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# US President

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# Gutter press
Obama's security plans end up in the gutter... literally
A booklet containing security details about the US president’s visit to Australia was found on the street by a newspaper reporter.
# 2012Elections
Is waterboarding a form of torture? GOP presidential candidates aren't sure
The GOP members battling it out for the presidential nomination were at loggerheads last night about foreign policy, foreign aid and whether waterboarding is a form of torture.
# Syria
EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials
As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.
# Ask Obama
Watch: US President's Twitter town hall event
Barack Obama fielded questions ranging from the US military to the decision to end NASA’s space shuttle programme.
# mcilroy effect
How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy
The Republican Party says their 2012 candidates can learn lessons from Rory McIlroy’s US Open-winning strategy.
# More peas?
Pass the salt please, Mr. President
US President Barack Obama is giving his supporters the chance to join him for an intimate dinner. He’s also asked his Twitter followers what they’d like to discuss over their lasagne.
# Afghanistan
The exit begins: 10,000 US troops to leave Afghanistan within a year
A decade on, the US president is expected to announce this evening that thousands of American troops will be pulled out of the Afghan war by summer 2012.
# US Election
Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency
Former Massachusetts Governor has announced his intention to run for president, but looks likely to be facing at least two other high-profile candidates for the nomination…
# Sarah Palin
'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid
US media jumps on house purchase in Arizona and new doc on Sarah Palin to suggest she will take a run at the White House
# Jetlagged
Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on
On the second leg of their European tour, the US President temporarily loses three years, while his wife struggles to hold onto her hair…and her dress.
# Donald Trump
Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump
US businessman reacts to Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland and says the US should not promise any financial help to the country.
(Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from Obama’s concert’s resident columnist and spiritual leader gives us his blow-by-blow account of goings-on at College Green in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama.
Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors
The parish of Shinrone in Co Offaly, just 10 miles from Moneygall, is the place where President Obama’s earliest Irish ancestors can be traced and boasts a connection with not just one US president, but two.
# obama visit
US officials due in Dublin to finalise plans for Obama's visit
Enda Kenny has confirmed that free tickets will be made available for the US President’s public address in Dublin.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
# Obama
Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid
The US President announced his intention to run in an email, text and video message to supporters.
# Guantanamo Bay
September 11 suspects likely to be tried at Guantanamo
Obama has caved in to opposition to trying September 11 suspects in the US, and will allow trials to resume at Guantanamo – which he had pledged to close within a year of taking office.
# JFK archive
From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks
Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.
# Thanksgiving
Obama thanks God, pardons two turkeys, eats sweet potato pie
US President’s Thanksgiving Day speech has “religious ring” to it – commentators note contrast to last year’s ‘God-lite’ speech
# Oval Office
Oval Office given a facelift ahead of presidential address
They’re going to have to review those West Wing scenes…
# Special Relationship
Cameron says Lockerbie release was down to Scotland
PM shifts blame to Scottish authorities while on Washington visit.