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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 - Today’s News

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# barack-obama - Yesterday’s News

Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

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# barack-obama - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Obama okays spy planes over Syria… but no airstikes yet

The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

ISIS is a ‘cancer’ which ‘has no place in the 21st century’ – Obama

The US president said the entire world was appalled by the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

From The Daily Edge ‘Barack Obama’ is running for office in Brazil Yup We Can

‘Barack Obama’ is running for office in Brazil

Anything for a few votes, eh?

# barack-obama - Sunday 17 August, 2014

# barack-obama - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Police refuse to reveal who shot unarmed teenager as Obama calls for calm

The US president said while there is no excuse for violence against police, excessive force by officers could not be justified.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Ukraine isn’t going to let Russia’s ‘humanitarian convoy’ across its border

Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission.

# barack-obama - Monday 11 August, 2014

US “urgently” shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

# barack-obama - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# barack-obama - Saturday 9 August, 2014

No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a “long-term project”

Air strikes began yesterday and don’t look like ending any time soon.

# barack-obama - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…

# barack-obama - Thursday 31 July, 2014

The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama

The house claims the US President overstepped his powers with the Obamacare reform bill.

# barack-obama - Friday 25 July, 2014

Poll: Should Irish tax laws be reviewed to stop companies ‘gaming’ the system? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish tax laws be reviewed to stop companies ‘gaming’ the system?

Our tax systems have come under fire from the United States today.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# barack-obama - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Gaza death toll passes 300 as UN chief heads to region

Eleven people were killed by fresh air strikes today.

# barack-obama - Friday 18 July, 2014

Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’

The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia

# barack-obama - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama shakes hands with man wearing horse mask, fist bumps gorilla statue Horsing Around

There’s talk of Barack Obama getting involved in the Garth Brooks debacle

…and the Mexican ambassador, seriously.

# barack-obama - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 intense feelings Irish people have about America Independence Day

# barack-obama - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Macklin, the mighty Bouch, a legend in a taxi and all today’s sport Thursday

We’ll leave it there so: Macklin, the mighty Bouch, a legend in a taxi and all today’s sport

Don’t worry, the World Cup will be back with a bang tomorrow.

UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it’s business as usual

The US says there are concerns terror groups have developed new non-traceable explosives.

# barack-obama - Friday 27 June, 2014

Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre

The centre is to open at Barack Obama Plaza in the Co Offaly town.

# barack-obama - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

# barack-obama - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama played ping-pong. The internet responded with an awesome Photoshop battle. Ping Pong Diplomacy

# barack-obama - Friday 13 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

# barack-obama - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Explainer: What’s happening in Iraq?

This is an emergency on top of an emergency.

# barack-obama - Thursday 5 June, 2014

After 18 month gap, US expected to nominate new ambassador to Ireland today

A St. Louis-based lawyer is expected to take over, a year-and-a-half after Dan Rooney stepped down from the role.

# barack-obama - Monday 2 June, 2014

Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% – not everyone agrees

Cuts are politically sensitive as coal, among the dirtiest energy sources, remains a major US industry.

# barack-obama - Friday 30 May, 2014

Obama’s press secretary quits in shock move

Jay Carney has been involved with the Obama administration since 2011, after working for Joe Biden.

# barack-obama - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama interrupted a TV game show and people were ANGRY You Lose

Barack Obama interrupted a TV game show and people were ANGRY

And you thought Irish voters were apathetic…

# barack-obama - Thursday 15 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Pics: Have a glimpse inside the new September 11 Memorial Museum

Barack and Michelle Obama visited the $700 million museum today ahead of next week’s opening.

# barack-obama - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address

The UN Security Council has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls, abducted by Boko Haram three weeks ago.

# barack-obama - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal

Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.

# barack-obama - Sunday 4 May, 2014

“It’ll be hard to convince people Hillary was born in Kenya,” Obama tells Fox News

US President Barack Obama told a number of jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Daniel Craig and Benicio Del Toro are in this White House video on ending sexual assault Public Service Announcement This post contains videos

Daniel Craig and Benicio Del Toro are in this White House video on ending sexual assault

Seth Meyers, Steve Carrell and Dulé Hill all appear in the video.

# barack-obama - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russia is trying to trigger World War III – Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

From The Score Oh nothing, just Barack Obama playing soccer with a Japanese robot Future President

Oh nothing, just Barack Obama playing soccer with a Japanese robot

The US President is currently on a four-day tour of Asia.

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