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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, June 28, 2011

10:00 am || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton 10:35 am || Departs White House 11:55 am || Arrives Moline, Illinois 12:45 pm || Tours Alcoa Davenport Works 1:05 pm || Delivers remarks on manufacturing 2:45 pm || Departs Moline 5:55 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Mrs. Obama’s South Africa Trip Cost Taxpayers Over $500,000

First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to South Africa and Botswana last week cost taxpayers well over half a million dollars, possibly in the range of $700,000 or $800,000, according to an analysis by White House Dossier. Many of the trip’s expenses cannot be obtained with specificity, including the cost of local transportation for the first lady, Secret Service protection, the care and feeding of staffers,

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Quote of the Day

“When I was elected president, I promised to focus like a laser beam on my putting, and I think I’ve achieved that.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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Obama Schedule || Monday, June 27, 2011

10:30 am || Meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 1:35 pm || Welcomes the Major League Soccer champions Colorado Rapids to the White House 5:00 pm || Meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

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The Obama Morning News || June 27, 2011

President Obama appears to be relying more on his own instincts and less on those of his advisers, marking a shift in his style of governance. But his instincts often seem to lead him away from the actual issues facing the country, such as his decision to discuss clean energy in his speech on Afghanistan. Obama is permitting his commanders to decide critical details of

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