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# obama - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President
# Commuted
# Commuted

Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President

Jan 19th 2017, 9:08 PM 22,532 Views 72 Comments

It was the last time he planned to exercise his presidential powers in any significant way.

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?
# In Moneygall
# In Moneygall

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?

Jan 19th 2017, 7:45 PM 29,715 Views 40 Comments

As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.

# obama - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out
# Be Grand
# Be Grand

'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out

Jan 18th 2017, 9:43 PM 24,720 Views 85 Comments

Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer

Jan 18th 2017, 9:46 AM 25,997 Views 80 Comments

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?

Jan 18th 2017, 8:21 AM 25,124 Views 69 Comments

After commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, should Obama offer a pardon to the whistleblower Edward Snowden?

Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force
# First Lady
# First Lady

Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force

Jan 18th 2017, 6:06 AM 22,706 Views 35 Comments

The Princeton and Harvard graduate made the role of First Lady her own.

# obama - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Obama presenting Joe Biden with his medal has become the loveliest meme
# Presidential
From The Daily Edge
# Presidential

Obama presenting Joe Biden with his medal has become the loveliest meme

Jan 14th 2017, 4:30 PM 12,277 Views 0 Comments

We’ll miss them.

# obama - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Bono whipped out a guitar for Obama in the White House and it’s peak Bono
# Unprompted
From The Daily Edge
# Unprompted

Bono whipped out a guitar for Obama in the White House and it’s peak Bono

Jan 12th 2017, 9:17 AM 12,715 Views 3 Comments

“And now… Wonderwall!”

# obama - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
# Clemency
# Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

Jan 11th 2017, 8:12 PM 27,862 Views 48 Comments

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# obama - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'He might come to the plaza and have a burger': Obama's 'coming back to Ireland'
# I'll Be Back
# I'll Be Back

'He might come to the plaza and have a burger': Obama's 'coming back to Ireland'

Jan 7th 2017, 1:45 PM 40,719 Views 128 Comments

The US ambassador to Ireland said he expects Obama to visit in the next year.

# obama - Friday 6 January, 2017

Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady
# Fond Farewell
# Fond Farewell

Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady

Jan 6th 2017, 9:24 PM 20,438 Views 35 Comments

Obama said being first lady was ‘the greatest honour of my life’.

Obama says Chicago attack shows 'a lot of problems that have been there a long time'
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Obama says Chicago attack shows 'a lot of problems that have been there a long time'

Jan 6th 2017, 7:53 AM 31,989 Views 104 Comments

Four black suspects were charged with kidnapping and hate crimes over the assault of a mentally disabled white man.

# obama - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands
# Legal Limbo
# Legal Limbo

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Jan 4th 2017, 7:08 AM 22,452 Views 57 Comments

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

# obama - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Enda Kenny really likes to give people crystal bowls
# Heads Of State
# Heads Of State

Enda Kenny really likes to give people crystal bowls

Dec 25th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,875 Views 21 Comments

Sometimes with shamrock, sometimes without.

# obama - Friday 23 December, 2016

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment
# Cold War Of Words
# Cold War Of Words

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment

Dec 23rd 2016, 3:33 PM 15,704 Views 70 Comments

The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference
# Russia
# Russia

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference

Dec 23rd 2016, 12:10 PM 24,302 Views 68 Comments

Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.

# obama - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Barack Obama Plaza got a lengthy shout out in the New Yorker
# Obama
From The Daily Edge
# Obama

Barack Obama Plaza got a lengthy shout out in the New Yorker

Dec 11th 2016, 3:26 PM 7,836 Views 2 Comments

Finally the recognition it deserves.

# obama - Friday 9 December, 2016

Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign
# The Kremlin
# The Kremlin

Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign

Dec 9th 2016, 7:54 PM 9,643 Views 24 Comments

The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.

# obama - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)

Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)

Dec 1st 2016, 7:29 AM 10,985 Views 27 Comments

Dylan has also indicated he will skip the Nobel award ceremony in December.

# obama - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro
# Cold War
# Cold War

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

Nov 28th 2016, 7:48 AM 10,647 Views 152 Comments

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# obama - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Clinton campaign to take part in recount of votes in Wisconsin
# Taking On Trump
# Taking On Trump

Clinton campaign to take part in recount of votes in Wisconsin

Nov 26th 2016, 7:44 PM 21,634 Views 66 Comments

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in Wisconsin and has announced her intention to also seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

# obama - Saturday 19 November, 2016

This is where the Obamas will call home after the White House
# Downsizing
# Downsizing

This is where the Obamas will call home after the White House

Nov 19th 2016, 9:30 AM 51,619 Views 40 Comments

They are staying in Washington DC and will have to make do with nine bedrooms.

# obama - Friday 18 November, 2016

'I loved the debates, I loved his approach': Kanye West booed after declaring Trump support
# Gold Digger
# Gold Digger

'I loved the debates, I loved his approach': Kanye West booed after declaring Trump support

Nov 18th 2016, 8:45 PM 18,143 Views 32 Comments

West stunned the crowd during a performance in San Jose, California.

# obama - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'Trump triumphs': How the media reacted to shock election result
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Trump triumphs': How the media reacted to shock election result

Nov 9th 2016, 8:45 AM 23,916 Views 61 Comments

From ‘House of Horrors’ to ‘They said it couldn’t happen’.

# obama - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Obama's legacy: Eight years on, how did all that 'hopey-changey stuff' work out?
# Moving House
# Moving House

Obama's legacy: Eight years on, how did all that 'hopey-changey stuff' work out?

Nov 5th 2016, 9:30 PM 27,933 Views 73 Comments

America’s first black president promised an era of hope and change. Did he live up to his own hype?

# obama - Sunday 30 October, 2016

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump
# Astronaut
# Astronaut

First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump

Oct 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 25,985 Views 25 Comments

Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.

# obama - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate
# Oh Brother
# Oh Brother

Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate

Oct 19th 2016, 6:55 AM 22,830 Views 78 Comments

Hillary Clinton’s guest will be basketball club owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump.

# obama - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead
# Quiet You
# Quiet You

"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead

Oct 18th 2016, 8:10 PM 18,268 Views 94 Comments

“If, whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the US president said.

"Tough time to start over for a man": Obama grilled over job prospects on late-night TV
# Audacity Of Dole
# Audacity Of Dole

"Tough time to start over for a man": Obama grilled over job prospects on late-night TV

Oct 18th 2016, 8:28 AM 26,548 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Colbert wasn’t impressed at Obama’s lack of promotions.

# obama - Friday 14 October, 2016

'Civility is on the ballot': Obama warns US about what might happen if Trump is elected
# That Escalated Quickly
# That Escalated Quickly

'Civility is on the ballot': Obama warns US about what might happen if Trump is elected

Oct 14th 2016, 7:19 PM 16,277 Views 64 Comments

Obama labelled Trump as a “dictator-in-the-making”.

Trump's defence to sex assault claims is to attack US media for "outright lies"
# Not Backing Down
# Not Backing Down

Trump's defence to sex assault claims is to attack US media for "outright lies"

Oct 14th 2016, 7:43 AM 17,168 Views 240 Comments

Less than four weeks out from the vote, The Republican candidate is scrambling.

# obama - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments
# Trump
# Trump

Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments

Oct 12th 2016, 8:39 PM 12,575 Views 78 Comments

The current president of the US said the businessman is not fit to work in a local corner shop.

# obama - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti
# Hurricane Matthew
# Hurricane Matthew

Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti

Oct 7th 2016, 2:40 PM 18,332 Views 46 Comments

The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.

# obama - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"
# Reflection
# Reflection

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

Sep 22nd 2016, 9:46 PM 15,306 Views 105 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 12:36 PM 16,357 Views 52 Comments

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

# obama - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction
# Keep The Recovery Going
# Keep The Recovery Going

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

Sep 17th 2016, 9:15 AM 8,844 Views 26 Comments

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

Trump finally admits President Obama was born in the US
# Birther Movement
# Birther Movement

Trump finally admits President Obama was born in the US

Sep 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 30,250 Views 103 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 7:34 AM 17,217 Views 139 Comments

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

# obama - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
# Sorry About That
# Sorry About That

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

Sep 6th 2016, 9:17 AM 29,655 Views 65 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# obama - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
# His Favourite Insult
# His Favourite Insult

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

Sep 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 25,108 Views 80 Comments

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