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$1000/Hr: Obama Books World´s
Top Golf Pro for Vacation

Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/15/2013 8:07:59 PM

Economic growth is in the negative, unemployment is on the rise, Walmart´s forecasting a disastrous February for retail sales, poverty´s up, gas prices are up, the cost of health care premiums are up, middle class incomes are falling, consumer confidence is at a two year low, our deficit is unsustainable, and Barack Obama has just signed up for private golf lessons with two of the top teachers in the country. You might want to go back and read that last part again. Safely re-elected and with no concerns whatsoever that the media will take issue with his elitist behavior

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/15/2013 8:12:32 PM     (No. 9178945)

Just imagine the conniption fits the media would have if George Bush had done this. For bashing the rich all the time 0bama sure loves the advantages of the rich and perks of the office. What a supreme hypocrite he is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/15/2013 8:22:31 PM     (No. 9178962)

If the media can overlook the fact that Obama was an accessory to murder of four Americans in Benghazi, they certainly aren´t going to mention $1,000 per hour golf lessons.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: golfmann, 2/15/2013 8:23:17 PM     (No. 9178964)

I´ve seen his swing....

He can´t help him for 100,000 an hour....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 2/15/2013 8:25:50 PM     (No. 9178969)

I´m sure he´s getting the lessons for free. Poor guy hasn´t had a real vacation in six weeks. How does he do it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/15/2013 8:30:30 PM     (No. 9178973)

Amen #2. You beat me to it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: formerNYer, 2/15/2013 8:39:16 PM     (No. 9178986)

Watch the corrupt media cover skinny´s butt when we go back to negative growth. The raise in gas prices, less in everyone´s paychecks, means less to spend at the movies, restaurants and the malls.
Once again its all the Republican´s fault.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 2/15/2013 8:46:00 PM     (No. 9178990)

I guess they don´t teach French history (as in French revolution) in Indonesian or those expensive Hawaiian schools. Or Columbia for that matter

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/15/2013 8:56:10 PM     (No. 9179009)

I suppose president lessons are out of the question.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MarkTwain, 2/15/2013 9:19:25 PM     (No. 9179052)

HEY! Any time Obama´s spending only $2,000/hour, it´s an IMPROVEMENT!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 2/15/2013 9:25:30 PM     (No. 9179061)

I´m in florida taking $100/hr golf lessons and my wife has jetted off to Aspin to spend some more tax payer money shopping. Life is good, it´s all Bush´s fault and let them eat cake. What me worry, the media will cover for me making fun of Rubio for drinking water during his speech. Everything is going according to my plan. It is my destiny.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bazi, 2/15/2013 9:26:26 PM     (No. 9179062)

So what if I can´t afford to take a vacation.The important thing is that Dear Leader can get some well deserved R and R ...on our dollar. I am happy to give the preezy his fair share while I go without . Mrs. Dear Leader said we will get less of the pie and like it. She was so right. Fist bumps all around.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 2/15/2013 9:31:13 PM     (No. 9179067)

Livin´ high while the people suffer. What else would you expect from our Emperor?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 2/15/2013 10:03:13 PM     (No. 9179089)

...can´t think of much better example of the self-centerness and lack of empathy for the citizens, then to have a president, be he pay $1000 an hr or gets a freebie, living the high life on our dime...

...getting to the point of wanting to pick up my baseball bat and practice a swing...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/15/2013 10:17:18 PM     (No. 9179104)

The man knows everything about everything, a waste of $1,000 per hour since no one can tell (teach) him anything.

Taxpayer funded golf lessons for King Putt, and the Misery continues.

By the way, how many of Mooch´s friends are we paying for in Aspen?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: annie xango, 2/15/2013 10:26:40 PM     (No. 9179110)

#3 Rofl!!! you beat me to it....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/15/2013 10:30:45 PM     (No. 9179112)

Where´s a bolt of lightning when you need one?

And do they really expect the taxpayers to foot the bill for this too?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/15/2013 11:00:25 PM     (No. 9179138)

If he plays golf like he shoots skeet, we may be in luck when the ball hits him in the head.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Shells, 2/16/2013 12:14:41 AM     (No. 9179188)

I miss Hazymac, and posts like this one really make it hurt.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/16/2013 12:42:44 AM     (No. 9179206)

Yes, 18, but you don´t need a weatherman to know how much Obama´a golf game blows.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Twiggy, 2/16/2013 3:10:31 AM     (No. 9179274)

I knew Mooch didn´t go with him but I also knew she wasn´t sitting at the WH. I wonder if he took Reggie with him. If he spent that kind of money on a management course, I wouldn´t complain but golf!! Even if this was a free trip, what about $185,000/hr for Air Force One that taxpayers get stuck with. This news story came out tonight in ourarea....http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_martin_county/palm_city/president-obama-visits-treasure-coast-what-would-a-weekend-trip-to-the-floridian-cost


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Reply 21 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/16/2013 4:16:16 AM     (No. 9179295)

Husband and wife and separate vacations?
Are we really supposed to believe that Ma Bell likes snow skiing that much.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: uno, 2/16/2013 7:04:54 AM     (No. 9179429)

I didn´t know they made skis that wide...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/16/2013 7:06:31 AM     (No. 9179432)

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, livin´ large.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: postaway, 2/16/2013 7:20:55 AM     (No. 9179449)

Note to Barbara Tuchman: When stupid and selfish leaders in academia, government and media live lavishly and largely, there is no point in resistance as folly marches on. No one, no one at all, is listening to any adversary.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/16/2013 7:24:39 AM     (No. 9179456)

#23. Love it!
So sick of the 0bamas "Movin´ on Up" saga.




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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 2/16/2013 7:41:59 AM     (No. 9179481)

Exactly, #3.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: OhMy, 2/16/2013 8:09:24 AM     (No. 9179532)

After his golf teacher pays his fair taxes it will cost only about fifty dollars an hour for Obamas golf lessons.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/16/2013 8:21:57 AM     (No. 9179563)

Ever notice that these grifters always vacation in predominantly white resort areas ( Martha´s Vineyard, Hawaii, Aspen ) using predominantly white taxpayer money? I guess that blacks don´t care about the first part as long as zippy is "getting whitely" with the second part.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/16/2013 8:24:54 AM     (No. 9179569)

"getting whitey". Darned IPad.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/16/2013 8:25:17 AM     (No. 9179571)

I´m sure the Harmon School of Golf works with hacks but Butch Harmon isn´t a from-the-ground up guy. He works with top players, tweaking, not looking to make wholesale changes. Maybe a thousand bucks an hour but not many hours with people at that level.

Obama is the antithesis of everything Harmon is, I´m hoping this is a case of Butch being between a rock and a hard place. All of this said, once again our miserable, horrible, disgusting excuse for a human being president shows the world his backside.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/16/2013 8:25:56 AM     (No. 9179572)

The difference between Obama and GWB (well, one of myriad) is that GWB grew up rich, while Obama was born a po´ black child.

Regardless of how much money his grandparents had, what private schools he went to, or what many advantages he had as the grandson of his white grandparents, he presents himself as a po´ black man, down with the struggle.

And those truly born of slave ancestors actually buy into it. That he´s spending a grand per hour on golf lessons is, to all of them, just their guy gettin´ his from Da Man.

OPM -- ain´t it great.....

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/16/2013 8:26:45 AM     (No. 9179573)

"What me worry"? says our relaxed and confident young President Kingfish. "A mere $1,000.00 an hour is pocket change for Uncle Sugar. You right wing squirrels just never get it. In this new Age of Aquarius money grows on trees."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: K620, 2/16/2013 9:22:23 AM     (No. 9179684)

Good one, #8.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 2/16/2013 9:25:39 AM     (No. 9179697)

Shhh! Quiet on the green while the putz putts!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 2/16/2013 9:47:48 AM     (No. 9179764)



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Reply 36 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/16/2013 9:48:27 AM     (No. 9179767)

Pretentious little poseur.

Nothing´s going to help Zippy´s golf game, not all the practice or all the lessons in the world. That basketball-prowess talk is pure racism, and the baseball throws prove he doesn´t have an athletic bone in his body.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 2/16/2013 9:54:11 AM     (No. 9179779)

Maybe when they return from their Vacations; The Marine Band, instead of "Hail to the Chief" should learn how to play " Movin´ On Up!" (Theme for The Jeffersons)

Certainly,More appropriate for a pair of slugs; who are intent on (Sticking it to The Man!) and obviously have no concerns for the Country.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 2/16/2013 10:02:31 AM     (No. 9179809)

#23, Great, right out of the park, or links.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: freightdog, 2/16/2013 10:03:38 AM     (No. 9179814)

If the president is not being charged for his golf lessons, are they not then a "gift in kind" as these lessons surely have value.
Hence, are these lessons not a taxable event if the president does not pay for them?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: AnnaS, 2/16/2013 10:34:24 AM     (No. 9179882)

Obviously this behavior from the empty chair is just what the "citizens" want. They streamed out of the woodwork and voted for it!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/16/2013 10:41:04 AM     (No. 9179906)

I thought gifts to officials were supposed to be worth than $25. Golf lessons can hardly be considered part of official duty-dom (if BO has any concept of that), so if free, they are gifts of a personal nature. I would say the IRS would go after any private individual who received that kind of emolument. However, since the IRS (or at least the last 16,000 of them) have been bought and paid for by The Won, fat chance they will have an interest in this.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: RealityChick, 2/16/2013 10:52:06 AM     (No. 9179928)

I wish he would spend a little money and take a course in remedial macroeconomics.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: jackie, 2/16/2013 10:52:59 AM     (No. 9179934)

The fool wants to be good enough to play with Tiger... I have a feeling he has been told no to that suggestion and "damn it I will show him how I am a worthy partner on the course" all the time on the course trying to prove something..Look at the top athletes he has made sure he has been around...Tiger has been the one he would covet..


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Reply 44 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/16/2013 10:59:48 AM     (No. 9179946)

Don’t knock that $1000.00/hr. Anyone who must endure helping bath house Barry practice his swing deserves to paid that or more.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: NYBruin, 2/16/2013 11:21:46 AM     (No. 9179993)

#43 - although it was well publicized that Tiger turned down invitations to play with Bill Clinton, he jumped at the chance to play with Obama. Maybe Tiger shoud change his name to Colin, after Colin Powell who exhibited similalry odd behavior. /s

BTW, Obama can get all the lessons he wants but he will never be able to play golf as well as Tiger. The best amateur player in your state wouldn´t stand a chance on the PGA Tour - those guys play a different game than us mere mortals!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Phd, 2/16/2013 11:26:50 AM     (No. 9180006)

He´ll still play from the red tees.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: federale, 2/16/2013 11:38:47 AM     (No. 9180040)

If the golf pro is Tiger Woods, Michelle better worry.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ranger06, 2/16/2013 11:52:15 AM     (No. 9180064)

This is actually a good thing - I want the guy to take long vacations and spend time taking golf lessons - keeps him from dreaming up ways to tax the living*schlitt out of people like me.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/16/2013 12:39:36 PM     (No. 9180162)

I think the comparison to "The Jeffersons" is unfair. The Jefferson´s started with one dry cleaning store, lived in a small house (assuming as neighbors of the Bunkers they had the same type of house), and through hard work earned their own money that enabled them to "move on up".

There is no way Obama is like the Jeffersons.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: msjena, 2/16/2013 12:44:28 PM     (No. 9180171)

But does he have to pay? This is way more than a thousand dollars worth of free publicity for this pro. That said, I think the POTUS should be spending more time on the economy than on his golf swing (but on the other hand, maybe it´s better that he doesn´t focus on the economy, given his proposed fixes).

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Reply 51 - Posted by: rc1776, 2/16/2013 12:53:22 PM     (No. 9180196)

Those families who do not have enough to eat must be thrilled.
Even muzzie moolahs and commie chinese thugs do not advertize their callousness to this extreme degree.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/16/2013 12:56:03 PM     (No. 9180200)

1000 for VD dinner at exclusive DC restaurant with his Beard.
1000 for goldfish lessons.
Marie Antoinette was set up on a fake jewel scam.
These two don´t need to be set up -just honest reporting.


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Reply 53 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/16/2013 1:50:24 PM     (No. 9180286)

No, #28, I don´t think most blacks (or even most whites) know the kind of elitest behavior the Obamas engage in. If they happen to hear about any of it, they either think that all Presidents do that stuff or they think it is just lies from his detractors. I don´t think they really know what is happening. Most people don´t even know who the Vice President is!!!

It isn´t just the price of gas that has more than doubled. The price of everything, especially food, has doubled. Who can afford $6 for a gallon of milk?? Or $3.70/lb. for TOMATOES??? That is what we used to pay for steak!!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: nimby, 2/16/2013 2:36:35 PM     (No. 9180356)

Aha! Now I get it. He wants to beat Boehner at golf.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/16/2013 3:26:43 PM     (No. 9180443)

If he had a fiddle, he´s be taking lessons from Itzhak Perlman. The narcissism is staggering.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: avidyananda, 2/16/2013 3:42:26 PM     (No. 9180460)

Will he hire a skeet shooting coach soon, too?


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Reply 57 - Posted by: Flipper3, 2/16/2013 5:08:58 PM     (No. 9180592)

He is such an ass.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/16/2013 5:23:22 PM     (No. 9180614)

Oh the life of Riley...I mean an elitist!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/16/2013 5:25:24 PM     (No. 9180617)

No matter how circuitous the route, no matter how deviously he received the money, any money Obamao uses to overpay the whorelike golfer, Butch Harmon, is dirty money, is theft, is stolen, one devious way or the other, from all of us taxpayers. The Harmons will walk in shame and they should hang their heads low, taking money from the impersonator in chief in a grandstand and totally tasteless Nero-like move.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 2/16/2013 6:11:36 PM     (No. 9180672)

Why take lessons when you don´t even keep score. Boehner was sworn to secrecy and Biden wouldn´t squeal on his lord and master.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/16/2013 6:48:00 PM     (No. 9180722)

Obama must be planning to be in a pro-am event soon. Pity the poor people who have to play in his foursome. He probably wants to be on a team with Phil Mickelson.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: corndoggies, 2/16/2013 7:07:08 PM     (No. 9180736)

#8, That´s FUNNY!!!

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Lovetoteach, 2/16/2013 9:54:24 PM     (No. 9180831)

What does he wear when he golfs? those girly jeans? most importantly, what happens in the locker rooms after?


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Reply 64 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 2/16/2013 11:17:27 PM     (No. 9180871)

I hope Lucifer´s son improves his golf game. I am glad that Lucifer´s son is so lazy. While he wastes his time on golf, that is less time he has to enact his agenda. We all need to pray for the end of this EVIL regime. The economy will not improve with this Lucifer charlatan at the helm.

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Most voters haven’t even heard of Charles and David Koch, the libertarian philanthropists that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has called “un-American” and “against everything that’s good for America.” That’s bad news for Reid, who is determined to make bashing the Koch brothers a key plank in the Democratic platform. Even worse, voters have a more negative opinion of Reid than they do of the Kochs. The Daily Caller reports: Senate majority leader Harry Reid, desperately trying to create a conservative bogeyman for the 2014 election cycle, often takes to the Senate floor to lambast the billionaire Koch

FEC probes Harry Reid
gifts to granddaughter
Politico, by Byron Tau    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 6:08:07 PM     Post Reply
The Federal Election Commission is probing two payments that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made to his granddaughter’s jewelry company. In a letter sent Friday to Reid’s campaign treasurer, the election law enforcement agency said that “holiday gifts” was not an acceptable description of two payments totaling $16,786.93 to “Ryan Elisabeth” on Reid’s 2013 year-end campaign finance report. The two payments were made in mid- and late-October 2013 and are paid for out of campaign funds earmarked for Reid’s 2016 primary campaign. “The report is accurate, the expenditure was for holiday gifts. The campaign complied with all FEC rules,”

Michelle Obama writes
a ´mommy blog´ post
Politico, by Dylan Byers    Original Article
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As part of the White House´s ongoing effort to market the Affordable Care Act ahead of the March 31 deadline, First Lady Michelle Obama has written a blog post for the mommy blog "The Bump," which links to the healthcare.gov website five times in eight paragraphs. The post is the latest in an aggressive marketing campaign that has seen President Obama appear on venues as diverse as "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and Funny Or Die´s "Between Two Ferns." The First Lady also did an ad for Obamacare that featured the mothers of celebrities like Jonah Hill and Jennifer Lopez. In the "Bump" post, the First Lady writes that

Bye-bye Iowa straw poll? Gov.
mulls replacing presidential test
with ‘festivals’
Washington Times (D.C), by Ralph Z. Hallow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 5:58:27 PM     Post Reply
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is contemplating replacing the Iowa Straw Poll slated for summer 2015 with four regional “festivals” that would let GOP White House hopefuls mingle with voters, a move that could significantly alter candidate strategies in the nation’s first presidential caucus state. Since 1979, the Iowa Straw Poll has been held in the college town of Ames during the summer before a contested Republican primary, and traditionally is considered the first beauty contest of the presidential election season. It has proven an expensive and unpredictable political event as candidates scramble to bus in supporters to garner the vote.

I´m more worried about a nuke
going off in Manhattan than
I am of Russia, says Obama
Associated Press & Daily Mail UK, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 5:26:44 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama dismissed the idea of Russia as a threat -- and said his bigger fear is a nuclear weapon in Manhattan. Obama made the remarks while speaking at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. ´Russia’s actions are a problem,´ he said. ´They don’t pose the No. 1 national security threat to the United States. I continue to be much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan.´ Obama then continued, speaking about efforts to eliminate that threat ´in a consistent way.´ ´[...] Which is part of



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