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Obama, Boehner to Golf Saturday Morning

The big golf smackdown between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner will be tomorrow morning, with the pair – along with Vice President Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) – set to depart the White House at 9:30 am for an unknown destination. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the appropriateness of this golf match – and presidential golf in general

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Obama Visits With Wounded Warriors

President Obama today spent about an hour and a half doing one of the most difficult but also potentially rewarding parts of his job, spending time with wounded veterans. Obama traveled to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he met with 21 wounded warriors, 16 of whom served in Afghanistan and five of whom were in Iraq. The president awarded two Purple Hearts. I don’t

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Carney: We All Own the Economy

This is very sweet him. President Obama has decided to share credit for the overall economy with everyone. Which is a sure sign that White House economic advisers have been busy running their models and tinkering around with the numbers and have figured out the THE ECONOMY SUCKS and that IT’S GOING TO STAY THAT WAY. On Wednesday, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Schultz Wasserman accidentally

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Obama Just Wanted to Help Poor Mr. Weiner Out

This is so touching. During the interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts that was on the telly this morning, President Obama, who had just forced Rep. Anthony Weiner out of office against both the Congressman’s wishes and those of his constituents, said he DID IT FOR HIM. I wish Rep. Weiner and his lovely wife well. Obviously, it’s been a tough incident for him, but I’m

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Obama Gets French Kiss from ABC

Well, the White House got the puff interview it was looking for. After a surprisingly inquisitorial session with NBC Today’s Ann Curry – who perhaps was looking to prove herself as new host of the program – the president sat down with reliable Obama cheerleader and softball pitcher Robin Roberts of ABC. Roberts asked him about Weiner, gave him a chance to dismiss all those

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My Latest POLITICO Piece: The Dems, Weiner and Sex

I have an opinion aritcle in POLITICO today on the hypocrisy of Democratic leaders on Anthony Weiner. They gave every reason they could think of to force him out except the one that was real: he was a political liability. From the Kennedys to Clinton, Dems have accepted this type of behavior from those who are more powerful – and better liked – than Weiner.

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The Obama Morning News || June 17, 2011

White House Chief of Staff William Daley gets an earful from manufacturing executives about grievances over president’s policies. Vice President Biden said “the hard part” of debt talks is just beginning. Attorney General Eric Holder is pressing the case for using civilian courts to try terrorism suspects. Democrats were quick to pounce on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remark that he can relate to the jobless

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Quote of the Day

“My doctors say having my own cable news show would cure me.” – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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