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# President Barack Obama

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# Oops
US presidential hopeful calls Charleston massacre an accident
The Republican governor said drugs, and not gun control, may be the real issue here.
# Leaders' Questions
WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace
The Deputy struggled to understand the Taoiseach’s Irish, who refused to speak in English.
# Charlie Hebdo
White House: 'We should have sent someone more important to Paris march'
Security arrangements prevented Obama from attending.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Enda Kenny do the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Everyone from Ben Affleck to George Bush have had a bucket of ice water chucked over them. Should our Taoiseach get involved?
# ticktock
Late surge in enrollment for Obamacare as deadline hits
It will be months before it’s clear whether the law has made medical assurance affordable.
# Chemical Weapons
Obama asks Congress to authorise military action against Syria
The decision represents a significant gamble for Obama, who has an estranged relationship with lawmakers.
Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.
# Syria
US reconsidering whether to arm Syrian rebels as at least 50 die in Bayda
The potential rethink comes a week after the US said that they believed that chemical weapons had been used in the country.
# shamrockin the usa
Kenny set for 'shamrock ceremony' at White House... on Tuesday
The Taoiseach will visit the White House to hand over shamrock during a ceremony that began 61 years ago.
# United States
$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US
Meetings between President Obama and top congressional leaders broke down yesterday as they failed to reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit.
# free trade
Tánaiste hails Obama commitment to free trade agreement
In his State of the Union address last night, Obama said the US will launch talks on an agreement with the EU.
# Gun Debate
White House issues photo of Obama with gun
The image, dated from last August, shows the President skeet shooting.
# Shooting
Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting
The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.
# Fiscal cliff
'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails
Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.
# US 2012
VIDEO: Four key moments in last night's US presidential debate
US President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney went head-to-head for the second of their debates last night.
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour
Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: New Year's Eve
On New Year’s Eve, we bring you a round up of the day’s main stories, including: Clarke and McIlroy make the honours list; a rise in callouts for the bomb squad; and copyright is lifted on James Joyce’s work.
# Roads
Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011
From Obama’s visit to a truck that spilled mayonnaise all over a road, we take a look at some of the standout moments in traffic on Ireland’s roads in 2011.
# Donald Trump
Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump
US businessman reacts to Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland and says the US should not promise any financial help to the country.
Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround
Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, despite the hype, the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama will not be the catalyst for a major change in Ireland’s financial fortunes.
Pentagon clears McChrystal of any wrongdoing
A Rolling Stone article was at centre of storm in which now retired Gen McChrystal was accused of being disrespectful about top US officials.
Truck carrying explosive material crashes into shop in Moneygall
Owner of shop also owns Barack Obama’s ancestral home – no-one was injured in the morning accident.
# Your Say
Poll: Does it really matter if Obama only spends five hours in Ireland?
Initial reports suggest that Obama’s much vaunted Irish trip will in fact be the miniest of mini-breaks.
# Obama Mini-break
Now you see him... Obama may only stay in Ireland for five hours
Initial reports from the White House show that President Obama is planning a very, very short stay in Ireland