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From TheJournal.ie It'll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today Caption Time

It'll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today

Enda Kenny will meet US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Joe Biden completely stole Obama's State of the Union thunder

Smile, though your heart is breaking…

From TheJournal.ie 85-year-old American granddad released from North Korea Free

85-year-old American granddad released from North Korea

Merrill Newman had been visiting Pyongyang as a tourist when he was accused by the North Korean goverment of committing a number of crimes.

Kay Burley's best Sky News moments and meltdowns Pray For Kay This post contains videos

Kay Burley's best Sky News moments and meltdowns

Shine on you crazy diamond.

From TheJournal.ie Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations Leaks

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

From TheJournal.ie Bullets made of chocolate? America's VP says the world would be a better place Gun Control

Bullets made of chocolate? America's VP says the world would be a better place

Joe Biden told a second-grader that he “really liked” his idea about guns that shoot chocolate instead of bullets.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: RTE stars confused by Pope’s message of humility, and Office of Public Works ‘may never know’ the source of the Cork floods.

From TheJournal.ie US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland Irish Visit

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

The news follows talks in Washington yesterday between the US Vice President and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Biden urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents Gun Control

Biden urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents

Biden advocated a series of proposals, including universal background checks for gun owners, a ban on many military-style weapons and a limit on the size of magazines.

From TheJournal.ie Biden officially sworn in for second term as US vice-president Take Two

Biden officially sworn in for second term as US vice-president

The vice-president took the oath with his hand on a family bible, in a small ceremony at the Naval Observatory.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline Barack Obama

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline

The new budget package can’t take effect just yet – because the House of Representatives didn’t wait around.

From TheJournal.ie Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month United States

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month

Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.

Joe Biden to appear in Amy Poehler comedy Parks and Recreation Knope 2012 This post contains images

Joe Biden to appear in Amy Poehler comedy Parks and Recreation

The Veep is to make a cameo appearance in the NBC show.

The Dredge: Which celeb is getting a tattoo (and taking his top off) now? OMG This post contains videos

The Dredge: Which celeb is getting a tattoo (and taking his top off) now?

Happy Friday, you celebrity dirt-bags.

From TheJournal.ie In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election In Pictures This post contains images

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.

Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies? Baby Love This post contains images

Obama v Romney: Who’s better at holding babies?

It’s time to get down to what really matters in this election.

From TheJournal.ie Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate US 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

From TheJournal.ie US 2012: If you missed the debate, this is the only moment you have to see US 2012

US 2012: If you missed the debate, this is the only moment you have to see

US Vice President Joe Biden and his Republican opponent Paul Ryan went head-to-head during last night’s vice presidential debate.

From TheJournal.ie US 2012: Biden and Ryan go head to head during 'combative' debate US 2012

US 2012: Biden and Ryan go head to head during 'combative' debate

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan went head-to-head last night – but who came out best?

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans Usa 2012

Obama: Paul Ryan is the "ideological leader" of Republicans

Speaking about Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick for the first time, Obama praised Ryan as a decent family man.

From TheJournal.ie US vice-president Biden backs gay marriage Gay Marriage

US vice-president Biden backs gay marriage

Joe Biden is the highest-ranking US politician to come out in support of equal marriage rights.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: the Kennys at the White House Love-in This post contains videos

WATCH: the Kennys at the White House

Also starring Joe Biden and a joke about lubricant.

From TheJournal.ie Ding ding! Enda Kenny set to ring opening bell on Wall Street today USA! USA!

Ding ding! Enda Kenny set to ring opening bell on Wall Street today

The Taoiseach is in the middle of his trip to the US to promote Ireland. Tomorrow he will meet President Obama in the White House for a bilateral meeting.

From TheJournal.ie New definition of rape in US makes men victims for first time Law

New definition of rape in US makes men victims for first time

More people will count as victims as a result of the change in FBI crime reporting.

From TheJournal.ie Recovering Giffords to attend astronaut husband's retirement ceremony Giffords

Recovering Giffords to attend astronaut husband's retirement ceremony

The congresswoman who was near-fatally shot in January is married to Mark Kelly, the commander of the last mission of space shuttle Endeavour in May.

From TheJournal.ie Biden: Authorities pursuing unconfirmed terror threat USA

Biden: Authorities pursuing unconfirmed terror threat

The CIA has briefed the country’s leaders about a planned terrorist threat targeting New York City or Washington DC by three individuals in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Brawling US and Chinese teams say sorry - and swap souvenirs Time Out

Brawling US and Chinese teams say sorry - and swap souvenirs

Joe Biden looked on in dismay as a basketball game meant to cement goodwill between US and China descends into a brawl – but it’s all okay now…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know: the latest on the murder of two Down women in Turkey, the grim outlook for the Waterford whale, a high-profile defection in Libya, and Simon Cowell’s plans for the afterlife

From TheJournal.ie Don't worry: US VP heads to China after criticism over downgrade China

Don't worry: US VP heads to China after criticism over downgrade

China was less than kind about the US’s recent downgrading by Standard & Poor’s.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal Debt Deal

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal

The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.

From TheJournal.ie Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default Debt Crisis

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

From TheJournal.ie A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling Debt Ceiling

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling United States

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling

A bipartisan Congress prepares for yet more gridlock, as the clock ticks down on staving off a United States default.

Joe Biden specials: 8 of the American VP's major gaffes

Should we look forward to more Bidenisms on the VP’s Twitter account?

Joe Biden joins Twitter...well, kind of @VP This post contains videos

Joe Biden joins Twitter...well, kind of

VP Joe Biden joins Twitter and tells the world he has nicknamed his wife “Dr. B”.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: Obama and Boehner team up to win golf summit Fore! This post contains images

Gallery: Obama and Boehner team up to win golf summit

Putting partisanship aside the US president and the House Speaker enjoyed a round of golf on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie US to stop pension payments as national debt reaches $14.3 TRILLION legal limit United States

US to stop pension payments as national debt reaches $14.3 TRILLION legal limit

Timothy Geithner tells Congress that the US has reached its legal limit for debt – and he’ll need to take drastic action.

From TheJournal.ie Obama hails Navy SEALs as it emerges bin Laden could have been caught sooner Bin Laden

Obama hails Navy SEALs as it emerges bin Laden could have been caught sooner

It is also being reported that Osama bin Laden’s home movies – shot inside the compound in which he was killed last week – will be released to the media later today.

From TheJournal.ie The White House watches as bin Laden is slain Bin Laden This post contains images

The White House watches as bin Laden is slain

The White House releases a gallery of images showing Barack Obama and his team watching the Bin Laden raid live.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi leader declares country ‘independent’ as US leaves Iraq

Iraqi leader declares country ‘independent’ as US leaves

US combat operation formally ends tonight.