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Obama Schedule || September 20, 2010

Nice to see they’re not throwing in a “policy” event in Philly, a favorite trick of presidents done in order to force taxpayers to pick up part of the tab for a political fundraising trip. 12:00 pm || Participates in CNBC “town hall” discussion on jobs and the economy. Newseum; Washington 3:05 pm || Departs White House 4:05 pm || Arrives Philadelphia 5:10 pm ||

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Church is Out. Golf is On

And I was just thinking of writing a post about how he hadn’t played golf in a while. With him are regulars David Katz of the Commerce Department and White House trip director Marvin Nicholson. Also in is US Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

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The Obamas Go to Church

UPDATE: More pool reports added below. President Obama is making a rare appearance in church this morning, forsaking the golf course on one of the most beautiful days of the year to go and receive the gospel of St. Luke. The Obamas walked together out of the White House and across Lafayette Square to St. John’s, the church where presidents have worshiped throughout the years.

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