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#Obama

# obama - Thursday 22 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly" Reflection

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.

From TheJournal.ie US kid writes to five-year-old Syrian refugee offering him a place in his family Omran Daqneesh

US kid writes to five-year-old Syrian refugee offering him a place in his family

Alex, from New York, wrote after seeing a photograph of bloodied and dazed Omran Daqneesh.

# obama - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction Keep The Recovery Going

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

# obama - Friday 16 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Trump finally admits President Obama was born in the US Birther Movement

Trump finally admits President Obama was born in the US

Trump has said repeatedly during the campaign that he no longer talks about the “birther” issue, but has nevertheless refused to retract his previous comments.

# obama - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Putin is "far more" of a leader than Barack Obama US Election

Trump says Putin is "far more" of a leader than Barack Obama

According to the Republican presidential nominee, Putin “has very strong control over a country”.

# obama - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore' Sorry About That

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# obama - Monday 5 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore' His Favourite Insult

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.

# obama - Monday 22 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A federal judge has struck down Obama's rules on transgender bathroom use LGBT Issues

A federal judge has struck down Obama's rules on transgender bathroom use

Judge Reed O’Connor has ruled in favour of Texas and 12 other states, which challenged new regulations allowing youths to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

# obama - Friday 12 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie I really meant it when I said Obama was the founder of Isis, Trump insists Like Literally

I really meant it when I said Obama was the founder of Isis, Trump insists

He’s not apologising – and he’s not explaining very much either.

# obama - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Hillary accuses Trump of "crossing the line", so Trump accuses Obama of "founding Isis" It's Escalating This post contains videos

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

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

# obama - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners Obama Clementia

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners

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

# obama - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama says Trump is 'unfit' and 'woefully unprepared' to be president Don't Hold Barack

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

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

# obama - Thursday 28 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "The Democratic Party is in good hands" - Obama gives rousing endorsement of Clinton Ringing Endorsement

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

The US president was speaking at the Democratic National Convention.

# obama - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Listen as Donald Trump challenges Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails Cold Cyber Wars This post contains videos

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

And yes, you read that correctly.

# 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.

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