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Obama Schedule || Friday, March 15, 2013

10:10 am || Departs White House 11:25 am CT || Arrives Chicago 11:55 am CT || Tours Argonne National Laboratory; Argonne, Illinois 1:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks on energy 2:45 pm CT || Departs Chicago 5:35 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern except as noted

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Republicans Serve Lobster During Obama Lunch

Updated 9:40 pm ET Really, nobody in Washington gets it. Senate Republicans served up a lunch of lobster salad and blueberry pie as they gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to listen to the newly cuddly President Obama. The economy’s in the tank, federal workers and others are losing their jobs because of the sequester, and senators are feasting on lobster. To Obama’s credit, he didn’t

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Carney: Tour Cancellation Will Stand

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said that while some exceptions to the suspension of White House tours will be considered, the policy will stand and the gates to the People’s House will not be broadly reopened. “The decision to cancel tours generally won’t be revised,” Carney said, asserting that the Secret Service would otherwise be forced to make cuts or furlough employees. With

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Michelle’s Sublime Commitment to the Troops

First Lady Michelle Obama is demonstrating a sustained commitment to an extremely valuable pet project that she runs with Dr. Jill Biden, the Joining Forces initiative to support military service members and their families. When it was launched, the effort seemed to me, as much as anything, a project to recast Mrs. Obama’s image from the woman who had suggested she had never been proud

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The Obama Morning News || March 14, 2013

House GOP peppers Obama with questions . . . The Hill Dems undermine Obama message on cuts . . . Washington Post Obama on drone secrecy: I’m no Dick Cheney . . . Washington Times Grassley: Why is racism tolerated at DOJ? . . . Washington Times White House tour move backfires on Obama . . . The Hill Dems seek Obama’s help on gun

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Obama Can Walk on Water, but Not Through It

The White House released as one of its “Photos of the Day” this week a shot of President Obama waiting with an umbrella until the rain stops before making a 20-second walk from one building to another on the White House grounds. “President Barack Obama waits for a heavy rain to pass before crossing West Executive Avenue from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the

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