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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, Aprill 12, 2011

12:00 pm || Delivers remarks at the launch of the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families 4:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Gates 5:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton All Times Eastern Live Stream of Carney briefing at 1:30

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Obama Greets Schoolchildren at the White House

Updated at 8:44 am ET President Obama suddenly appeared today as the eighth graders whose class trip would have been ruined by a government shutdown were in the White House garden, presumably being lectured about eating right. I admit, I’m a sucker for things like this. Some schoolchildren are hanging out and all of a sudden the president of the United States materializes. It’s sublime.

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Is Michelle Obama Addicted to Pizza?

While leading her “Let’s Move!” campaign to promote healthier eating among our nation’s burgeoning youth, it turns out that Mrs. Obama herself has been sneaking out for . . . pizza! That’s right, according to the blog Obama Foodorama, Mrs. Obama has visited Capitol Hill’s We The Pizza restaurant four times since becoming first lady, and twice in the last two months. And that’s just

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Obama’s SUV Crack Says a Lot About Obama

We all accidentally reveal ourselves by the little things we say. Sometimes, presidents do too, even ones who try always to keep their cool. The following is from Obama’s “Town Hall Discussion on Energy” in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania last Wednesday. It’s very revealing. I notice some folks clapped, but I know some of these big guys, they’re all still driving their big SUVs.  You know,

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Video: Trump Demands Obama Birth Certificate

Here’s some video of Donald Trump outlining his case on the Obama birth certificate issue. What I’m wondering is, what do you think about the politics of this? Does Trump’s revival of this issue help President Obama by aiding him with Democrats and some independents who think the issue makes the GOP look like a circus, or does it hurt him by bringing up nagging

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Obama Morning News || Monday, April 11, 2011

A roundup of this morning’s Obamanews from around the web. Obama is committed to cutting entitlements, the main driver of deficit spending, but will use a “scalpel” instead of a machete while taxing the rich, according to White House political adviser David Plouffe. A Wednesday speech in Washington will include broad goals, not specifics. Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner prepares battle plans for passing the 2011 budget

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Quote of the Day

“Wait a second, you’re telling me the Republicans are saying that if I take credit for keeping the Lincoln Memorial open, I have to take the blame for mountain lion attacks in Yellowstone? Man, I just can’t win.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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