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#Barack Obama

# barack-obama - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Easy-come, easy-go: How Trump is managing to undo some of Obama's main achievements
# Pencil And Eraser
# Pencil And Eraser

Easy-come, easy-go: How Trump is managing to undo some of Obama's main achievements

Sep 9th 2017, 5:00 PM 16,023 Views 105 Comments

Trump’s undoing of Obama’s programme of shielding young migrants from deportation was just the latest since taking office.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'No one is born hating another person': This Barack Obama tweet is now the most liked of all time
# Strong Message
# Strong Message

'No one is born hating another person': This Barack Obama tweet is now the most liked of all time

Aug 16th 2017, 7:32 AM 30,868 Views 72 Comments

Posted in the wake of Charlottesville, the picture shows Obama with children of different races.

# barack-obama - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library
# Chicago
# Chicago

Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library

May 6th 2017, 9:00 AM 14,906 Views 48 Comments

The former US president wants the library to “create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership”.

# barack-obama - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'En Marche! Vive La France' - Barack Obama has weighed in on the French election
# Yes We Macron
# Yes We Macron

'En Marche! Vive La France' - Barack Obama has weighed in on the French election

May 4th 2017, 2:34 PM 12,572 Views 88 Comments

Obama says he won’t be getting involved in “many elections”.

# barack-obama - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Michelle Obama rules out running for elected office
# First Lady
# First Lady

Michelle Obama rules out running for elected office

Apr 30th 2017, 1:21 PM 22,536 Views 103 Comments

In her first speech since Donald Trump took office, she spoke about what life’s been like outside the White House.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama
# Lessons From History
# Lessons From History

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama

Apr 25th 2017, 9:12 AM 23,353 Views 92 Comments

The former President said the US immigration system had always been “a little bit haphazard”.

# barack-obama - Monday 24 April, 2017

'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight
# What Barack Did Next
# What Barack Did Next

'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight

Apr 24th 2017, 6:01 PM 28,883 Views 57 Comments

The former president said he hoped to pass the baton on to the leaders of the future.

# barack-obama - Saturday 11 March, 2017

50,000 French people want Barack Obama to run in their presidential race
# Obama17
# Obama17

50,000 French people want Barack Obama to run in their presidential race

Mar 11th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,195 Views 17 Comments

Posters have appeared across Paris with his iconic slogan translated into French.

# barack-obama - Monday 6 March, 2017

Trump 'furious' as FBI rejects claim Obama tapped his phones
# White House
# White House

Trump 'furious' as FBI rejects claim Obama tapped his phones

Mar 6th 2017, 7:27 AM 34,016 Views 108 Comments

Trump’s comments appear to be based on unverified claims made by the right-wing Breitbart News outlet.

# barack-obama - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Trump asks Congress to investigate whether his phone was tapped by Obama
# Tapped Up
# Tapped Up

Trump asks Congress to investigate whether his phone was tapped by Obama

Mar 5th 2017, 3:52 PM 18,293 Views 70 Comments

Congress would be investigating Trump’s accusations that Obama tapped his phone.

# barack-obama - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Trump says 'bad (or sick) guy' Obama tapped his phone
# Wires Crossed
# Wires Crossed

Trump says 'bad (or sick) guy' Obama tapped his phone

Mar 4th 2017, 6:02 PM 53,533 Views 120 Comments

Obama says he didn’t.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Trump says Obama is behind protests and leaks
# It's Him
# It's Him

Trump says Obama is behind protests and leaks

Feb 28th 2017, 10:45 AM 39,528 Views 158 Comments

Angry constituents have been protesting at Republican town hall-style meetings.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Why are Bono and The Edge grazing sheep in Stephen's Green in 2000? It's their right as Freemen of the City
# Freedom Of The City
# Freedom Of The City

Why are Bono and The Edge grazing sheep in Stephen's Green in 2000? It's their right as Freemen of the City

Feb 7th 2017, 6:01 AM 22,943 Views 26 Comments

Barack and Michelle Obama are soon set to have some interesting privileges in Dublin.

# barack-obama - Friday 3 February, 2017

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided
# An Féidir Linn?
# An Féidir Linn?

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:08 PM 30,963 Views 127 Comments

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr wants to give it to both Barack and Michelle.

A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US
# You Can't Stop Me
# You Can't Stop Me

A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:05 AM 32,694 Views 175 Comments

On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?

Jan 31st 2017, 5:34 PM 39,910 Views 75 Comments

We take a look at what actually happened in 2011.

# barack-obama - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 20,291 Views 22 Comments

Who went and how much did all the festivities cost?

'Yes we can', but did he? The complex legacy of Barack Obama
# The 44th
# The 44th

'Yes we can', but did he? The complex legacy of Barack Obama

Jan 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 16,455 Views 50 Comments

Obama has many wins, but a few disappointments.

# barack-obama - Friday 20 January, 2017

'We've really been milking this goodbye' - Obama makes final speech before heading on holiday
# Bon Voyage
# Bon Voyage

'We've really been milking this goodbye' - Obama makes final speech before heading on holiday

Jan 20th 2017, 10:13 PM 21,979 Views 42 Comments

The former president is going on vacation to California with his wife Michelle.

Obama definitely beat Trump in the battle of the crowd sizes
# People Power
# People Power

Obama definitely beat Trump in the battle of the crowd sizes

Jan 20th 2017, 7:44 PM 34,600 Views 60 Comments

Trump has regularly bragged about bringing in ‘big numbers’.

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

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

Jan 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 14,610 Views 10 Comments

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

What time is it on? Where can I watch it? Everything you need to know about the inauguration
# Trump Time
# Trump Time

What time is it on? Where can I watch it? Everything you need to know about the inauguration

Jan 20th 2017, 12:10 AM 34,377 Views 65 Comments

Who’s providing the entertainment? What’s the weather forecast? Your questions, answered.

# barack-obama - Thursday 19 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 19th 2017, 9:08 PM 22,513 Views 70 Comments

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?
# In Moneygall
# In Moneygall

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

Jan 19th 2017, 7:45 PM 29,706 Views 40 Comments

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

# barack-obama - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 18th 2017, 9:43 PM 24,690 Views 86 Comments

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

Obama granted Manning a pardon but Snowden won't be getting the same
# Spot The Difference
# Spot The Difference

Obama granted Manning a pardon but Snowden won't be getting the same

Jan 18th 2017, 2:45 PM 13,903 Views 22 Comments

It appears that Obama could grant a pardon for Snowden, but all indications are that he won’t.

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?

Jan 18th 2017, 8:21 AM 25,122 Views 69 Comments

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

Julien Mercille: 'From a progressive perspective, Obama's record is less than impressive'
# Column
# Column

Julien Mercille: 'From a progressive perspective, Obama's record is less than impressive'

Jan 18th 2017, 6:45 AM 259 Views 86 Comments

Barack Obama’s contributions to the economy and health care were positive but his list of failures is longer, writes Julien Mercille.

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

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

Jan 18th 2017, 6:06 AM 22,705 Views 35 Comments

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

# barack-obama - Monday 16 January, 2017

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

Jan 16th 2017, 9:58 PM 18,998 Views 23 Comments

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

# barack-obama - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Barack Obama Plaza: Business is booming - but US tourists don't quite know what to make of it
# This Must Be The Plaza
# This Must Be The Plaza

Barack Obama Plaza: Business is booming - but US tourists don't quite know what to make of it

Jan 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,885 Views 62 Comments

There’s a tiny corner of Co Offaly that will forever be known as Barack Obama country.

# barack-obama - Friday 13 January, 2017

Barack Obama and Joe Biden haven't stopped quoting WB Yeats since 2008
# All's Changed Changed Utterly
From The Daily Edge
# All's Changed Changed Utterly

Barack Obama and Joe Biden haven't stopped quoting WB Yeats since 2008

Jan 13th 2017, 2:42 PM 10,161 Views 2 Comments

They <3 him.

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'
# Was It For This
# Was It For This

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'

Jan 13th 2017, 10:31 AM 41,431 Views 66 Comments

Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats featured in the speeches given by the men yesterday.

# barack-obama - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Obama and Biden took their bromance to new levels and there wasn't a dry eye in the White House
# I Bruv You
# I Bruv You

Obama and Biden took their bromance to new levels and there wasn't a dry eye in the White House

Jan 12th 2017, 10:05 PM 34,788 Views 123 Comments

The US President surprised his Vice President with his nation’s highest honour.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
# Clemency
# Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

Jan 11th 2017, 8:12 PM 27,838 Views 48 Comments

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

Obama walked out to a U2 song at his farewell address, and gave everyone all the feels
# City Of Blinding Lights
From The Daily Edge
# City Of Blinding Lights

Obama walked out to a U2 song at his farewell address, and gave everyone all the feels

Jan 11th 2017, 9:01 AM 14,784 Views 3 Comments

“In the city of blinding lights…”

# barack-obama - Friday 6 January, 2017

Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady
# Fond Farewell
# Fond Farewell

Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady

Jan 6th 2017, 9:24 PM 20,435 Views 35 Comments

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

10 reasons why Barack Obama Plaza is the best place on earth
# Supermacs With Barack
From The Daily Edge
# Supermacs With Barack

10 reasons why Barack Obama Plaza is the best place on earth

Jan 6th 2017, 1:01 PM 28,110 Views 8 Comments

You baffling beauty of a service station.

# barack-obama - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Obama defends legacy in parting letter to the American people
# List Of Achievements
# List Of Achievements

Obama defends legacy in parting letter to the American people

Jan 5th 2017, 1:58 PM 17,444 Views 104 Comments

Just two weeks remain before the inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January.

'You don’t throw 30 million people off healthcare without having a plan' - Battle lines drawn over Obamacare
# Fight
# Fight

'You don’t throw 30 million people off healthcare without having a plan' - Battle lines drawn over Obamacare

Jan 5th 2017, 6:57 AM 20,668 Views 49 Comments

Repealing the controversial health care plan is one of the main plans of the incoming Republican administration.