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# Obama

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# heavy hitters
How Trump and Obama's inaugurations compare in terms of performers, attendance and cost
Who went and how much did all the festivities cost?
# over and out
'I won't see Trump's inauguration, I'll be over the Atlantic': US Ambassador bows out with Obama
“There is a lot of unpredictability ahead of us. I’m an optimist by nature … I hope President Trump is successful.”
# Commuted
Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President
It was the last time he planned to exercise his presidential powers in any significant way.
# in moneygall
They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?
As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.
# be grand
'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out
Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.
# Wikileaks
Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer
Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?
After commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, should Obama offer a pardon to the whistleblower Edward Snowden?
# First Lady
Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force
The Princeton and Harvard graduate made the role of First Lady her own.
# presidential
Obama presenting Joe Biden with his medal has become the loveliest meme
We’ll miss them.
# unprompted
Bono whipped out a guitar for Obama in the White House and it’s peak Bono
“And now… Wonderwall!”
# Clemency
Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.
# I'll be back
'He might come to the plaza and have a burger': Obama's 'coming back to Ireland'
The US ambassador to Ireland said he expects Obama to visit in the next year.
# Fond farewell
Tearful Michelle Obama gives emotional final speech as first lady
Obama said being first lady was ‘the greatest honour of my life’.
# hate crime
Obama says Chicago attack shows 'a lot of problems that have been there a long time'
Four black suspects were charged with kidnapping and hate crimes over the assault of a mentally disabled white man.
# legal limbo
White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands
Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .
# Heads of State
Enda Kenny really likes to give people crystal bowls
Sometimes with shamrock, sometimes without.
# cold war of words
Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment
The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.
# Russia
'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference
Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.
# Obama
Barack Obama Plaza got a lengthy shout out in the New Yorker
Finally the recognition it deserves.
# The Kremlin
Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign
The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.
Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)
Dylan has also indicated he will skip the Nobel award ceremony in December.
# Cold War
'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro
The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.
# taking on trump
Clinton campaign to take part in recount of votes in Wisconsin
Green Party candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in Wisconsin and has announced her intention to also seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
# downsizing
This is where the Obamas will call home after the White House
They are staying in Washington DC and will have to make do with nine bedrooms.
# gold digger
'I loved the debates, I loved his approach': Kanye West booed after declaring Trump support
West stunned the crowd during a performance in San Jose, California.
# Front Pages
'Trump triumphs': How the media reacted to shock election result
From ‘House of Horrors’ to ‘They said it couldn’t happen’.
# moving house
Obama's legacy: Eight years on, how did all that 'hopey-changey stuff' work out?
America’s first black president promised an era of hope and change. Did he live up to his own hype?
# Astronaut
First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump
Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin.
# oh brother
Donald Trump invites Obama's half-brother to debate
Hillary Clinton’s guest will be basketball club owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump.
# quiet you
"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead
“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.
# Audacity of Dole
"Tough time to start over for a man": Obama grilled over job prospects on late-night TV
Stephen Colbert wasn’t impressed at Obama’s lack of promotions.
# that escalated quickly
'Civility is on the ballot': Obama warns US about what might happen if Trump is elected
Obama labelled Trump as a “dictator-in-the-making”.
# not backing down
Trump's defence to sex assault claims is to attack US media for "outright lies"
Less than four weeks out from the vote, The Republican candidate is scrambling.
# Trump
Obama is the latest to publicly criticise Trump over sexist comments
The current president of the US said the businessman is not fit to work in a local corner shop.
# hurricane matthew
Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti
The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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?
# 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.
# 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”.