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Biden Headed to the Siberian Front

Just released by the White House. DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT AND DR. JILL BIDEN Wednesday, August 18, 2010 In the morning, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Anchorage, Alaska. At 2:00 PM AKDT, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will attend the funeral service for Senator Ted Stevens. The Vice President will also deliver remarks. The Vice President and

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Obama Schedule || August 18, 2010

10:10 am || Meets with a Columbus, Ohio family 10:50 am || Holds discussion on the economy 1:20 pm || Speaks at fundraiser for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland 2:25 pm || Departs Columbus for Miami, Florida 4:45 pm || Arrives Miami 6:10 pm || Makes remarks at fundraiser for Florida Democratic Party 7:35 pm || Departs Miami for Washington 10:00 pm || Arrives at the

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Obama Raises $1.3 Million for Murray

The cash register keeps ringing for Democrats at The Obama Store, with the president raising $1.3 million at two events for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). There was a Small People Event at a hotel where 1,400 showed up, and then a Seattle Fat Cat gathering for 60 big league donors at the lakeside estate of RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. No breakdown on the take at

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Obama Chows in Seattle

A nice little bit of color here from pool reporter Scott Wilson of the Washington Post, who is traveling with Obama in Seattle. The president has just stopped at the Grand Central Bakery for a lunch break/photo op. With him are three props small business owners, as well as Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke – the former governor of Washington – and Sen. Patty Murray,

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More Confusion on Obama’s Mosque Stand

The White House itself doesn’t seem completely sure what Obama meant when he made remarks Friday night that everyone interpreted as supportive of building a mosque at Ground Zero. Obama spoke about the “right” to build a Mosque at the World Trade Center site, but added the next day that he wasn’t opining on whether or not a mosque should be built there. Indeed, a

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Obama Stops Pretending He’s Not Very Liberal

Wait second here. I thought this was the post-partisan president, always eager for new ideas from both sides of the aisle, from the middle of the aisle, and from the banister running along the aisle. This was a candidate who tried to minimize his branding by National Journal magazine in 2008 as the most liberal lawmaker in the Senate. Lawmaker, of course, being a relative

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Obama Raises $1 Million in Hollywood

Usually, you have to fill an arena to raise a pile of dough like this, but with these kinds of friends and supporters, who needs it? President Obama last night put his hand in Hollywood’s deep pocket at the home of television producer John Wells – West Wing, ER and China Beach – and out came a million smackers!! The huge take will go to

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Obama Morning News || August 17, 2010

Obama Mosque Speech Angers Dems . . . New York Daily News Obama to Ease Travel Rules for Cuba . . . New York Times Drilling Permit Process to Toughen . .. New York Times Mass. Race a Test Case for Obama ’12 . . . Washington Post Obama Officials Seek New Mortgage System . . . Associated Press Obama Stumps for Dems and His

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