Michelle’s secret Aspen ski trip uncovered . . . While President Obama flew to California for a few rounds of golf this weekend, his wife and daughters arrived in Aspen on Friday and would’ve stayed under the radar had it not been for a car crash and some eagle-eyed Instagrammers. The motorcade carrying Michelle Obama and her girls was forced to stop when it came across a two car collision. They were permitted to sneak around it. Daily Mail
Extraordinary cost to fly her out to Aspen every year when there’s plenty of great skiing near Washington in Virginia or the Poconos.
Obama seeks massive new spending on IRS . . . And not just because of Obamacare. Only 483 of the 9,245 new hires President Obama is seeking for the IRS in his 2016 budget proposal would be assigned to work on Obamacare programs, according to a budget summary published by the federal tax agency. Washington Examiner
Growing Obama-union divide . . . President Obama has long been a friend of organized labor, wholeheartedly supported by unions that helped boost him to victory in both his presidential campaigns. But the groups are pushing back and speaking out more publicly about things like the Keystone XL Pipeline, which they believe will benefit their members. Fox News
Obama on Mount Rushmore? . . . Leave the iconic national site “as is,” say most Americans. But 21 percent of Democrats – one in five- would like to see the face of President Obama join those presidents in the future. Meanwhile, 16 percent of Republicans say Ronald Reagan should be the next portrait to be added. Washington Times
Islamic groups say White House overly focused on Muslims . . . Ahead of a three-day White House summit on “countering violent extremism,” some U.S. Islamic groups are expressing concern about the administration’s “CVE” initiative, claiming that it unfairly focuses on Muslims and is tantamount to racial profiling. CNS News
Majority thinks Obama handling ISIS poorly . . . Americans are increasingly unhappy with President Barack Obama’s handling of ISIS, and a growing share of the nation believes that fight is going badly, according to a new CNN/ORC survey released Monday. CNN
Republicans begin to rule out Obamacare rescues . . . Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. Reuters