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  • Some residents disappointed after President Obama leaves Auburn without visiting Tubman Home

    08/23/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    The Citizen: Auburn NY ^ | 08/23/13 | Robert Harding
    Disappointment. Insulted. Outraged. That's how some residents described their feelings after President Barack Obama left Auburn Friday morning without stopping by the Harriet Tubman Home. The president, who stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, worked out at the Auburn YMCA before leaving the city to begin the second day of his two-day tour of upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. While in Auburn, Obama did not visit the Harriet Tubman Home or Seward House Museum. A large crowd gathered Friday morning outside of the Tubman Home in anticipation of a presidential visit. But it never happened. Harriet Tubman...
  • 252 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, etc.

    08/21/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | aUGUST 18, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The following is a contribution from (Dan from Squirrel Hill). The original title of the article is “Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 252 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.” it’s lengthy, but is a ‘one-stop shop’ for all the dirty details on the Obama presidency. Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s...
  • Obama’s Former Bodyman: President Left Situation Room to Play ’15 Games’ of Cards During Day of...

    08/14/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/14/13 | Dave Urbanski
    "Obama’s Former Bodyman: President Left Situation Room to Play ’15 Games’ of Cards During Day of Bin Laden Raid" On the day Navy SEALs were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killing the 9/11 mastermind, President Obama didn’t spend every moment in the White House situation room. Instead, the commander in chief played cards in a private dining room that day, too — about 15 games of spades, in fact, his former personal assistant Reggie Love recently told a UCLA forum. “Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to...
  • Rainy vacation day for Obama: Fried food, basketball

    08/13/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Steve Holland/reuters
    OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - It rained on President Barack Obama's island vacation on Tuesday. After spending the first two days of his August vacation on the golf course, Obama made the most of a rainy day on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. First, his motorcade carried him across the island to Oak Bluffs, where he stopped at Nancy's restaurant, picking up a variety of fried delicacies: Shrimp, oysters, onion rings and french fries. SNIP The restaurant is a favorite of his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, who is staying at a waterfront home nearby with a sweeping view of...
  • Col WEST: 'In Times of Military Cutbacks, We Should NOT Be Using Osprey Aircraft to Carry a Pooch'-

    08/13/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Commercial flight with a pet carrier 99.7% cheaper... Although über-patriot Allen West first made clear to Mark Levin (on his radio show Monday 8/11) that he's loathe to engage in 'small ball' with some of the more petty White House scandals, he nonetheless was asked 'how do you justify' the latest Obama middle-finger-to-America -namely, the shipping of 'Bo' the dog to Martha's Vineyard via two exotic, VERY expensive-to-operate Marine VTOL aircraft... West responded 'You don't' justify it- labeling it 'an outrage'. With Obama -in West's eyes- 'It's not about serving... it's about being served.' He then described today's 'progressive' debt + money-printing-and-spending...
  • Greta Van Susteren furious over Obama’s ‘staged’ golf photo

    08/13/2013 6:26:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, August 13 | Charlie Spiering
    “Why would the president do this for the cameras? It’s one thing to take a vacation but is this pose shoving it down the throats of the American people?” she asked. “Many are out of work. They can’t afford to spend the day working on their golf game in one of the most expensive places to vacation. Is this what leadership looks like?”
  • BO’s B-Day Celebration Continues All Week at Embassies Around the World

    08/05/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-5-2013 | MOTUS
    “American intelligence agencies (issued) an unusual global travel alert to American citizens on Friday, warning of the potential for terrorist attacks by operatives of Al Qaeda and their associates beginning Sunday through the end of August.” NYT Wait a minute: I thought Osama was dead and GM was alive -- maybe we got that backwards? Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula GM in Detroit: the ash heap of history In response, Big Guy’s birthday celebration originally scheduled for August 4, his alleged day of birth, has been extended through the entire week! A global travel alert and 21 embassies...
  • Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts August 10

    07/13/2013 4:08:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Umm, that’s early. The Boston Globe is reporting that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will land on Martha’s Vineyard August 10 and stay there until August 18. The girls are expected to be with them. That’s not a lot of vacation by Obama standards. Traditional vacation time for Washingtonians is the last two weeks of August, through Labor Day. And the Obamas must certainly think they’re owed some vaca time since they had to skip the Vineyard last year because it would look bad to take a swank while you’re criticizing your opponent for being down with the...
  • The Obamas Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million

    06/13/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the (The Washington Post) "When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case...
  • Obama Golfs—Third Weekend in a Row [What me worry?.......]

    04/13/2013 11:45:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama Golfs—Third Weekend in a Row Daniel Halper April 13, 2013 12:59 PM For the third weekend in a row, President Obama is hitting the links. CBS's Mark Knoller reports on Twitter: On a mild Spring day in DC, Pres Obama is playing a round of golf at Andrews. Third Saturday in a row. This weekend the Masters is being held in Augusta, Georgia, where Obama's golf buddy, Tiger Woods, has once again found himself at the center of attention. Via the pool report: On a cloudy but quite nice day, POTUS is hitting the links. At 12:11 pm, he...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/27/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by safetysign · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/26/20113 | Daniel Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas. Obama Photo AP / Steven Senne The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. "Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/26/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 26 2013 | Dan Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.
  • What sequester? Obama’s daughters off to Bahamas for spring break

    03/26/2013 6:45:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/26/13 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It’s spring break, and President Obama’s daughters are off on yet another vacation. While the U.S. economy could use a little help, according to Breitbart News, the Obama girls are spending their time – and taxpayers’ dime – in the Bahamas. The girls’ visit to the Atlantis resort was not publicly announced, but Breitbart says its sources have confirmed the information, verified also through sightings posted on social media:
  • Residents Alerted to Obamas' Hawaiian Holiday Plans (Drudge:Obamas-20-day, $4 million)

    11/29/2012 1:23:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 37 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 11-29-12 | Malia Zimmerman
    Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas' holiday vacation plans. The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6. In a matter of weeks, Kailua residents will see the familiar street barricades fronted by U.S. Secret Service agents and Navy Seals and...
  • Michelle Obama: 'On Nov. 7 We're Going to Party Hard'

    10/17/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 111 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 17, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The Blog Michelle Obama: 'On Nov. 7 We're Going to Party Hard' 2:00 PM, Oct 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts At a fundraiser today in New York, First Lady Michelle Obama expressed confidence in her husband's chances for reelection. "On Nov. 7 we're going to party hard," she said. Election Day this year is November 6. From the pool report: "After hearing my husband talk about his values and his vision at the debate last night, I'm pretty fired up," she said. "Let me tell you, I am so glad last...
  • Hello, you've reached the president. I'm never here.

    09/30/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 9/30/2012 | Michael Goodwin
    In Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 3 a.m. television ad in the 2008 primary campaign, we heard the sound of a ringing phone and saw sleeping children. In ominous tones, a narrator warned that “something is happening in the world” and asked, “Who do you want answering the phone?” Well, it’s 2012, and — the phone is still ringing. Please, somebody answer the damn thing! The story of the terror attack in Benghazi is that neither Clinton nor the president who made her secretary of state responded to the real emergency when it came. The biggest foreign-policy crisis of the last four...
  • The “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report

    09/19/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    hillbuzz.org ^ | Sseptember 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Full title: Ground Reports from the “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report that show this is indeed a Depression On my desk, just under the computer monitor, I have a little box full of slips of scrap paper. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid because the nuns who taught me in Catholic School refused to ever waste paper. Anything that comes into my home that’s blank on one side and has outlived its usefulness is drawn and quartered and spends some time as scrap paper in that...
  • White House: President watched football last weekend, not Saturday Night Live

    09/17/2012 10:58:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/17/12 | Charlie Spiering
    “Earnest said he did not believe he had, but that he did take in a lot of football,” the press pooler reported.
  • Pimp with a Limp: Obama Skipped Intel Briefings Week Before Attacks

    09/12/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last time the Wonder Kid who personally got Bin Laden attended an intelligence briefing was on September 5th. Since then it’s been all campaign events and softball questions from media lapdogs Obama found time to do multiple radio interviews, discuss Nicky Minaj, Hip Hop music and the Buccaneers. On September 11, this is what Obama was doing instead of attending a national intelligence briefing. Fact: When “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz talks NFL with the President of the United States, we’re listening. Obama barely had managed to drop jarring references to Pitbull and Flo-Rida before DJ Laz told...
  • OBAMA SKIPPING STAGGERING AMOUNT OF DAILY INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS

    09/10/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 09/10/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    One of the centerpieces of the Democratic case for Barack Obama‘s reelection in Charlotte last week was the President’s record on national security – specifically, his decision to pursue the operation that eventually led to the death of Osama bin Laden. That impressive achievement, however, may be blunted by the force of revelations by former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen in today’s Washington Post. Thiessen writes: President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It...
  • In 1994 Axelrod Said You Can’t Talk About Progress While the Middle Class is Hurting

    09/05/2012 4:46:17 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    From 1994. says President can't talk about recovery while middle class is still struggling. Takes shot at Bush for playing too much golf. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85CJCMFlZQ8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Golfer in Chief? Obama Hits 100th Time on the Links

    06/18/2012 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 1,2012 | By Matthew Larotonda
    President Barack Obama’s love of golf hit a milestone today as he marked his 100th time on the links. His Father’s Day achievement was reached at the Beverly Country Club in his hometown, the windy city. Mark Knoller, CBS radio correspondent and chronicler of all things presidential, pointed out the quiet occasion to the traveling press. Like 15 of the 18 presidents since Theodore Roosevelt, Obama has used golf as a way to unwind outdoors, but away from the prying eyes of press and onlookers. And despite the fact that he had never golfed before taking office, his love of...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Air Force and Secret Service for Records Michelle Obama Ski Vacation to Aspen

    06/07/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on May 31, 2012 against the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service to obtain records detailing Michelle Obama's February 2012 President's Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado with her two daughters... Judicial Watch seeks access to any and all records concerning the mission taskings, transportation costs and passenger manifests for Mrs. Obama's February 2012 trip to Aspen, Colorado. ... the Aspen trip was the 16th vacation in three years taken by...
  • NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

    05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf. Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No GolfHELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesn’t like it? COOPER: He hates it. We were up there...
  • Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas

    04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/26/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters. “They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that...
  • Fore! King Putt Obama goes golfing for a record 93rd time as wife and kids party in Las Vegas

    04/01/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Fire Andrea Michelle ^ | April 1, 2012
    I guess the weather is finally warm enough on the east coast for King Putt Obama to resume hitting the links. After all, there’s nothing really happening in this country or elsewhere that could affect this country. It’s not like we have skyrocketing gas prices, a lousy economy, Iran getting a nuclear weapon or anything like that. While Michelle Obama took the kids to Las Vegas to party it up on the American tax payer’s dollar (just a week after the oldest daughter went on a secret vacation to Mexico with 25 secret service agents on 12 friends) Hussein Obama...
  • Zero JOBS! Obama Off to Camp David

    09/02/2011 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 98 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | 2 September 2011 | N/A
    14 million Americans remain unemployed in the U.S., a number that is unchanged from July. As a Bureau of Labor Statistics report stated today, the economy created exactly zero jobs for the entire month of August signalling the failure of the current administration’s economic policies. In reponse to the zero job growth, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said, “This president doesn’t think this is anywhere near enough”. A survey of economists agreed – they had expected more than 70,000 new jobs. The report also held that the numbers that had been reported in June and July had been incorrect....
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • FLASHBACK--George W. Bush Gives Up Golf: ‘Playing Golf During a War Sends Wrong Message’

    08/22/2011 5:05:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    FLASHBACK--George W. Bush Gives Up Golf: ‘Playing Golf During a War Sends Wrong Message’ Monday, August 22, 2011 By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – The White House has released some information about President Barack Obama’s vacation on Massachusetts’ upscale Martha’s Vineyard including his golf games, but no open press coverage of his time on the links has been allowed. President George W. Bush, who routinely allowed journalists to accompany him on golf outings early in his presidency, told Politico in May 2008 that he decided to give up the game in August 2003 after a bomb attack on the United Nations...
  • White House: Vacationing Obama working on economy

    08/22/2011 1:13:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has taken heat for taking a vacation when the U.S. economy is struggling, but aides are striving to make clear he is not neglecting the country's finances during his break. On Monday, Obama met with a top economic adviser and spoke to investor Warren Buffett and Ford Motor Co. chief executive Alan Mulally about the economy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Earnest also announced that Obama will travel to Detroit in two weeks to discuss the economy on the U.S. Labor Day holiday on September 5, setting up a major address...
  • Obamas Share Sacrifice at Pricey Vineyard Restaurant (no peas on menu)

    08/19/2011 7:48:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | August 19, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    President and Mrs. Obama are sharing in the sacrifice tonight at the Beach Plum Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, which features an array of overpriced selections for the first couple to choose from that could easily bring the bill within the range of $200. They might, for example, choose to start the meal with a $15 chunk of pizza cheese – I’m sorry, “Fresh Mozzarella” with “Fresh Basil, vine ripened tomatoes, aged balsamic reduction, and chive dill.” This is a good mix because some things are fresh, and some things are aged. But the sacrifice really gets serious with the entree,...
  • Michelle Obama takes separate government jet to get a few hours of extra vacation time ....

    President Barack Obama ditched the Beltway grind yesterday to seek the pleasures of summer on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard - by way of two helicopter flights and a trip aboard Air Force One. And a further government jet was used by Michelle Obama as she arrived separately to her husband, with daughters Sasha and Malia, just a few hours before he landed. The President left the White House aboard Marine One on his way to Andrews Air Force base to hitch a lift aboard Air Force One. The President arrived on this wealthy Massachusetts island retreat as the stock...
  • Martha's Vineyard: 'It's the Weather That Hurts Businesses Here, Not the Economy'

    08/18/2011 9:50:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | by Stephanie Smith
    There’ve been a lot of loud critics of President Obama’s vacation plans to Martha’s Vineyard -- even from some of his avid supporters. But when he touches down on this posh island in about six hours, he won’t find many here, if you believe Jenna Ware, a long time resident and driver for Stage Coach taxi service. Ware, sporting a dark tan you’ll see on most residents here, says that when the recession hit, the Vineyard remained unscathed. The island is pretty much recession proof, she says. When a passenger noted in a 2009 visit – the first time Mr....
  • The Presidential Planner: Obama Heads to Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2011 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    Fresh off three days of barnstorming in the Midwest, President Obama will spend the morning at the White House in two closed-door meetings, first with his senior economic advisors in the Oval Office then with his national security team in the Situation Room. In the afternoon, Obama heads to the island oasis of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, where he’s expected to spend the next 10 days vacationing with his family.
  • Vineyard Countdown

    08/17/2011 8:36:53 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Forget the bus tour. In 24 hours, it’s White House vacation time, punctuated by the outcry of those who say a presidential respite at this juncture is ill-timed and clueless. Meanwhile, angst is brewing in Martha’s Vineyard, now gearing up for President Obama’s arrival on Thursday, marking his third visit to the rose-strewn island, not to mention Blue Heron Farm, the 28-acre luxury retreat that will host the president for 10 days.
  • Greyhound One

    08/15/2011 9:30:58 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 48 replies
    The washington Times ^ | Aug. 15, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    President Obama’s three-day bus tour of the Midwestern heartland already has earned a nickname. It’s “Greyhound One” according to observant wags at Lucianne.com and elsewhere in the conservative blogosphere. Most are irked that Mr. Obama and his strategists have borrowed a page from the tea party playbook. What’s better than a campaign-style bus tour to impart a message of frugality and kitchen-table economics? But wait. Though the excursion is packaged with humble appeal, it looks like nobody’s sleeping on the bus. The White House has reserved the entire historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa, and 60 rooms at nearby Luther...
  • Jay Carney vs. Jay Carney: Attacked Bush's 2001 'Heartland Tour,' Defends Obama's 2011 Midwest

    08/11/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/11/11 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Jay Carney, meet Jay Carney.In 2001, the then-Time magazine reporter wrote a snarky piece criticizing President George W. Bush's month-long vacation that was billed as a "Home to the Heartland" tour. But almost exactly 10 years later Carney, now the Obama White House's press secretary, is defending President Barack Obama's Midwest job-creation tour and vacation at Martha's Vineyard."I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the President would spend some time with his family," claimed Carney at a recent press briefing.But that's exactly what he, as a private citizen working for Time,
  • As some call for bold strokes, Obama sticks with vacation plans

    08/10/2011 4:34:06 PM PDT · by keat · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 10, 2011, 2:40 p.m. | Peter Nicholas
    When it comes to curbing unemployment, President Obama "will not rest" until everyone looking for a job can find one, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. A couple of hours later, the White House put out an announcement that the president will soon begin a nine-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. No one can credibly make the argument that Obama is loafing. He puts in the hours. But the trip is coming at a queasy moment for the economy and the markets. Stocks recorded another huge drop Wednesday, the third straight day of convulsive swings following Standard & Poor's announcement...
  • Good news: Despite economic apocalypse, Obama’s vacation still a go

    08/10/2011 3:26:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10 Aug 2011 | Allahpundit
    I know what you’re thinking. “It seems like just yesterday that he was talking about a ‘new sense of urgency’ on deficits and job growth.” You’re wrong, though. It was two days ago. Maybe the mood passed? Over to you, Zero Hedge guy: We bring you this special announcement courtesy of the White House which has informed that American plebs that following a fantastic job well done, in which the market is now back to pre-QE2 levels, unemployment is near record highs, delays for presidential press meetings compare with Newark airplane take offs, pessimism is at record highs, America’s credit...
  • Obama Lunches With Campaign Organizers at Capitol Hill Eatery

    08/10/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2011 | by Devin Dwyer
    President Obama lunched at a Capitol Hill eatery today with six lucky volunteer organizers from across the country who won an essay contest run by his re-election campaign. The volunteers, among 1,600 participants in the campaign’s Summer Organizer program, wrote on why they organize in their communities and what they learned this summer. Kathleen McKevitt, 67, a former international marketing manager for GE turned freelance photojournalist and consultant, also attended the lunch as a summer organizer from Idaho, where she has been an active Obama supporter since the 2008 presidential campaign. The president spent an hour mingling with the volunteers...
  • The Bidens Head To The Hamptons; Obama's Summer Vacation Still A Go

    08/10/2011 2:22:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2011 | by Mary Bruce
    Joe Biden and his wife have escaped the heat and political squabbling of Washington to spend the rest of the week vacationing in the Hamptons. Although the VP’s official schedule says only that the Bidens are set to “visit Long Island,” they traveled to their annual vacation spot in Southampton earlier today and plan to stay through Monday. President Obama will follow his number two’s lead later this month when he and his family travel to Martha’s Vineyard for a little R&R. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed today that, despite the staggering economy, the president still plans to...
  • Obama plans lavish 50th birthday bash for day after debt-limit deadline

    07/15/2011 12:26:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    The Ticket/Yahoo News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    One day after the government is set to default on its debts, Barack Obama could be the guest of honor at a 50th birthday celebration where the cost of attendance tops out at $35,800 per couple. Okay, it's not likely if the government defaults that the president will be partying it up. But the timing of Obama's Aug. 3 birthday bash is raising some eyebrows. The White House said earlier this week the president's Aug. 3 party could be canceled if a deal is not reached by Aug. 2. As of now, however, the event is "not on hold," ...
  • Obama’s trip to South America gets bumpy before take-off

    03/18/2011 5:45:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Mar 2011 | Neil Munro
    President Obama’s long-planned trip to South America’s sunny vistas was carefully routed around the political storms in Colombia and Venezuela, but his smooth flights to Rio de Janeiro and charming Santiago are already being disrupted by the media turbulence emerging from Japan, Libya and the faltering U.S. economy. The White House held a surprise 2.30 p.m. press conference to address developments in Libya, where France and Britain are preparing to launch airstrikes on advancing Libya government forces. On Thursday, the president held an sudden press conference to address growing worries about nuclear contamination from Japan’s stricken nuclear-power station. The accumulating...
  • Obama now offers hope of no change

    03/18/2011 5:26:03 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 13 replies
    By the time you read this, President Barack Obama will be taking a well-deserved break from the 54th hole of today's scheduled golf game and the grueling responsibility of picking out his Final Four priority high-speed rail projects on ESPN by relaxing on a beach in ... Libya? Japan? No, Brazil. Oh, here he is now: "Tall and tan and young and lovely Article Tab : FILE: President Barack Obama, right, rides in a golf cart with White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, left, while playing golf at the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island...
  • President heading home next month for party event

    03/18/2011 3:31:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/18/2011 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will head back to his hometown next month to headline a Democratic party event. The president will be the main attraction at a Democratic National Committee gathering in Chicago on April 14, a Democrat with knowledge of the event confirms to CNN. The Chicago Tribune, which first reported word of Obama's appearance back in Chicago, terms the event a fundraiser. News of the president's trip to Chicago comes as Obama has picked up the pace in attending political functions and as his team lays the groundwork for his 2012 re-election bid. Obama's 2008 campaign...
  • After Obama Tells America “Everyone Must Sacrifice," Throws a Party Every 3 Days . . .

    01/14/2010 5:42:01 PM PST · by Faith · 30 replies · 1,519+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    After Obama Tells America “Everyone Must Sacrifice” the White House Throws 1 Party Every 3 Days in First Year Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone must have “some skin in the game.” What he meant, of course, was that everyone would have to sacrifice to lift American out of the worst recession since the Great Depression except for Barack and Michelle Obama. Now we learn that the the Obama White House has held one party every three days...