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# election 2020
'See you on the campaign trail, Liz!': Trump responds to Elizabeth Warren's 2020 bid
Warren is among the highest-profile of the growing pool of Democrats hoping to unseat Trump in 2020.
# XOXO Gossip Girl
XOXO: Kristen Bell read Donald Trump's tweets out in the voice of Gossip Girl
This is gold.
# Trump on IDs
9 of the best reactions to Donald Trump thinking you need ID to buy groceries
Well, this is awkward.
# ooh burn
The folk behind Merriam-Webster Dictionary's Twitter page ripped it out of Donald Trump
Oh, that ending was brutal.
# potus
17 times Barack Obama was just seriously sound on Twitter
And unlikely to start World War III.
# stop right now
Trump travel ban was halted because it would cause "irreparable injury" if it went ahead
A federal court in Hawaii halted the revised executive order yesterday.
# haters going crazy
Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia
The President of the United States made the comments on Twitter – where else? – today.
Voices
America First: 'If President Trump stays “on message,” he may just unite, not further divide, the US'
In electing Donald Trump, the people of the US have, at least in part, signalled to the world that they want to recalibrate their relationship with it, writes Larry Donnelly.
# Inauguration
17 brilliantly Irish responses to the prospect of President Trump
“And now to ride Mrs O’Reilly”
Voices
'Get ready for a rollercoaster': Tom Clonan on Trump’s Cabinet and Defence Secretary
There has been much economic analysis around the likely impact of Donald Trump’s presidency but there are important security concerns too, writes Tom Clonan.
Voices
An American in Ireland: 'In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart'
People might be feeling outrage and sadness but we need to be optimistic too, writes Sue Norton.
# potus
Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States
Trump secured victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by claiming enough states to reach over the crucial 270 electoral college vote mark.
# potus
Twitter is fondly remembering all of Obama's best moments with the hashtag #ObamaDay
Thanks, Obama!
# potus
Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia with huge protests
Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters have descended on Philadelphia to protest against Hillary Clinton.
# potus
#ObamaAndKids is the cutest hashtag you'll see today
It will nourish your weary soul.
# love wins
14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision
Same-sex marriage is now legal across the whole of the US.
# potus
12 of the quickest reactions to Barack Obama joining Twitter
Welcome to Twitter POTUS.
# 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.
# 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.
# Tax Returns
Here's how much the Obamas paid in tax last year (and how much they gave to charity)
The couple paid an effective income tax rate of 20.4 per cent.
# hostile reception
We were showcased as a 'nation of pimps' during Obama visit - Daly
The ULA TD says she wouldn’t have been surprised to have seen ministers dressed up in leprechaun hats.
# Not the News
This is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# US 2012
VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad
Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.
# meat heads
Bizarre meat portraits of Obama and Romney
Artist makes the ultimeat tribute to Barack Obameat and Meat Romney. What’s your beef with that?
# pda
Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss
The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.
# election 2012
Down with the kids: Barack Obama slow-jams the news
What’s that then?
# Zeitgeist
Barack Obama has joined Pinterest (and posted the Obama family chilli recipe)
Red wine vinegar in chilli? Really, Obama?
# tensions
Obama warns North Korea against conducting rocket test
The US president said there will be consequences if North Korea goes ahead with its plans to test a long-range rocket next month.
# One Year In
From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year
The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the US Presidential race outcome affect us?
The United States is moving into White House fever after Super Tuesday – but do you think a change of US President (or not) come November will have any impact on Ireland?
# Review 2011
14 game-changing moments of 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
# foursquare
Mayor of the White House: Obama on Foursquare
US President joins location-based social network – so on which Internet hangout will he pop up next?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Some of the news and views you may have missed in the excitement of this afternoon…
# Obama
In photos: Obama’s visit to Ireland
The visit of US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in pictures…
# Obama
#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit
Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.
# Obama
Obama speaks in Dublin: "Never has a nation so small inspired so much in another"
At College Green, Dublin, this evening, the US president spoke warmly of the enduring “friendship and shared values” that continue to support a close relationship between the US and Ireland.
# Obama
Irish musicians, actors and sports stars join festivities at Obama concert
Jedward takes to the stage at College Green to sing their Eurovision hit after Daniel Day-Lewis extended a warm welcome to the US president, incorporating the words of former president Abraham Lincoln.
# Obama
Access to College Green restricted as crowds build for Obama event
Gardaí say the area near the stage for tonight’s event is already at capacity and are appealing to people not to travel in to that area of town.
# Obama
Thousands gather in Dublin city hours ahead of Obama’s presidential address
The US president performing at today’s event which will also feature music from Irish acts including Westlife, Jedward and Sharon Shannon.