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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden Makes First Official Visit to Ireland


Dublin Castle, June 24, 2016. Official White House photo by David Lienemann.

Vice President Joe Biden made his first official visit to Ireland this week, arriving at Dublin International Airport on June 21 with his family.

Prior to the trip, Vice President Biden wrote:

"I'm going back to Ireland -- the country from which my ancestors hailed, and a country whose independence the Easter Rising set in motion, 100 years ago this year. It is my first dedicated trip to this nation as Vice President -- during which I'll meet with the country's leaders, discuss issues of trade, economic recovery, migration and refugee policy, and other national security challenges, and celebrate our shared heritage. Our shared values of tolerance. Diversity. Inclusiveness."

The White House posted a daily blog on Vice President Biden's trip.
In addition, Vice President Biden took questions from the Ancestry.com community and from Americans across the country.  

The trip was also documented on twitter, hashtag:  #BideninIreland




Thursday, June 9, 2016

President Barack Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton as Next President of the United States


President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on June 9, 2016.

 "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," President Obama said. "She's got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get this job done."



Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State during the Obama Administration and also served as the First Lady during the Administration of President William J. Clinton.  She was the US Senator from New York and also the First Lady of Arkansas.