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Thank you Mr. President! Thank You Mr. President!

Obama dissed by the press pool during meeting with the Australian PM. As pool filed out, a reporter said, “Thank you, Mr. President.” Someone told Potus it was an Australian. “I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you.” At that, the entire American pool said in unison, admittedly with a bit of sarcasm, “Thank you, Mr. President.” PM

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Obama Schedule – Japan || Saturday, November 13, 2010

From the White House. The day is already underway. In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the CEO Business Summit at the Royal Park Hotel in Yokohama, Japan. This speech is open press. Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Kan of Japan at the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel. This meeting is closed press. The President

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Mexican President Dissed at APEC

The president of Mexico may be the Big Guy around Mexico City, but at the AEPC Summit, he’s small frites. Of course, that doesn’t mean he should be treated that way. From the pool report. Pool left at 8:30 am for a long, lovely walk through an epic mall in Yokohama, past a Christmas tree, a Sizzler, and a Starbucks to the APEC CEO Summit.

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Obama Gets a Visit From the Tooth Fairy

The Scene: President Obama is sitting alone in his hotel room in Seoul, South Korea, nursing his wounds from a G-20 summit that has seen the rejection of his entreaties for China to let its currency rise and the failure of efforts to secure a trade deal with South Korea. Suddenly, a small figure with a wand dressed like a magical fairy enters the chamber.

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Obama Betrays Pelosi, Hedging His Bets

In a stark betrayal of the woman who has been his most important ally in Washington, President Obama today signaled to House Democrats that it’s OK to oppose her bid to be House Minority Leader. In what was clearly a carefully scripted statement made in answer to a question by ABC’s Jake Tapper at a news conference today in Seoul, South Korea, Obama failed to

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