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# Obama

All time
# sorry about that
Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# it's escalating
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 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# cold cyber wars
Listen as Donald Trump challenges Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails
And yes, you read that correctly.
# 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.
# happy birthday to youuuu
Watch Obama sing Happy Birthday to his daughter
Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe helped him out.
# 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.
# 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?”
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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”.
# 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.”
# barack my heart
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy went to an Easter egg hunt at the White House and it was adorable
There were bunny ears.
# 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.
# 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.
# rags to riches
These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
Some came from very humble beginnings.
# lifelong dream
Take a break and watch this 106-year-old dance with the Obamas
Virginia McLaurin fulfilled a dream of visiting the White House.
# potus
#ObamaAndKids is the cutest hashtag you'll see today
It will nourish your weary soul.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# fdotus
Secret Service foils plot to kidnap President Obama's pet dogs
The man arrested over the plot told agents he was ‘Jesus Christ’.
# 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.
# 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.
# Mass Shootings
Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence ... Trump, not so much
Republicans aren’t so keen on the President’s plans.
# follow my lead
Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world
“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”
# Less Stress More Success
"Don't eat the pizza": How to survive a high-stress job
According to a man who ran Obama’s digital campaign in 2012.
'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments'
The drone programme has been referred to as a “global assassination campaign” that has murdered over 4,000 people, writes Julien Mercille.
# Below The Belt
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton was "schlonged" by Barack Obama in their 2008 race
Yes, it means the same thing over there as it does here.
# esta
Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished
An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.