the previous two years. England and Scotland had previously hosted the European Championship in 1984. The islands won the tournament hosting rights in voting in 2014, defeating rival bids from Romania and the Netherlands. England and Wales were the only two host nations to qualify. England lost 2-1 to Italy in the quarter final, while Wales finished bottom in Group A, managing only a single draw in their three games.

The tournament was geopolitically notable for the first international match between the two Republics of France, who were drawn together in Group C. The two teams are on UEFA's Historical Exemption List, which prevents them from being placed in the same qualification groups, but does not apply to European Championship finals. There was a significant security presence at the game between the two countries in Newcastle, which was won 3-1 by France (Paris).

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Is mitteleuropa an enlarged east germany?
 

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Delaware

Governor Chris Coons (Republican)

First Elected: 2012
Senator Joe Biden (Republican)
First Elected: 1988
Senator Robert Gore (Republican)
First Elected: 2008

1. Lisa Blunt Rochester (Progressive)
2. Gary Traynor (Republican)
 

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The Liberal League is an intergovernmental organization and military alliance between 66 sovereign states. Formed on October 9, 1939, in the aftermath of the International War, and in the midst of the Wars of Resolution, the Liberal League constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party, and also aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, promote freedom, human rights, and liberal democracy, secure free trade between nations, promote international economic development and protect its members against threats, especially those posed by Communist nations. The current General Executive of the League is Adrian Cioroianu of Romania. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most significant intergovernmental organization in the world, and is the most powerful organization in the Cold War, and is arguably the most powerful political and military body to ever exist.

The Liberal League is headquartered in New York, with secondary locations in Athens, London, Nairobi, and Tokyo, and many tertiary locations throughout the world. Governance of the League occurs through votes of the Chamber of Nations, as well as through oversight and decisions by the International Council, which was formed in 1950. The Council is made up of two permanent seats - the United States and the United Kingdom - five seats elected from the LL member states, and the appointed General Executive of the League, who chairs meetings of the Council, but does not vote. By convention, two of the non-permanent members are from Europe, one is from an Anglosphere nation, one is from Latin America, one is from Africa, and one is from Asia. One of the five non-permanent seats sees re-election each year, creating a five-year cycle, and nations are not permitted to serve consecutive terms. The council was expanded from five seats to seven in 1974, as part of a reformation project which made the league's operations more representative of its global nature.

Although it conducts much humanitarian, diplomatic, scientific and economic work, the League is most known for its military alliance and geopolitical functions. The League is the main international bulwark against Communist expansion, and has conducted many interventions, rescue efforts, and defensive operations since the end of the International War, through formal military involvement, economic support, or supply of resources to sympathetic groups. This has led the League to sometimes be criticized as a tool for British and American imperialism and control. However, the League is broadly popular in its diverse member states, as well as in many neutral nations, and is seen as a vital institution for stability and freedom in the modern world.
 
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