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Obama Schedule || July 15, 2010

10:45 am || Leaves White House for Grand Rapids, Mich. 12:35 pm || Arrives in Grand Rapids 1:30 pm || Delivers remarks at the groundbreaking of the new Compact Power plant 3:15 pm || Departs Grand Rapids, Michigan 5:00 pm || Arrives at the White House All times Eastern

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A Few Old Obama Pics

In case you hadn’t seen these, here are some famous photos of a young Barack Obama that the website acidcow.com just threw up. And yes, I agree, he does look stoned.

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Obama Hands Power to Bill Clinton

Having just yesterday hired Bill Clinton’s OMB director, Jack Lew, to be his own, President Obama today handed the whole White House to Clinton, saying he will just let the ex-president run the country while he spends the next two and a half years perfecting his golf game. Obama, who has complained that he is hooking most of his tee shots, headed immediately to Andrews

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Obama Quietly Meets with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett dropped by the White House today for what White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs described as a “lengthy” discussion about the economy. The meeting was Buffett’s idea, according to Gibbs. “You don’t turn down the opportunity to talk to Warren Buffett,” Gibbs said. For real.

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Bill Clinton to the White House

Weird. Clinton’s coming over to help Obama and Biden host a 2:35 meeting with business leaders at the White House. Not sure what Bill is doing there other than to add some publicity to what is clearly a showcase for Obama’s new-found embrace of business types. With the economy continuing to sag, Obama has been giving corporate America the finger less and less often.

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Obama Gets Polite on AIDS

When First Lady Michelle Obama travels around the country touting her anti-obesity initiative, she carries with her a simple message that gets at the root of all fatness: Eat less and exercise. Tonight, her husband Barack announced his National HIV/AIDS Strategy, but unlike Michelle he failed to specifically mention the root of the crisis: too much sex outside of monogamous relationships and marriage. So, To

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Obama Morning News || July 14, 2010

White House: Stimulus Tied to 3 Million Jobs . . . Associated Press Pelosi Vents About Gibbs . . . POLITICO New Budget Chief is From Wall Street . . . Washington Times Obama Announces AIDS Strategy . . . San Francisco Chornicle Dems Fear Obama Focus on Immigration . . . Time NRA Urges Opposition to Kagan . . . Los Angeles Times Kagan

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