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# obama - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge This photo of Barack Obama having the time of his life has become a great meme Moving On

This photo of Barack Obama having the time of his life has become a great meme

“when you finally block America’s number”

Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia

The President of the United States made the comments on Twitter – where else? – today.

Poll: Do you think the Obamas should get the Freedom of Dublin? Mixed Reaction This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Obamas should get the Freedom of Dublin?

The award acknowledges the contribution of certain people to the life of the city, important visitors to Dublin, or people who have made significant changes internationally.

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# obama - Monday 23 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Bruce Springsteen showed his support for the Women's March during a gig yesterday Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen showed his support for the Women's March during a gig yesterday

He called the marchers the new American resistance.

# obama - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'

The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.

How Trump and Obama's inaugurations compare in terms of performers, attendance and cost

Who went and how much did all the festivities cost?

# obama - Friday 20 January, 2017

'I won't see Trump's inauguration, I'll be over the Atlantic': US Ambassador bows out with Obama

“There is a lot of unpredictability ahead of us. I’m an optimist by nature … I hope President Trump is successful.”

# obama - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President

It was the last time he planned to exercise his presidential powers in any significant way.

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?

As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.

# obama - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out

Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?

After commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, should Obama offer a pardon to the whistleblower Edward Snowden?

Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force First Lady This post contains videos

Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force

The Princeton and Harvard graduate made the role of First Lady her own.

# obama - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Obama presenting Joe Biden with his medal has become the loveliest meme Presidential

# obama - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Bono whipped out a guitar for Obama in the White House and it’s peak Bono Unprompted

# obama - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# obama - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'He might come to the plaza and have a burger': Obama's 'coming back to Ireland'

The US ambassador to Ireland said he expects Obama to visit in the next year.

# obama - Friday 6 January, 2017

Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady Fond Farewell This post contains videos

Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady

Obama said being first lady was ‘the greatest honour of my life’.

Obama says Chicago attack shows 'a lot of problems that have been there a long time'

Four black suspects were charged with kidnapping and hate crimes over the assault of a mentally disabled white man.

# obama - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

# obama - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Enda Kenny really likes to give people crystal bowls

Sometimes with shamrock, sometimes without.

# obama - Friday 23 December, 2016

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment Cold War Of Words This post contains videos

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment

The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference

Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.

# obama - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama Plaza got a lengthy shout out in the New Yorker Obama

Barack Obama Plaza got a lengthy shout out in the New Yorker

Finally the recognition it deserves.

# obama - Friday 9 December, 2016

Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign

The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.

# obama - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)

Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)

Dylan has also indicated he will skip the Nobel award ceremony in December.

# obama - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# obama - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Clinton campaign to take part in recount of votes in Wisconsin

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in Wisconsin and has announced her intention to also seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

# obama - Saturday 19 November, 2016

This is where the Obamas will call home after the White House

They are staying in Washington DC and will have to make do with nine bedrooms.

# obama - Friday 18 November, 2016

'I loved the debates, I loved his approach': Kanye West booed after declaring Trump support

West stunned the crowd during a performance in San Jose, California.

# obama - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'Trump triumphs': How the media reacted to shock election result

From ‘House of Horrors’ to ‘They said it couldn’t happen’.

# obama - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Obama's legacy: Eight years on, how did all that 'hopey-changey stuff' work out?

America’s first black president promised an era of hope and change. Did he live up to his own hype?

# obama - Sunday 30 October, 2016

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump

Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.

# obama - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate

Hillary Clinton’s guest will be basketball club owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump.

# obama - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead

“If, whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the US president said.

"Tough time to start over for a man": Obama grilled over job prospects on late-night TV

Stephen Colbert wasn’t impressed at Obama’s lack of promotions.

# obama - Friday 14 October, 2016

'Civility is on the ballot': Obama warns US about what might happen if Trump is elected

Obama labelled Trump as a “dictator-in-the-making”.

Trump's defence to sex assault claims is to attack US media for "outright lies"

Less than four weeks out from the vote, The Republican candidate is scrambling.

# obama - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments

The current president of the US said the businessman is not fit to work in a local corner shop.

# obama - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti

The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.

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