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It was a rousing speech by any – even his own – standards: Barack Obama implored the USA to make sure that Hillary Clinton becomes the nation's first female president when voters go to the polls in November. 

And, as the current US president is delightfully want to do, Barack veered away from the prepared script somewhat while addressing the Democratic party national conference yesterday.

"Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office," he said. "But Hillary’s been in the room; she’s been part of those decisions. She knows what’s at stake.

"No matter how daunting the odds; no matter how much people try to knock her down, she never, ever quits," he added.

Sitting proudly in the audience of thousands was, of course, Bill Clinton, Hillary's husband of 40-odd years and a former POTUS himself. 

"That’s the Hillary I know. That’s the Hillary I’ve come to admire,"  Barack continued to applause.

"And that’s why I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman – not me, not Bill, nobody – more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.

Significantly, when Mr Obama offered up the "not me, not Bill" line – which wasn't actually in his speech – Mr Clinton's face broke into a sheepish grin.

And when the cheers had died down, Obama added: "I hope you don't mind, Bill, I was just telling the truth!"

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The end of the road could be near for the USA's most controversial presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.

With the majority of the results in from the Iowa caucus – the electoral polls which are always taken as a strong predictor of which Republican and Democratic candidates will go forward in the bid to become the next US President – Trump has lost out to his main rival, Ted Cruz.

"In the end, Mr. Trump came closer to taking third than to winning," the New York Times notes, with Cruz taking 27.7% of votes, Trump taking 24.3% and Florida senator Marco Rubio at 23.1%.

As for the Democratic candidates, despite a celebrity-heavy campaign so far, Hillary Clinton was tied neck-and-neck with her fellow hopeful Bernie Sanders, with Hillary's eventual win decided by a coin toss.

Even with a second place victory, Trump still seems hopeful for a win, telling spectators, "[W]e finished second, and let me tell you something, I’m honoured, I’m just honoured … We’re just so happy with the way everything’s worked out."

Although the Iowa caucus is not always a watertight predictor of which candidates will go forward for presidency, it generally is a strong indicator of which ones will drop out due to lack of support.

For the moment, we're kinda hoping Trump stays in, just so we can giggle at his ridiculous campaign theme tune some more…

 

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Some political viewers were likely just expecting another speech from the presidential hopeful when she attended a convention over the weekend.

But we all got to see something much better!

Hillary attended the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual convention and to our delight, the politician couldn't help but have a little fun as she walked the rope line.

Jennifer Lopez's classic hit single Let's Get Loud played in the background as she posing for photos with supporters and fans, but then Clinton started dancing – while of course, wearing one of her signature pantsuits.

It seems to us that Hillary wants to be known for her dance moves, as she's recently busted some moves with Ellen DeGeneres and also in a recent trip to Africa.

Many fans on Twitter recorded her little break-dance, which you can view here.

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Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Ryan Seacrest… Kim Kardashian has had some pretty epic celeb selfies in the last few months alone, but we reckon this is her best yet.

The reality star was at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential race last night, and managed to nab a photo with the Democratic candidate herself. Barely managing to fit herself in the frame as Kanye stuck his head in the background, Kim took a quick selfie with Hillary to share with her 41.8m Instagram followers.

"I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident" Kim captioned the photo of the famous trio.

The selfie wasn't too much of a surprise though, as Kim had let fans know earlier in the evening that she was hoping to snap a quick picture with presidential hopeful Hillary. "Excited to be meeting our next President tonight!! Maybe she'll take a selfie with me!" Kim wrote en route to the house of Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, where the fundraising event was taking place.

 

Excited to be meeting our next President tonight!! Maybe she'll take a selfie with me!

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Kim's mum Kris also got a quick photo with Hillary… this time with no Kanye photobombs.

"An Honor to meet you Hillary Clinton! Great evening… #ohjustchatting" the 59-year-old momager wrote on Instagram. 

 

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Other celebrity guests in attendance along with Kim and her crew included Jessica Alba, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson. Usher, pictured here with Scooter, also showed up for the big night.

 

A night of great friends @howuseeit @enmemetemps @brandoncreed

A photo posted by Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) on

With a hefty price tag of $2,700 per person for a ticket, HIllary's campaign definitely got a good cash injection last night.

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Not only did she dominate Instagram last week with her pantsuit themed debut snap, but now 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is taking over Spotify.

If you were ever curious as to what the candidate and her team spend their time lip syncing to while on the run, now you can find out. “The Official Hillary 2016 Playlist” is now available to stream on the site.

The 14-song playlist has you covered for pretty music every kind of genre. From Bon Jovi to John Legend, it’s all there. Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry are on hand with their hit songs Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) and Roar. Katy Perry joked last year that she would write a theme song for the politician if she ever wanted one. Who knows, it could happen yet!

Despite not having any never before heard tracks from husband and former President Bill Clinton on the saxphone – because he plays the sax, FYI – there’s plenty of other tracks to keep listeners happy. Ariana Grande’s Breaking Free is listed, as well as Gym Class Heroes The Fighter.

Hilary and her team are keeping their social media game on point. Her Twitter and Instagram posts are very popular, she does have 3.65 million followers and despite joining less than a week ago her Instagram page has almost 140,000 followers.

Last year Hillary became a social media staple when images of her texting took over the internet with their hilarious captions. It even lead to a website dedicated to the meme. 

The former Secretary of State is setting out to really make herself known with the younger voters with this campaign. She’s even been spotted knocking around in the Scooby Squad’s van!

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She already has a significant presence on Twitter – amassing a total of 3.65m followers since she joined the social media platform two years ago.

But now Hillary Clinton has decided to branch out, signing up to Instagram.

And earlier today she shared her first snap: a row of her signature power pant suits in patriotic red, white, and royal blue. 

“Hard choices,” she playfully captioned the image. Incidentally, Hard Choices is also the title of her 2014 memoir. 

Ms Clinton, 67, is hoping to become president of the United States next year, and her campaign is already very much underway. Evidently, she is hoping that a strong social-media presence will assist her in reaching out to voters.

A recent Harvard University Institute Of Politics poll shows that 83 percent of 18-29 year-olds in the US are on Facebook, 44 percent are on Instagram and 39 percent are on Twitter. After Facebook, Instagram is the most popular social media tool for millennials.

Her new bio reads simply: "Doting grandmother, among other things. #Hillary2016"

 

Hard choices.

A photo posted by Hillary Clinton (@hillaryclinton) on

Just five hours after posting her inaugural photograph, it had notched up some 7,500 likes, with a total of 35,200 people opting to follow her.

Barack Obama joined the same photo-sharing service back in 2012 and now has 4m followers.

Hillary's preference for power trouser suits is much-documented – and indeed, it's a fashion choice that is sometimes mocked by commentators and her critics. 

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The votes have been cast and counted, and the country has spoken: today was a historic day for Ireland, which became the very first nation to legalise marriage for all by public decree.

And interspersed among the hundreds of thousands of loud and proud "Yes!" voices (1.2m to be exact) were some very famous faces – and they were clearly overjoyed at the outcome. 

Here, we round-up the best Tweets made around the world by 21 of our favourite celebrities.

 

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Hilarious mash-up featuring Hillary Clinton!

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