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#Barack Obama

# barack-obama - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House to unveil presidential portraits
# The Obamas
# The Obamas

Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House to unveil presidential portraits

Sep 7th 2022, 8:27 PM 34,881 Views 30 Comments

Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden invited Barack and Michelle Obama back to their former home to unveil their official portraits.

# barack-obama - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
# The Good Fight
# The Good Fight

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?

Apr 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 8,575 Views 17 Comments

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?

# barack-obama - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19

Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19

Mar 13th 2022, 11:50 PM 21,536 Views 14 Comments

He reiterated his support for the vaccine on Twitter today.

# barack-obama - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia
# Democrats
# Democrats

Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia

Oct 24th 2021, 10:45 AM 21,864 Views 26 Comments

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has seen his lead extinguished in recent polls.

# barack-obama - Monday 22 February, 2021

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast
# Renegades
# Renegades

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:45 PM 10,106 Views 3 Comments

The pair met for the first time during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have since become friends.

# barack-obama - Monday 16 November, 2020

Obama warns of ‘dangerous path’ amid Trump’s refusal to accept election result
# Obama
# Obama

Obama warns of ‘dangerous path’ amid Trump’s refusal to accept election result

Nov 16th 2020, 10:52 AM 41,583 Views 87 Comments

The former president said he is troubled that Republican officials are humouring Donald Trump.

# barack-obama - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus
# Pennsylvania
# Pennsylvania

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:48 AM 22,265 Views 46 Comments

Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.

# barack-obama - Saturday 25 July, 2020

What does Joe Biden actually want to do as US president?
# Race For The White House
# Race For The White House

What does Joe Biden actually want to do as US president?

Jul 25th 2020, 9:01 AM 36,843 Views 116 Comments

The reams of proposals reflect Biden’s belief that the nation faces immense challenges.

# barack-obama - Friday 24 July, 2020

FactCheck: No, this photo does not show Obama visiting a Wuhan lab in 2015 to give millions to a 'bat project'
# Bat An Eye
# Bat An Eye

FactCheck: No, this photo does not show Obama visiting a Wuhan lab in 2015 to give millions to a 'bat project'

Jul 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 29,275 Views 34 Comments

A photograph of Obama in Maryland has been falsely attributed to a laboratory in Wuhan.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'
# US
# US

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'

Jun 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 32,247 Views 176 Comments

Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.

# barack-obama - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge': Obama hits out at US response to Covid-19
# Criticism
# Criticism

'A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge': Obama hits out at US response to Covid-19

May 17th 2020, 7:32 AM 42,339 Views 100 Comments

He made the remarks during a livestreaming event for historically black colleges and universities.

# barack-obama - Saturday 9 May, 2020

In leaked web call, Obama calls Trump's coronavirus response 'an absolute chaotic disaster'
# Predecessor
# Predecessor

In leaked web call, Obama calls Trump's coronavirus response 'an absolute chaotic disaster'

May 9th 2020, 9:03 PM 71,626 Views 96 Comments

Obama urges former staffers to join him in rallying behind Joe Biden as he prepares to take on Trump.

# barack-obama - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move
# Election Ahead
# Election Ahead

'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move

Oct 17th 2019, 7:34 AM 21,047 Views 39 Comments

Obama tweeted yesterday that he was proud to work with Trudeau.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Barack Obama: Americans should reject leaders who 'normalise' racism
# Climate Of Fear
# Climate Of Fear

Barack Obama: Americans should reject leaders who 'normalise' racism

Aug 6th 2019, 8:47 AM 21,398 Views 79 Comments

Obama did not mention President Trump by name.

# barack-obama - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama
# Kim Darroch
# Kim Darroch

Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama

Jul 14th 2019, 8:16 AM 20,933 Views 42 Comments

Kim Darroch described pulling out of the nuclear deal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism”.

# barack-obama - Friday 7 June, 2019

Obamas sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify
# Higher Ground
# Higher Ground

Obamas sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify

Jun 7th 2019, 8:14 AM 13,656 Views 31 Comments

The former US president and first lady have already signed a deal with Netflix to produce films, documentaries and television series.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Poll: Was Varadkar right to have met with Obama on his US St Patrick's Day visit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was Varadkar right to have met with Obama on his US St Patrick's Day visit?

Jun 4th 2019, 8:54 AM 32,222 Views 48 Comments

The Irish Times has reported that Varadkar met with Obama during his US St Patrick’s Day visit in March.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Poll: Would you attend a public appearance by Donald Trump in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you attend a public appearance by Donald Trump in Ireland?

May 22nd 2019, 10:28 AM 42,446 Views 94 Comments

Trump’s upcoming visit has already prompted increased security at Shannon Airport.

# barack-obama - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Obama protégé Julian Castro joins 2020 US presidential race
# White House
# White House

Obama protégé Julian Castro joins 2020 US presidential race

Jan 13th 2019, 11:56 AM 15,355 Views 24 Comments

“Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation,” Castro told supporters.

# barack-obama - Saturday 12 January, 2019

War veteran Tulsi Gabbard to run for US presidency
# Democrat
# Democrat

War veteran Tulsi Gabbard to run for US presidency

Jan 12th 2019, 11:47 AM 41,514 Views 65 Comments

Her announcement comes ahead of what is expected to be a wave of high-profile candidates throwing their hats in the ring.

# barack-obama - Friday 28 December, 2018

Hozier's made it on to Obama's Songs Of The Year list
# Songs Of 2018
From The Daily Edge
# Songs Of 2018

Hozier's made it on to Obama's Songs Of The Year list

Dec 28th 2018, 5:06 PM 5,890 Views 2 Comments

Fair play to him.

# barack-obama - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush
# 41st President
# 41st President

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush

Updated Dec 1st 2018, 2:39 PM 25,442 Views 95 Comments

The 41st US President died on Friday at the age of 94.

# barack-obama - Friday 9 November, 2018

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF
# First Lady
# First Lady

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

Nov 9th 2018, 1:08 PM 40,865 Views 51 Comments

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

# barack-obama - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Obama slams Trump for 'making stuff up'
# US Midterm Elections
# US Midterm Elections

Obama slams Trump for 'making stuff up'

Oct 27th 2018, 3:22 PM 23,768 Views 99 Comments

Obama’s speeches in the Midwest were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency.

# barack-obama - Friday 26 October, 2018

US mail bomb suspect charged with five crimes - faces 48 years in prison if found guilty
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

US mail bomb suspect charged with five crimes - faces 48 years in prison if found guilty

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 8:21 PM 62,200 Views 89 Comments

The bombs are being sent to Trump critics and the White House has come out to defend Trump’s remarks on the matter.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN targeted with suspected explosive devices
# Suspicious Packages
# Suspicious Packages

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN targeted with suspected explosive devices

Updated Oct 24th 2018, 6:30 PM 25,874 Views 137 Comments

Suspect packages sent to other top Democrats are also being investigated.

# barack-obama - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Barack Obama is urging women to get more involved in politics as 'men have been getting on my nerves'
# Bring Back Obama
From The Daily Edge
# Bring Back Obama

Barack Obama is urging women to get more involved in politics as 'men have been getting on my nerves'

Jul 19th 2018, 12:49 PM 2,551 Views 1 Comment

Reading the newspapers, Barack is scratching his head at men’s behaviour.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela
# Johannesburg
# Johannesburg

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela

Jul 17th 2018, 5:25 PM 15,115 Views 44 Comments

Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.

# barack-obama - Friday 22 June, 2018

Former FBI director: Family separation is a 'shameful, disgraceful episode' in US history
# Border Control
# Border Control

Former FBI director: Family separation is a 'shameful, disgraceful episode' in US history

Jun 22nd 2018, 11:40 AM 10,625 Views 56 Comments

James Comey said what has been happening on the Mexican border is “utterly inconsistent with who we are as Americans”.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

The Obamas are going into the TV business together
# Streaming It
# Streaming It

The Obamas are going into the TV business together

May 22nd 2018, 10:54 AM 25,580 Views 31 Comments

The former US president and first lady have announced a deal with Netflix.

# barack-obama - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling
# Election Meddling
# Election Meddling

Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling

Feb 18th 2018, 4:27 PM 17,370 Views 100 Comments

Trump sent out a rapid-fire series of tweets earlier today venting his frustration.

# barack-obama - Monday 12 February, 2018

'I am humbled': Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled at Portrait Gallery
# Unveiling
# Unveiling

'I am humbled': Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled at Portrait Gallery

Feb 12th 2018, 6:34 PM 23,680 Views 50 Comments

The gallery in Washington has a complete collection of presidential portraits.

# barack-obama - Sunday 31 December, 2017

16 photos comparing Enda Kenny's retirement to Barack Obama's
# The Lads
From The Daily Edge
# The Lads

16 photos comparing Enda Kenny's retirement to Barack Obama's

Dec 31st 2017, 4:00 PM 12,508 Views 2 Comments

A couple of smooth players.

# barack-obama - Friday 29 December, 2017

Barack Obama ends 2017 with a series of 'good news' tweets
# Good News
# Good News

Barack Obama ends 2017 with a series of 'good news' tweets

Dec 29th 2017, 7:28 PM 15,894 Views 34 Comments

In a series of tweets, the former US president referenced a number of different news stories from 2017.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry
# Royal Interview
# Royal Interview

Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry

Dec 27th 2017, 9:59 AM 22,886 Views 60 Comments

Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

# barack-obama - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Woman charged with plot to assassinate Obama with homemade bomb was caught by cat hair
# Texas
# Texas

Woman charged with plot to assassinate Obama with homemade bomb was caught by cat hair

Nov 25th 2017, 1:05 PM 23,734 Views 0 Comments

Julia Poff is charged with sending three devices in the post, one to the then US President.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Obama made his own meme for Joe Biden's birthday and Twitter loved it
# Jobama
From The Daily Edge
# Jobama

Obama made his own meme for Joe Biden's birthday and Twitter loved it

Nov 21st 2017, 9:18 AM 12,700 Views 3 Comments

He’s become self-aware, so it seems.

# barack-obama - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Barack Obama turned up for jury duty in Chicago but wasn't selected
# Citizen Obama
# Citizen Obama

Barack Obama turned up for jury duty in Chicago but wasn't selected

Nov 9th 2017, 7:35 AM 23,342 Views 25 Comments

Barack Obama turned up for jury duty in Chicago but wasn’t selected

# barack-obama - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Barack Obama called to do jury duty in Illinois and plans to serve
# Keeping Busy
# Keeping Busy

Barack Obama called to do jury duty in Illinois and plans to serve

Oct 29th 2017, 12:24 PM 21,248 Views 42 Comments

He’s made it “crystal clear” he’ll be there, according to the chief judge in Cook County.

# barack-obama - Friday 20 October, 2017

Obama and Bush both take aim at 'bigotry' of Trump era
# Former Presidents
# Former Presidents

Obama and Bush both take aim at 'bigotry' of Trump era

Oct 20th 2017, 8:40 AM 25,301 Views 99 Comments

“Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” George W Bush said.

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