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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Obama

All time
# Macho Man Randy Savage
WATCH: Presidential candidate Rand Paul's new ad is the most American thing ever
Fire-breathing American eagle? Check. “Royal Rumble” voice-over? Check.
# put that away
Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”
# terrible twos
This toddler threw a fit in front of President Obama
We’re sure she had her reasons.
# oh hai potus
Barack Obama FINALLY gets his own Twitter account - and he's pretty excited
Now he and Enda can swap messages more freely.
# Explainer
Did Obama tell a huge number of lies about the killing of Osama bin Laden?
A potentially explosive exposé by Seymour Hersh has been slammed by the White House. Get up to speed on the controversy, here…
# Nobama
Watch a 12-year-old student shut a rambling Barack Obama down
“I think you’ve sort of covered everything about that question.”
# drone wars
Obama 'profoundly regrets' drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages
“On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest apologies to the families.”
# Run for the Hills
She's running!: Hillary Clinton will (finally) make it official this weekend
The former First Lady and Secretary of State is to run again for the White House.
# morto
Did you see Obama being the most embarrassing dad ever?
Can’t bring him anywhere.
# oh hi obama
Pope Francis is heading to the White House
It’ll be the pontiff’s first visit to Washington.
# shake it off
Obama denied Enda Kenny's handshake and it will give you extreme secondhand embarrassment
Ground, please. Do us a solid and swallow us up.
# Security Breach
The Secret Service want to build a mock-up of the White House
It said it would help them train better for security breaches.
# First Lady Of Funk
Michelle Obama danced to Uptown Funk with Ellen - and it was amazing
Saturday night and she in the spot, don’t believe me? Just watch.
# the cook of the irish
Obama will get a LOAD of Irish food today, but no Tayto
It’ll all probably be destroyed though…
# joint chief
"I'm not saying I'm any funnier. I'm saying weed is now legal" - Obama plays joker-in-chief
The US President was speaking at the glitzy Gridiron Club banquet.
# Commander in Tweets
Barack Obama reads mean tweets about himself*
*But they weren’t that mean.
# mean tweets
Obama read out all these mean tweets about himself
Thanks Obama.
# Computer Says No
Hillary's deleted emails were about Chelsea's wedding and yoga, apparently
Meanwhile, Bill has said he doesn’t actually use email…
# hands in the air
Enda Kenny is going to perform at a music festival in Texas*
*No word on whether or not he’ll actually sing.
# Terror
US at War: "The terrorists do not speak for a billion Muslims"
Barack Obama has been criticised domestically for not describing the attacks in Denmark and France as the work of “Islamic radicals”.
# error
Fox TV affiliate apologises for accidentally identifying Obama as a rape suspect
# duckface
Obama uses selfie stick in the soundest presidential carry on ever
Thanks Obama.
# modi mode
Indian prime minister wears suit with his own name written all over it
That’s not a suit, THIS is a suit.
# Saudi Arabia
Ireland to pay respects at King Abdullah condolence service
Ambassador Tony Cotter is representing the Department of Foreign Affairs.
# Walk and talk
6 things The West Wing taught us about The State of the Union
Bartlet for America.
# the good news
Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night was unexpectedly feisty
The President’s speech was an attempt to sell a story of a national economy emerging from the “shadow of crisis”.
# potus
Obama apologises to couple after they're forced to relocate their wedding
The president’s golf game is more important than a marriage. This we have learned.
# Stereotypes
Watch Barack Obama wonderfully shut down toy gender stereotypes
So lovely.
# pr money can't buy
Sony is now going to release The Interview to "the largest possible audience"
Only 200-300 cinemas are, however, expected to show the film.
# Hacking
US to review North Korea terror status after Sony hack
President Barack Obama said the hacking incident was not an act of war.
# proposal
North Korea: 'We had nothing to do with the Sony attack'
Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.
Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently
It was the best birthday present he could get.
# Phew
US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
The late night vote followed a long day of arm-twisting by the White House as dozens of Democrats revolted over parts of the bill.
# long walk to freedom
"I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade
Uruguay has agreed to take six former prisoners.
# Rescue
US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation
His sister made a plea for his safe return just this morning.
# off limits
Aide resigns after telling Obama daughters to "dress like you deserve respect"
Elizabeth Lauten was communications director to a Republican congressman
# house of cards
'You need a humour bypass': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
In a week that saw a new Garda Commissioner, a big fat ‘no’ from the ECB and some serious eye-rolling.
# executive privileges
Here's what the Obamas are having for Thanksgiving dinner
“We go all out on pies. We don’t play with pie.”
"Some might call this amnesty" ... Obama pardons two turkeys from their terrible and delicious fate
“I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked-about executive action this month.”
# Irish Abroad
A Galway man is introducing Barack Obama in Chicago tonight
Obama is being introduced at a rally in Chicago by Galway man and restaurateur Billy Lawless.