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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Obama is the current president of the US and the first African American to hold the office. Before being elected president in 2008 he was a Senator for Illinios State. Obama has a law degree and attended both Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# barack-obama - Monday 14 April, 2014

EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes “with a cost”

Tensions have been rising over the past 48 hours, with pro-Kremlin militants seizing official buildings in orchestrated attacks.

# barack-obama - Saturday 12 April, 2014

White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy

Hamid Aboutalebi has been linked to the 1979 hostage crisis in which 52 Americans were held for 444 days.

# barack-obama - Friday 11 April, 2014

Here’s how much the Obamas paid in tax last year (and how much they gave to charity)

The couple paid an effective income tax rate of 20.4 per cent.

Obamacare Health Secretary steps down

Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law for five years. Now she is gone.

# barack-obama - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Fort Hood mass shooting: gunman among four dead; 16 wounded

The incident occurred last night on the Texas army base.

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed

The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.

# barack-obama - Friday 28 March, 2014

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution

The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

# barack-obama - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President

US bishops were among the most outspoken opponents of Obamacare, objecting to its mandatory coverage of contraception.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Obama’s secret service agents sent home after getting drunk in Amsterdam

“One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway,” according to the Washington Post.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Score Barack-etology: Obama reveals his picks for this year’s March Madness on TV March Madness

# barack-obama - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Barack Obama’s ‘mind reader’ is speaking in Dublin today

Jon Favreau will receive an honorary fellowship from a UCD student society later.

From The Score Barack Obama salutes BOD at annual White House Shamrock ceremony BYE BYE BOD

Barack Obama salutes BOD at annual White House Shamrock ceremony

The US President will have his eyes peeled on the Six Nations decider in Paris, we’re sure.

# barack-obama - Friday 14 March, 2014

‘Galling’: Enda Kenny describes effect of recession in St Patrick’s Day message

The Taoiseach said there is ‘global affection’ for the Irish people’s ‘nobility’.

‘No common vision’: Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure

The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.

It’ll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today

Enda Kenny will meet US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge 5 of the best moments from Barack Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns Between Two Ferns

5 of the best moments from Barack Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns

He stopped in for a chat on Zach Galifianakis’ talk show, like a boss.

# barack-obama - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.

# barack-obama - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge David Cameron on the phone inspires greatest Twitter reaction ever David Cameron

# barack-obama - Monday 3 March, 2014

Ousted Ukrainian president asked Russia to deploy troops, security council hears

It comes amid a warning from the US President that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.

# barack-obama - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Daily Record headline about Obama is unstoppably good Top Work

# barack-obama - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama is looking good on this packet of fake Viagra Need A Stiffener

# barack-obama - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Obama asks House of Cards fan not to tweet spoilers at him White House Of Cards

Obama asks House of Cards fan not to tweet spoilers at him

He’s just like us, that Obama.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move

Cigarettes and other tobacco products will no longer be sold in any of the CVS’s 7,600 stores from later this year.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joe Biden completely stole Obama’s State of the Union thunder State Of It

Joe Biden completely stole Obama’s State of the Union thunder

Smile, though your heart is breaking…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Happy Wednesday… Here’s the nine things you need to know this morning.

A “year of action”: Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality State Of The Union This post contains videos

A “year of action”: Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality

In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…

# barack-obama - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore

In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009

The US President has said he’s “hugely impressed” with the pontiff’s humility and empathy with the poor. Obama will also be paying a visit to Brussels.

# barack-obama - Friday 17 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 of Michelle Obama’s sassiest moments Michelle Ma Bell

7 of Michelle Obama’s sassiest moments

The first lady turns 50 today and we’re drowning in SASS.

Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms

The US president is expected to roll out only modest changes to the way in which the NSA collects phone and internet information.

# barack-obama - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Iran to start eliminating nuclear materials from 20 January

Barack Obama says he is under “no illusions” about how difficult the deal will be to implement.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Obama invites Merkel to White House in bid to heal phone-tap rift

The US President called the Chancellor to wish her a speedy recovery after she broke her pelvis while skiing, and invited her to visit at a “mutually agreeable time”.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama is STILL avoiding Breaking Bad spoilers Telly Force One

Barack Obama is STILL avoiding Breaking Bad spoilers

How can he lead the free world if he doesn’t know what happened to Walt?

# barack-obama - Saturday 28 December, 2013

‘Noli timere’, don’t be afraid: The year in 25 quotes Review 2013 This post contains images

‘Noli timere’, don’t be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Edward Snowden declares “mission accomplished” on leaks NSA

Edward Snowden declares “mission accomplished” on leaks

The former NSA contractor has given his first in-person interview since arriving in Russia in June.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From The Score Obama names gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on Olympic delegation Billie Jean

Obama names gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on Olympic delegation

Obama move hailed as a “stroke of genius” in fight against Russian laws targeting homosexuals.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From Business ETC Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal Phew

Another shutdown averted as US lawmakers announce two-year budget deal

President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a sign of rare bipartisan cooperation.

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