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# Barack Obama

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2022
# US Midterms
Biden and Trump clash on eve of US midterm election, as more than 40 million early ballots cast
It’s an election that will shape the rest of Biden’s term – and could pave the way for a White House comeback by Trump.
# us mid terms
Republicans eye 'wake-up call' for Biden as midterms loom
Donald Trump held a rally calling on Republicans to deliver ‘a humiliating rebuke’.
# the obamas
Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House to unveil presidential portraits
Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden invited Barack and Michelle Obama back to their former home to unveil their official portraits.
# the good fight
Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?
Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19
He reiterated his support for the vaccine on Twitter today.
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# democrats
Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has seen his lead extinguished in recent polls.
# Renegades
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast
The pair met for the first time during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have since become friends.
# Obama
Obama warns of ‘dangerous path’ amid Trump’s refusal to accept election result
The former president said he is troubled that Republican officials are humouring Donald Trump.
# Pennsylvania
'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus
Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.
# Race for the White House
What does Joe Biden actually want to do as US president?
The reams of proposals reflect Biden’s belief that the nation faces immense challenges.
# Bat An Eye
FactCheck: No, this photo does not show Obama visiting a Wuhan lab in 2015 to give millions to a 'bat project'
A photograph of Obama in Maryland has been falsely attributed to a laboratory in Wuhan.
# US
Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'
Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.
# Criticism
'A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge': Obama hits out at US response to Covid-19
He made the remarks during a livestreaming event for historically black colleges and universities.
# predecessor
In leaked web call, Obama calls Trump's coronavirus response 'an absolute chaotic disaster'
Obama urges former staffers to join him in rallying behind Joe Biden as he prepares to take on Trump.
# election ahead
'Thanks my friend': Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in unprecedented move
Obama tweeted yesterday that he was proud to work with Trudeau.
# climate of fear
Barack Obama: Americans should reject leaders who 'normalise' racism
Obama did not mention President Trump by name.
# kim darroch
Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama
Kim Darroch described pulling out of the nuclear deal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism”.
# higher ground
Obamas sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify
The former US president and first lady have already signed a deal with Netflix to produce films, documentaries and television series.
# Your Say
Poll: Was Varadkar right to have met with Obama on his US St Patrick's Day visit?
The Irish Times has reported that Varadkar met with Obama during his US St Patrick’s Day visit in March.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you attend a public appearance by Donald Trump in Ireland?
Trump’s upcoming visit has already prompted increased security at Shannon Airport.
# White House
Obama protégé Julian Castro joins 2020 US presidential race
“Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation,” Castro told supporters.
# Democrat
War veteran Tulsi Gabbard to run for US presidency
Her announcement comes ahead of what is expected to be a wave of high-profile candidates throwing their hats in the ring.
# songs of 2018
Hozier's made it on to Obama's Songs Of The Year list
Fair play to him.
# 41st President
'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush
The 41st US President died on Friday at the age of 94.
# First Lady
Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF
The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.
# US Midterm Elections
Obama slams Trump for 'making stuff up'
Obama’s speeches in the Midwest were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency.
# Bomb Threat
US mail bomb suspect charged with five crimes - faces 48 years in prison if found guilty
The bombs are being sent to Trump critics and the White House has come out to defend Trump’s remarks on the matter.
# suspicious packages
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN targeted with suspected explosive devices
Suspect packages sent to other top Democrats are also being investigated.
# Bring Back Obama
Barack Obama is urging women to get more involved in politics as 'men have been getting on my nerves'
Reading the newspapers, Barack is scratching his head at men’s behaviour.
# Johannesburg
Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela
Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.
# Border Control
Former FBI director: Family separation is a 'shameful, disgraceful episode' in US history
James Comey said what has been happening on the Mexican border is “utterly inconsistent with who we are as Americans”.
# streaming it
The Obamas are going into the TV business together
The former US president and first lady have announced a deal with Netflix.
# election meddling
Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling
Trump sent out a rapid-fire series of tweets earlier today venting his frustration.
# Unveiling
'I am humbled': Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled at Portrait Gallery
The gallery in Washington has a complete collection of presidential portraits.
# The lads
16 photos comparing Enda Kenny's retirement to Barack Obama's
A couple of smooth players.
# good news
Barack Obama ends 2017 with a series of 'good news' tweets
In a series of tweets, the former US president referenced a number of different news stories from 2017.
# Royal interview
Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry
Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.
# Texas
Woman charged with plot to assassinate Obama with homemade bomb was caught by cat hair
Julia Poff is charged with sending three devices in the post, one to the then US President.
# jobama
Obama made his own meme for Joe Biden's birthday and Twitter loved it
He’s become self-aware, so it seems.
# citizen obama
Barack Obama turned up for jury duty in Chicago but wasn't selected
Barack Obama turned up for jury duty in Chicago but wasn’t selected