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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, August 7, 2012

11:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 4:15 pm || Meets with the White House Rural Council to discuss ongoing efforts in response to the drought 4:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta 5:20 pm || Attends a fundraiser; The W Hotel, Washington 6:20 pm || Attends a second fundraiser; The W Hotel, Washington All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing

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White House Dodges Questions on Reid

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today bobbed and weaved as he ducked numerous questions during the daily White House briefing about whether it was appropriate for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to accuse Mitt Romney of not paying taxes for ten years without evidence to prove the point. Carney, while not condemning Reid, also sought to distance the White House from the statement,

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Obama Backs Olympian Tax Cut

President Obama would sign bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress that would end taxes on medals and prize money won by U.S. Olympians, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today. “He supports that bill,” Carney said. “If it were to get to his desk he would support it.” Olympians receive honorariums of $25,000 for a gold medal, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a

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WH Press Corps Goes Seven Weeks Without a Question

President Obama has not taken a serious question from the White House press corps in nearly seven weeks, a remarkable string that points to a campaign-style White House operation that is seeking to insulate the candidate from tough cross examination. The last substantive question Obama took from a White House reporter was during a June 20 press conference following the G20 Summit in Los Cabos,

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Romney Raised $101 Million in July, Tops Obama

Updated 9:51 am ET Mitt Romney raised $101.3 million in July, his campaign announced today, beating President Obama again in the money race despite the president’s relentless efforts to generate cash. Obama raised $75 million in July, his campaign Tweeted this morning. It’s the second month in a row Romney has far outpaced the president. In June, Romney raised $106 million, compared to $71 million

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