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Quote of the Day || April 12, 2013

“So I take the dog on the leash and he does his business outside. I see. And so how does he pick it up?” – Barack Obama upon learning Bo’s handler has been furloughed A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Friday, April 12, 2013

11:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 2:05 pm || Presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team; East Room All times Eastern except at noted Live stream of Carney briefing at noon

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Michelle Obama to Address Graduating Classes

From the White House: First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver commencement addresses at Eastern Kentucky University, Bowie State University, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High (MLK). The First Lady will be speaking at Eastern Kentucky University as part of her Joining Forces initiative because of its outstanding record supporting veterans and military

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Biden: With AR-15, You May Accidentally Kill Kids in Next Room

Vice President Biden today sought to defend himself against those who have ridiculed his suggestion that homeowners protect themselves with a double-barrel shotgun, arguing that a semiautomatic AR-15 could cause people to kill their children by shooting through the wall. Biden, who appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, also proposed that people are buying guns because “they like the way it feels,” adding, “You know, it’s

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Obama Debt: Over 8 Percent of $1 Quadrillion

The longterm U.S. debt under President Obama’s latest spending plan is far worse than his budget suggests, reaching a total of about $84 trillion – that is, 8.4 percent of a quadrillion dollars, or $0.084 quadrillion. Yes, it’s time to start using the quadrillion number, because with trillions getting added to the debt at an accelerating pace, the numbers are starting to become meaningless again

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The Obama Morning News || April 11, 2013

Obama budget opens rift among Dems . . . New York Times GOP: Obama blows Grand Bargain chance . . . Washington Times Senate ready to begin gun debate . . . Associated Press Michelle takes an emotional gun stand . . . Yahoo! News Background check deal draws fire . . . Fox News Funds for Obamacare much in doubt . . . Politico

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