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Irish people quiz Obama on immigration and hurling as he hosts a Twitter askathon

The US president is taking questions via Twitter this afternoon…

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US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama is gearing up to answer questions of 140 characters or less when he takes part in a ‘Twitter town hall’

Representatives of Twitter have been given the task of curating the questions, while Twitter c0-founder Jack Dorsey will be the moderator, reports Bloomberg.

Twitter users will be able to follow the session by following @townhall, and the event will be broadcast live via the White House website and the Ask Obama site. It begins at 2pm Washington time.

The town hall is expected to focus on jobs and the economy, but questions on a massive range of topics, and from all over the world having been pouring in via the #askobama hashtag. Healthcare is another big issue, as are taxes and Obama’s election promises, while Irish people have asked about immigration issues, and whether the president enjoyed his visit to Ireland…

Irish people quiz Obama on immigration and hurling as he hosts a Twitter askathon
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