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  • Game for a Laugh with Barack Obama

    May 12, 2009 @ 10:25 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     Here’s the YouTube of President Obama’s witty speech at the White House Correspondents’  Dinner last Saturday night. For some reason it is dated March 9th, not May 9th. Some of the humour is a little too esoteric for those of us outside the Beltway but it is still worth watching.

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  • Rush to judgment on Cowen-Obama ‘incident’

    April 1, 2009 @ 10:32 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    He’s a big name in the US but little-known on this side of the Atlantic. Talk-radio broadcaster and kingpin of the right Rush Limbaugh recently took a passing interest in Irish affairs but got the story entirely wrong, as far I can make out.

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  • Who’s Behind the Conspiracy Theories?

    March 16, 2009 @ 11:01 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    When the world starts falling apart, the conspiracy theories flourish. It’s a source of comfort for the bewildered. Back in the 1930s there was a ready audience for wild and wonderful scenarios and nowadays public opinion is ready for some new ones. (more…)

  • Rating the Presidents

    February 15, 2009 @ 9:37 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    This only just came to my attention although published a few months ago. It is a rating of all the US presidents in terms of best, worst, etc. It was a link on my AOL email homepage today. See what you think by clicking here.

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  • 44

    January 20, 2009 @ 6:10 pm | by Harry McGee

    This time 16 years ago I was in Washington to see the inauguration of No 42, Bill Clinton.

    Like now, it was a freezing January in the city. I can remember all the contrasts. Clinton was a huge fan of the saxophone and could play it some.

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