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White House: Obama Had a Busy Week

President Obama, who landed in the Florida Keys today for a weekend vacation even as crisis roiled Eastern Europe, has had a busy week, the White House said today. During a briefing aboard Air Force One on the way to Florida, Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest ostensibly was making the point that Obama can monitor and handle world events from his gazebo at the Ocean

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Obama Lands in Key Largo

President Obama this afternoon choppered over to Key Largo from Miami for his weekend getaway. From the pool report: After a specular sun-kissed helicopter ride reminiscent of the opening credits of “Miami Vice,” pool is now in Key Largo. Marine One landed at the local airport, where the runways are lined with flowers. A couple of sea planes and a private jet are parked on the tarmac. A

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ValJar has a Boyfriend?

Obama confidant and one-woman White House power center Valerie Jarrett is dating sportscaster and  former Minnesota Vikings player Ahmad Rashad, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Look at the two love birds. Let’s hope that nothing ever gets between them. But alas, the former wide receiver might not be the catch of the year. He’s been married and divorced four times, having just finished up with

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Another Mediocre Jobs Report

The Labor Department this morning reported that the nation added 175,000 jobs in February, a middling number that will do nothing to address joblessness in the nation. In fact, the unemployment rate in February rose to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in January. The latest numbers put job increases at 129,000 jobs in January and only 84,000 in December, suggesting a trend of mediocre to

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The Obama Morning News || March 7, 2014

Obamacare fails at signing up uninsured . . . Newsmax Insurers “very worried” . . . Examiner Putin rebuffs Obama in hourlong call . . . Reuters Kerry tones town the rhetoric . . . CS  Monitor Obama: Crimea vote “illegal” . . . Politico  Boehner to Obama: Start exporting gas . . . Newsmax Poll: Americans favor Keystone 3-1 . . . ABC News

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