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Obama Will Appear on the John Stewart Show

He’ll tape the show next next Wednesday. Also, he will, curiously, scale back his travel the week before the election. From a summary by POLITICO of a briefing for reporters by David Axelrod and communications chief Dan Pfeiffer. President Obama will tape a segment on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” next week and hit the road the weekend before the midterm election, but he

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Obama: Biden Will be on the Ticket

In an interview with National Journal, President Obama dismissed rumors that he will put Hillary Clinton on the ticket and make Vice President Biden Secretary of State, or send him out to pasture. “Completely unfounded. Completely unfounded. Completely unfounded,” Obama said. “They are both doing outstanding jobs where they are.”

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Obama Schedule || October 20, 2010

10:30 am || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton 11:10 pm || Monthly meeting on Pakistan and Afghanistan with national security team; Situation Room 3:10 pm || Departs White House 8:30 pm || Arrives Portland, Ore. 9:45 pm || Delivers remarks at a rally 11:45 pm || Departs Oregon 12:30 am || Arrives in Seattle All times Eastern

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Obama’s East Room Rally for Hispanics

Oh no. Obama’s using the East Room for a political event again. First, the other day, we kicked off Rahm’s mayoral campaign there – technically the announcement that he was leaving as chief of staff – with George and Martha Washington looking down from their portraits in disgust. Now this afternoon we have an East Room extravaganza for an obscure executive order I’ve never even

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Obama Celebrates the Smart Kids Too

Presidents, not just this one, host at the White House just about every bunch of dumb jocks that manage to win some kind of national title, from college through the professional ranks. The president stages an East Room event, which takes about 30 minutes or so out of his day, it seems – conservatively – about once every two weeks. Not a big deal? OK

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Aunt Zeituni Strikes Again

The latest from President Obama’s aunt, an illegal alien who appears safely ensconced in the United States since a judge determined she could be in for targeted by savage Mau Mau tribesmen or something if she was forced to go back to Kenya. She has lots of absurd ideas that would have made “Dreams from My Aunt” a great coffee table book. I found this

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Parent Teacher Conferences This Morning

The motorcade unexpectedly left the White House at 7:01 am and headed for Sidwell Friends School in Washington, where the Obamas are apparently having a parent-teacher conferences for Sasha and Malia.

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