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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Obama is the current president of the US and the first African American to hold the office. Before being elected president in 2008 he was a Senator for Illinios State. Obama has a law degree and attended both Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

# barack-obama - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish tax laws be reviewed to stop companies ‘gaming’ the system? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish tax laws be reviewed to stop companies ‘gaming’ the system?

Our tax systems have come under fire from the United States today.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback Trouble

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# barack-obama - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gaza death toll passes 300 as UN chief heads to region Fighting

Gaza death toll passes 300 as UN chief heads to region

Eleven people were killed by fresh air strikes today.

# barack-obama - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’ Ukraine

Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’

The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia

# barack-obama - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Do you wanna hit this?” – Barack Obama turns down offer of a joint in Colorado bar Audacity Of Dope
From The Daily Edge Barack Obama shakes hands with man wearing horse mask, fist bumps gorilla statue Horsing Around
From TheJournal.ie There’s talk of Barack Obama getting involved in the Garth Brooks debacle Ain't Goin Down

There’s talk of Barack Obama getting involved in the Garth Brooks debacle

…and the Mexican ambassador, seriously.

# barack-obama - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 intense feelings Irish people have about America Independence Day

# barack-obama - Thursday 3 July, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Macklin, the mighty Bouch, a legend in a taxi and all today’s sport

Don’t worry, the World Cup will be back with a bang tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it’s business as usual Pat Down

UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it’s business as usual

The US says there are concerns terror groups have developed new non-traceable explosives.

# barack-obama - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre On Tour

Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre

The centre is to open at Barack Obama Plaza in the Co Offaly town.

# barack-obama - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries ISIL

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

# barack-obama - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama played ping-pong. The internet responded with an awesome Photoshop battle. Ping Pong Diplomacy

# barack-obama - Friday 13 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

# barack-obama - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s happening in Iraq? Conflict

Explainer: What’s happening in Iraq?

This is an emergency on top of an emergency.

# barack-obama - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie After 18 month gap, US expected to nominate new ambassador to Ireland today The New Guy

After 18 month gap, US expected to nominate new ambassador to Ireland today

A St. Louis-based lawyer is expected to take over, a year-and-a-half after Dan Rooney stepped down from the role.

# barack-obama - Monday 2 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% – not everyone agrees Ambitious

Obama wants to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30% – not everyone agrees

Cuts are politically sensitive as coal, among the dirtiest energy sources, remains a major US industry.

# barack-obama - Friday 30 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama’s press secretary quits in shock move So Long Jay

Obama’s press secretary quits in shock move

Jay Carney has been involved with the Obama administration since 2011, after working for Joe Biden.

# barack-obama - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama interrupted a TV game show and people were ANGRY You Lose

Barack Obama interrupted a TV game show and people were ANGRY

And you thought Irish voters were apathetic…

# barack-obama - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Have a glimpse inside the new September 11 Memorial Museum 9/11

Pics: Have a glimpse inside the new September 11 Memorial Museum

Barack and Michelle Obama visited the $700 million museum today ahead of next week’s opening.

# barack-obama - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address Nigeria

Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address

The UN Security Council has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls, abducted by Boko Haram three weeks ago.

# barack-obama - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal Russia

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal

Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.

# barack-obama - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “It’ll be hard to convince people Hillary was born in Kenya,” Obama tells Fox News Nerd Prom

“It’ll be hard to convince people Hillary was born in Kenya,” Obama tells Fox News

US President Barack Obama told a number of jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

# barack-obama - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Daniel Craig and Benicio Del Toro are in this White House video on ending sexual assault Public Service Announcement This post contains videos

Daniel Craig and Benicio Del Toro are in this White House video on ending sexual assault

Seth Meyers, Steve Carrell and Dulé Hill all appear in the video.

# barack-obama - Friday 25 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russia is trying to trigger World War III – Kiev Ukraine

Russia is trying to trigger World War III – Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

Oh nothing, just Barack Obama playing soccer with a Japanese robot

The US President is currently on a four-day tour of Asia.

# barack-obama - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of ‘crimes against its own people’ Ukraine

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of ‘crimes against its own people’

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: If Russia doesn’t play its part, there will be consequences Ukraine

Obama: If Russia doesn’t play its part, there will be consequences

The US Presidents aid that Russia has failed to respect an agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Warning that North Korea could be carrying out a new nuclear test Test Site

Warning that North Korea could be carrying out a new nuclear test

If the country goes ahead with the test, it could be a ‘game changer’, South Korea’s foreign minister has warned

# barack-obama - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie Invaluable Advice

7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie

Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.

# barack-obama - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama WHITE HOUSE SELFIE

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama

The lads were having the craic in the car.

# barack-obama - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# barack-obama - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes “with a cost” Ukraine Crisis

EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes “with a cost”

Tensions have been rising over the past 48 hours, with pro-Kremlin militants seizing official buildings in orchestrated attacks.

# barack-obama - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy Tehran

White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy

Hamid Aboutalebi has been linked to the 1979 hostage crisis in which 52 Americans were held for 444 days.

# barack-obama - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much the Obamas paid in tax last year (and how much they gave to charity) 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.

From TheJournal.ie Obamacare Health Secretary steps down Obamacare

Obamacare Health Secretary steps down

Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law for five years. Now she is gone.

# barack-obama - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fort Hood mass shooting: gunman among four dead; 16 wounded Military Base

Fort Hood mass shooting: gunman among four dead; 16 wounded

The incident occurred last night on the Texas army base.

From TheJournal.ie Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed Texas Shooting

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed

The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.

# barack-obama - Friday 28 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution On The Line

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution

The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

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