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# obama - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Hillary accuses Trump of "crossing the line", so Trump accuses Obama of "founding Isis"
# It's Escalating
# It's Escalating

Hillary accuses Trump of "crossing the line", so Trump accuses Obama of "founding Isis"

Aug 11th 2016, 7:22 AM 27,761 Views 162 Comments

The belligerent Republican presidential nominee shows no signs of toning down his rhetoric after a difficult week.

# obama - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners
# Obama Clementia
# Obama Clementia

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:45 PM 40,344 Views 80 Comments

US president has now commuted 562 sentences, more than the previous nine presidents combined.

# obama - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Obama says Trump is 'unfit' and 'woefully unprepared' to be president
# Don't Hold Barack
# Don't Hold Barack

Obama says Trump is 'unfit' and 'woefully unprepared' to be president

Aug 2nd 2016, 5:30 PM 17,721 Views 169 Comments

This isn’t the first time Obama has criticised the Republican candidate.

# obama - Thursday 28 July, 2016

"The Democratic Party is in good hands" - Obama gives rousing endorsement of Clinton
# Ringing Endorsement
# Ringing Endorsement

"The Democratic Party is in good hands" - Obama gives rousing endorsement of Clinton

Jul 28th 2016, 7:29 AM 9,654 Views 80 Comments

The US president was speaking at the Democratic National Convention.

# obama - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Listen as Donald Trump challenges Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails
# Cold Cyber Wars
# Cold Cyber Wars

Listen as Donald Trump challenges Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails

Jul 27th 2016, 9:01 PM 29,345 Views 117 Comments

And yes, you read that correctly.

# obama - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office
# Troops
# Troops

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

Jul 6th 2016, 4:31 PM 7,378 Views 28 Comments

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

# obama - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Watch Obama sing Happy Birthday to his daughter
# Happy Birthday To Youuuu
# Happy Birthday To Youuuu

Watch Obama sing Happy Birthday to his daughter

Jul 5th 2016, 9:14 AM 20,014 Views 26 Comments

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe helped him out.

# obama - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Obama raises concerns about global growth in the wake of Brexit vote
# Economy
# Economy

Obama raises concerns about global growth in the wake of Brexit vote

Jun 30th 2016, 6:57 AM 11,818 Views 25 Comments

At a time when global growth rates are already weak, “this doesn’t help”, the US president says.

# obama - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

"Where does this stop?": Obama intervenes to slam 'loose talk' about Muslims
# Orlando Shooting
# Orlando Shooting

"Where does this stop?": Obama intervenes to slam 'loose talk' about Muslims

Jun 15th 2016, 8:59 AM 13,834 Views 160 Comments

“Are we going to start discriminating them because of their faith?”

# obama - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'

Jun 14th 2016, 8:07 AM 30,200 Views 75 Comments

The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.

# obama - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Obama formally endorses Hillary Clinton for US presidency
# Endorsement
# Endorsement

Obama formally endorses Hillary Clinton for US presidency

Jun 9th 2016, 7:43 PM 14,685 Views 51 Comments

In a video, Obama called for unity among Democrats and vowed to be an active force on the campaign trail.

# obama - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Obama is not impressed that he hasn't been given €1 billion to fight Zika
# Zika Virus
# Zika Virus

Obama is not impressed that he hasn't been given €1 billion to fight Zika

May 21st 2016, 1:33 PM 11,888 Views 16 Comments

The House and Senate have advanced bills to fight the virus.

# obama - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334
# Washington
# Washington

St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334

May 17th 2016, 6:02 AM 29,382 Views 133 Comments

Delays and uncertainty in the formation of a new government meant the tickets were booked just four days in advance – costing €9,257 for Enda Kenny alone.

# obama - Friday 13 May, 2016

The White House has intervened in America's raging transgender bathroom debate
# Political Battle
# Political Battle

The White House has intervened in America's raging transgender bathroom debate

May 13th 2016, 9:38 PM 20,440 Views 148 Comments

One Texas official called transgender bathroom access “the biggest issue facing families and schools in America”.

Donald Trump's former butler says Obama should be "hung for treason"
# Stop Saying Stuff
# Stop Saying Stuff

Donald Trump's former butler says Obama should be "hung for treason"

May 13th 2016, 8:48 AM 20,064 Views 62 Comments

Anthony Senecal has made a number of veiled and not-so-veiled threats against Barack Obama on Facebook in recent times.

# obama - Friday 22 April, 2016

Obama tells Britain it would be "back of the queue" if it leaves the EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

Obama tells Britain it would be "back of the queue" if it leaves the EU

Apr 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 14,197 Views 45 Comments

Obama said Britain was “at its best when it is helping to lead a strong Europe”.

# obama - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Obama calls for more to be done to prevent nuclear attack by Islamic State "madmen"
# Global Summit
# Global Summit

Obama calls for more to be done to prevent nuclear attack by Islamic State "madmen"

Apr 2nd 2016, 9:15 AM 11,555 Views 54 Comments

The American President said, “Just the smallest amount of plutonium – about the size of an apple – would kill and injure hundreds of thousands of innocent people.”

# obama - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy went to an Easter egg hunt at the White House and it was adorable
# Barack My Heart
From The Daily Edge
# Barack My Heart

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy went to an Easter egg hunt at the White House and it was adorable

Mar 29th 2016, 8:06 AM 5,908 Views 0 Comments

There were bunny ears.

# obama - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference
# Awkward
# Awkward

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:10 AM 12,804 Views 21 Comments

A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.

# obama - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba
# Cold War Foes
# Cold War Foes

Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba

Mar 20th 2016, 6:52 PM 11,561 Views 24 Comments

It’s the first time a US president has visited the Communist country in almost 90 years.

# obama - Sunday 6 March, 2016

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
# Rags To Riches
# Rags To Riches

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history

Mar 6th 2016, 4:00 PM 45,528 Views 22 Comments

Some came from very humble beginnings.

# obama - Monday 22 February, 2016

Take a break and watch this 106-year-old dance with the Obamas
# Lifelong Dream
# Lifelong Dream

Take a break and watch this 106-year-old dance with the Obamas

Feb 22nd 2016, 11:00 AM 13,167 Views 18 Comments

Virginia McLaurin fulfilled a dream of visiting the White House.

# obama - Sunday 21 February, 2016

#ObamaAndKids is the cutest hashtag you'll see today
# Potus
From The Daily Edge
# Potus

#ObamaAndKids is the cutest hashtag you'll see today

Feb 21st 2016, 10:25 AM 9,077 Views 1 Comment

It will nourish your weary soul.

# obama - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month
# Havana Breakthrough
# Havana Breakthrough

Barack Obama has confirmed he'll visit Cuba next month

Feb 18th 2016, 3:12 PM 8,837 Views 41 Comments

Obama’s visit to Cuba will be the first by a sitting US president since the island’s 1959 revolution.

# obama - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Obama asks Republicans to 'rise above the venom' after judge's unexpected death
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Obama asks Republicans to 'rise above the venom' after judge's unexpected death

Feb 17th 2016, 8:27 AM 14,656 Views 37 Comments

Since Antonin Scalia’s death, White House lawyers and advisers have been scrambling to refine and vet a list of potential replacements.

# obama - Friday 12 February, 2016

A judge who sentenced a man to 55 years in prison is pleading for his release
# Mandatory Sentencing
# Mandatory Sentencing

A judge who sentenced a man to 55 years in prison is pleading for his release

Feb 12th 2016, 6:07 AM 21,234 Views 40 Comments

Weldon Angelos was convicted in Utah in 2004 for dealing small amounts of marijuana and possession of firearms.

# obama - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump
# Peddling Fiction
# Peddling Fiction

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump

Jan 13th 2016, 7:19 AM 12,043 Views 100 Comments

Obama took on the Republicans for talking up the threat posed by Islamic State.

# obama - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Secret Service foils plot to kidnap President Obama's pet dogs
# Fdotus
# Fdotus

Secret Service foils plot to kidnap President Obama's pet dogs

Jan 9th 2016, 3:11 PM 14,982 Views 24 Comments

The man arrested over the plot told agents he was ‘Jesus Christ’.

# obama - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Fox News host slams Obama's tearful display, says he hid 'raw onion' in podium
# No More Tears
# No More Tears

Fox News host slams Obama's tearful display, says he hid 'raw onion' in podium

Jan 5th 2016, 10:17 PM 53,012 Views 151 Comments

Republican politicians and commentators have been lining up to criticise Obama for his emotional gun control announcement.

Watch: Obama in tears as he announces plan on gun control
# Emotional
# Emotional

Watch: Obama in tears as he announces plan on gun control

Jan 5th 2016, 8:31 PM 30,426 Views 125 Comments

The US President became emotional as he remembered 20 elementary school children shot dead three years ago in Newtown, Connecticut.

# obama - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence ... Trump, not so much
# Mass Shootings
# Mass Shootings

Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence ... Trump, not so much

Jan 3rd 2016, 3:09 PM 9,939 Views 46 Comments

Republicans aren’t so keen on the President’s plans.

# obama - Friday 1 January, 2016

Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world
# Follow My Lead
# Follow My Lead

Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world

Jan 1st 2016, 9:30 PM 29,017 Views 36 Comments

“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”

# obama - Thursday 31 December, 2015

"Don't eat the pizza": How to survive a high-stress job
# Less Stress More Success
# Less Stress More Success

"Don't eat the pizza": How to survive a high-stress job

Dec 31st 2015, 3:00 PM 22,431 Views 9 Comments

According to a man who ran Obama’s digital campaign in 2012.

# obama - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments'
# Column
# Column

'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments'

Dec 29th 2015, 7:30 PM 57 Views 21 Comments

The drone programme has been referred to as a “global assassination campaign” that has murdered over 4,000 people, writes Julien Mercille.

# obama - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was "schlonged" by Barack Obama in their 2008 race
# Below The Belt
# Below The Belt

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was "schlonged" by Barack Obama in their 2008 race

Dec 22nd 2015, 3:24 PM 17,849 Views 50 Comments

Yes, it means the same thing over there as it does here.

# obama - Friday 11 December, 2015

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished
# Esta
# Esta

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

Dec 11th 2015, 6:01 AM 36,291 Views 74 Comments

An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.

# obama - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Russian supermarket apologises for product showing Barack Obama as a monkey
# The Apes Of Wrath
# The Apes Of Wrath

Russian supermarket apologises for product showing Barack Obama as a monkey

Dec 10th 2015, 9:47 PM 21,242 Views 42 Comments

A souvenir calendar chopping board featured a photo of the US president, as the youngest in a family of chimpanzees.

# obama - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Bombs and thousands of bullets found at California shooting suspects' house
# San Bernadino
# San Bernadino

Bombs and thousands of bullets found at California shooting suspects' house

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:37 PM 17,347 Views 55 Comments

Twelve pipe bombs were found in the suspects’ home.

# obama - Monday 30 November, 2015

A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference
# Explainer
# Explainer

A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference

Nov 30th 2015, 7:37 PM 10,142 Views 33 Comments

COP21 is seen as the last best chance for the world to stop an environmental disaster.

# obama - Thursday 19 November, 2015

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America
# US4038
# US4038

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America

Nov 19th 2015, 8:24 PM 22,344 Views 151 Comments

“We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty,” said one disgusted Democrat.