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# US President

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# Tit for tat
US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea
The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
# between two ferns
5 of the best moments from Barack Obama's appearance on Between Two Ferns
He stopped in for a chat on Zach Galifianakis’ talk show, like a boss.
# European Tour
Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009
The US President has said he’s “hugely impressed” with the pontiff’s humility and empathy with the poor. Obama will also be paying a visit to Brussels.
Column: Some day we might have an Ireland that truly meets the aspirations of JFK
Fifty years ago, JFK said Ireland had something to give to the world. That’s still true, writes Ben English.
Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America
It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.
# all the presidents men
Bernstein on Watergate: ‘We were afraid we’d make a mistake’
41 years ago today, the Watergate break-in took place, which led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists that broke the story, was in Dalkey last night to speak about how it changed America.
# find this boy
Can you name this little boy smiling at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963?
The National Library of Ireland is trying to identify the boy for an upcoming JFK Homecoming exhibition.
Live music, Anne Doyle and a big flame lined up for 50th anniversary of JFK visit
Irish dancer Michael Flatley will also make an appearance as well as some of Kennedy’s relatives.
# morto
Stick to the day job: Barack Obama left red-faced after missing 17 consecutive shots
The US president isn’t much of a basketball player going on this evidence.
# Shamrock Bowl
Proud day for designer of 'Gathering Bowl' presented to Obama
Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented the shamrock bowl to President Barack Obama this evening at a St Patrick’s Day reception.
# free trade
'Everything on table' in trade talks between EU and US
A top Washington negotiator says talks about a free trade area between the US and EU will be as broad as possible.
# free trade
Tánaiste hails Obama commitment to free trade agreement
In his State of the Union address last night, Obama said the US will launch talks on an agreement with the EU.
Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first
In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.
# 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.
# pic of the day
Is this why Barack Obama is Time's Person of the Year?
He might be President of the United States but he can’t resist Spider-Man’s web.
# Tank
This is why they call Obama's Cadillac 'The Beast'
PLUS: Remember when it got caught on a high ramp at the US Embassy in Dublin?
# Burma
Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform
Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.
# Florida
Obama campaign says it won Florida vote
Mitt Romney’s campaign team earlier conceded that the Republican presidential nominee lost Florida’s votes to President Barack Obama.
# 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.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Leo Varadkar picks one of the most famous speeches ever made by a US president.
# Doppelganger
Daniel Day Lewis and 4 other actors who are the spit of US presidents
How did hair and make-up do on these guys?
# Isaac
Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast
President Obama has called on residents in the storm’s projected path to heed the warnings, saying: “Now’s not the time to tempt fate.”
# Obama
Obama assassination plot uncovered in US murder case
Prosecutors say that four soldiers had planned to overthrow the US government.
# pda
Chicago erects plaque at spot of Obamas' first kiss
The kiss “tasted like chocolate”, apparently.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore picks a speech by a former US president.
# US 2012
Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll
Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.
# Investment
Bill Clinton is cheating on us...with Greece
Well, he isn’t known for his fidelity.
# ambassador
Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora
Henry Healy “delighted” to join the Ireland Reaching Out campaign.
# Ein Berliner
WATCH: Today in 1963, JFK made this speech...
The ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech became one of the US president’s most famous addresses.
# Obama Registry
Fancy registering your wedding with the Obama campaign?
The incumbent’s election campaign is calling for donations to be made by registering gifts for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.
Bob Dylan commended for influence on American culture
From protests during the civil rights movement era to a presidential honour at the White House, times are a-changin’ for Bob Dylan.
# Barack-Z
Jay-Z wants Obama to sing at US music festival
Just in case Obama wants to give up the day job – he always has his singing career to fall back on.
# US Election
Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama
West Virginians signalled dissatisfaction with Obama in Democratic primary.
# Obama Signs
Obama surprises student with sign language
Obama shows he doesn’t just talk the talk, he can also sign the sign…
# Green Jersey
Bill Clinton to urge US business leaders: invest in Ireland
The former US president will hold a special event in New York on Thursday aimed at urging key business people to help out Ireland’s economy. Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Richard Bruton will all attend.
# sneak peek
See more of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin
The full trailer of HBO’s Game Change is out. Take a look…
# One careful owner
Want to buy Barack Obama’s old car? It’s on eBay…
But you’ll need a million dollars.
# Obama
Watch: Obama speech interrupted by Occupy group
The president responded by telling the group that if they listened to his point, he would listen to theirs.