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# Obama

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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.
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”.
Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.
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.
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.
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.
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 makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners
US president has now commuted 562 sentences, more than the previous nine presidents combined.
Obama says Trump is 'unfit' and 'woefully unprepared' to be president
This isn’t the first time Obama has criticised the Republican candidate.
"The Democratic Party is in good hands" - Obama gives rousing endorsement of Clinton
The US president was speaking at the Democratic National Convention.
Listen as Donald Trump challenges Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails
And yes, you read that correctly.
Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office
The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.
Watch Obama sing Happy Birthday to his daughter
Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe helped him out.
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.
"Where does this stop?": Obama intervenes to slam 'loose talk' about Muslims
“Are we going to start discriminating them because of their faith?”
Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.”
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy went to an Easter egg hunt at the White House and it was adorable
There were bunny ears.
'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.
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.
These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
Some came from very humble beginnings.
Take a break and watch this 106-year-old dance with the Obamas
Virginia McLaurin fulfilled a dream of visiting the White House.
#ObamaAndKids is the cutest hashtag you'll see today
It will nourish your weary soul.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Secret Service foils plot to kidnap President Obama's pet dogs
The man arrested over the plot told agents he was ‘Jesus Christ’.
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.
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.
Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence ... Trump, not so much
Republicans aren’t so keen on the President’s plans.
Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world
“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”
"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.