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# US Presidency

All time
# Explainer
The pen is mightier: How US Presidents lay down the law by executive order
The orders make it clear to federal agencies what the presidents want.
# sincere flattery
Melania Trump caught plagiarising again, but this time she's gone for one of her husband's ex-wives
In a speech in Pennsylvania, Trump’s wife said that American culture has become “too mean”.
# buried the hatchet
Former rival Ben Carson endorses Trump for US presidency
The retired neurosurgeon said in his endorsement that there are “two different Donald Trumps”.
# Said and done
Inherent wickedness and tweak my ears: The week in quotes
“Thank you very much Mary for that introduction and you can er, tweak my ears any time.”
# Eastwooding
Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair
The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”
# Rick Santorum
Santorum turns on reporter: 'Would you guys quit distorting what I am saying?'
Rick Santorum accused NYT journalist of trying to distort his comments on Republican rival Mitt Romney.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?
The United States is moving into White House fever after Super Tuesday – but do you think a change of US President (or not) come November will have any impact on Ireland?
# US 2012
Romney extends lead with victory in Washington state
The frontrunner left his opponents scrambling for second place last night in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination.
# Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama: I'm not an "angry black woman"
The First Lady has hit back at assertions in a new book, which said her behaviour caused tensions in the White House.
# Tea Party
Michele Bachmann: The Tea Party is good for America
The US presidential candidate said the right-wing group are “the best antidote” to Obama’s policies – but her lighting setup sparked controversy.
# newtered?
US presidential candidate in scandal over 'fake Twitter followers'
Republican Newt Gingrich has denied allegations that he artificially inflated his online following using more than a million dummy accounts.
# More peas?
Pass the salt please, Mr. President
US President Barack Obama is giving his supporters the chance to join him for an intimate dinner. He’s also asked his Twitter followers what they’d like to discuss over their lasagne.
# Mid-term elections
Hillary rules out future bids at US presidency
America is ready for a female Commander-in-Chief, says the Secretary of State – but it won’t be her.