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# obama - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office Troops

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

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

# obama - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Watch Obama sing Happy Birthday to his daughter Happy Birthday To Youuuu This post contains videos

Watch Obama sing Happy Birthday to his daughter

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe helped him out.

# obama - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama raises concerns about global growth in the wake of Brexit vote Economy

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

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

# obama - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "Where does this stop?": Obama intervenes to slam 'loose talk' about Muslims Orlando Shooting

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

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

# obama - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows' Islamic State

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

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

# obama - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama formally endorses Hillary Clinton for US presidency Endorsement

Obama formally endorses Hillary Clinton for US presidency

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama is not impressed that he hasn't been given €1 billion to fight Zika Zika Virus

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

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

# obama - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334 Washington

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The White House has intervened in America's raging transgender bathroom debate Political Battle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump's former butler says Obama should be "hung for treason" Stop Saying Stuff

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama tells Britain it would be "back of the queue" if it leaves the EU Brexit

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

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

# obama - Saturday 2 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama calls for more to be done to prevent nuclear attack by Islamic State “madmen” Global Summit

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

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

# obama - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘What did you say about political prisoners?’ Castro fields questions at Obama press conference Awkward

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

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

# obama - Sunday 20 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama aims to end decades of hostility with historic visit to Cuba Cold War Foes

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

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

# obama - Sunday 6 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history Rags To Riches

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

Some came from very humble beginnings.

# obama - Monday 22 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Take a break and watch this 106-year-old dance with the Obamas Lifelong Dream This post contains videos

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

Virginia McLaurin fulfilled a dream of visiting the White House.

# obama - Sunday 21 February, 2016

#ObamaAndKids is the cutest hashtag you’ll see today

It will nourish your weary soul.

# obama - Thursday 18 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama has confirmed he’ll visit Cuba next month Havana Breakthrough

Barack Obama has confirmed he’ll visit Cuba next month

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama asks Republicans to ‘rise above the venom’ after judge’s unexpected death Supreme Court

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A judge who sentenced a man to 55 years in prison is pleading for his release Mandatory Sentencing

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

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

# obama - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘Insulting Muslims diminishes us’: Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump Peddling Fiction

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

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

# obama - Saturday 9 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Secret Service foils plot to kidnap President Obama’s pet dogs Fdotus

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

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

# obama - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fox News host slams Obama’s tearful display, says he hid ‘raw onion’ in podium No More Tears

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Obama in tears as he announces plan on gun control Emotional

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence … Trump, not so much Mass Shootings This post contains videos

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

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

# obama - Friday 1 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world Follow My Lead

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

“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”

# obama - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “Don’t eat the pizza”: How to survive a high-stress job Less Stress More Success

“Don’t eat the pizza”: How to survive a high-stress job

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

# obama - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments’ Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was “schlonged” by Barack Obama in their 2008 race Below The Belt This post contains videos

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

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

# obama - Friday 11 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished Esta

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

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

# obama - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Russian supermarket apologises for product showing Barack Obama as a monkey The Apes Of Wrath

Russian supermarket apologises for product showing Barack Obama as a monkey

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

From TheJournal.ie Bombs and thousands of bullets found at California shooting suspects’ house San Bernadino

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

Twelve pipe bombs were found in the suspects’ home.

# obama - Monday 30 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A game changer? Here’s what’s actually happening at the Paris climate conference Explainer

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

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

# obama - Thursday 19 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America US4038

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

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

# obama - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 9 things we learned from Barack Obama’s interview with GQ Life In The White House

9 things we learned from Barack Obama’s interview with GQ

The US President says he’s quit smoking

# obama - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees Paris Attacks

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

# obama - Monday 16 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are Islamic State? Terror Army

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

From TheJournal.ie “France is at war” – Francois Hollande Paris Attacks

“France is at war” – Francois Hollande

Hollande and Barack Obama have both given addresses in short order this afternoon.

# obama - Friday 13 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi’s party storms to victory despite ‘dirty tricks and crackdowns’ Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party storms to victory despite ‘dirty tricks and crackdowns’

The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.

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