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Obama Schedule: Lisbon || Friday, November 10, 2010

From the White House: In the morning, the President will arrive in Lisbon, Portugal. The President will then participate in a U.S Embassy meet and greet at the Lisbon Marriot Hotel. In the afternoon, the President will participate in an arrival ceremony and signs the guest book at Belém National Palace. Later, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Cavaco Silva of Portugal

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The Administration’s New Groping Policy

President Obama is the boss of TSA, and so I assume he can put a stop to this if he wants. I’m sure Bush, who originally created all the new layers of bureaucracy to “protect” us, would also have had us all getting naked by radar or getting felt up by the police.

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Gibbs: Obama Supports Ban on Earmarks

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today that, indeed, President Obama does support a complete ban on earmarking, not just a partial rollback. In an earlier post on earmarks, I had noted that his position did not seem clear from his own statements. Republican leaders are banning the practice within their caucuses. We’ll see how hard the president pushes Pelosi and Reid, who

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Obama Does GM Victory Dance

President Obama will appear in the White House briefing room at 4:15 pm today to tout the successful initial public offering of General Motors’ stock today. Obama will speak just after the markets close. He probably will not take questions. We’ll stream it if the White House takes it live. UPDATE: A fairly haggard looking Obama – the consensus in the press room – appeared

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Carville: Obama Could Use One of Hillary’s Balls

That’s what he said. At breakfast today. With reporters. “If Hillary gave up one of her balls and gave it to Obama, he’d have two,” is the exact quote from the Democratic strategist. Carville, who dropped into the United States from outer space many years ago, has been sore at Obama for his response to the Gulf Oil spill. After arriving on earth, Carvillle made

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Trump: Obama is Over His Head

In an interview with MSNBC, business and cultural phenomenom Donald Trump today said President Obama was “totally over his head” and bad for American business. Trump suggested someone else who might make a better president – him – and acknowledged that he is considering a run as a Republican. Only thing is, he might be too busy buying real estate. “It’s a great time to

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Obama Now Helps Run the Fed

One of the more hilarious moments of President Obama’s Asia trip was when he said he doesn’t comment on what the Fed does, and then he commented on what the Fed does. Here’s what he said in India when asked about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s decision to print more money – um, sorry, engage in “quantitative easing.” As you’re aware, the Federal Reserve is

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Palin: I Could Beat Obama

Sarah Palin tells ABC’s Baba Wawa that she’s not only seriously considerin’ runnin’ for president, but that she thinks she can beat Obama. “I believe so,” she told Baba, when asked. ABC released an excerpt, and the full interview will air December 9. Why ABC would keep an interview with Palin in the can for three weeks is anybody’s guess. But the New York Times

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, November 18, 2010

10:00 am || “Drops by” meeting to discuss START Treaty; Roosevelt Room 10:45 am || Meets with Democratic congressional leadership 3:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of Treasury Geithner 11:15 pm || Departs White House for NATO Summit in Lisbon All Times Eastern

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