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# obama - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

President Obama and 'Big Papi' had great craic at the Red Sox' White House reception
# Sox Nation
From The42
# Sox Nation

President Obama and 'Big Papi' had great craic at the Red Sox' White House reception

Apr 2nd 2014, 5:17 PM 4,762 Views 2 Comments

Baseball big-hitter David Ortiz grabbed POTUS in for a quick selfie.

# obama - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Putin calls Obama to suggest examining 'possible steps' to calm Ukraine
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

Putin calls Obama to suggest examining 'possible steps' to calm Ukraine

Mar 29th 2014, 10:37 AM 6,740 Views 72 Comments

Putin told Obama that Russia was still alarmed over the situation in Ukraine after the fall of president Viktor Yanukovych.

# obama - Friday 28 March, 2014

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution
# On The Line
# On The Line

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution

Mar 28th 2014, 10:26 PM 15,136 Views 211 Comments

The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

# obama - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President
# Audience With The Pope
# Audience With The Pope

Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President

Mar 27th 2014, 10:34 AM 14,252 Views 65 Comments

US bishops were among the most outspoken opponents of Obamacare, objecting to its mandatory coverage of contraception.

# obama - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Obama's secret service agents sent home after getting drunk in Amsterdam
# Eurotrip
# Eurotrip

Obama's secret service agents sent home after getting drunk in Amsterdam

Mar 26th 2014, 8:58 AM 17,514 Views 25 Comments

“One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway,” according to the Washington Post.

# obama - Monday 24 March, 2014

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis
# Out In The Cold
# Out In The Cold

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

Mar 24th 2014, 9:35 PM 11,138 Views 139 Comments

The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

# obama - Friday 21 March, 2014

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

Mar 21st 2014, 3:26 PM 8,879 Views 175 Comments

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

# obama - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,070 Views 6 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

Mar 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 12,380 Views 191 Comments

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

Obama says Ellen's Oscar selfie was a 'cheap stunt'
# Odrama
From The Daily Edge
# Odrama

Obama says Ellen's Oscar selfie was a 'cheap stunt'

Mar 20th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,232 Views 0 Comments

Oh no he didn’t.

# obama - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea
# Shot Across The Bow
# Shot Across The Bow

"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea

Mar 19th 2014, 7:55 AM 14,023 Views 172 Comments

Almost worldwide condemnation.

# obama - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats
# Crimea
# Crimea

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

Mar 8th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,226 Views 89 Comments

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

# obama - Friday 7 March, 2014

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis
# Hotline
# Hotline

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Mar 7th 2014, 7:53 AM 6,915 Views 167 Comments

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

# obama - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# New Fix
# New Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 2nd 2014, 8:07 PM 11,451 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

# obama - Friday 28 February, 2014

US issues warning as Russian military 'now controls Crimea'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US issues warning as Russian military 'now controls Crimea'

Feb 28th 2014, 10:53 PM 22,633 Views 294 Comments

President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.

# obama - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Homophobic church sign in New York blames Obama
# Harlem
From The Daily Edge
# Harlem

Homophobic church sign in New York blames Obama

Feb 27th 2014, 10:00 PM 2,770 Views 4 Comments

The sign appears outside a church in Harlem.

# obama - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Obama gives a nod to Caddyshack during Harold Ramis tribute
# Total Consciousness
From The Daily Edge
# Total Consciousness

Obama gives a nod to Caddyshack during Harold Ramis tribute

Feb 25th 2014, 10:00 PM 2,169 Views 0 Comments

A fitting tribute.

# obama - Monday 24 February, 2014

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'

Feb 24th 2014, 5:55 PM 8,424 Views 27 Comments

… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.

# obama - Sunday 23 February, 2014

This Daily Record headline about Obama is unstoppably good
# Top Work
From The Daily Edge
# Top Work

This Daily Record headline about Obama is unstoppably good

Feb 23rd 2014, 9:33 AM 2,190 Views 0 Comments

*applause*

# obama - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Orange Revolution leader freed from prison as president leaves Kiev
# Taking To The Streets
# Taking To The Streets

Orange Revolution leader freed from prison as president leaves Kiev

Feb 22nd 2014, 12:28 PM 21,157 Views 92 Comments

Yulia Tymoshenko spearheaded Ukraine’s pro-democracy 2004 Orange Revolution.

# obama - Friday 21 February, 2014

Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China
# Nice To Meet You
# Nice To Meet You

Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China

Feb 21st 2014, 9:49 AM 11,266 Views 25 Comments

The meeting was only announced late last night and is being held behind closed doors.

# obama - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality

Jan 29th 2014, 6:47 AM 4,905 Views 31 Comments

In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…

# obama - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address
# SOTU
# SOTU

What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address

Jan 28th 2014, 9:30 PM 5,935 Views 31 Comments

Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.

# obama - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009
# European Tour
# European Tour

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009

Jan 21st 2014, 2:04 PM 5,141 Views 61 Comments

The US President has said he’s “hugely impressed” with the pontiff’s humility and empathy with the poor. Obama will also be paying a visit to Brussels.

# obama - Friday 17 January, 2014

Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue
# Spying
# Spying

Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue

Jan 17th 2014, 6:34 PM 6,664 Views 37 Comments

The NSA will now have to seek court orders to access data on specific targets, but will continue to collect massive amounts of data.

Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms
# Spying
# Spying

Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms

Jan 17th 2014, 7:29 AM 3,369 Views 42 Comments

The US president is expected to roll out only modest changes to the way in which the NSA collects phone and internet information.

# obama - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits

Jan 14th 2014, 4:00 PM 4,442 Views 4 Comments

It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers

# obama - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

Dec 31st 2013, 3:00 PM 5,455 Views 37 Comments

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

# obama - Monday 23 December, 2013

Gay marriage was legal in Utah for the weekend but a ban could return today
# Court Battle
# Court Battle

Gay marriage was legal in Utah for the weekend but a ban could return today

Dec 23rd 2013, 3:11 PM 8,485 Views 113 Comments

A statewide ban was ruled illegal but conservatives in favour of it are not giving in.

# obama - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying
# Data Mining
# Data Mining

Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying

Dec 18th 2013, 11:45 AM 5,941 Views 15 Comments

The internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers.

# obama - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

Dec 10th 2013, 12:02 PM 4,572 Views 10 Comments

They were the first deaths suffered by French troops since they entered the African nation, an unstable former colony, last week to quell an upsurge in violence.

# obama - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Sunny Obama takes down toddler at White House Christmas event
# Enjoy Your Trip
From The Daily Edge
# Enjoy Your Trip

Sunny Obama takes down toddler at White House Christmas event

Dec 5th 2013, 10:11 AM 20,063 Views 17 Comments

The little girl lost her balance when greeting the Obama’s newest pup.

# obama - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees

Nov 26th 2013, 7:25 PM 8,538 Views 17 Comments

Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.

# obama - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher
# Nuclear Talks
# Nuclear Talks

Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher

Nov 24th 2013, 6:50 PM 5,142 Views 25 Comments

After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.

# obama - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among those awarded US's highest civilian honour
# You Get A Medal
# You Get A Medal

Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among those awarded US's highest civilian honour

Nov 20th 2013, 6:58 PM 10,085 Views 22 Comments

The Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony was lent added poignancy as the award was first minted by John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this week.

# obama - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Two of Obama's Secret Service agents removed for 'misconduct'
# Secret Agents
# Secret Agents

Two of Obama's Secret Service agents removed for 'misconduct'

Nov 14th 2013, 8:06 AM 12,721 Views 27 Comments

An investigation found two agents sent sexually suggestive emails to a female colleague.

# obama - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered
# Spying
# Spying

A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered

Oct 29th 2013, 10:12 AM 4,806 Views 26 Comments

Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.

# obama - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims
# Spying
# Spying

Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims

Oct 27th 2013, 11:01 AM 10,149 Views 80 Comments

Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.

# obama - Saturday 26 October, 2013

German spy chiefs will travel to US to demand explanations
# Spygate
# Spygate

German spy chiefs will travel to US to demand explanations

Oct 26th 2013, 11:55 AM 4,870 Views 38 Comments

Allegations of US spying has caused “a moment of tension” with some allies, admitted the US.

# obama - Friday 25 October, 2013

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'
# US Spying
# US Spying

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'

Oct 25th 2013, 8:21 AM 4,502 Views 36 Comments

France and Germany have called for an agreement with the US by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying.