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  • Obamas to spend rare weekend at Camp David retreat

    07/19/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base. Instead, he and his family are choosing what is for them a rare woodland getaway: a weekend at the presidential mountaintop retreat of Camp David. The family was leaving Friday for the isolated and heavily guarded hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. The White House said the family weekend had already been planned and that he would return to the White House on Sunday. The escape from the White House caps a fierce week of foreign policy eruptions, highlighted by a...
  • Egyptian Spokesmen: Put Peace Treaty to a Referendum

    04/23/2014 8:44:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 4/24/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Spokesmen for the two Egyptian presidential candidates recently advocated for putting the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel to a vote in a referendum. […] “Our enmity with the Zionist enemy goes to our very existence. It’s either us or them. No peace is possible,” said Tamer Hindawi, (Hamdeen) Sabahi’s spokesman, during the debate. He further claimed that “The Zionist enemy is clearly the head of colonialism in the region. In our view, the Camp David Accords are responsible for many of our crises, and might even be the main reason for Egypt’s subjugation to America, and for the decline...
  • Bidens Vacation at Camp David

    10/13/2013 1:52:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10/13/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Despite the government shutdown, Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing at Camp David this long weekend. He's joined at the Maryland retreat by his family, including his wife (Jill Biden), children, and grandchildren. The vice president is also there with "essential" government workers, who must work despite the government shutdown. That includes his Secret Service detail, as well as the Secret Service details assigned to the rest of his family, and other support staff. They are protecting the Bidens as they vacation -- but aren't getting paid because of the federal shutdown. The vice president's public schedule simply reads: WEEKEND...
  • Obama to host Cabinet members for Friday retreat at Camp David (Last time was in 2010)

    07/25/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/25/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will host Cabinet members and their families on Friday for a rare retreat at Camp David, a White House official said. Obama uses the facility far less often than many of his predecessors have, only occasionally holding meetings there or heading there for a weekend of rest and relaxation. The president has hosted Cabinet members and their families there just once before, weeks before Democrats' big losses in the 2010 midterm elections.
  • Obama Fake Gun Photo

    02/02/2013 3:33:36 PM PST · by wredlich · 82 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 2/2/2013 | Warren Redlich
    After a mini-controversy about a claim from President Obama that he shoots clay pigeons at Camp David, the White House released a photo of “Obama” shooting a $2500 Browning Citori shotgun. Problem: It doesn’t look like the President’s watch. And that leaves aside why the President is shooting a fancy Japanese-made gun instead of a down-to-earth Mossberg or Remington.
  • White House Issues Warning Not To Manipulate/Photoshop Image of President Obama Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 9:13:10 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 255 replies
    President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House
  • W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun

    02/02/2013 8:09:57 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 156 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    This morning, the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting a gun: "President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)," the caption reads.
  • Obama goes 'skeet shooting all the time'? Hardly ever, sources say

    01/30/2013 2:17:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 1/30/13 | Jana Winter
    News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons. ~~SNIP~~ "The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup," said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."Skeet shooting "is very hard," said the source. "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable."
  • Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting (then deletes it)

    01/29/2013 12:15:43 PM PST · by Baynative · 61 replies ^ | By DANIEL HALPER | 12:52 PM, Jan 29, 2013
    President Obama recently told the New Republic magazine, "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time." Today, after some suggested the president's claim might not be true, the New Republic tweeted a picture supposedly proving that Obama has gone skeet shooting:
  • Obama: Sure, I go skeet shooting all the time

    01/28/2013 9:13:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know you’ve seen this at Drudge, appropriately posted beneath a photo of the Hopenchange crew cracking up in laughter, but some panders are so shameless and comically implausible that they must be commemorated in a post. (Unfortunately, politicians’ need to ingratiate themselves with gun owners has been known to lead to this sort of thing.)To believe this, you need to believe that O splits sharply from most ivory-tower liberals when it comes to recreational shooting. How likely is that? In what other ways, based on what we know about him personally and politically, does he stray from the path...
  • 'Suha Arafat admits husband premeditated Intifada'

    12/29/2012 11:40:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/29/2012
    In interview, Palestinian leader's widow says Arafat decided to launch Intifada after Camp David, according to research institute. Yasser Arafat's widow Suha admitted that the late Palestinian leader premeditated the Second Intifada, in an interview with Dubai TV earlier this month, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “Immediately after the failure of the Camp David [negotiations], I met him in Paris upon his return.… Camp David had failed, and he said to me: ‘You should remain in Paris.’ I asked him why, and he said: ‘Because I am going to start an Intifada. They want...
  • Egypt Fully Remilitarizing Sinai - with US Help

    08/24/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | 20AUG12 | SHOSHANA BRYEN
    Secretary Panetta is talking about helping Egypt to do something forbidden by the Camp David Accords -- bring large-scale forces into Sinai. Israel's long term concern is whether Egypt will at some point remove the additional forces. Recent comments by Egyptian government officials suggest they will not. Egypt has moved forces into the Sinai beyond what was agreed to in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Getting them in wasn't that difficult – Israel agrees that security in the Sinai has deteriorated. Getting them out again later may be another matter. And how the U.S. positions itself to safeguard the treaty itself...
  • Egyptian prank TV show angers guests over Israel

    08/20/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    LAT ^ | August 19, 2012 | 12:46 pm
    CAIRO -- When Egyptian actor Ayman Kandeel believes he has been tricked into appearing on an Israeli television network, he smacks the show’s producer and charges to slap the female host, throwing her into a corner. He curses, tosses chairs, and single-handedly demolishes the set. Just before the famous actor reaches for his gun holster, the crew finally tells him he is a guest on a prank show and that everyone in the studio is actually Egyptian. A crew member admonishes Kandeel: “Shame on you for hitting a woman.” Kandeel, who admittedly carries a gun in these uncertain times of...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Obama Hosts G-8 Slumber Party At Camp David

    05/18/2012 5:14:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/18/12 | Mary Bruce | ABC OTUS News
    Leaders of eight of the world's largest economies are meeting at Camp David this evening for the G-8 Summit, marking the biggest gathering of heads of state at the president's country retreat in history. The rustic estate in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, however, presents something of a logistical challenge for the White House as it seeks to accommodate all of the leaders and their staffs. Before your mind wanders to those summer camp memories of bunk bed-filled cabins, the Obama administration assures there are "adequate facilities" for each delegation. But who sleeps where? And how were the arrangements decided? "The allocation...
  • Israeli alarm over treaty with Egypt grows

    04/05/2012 8:32:12 PM PDT · by U-238 · 15 replies
    Space War ^ | 3/5/2012 | Space War
    Israel's concerns that its historic peace treaty with Egypt could be in peril amid the political upheaval in Cairo have intensified with the announcement by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood it will contest presidential elections next month. Amos Gilad, a top aide to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and a former Israeli liaison with Cairo, said Tuesday he was apprehensive that the Muslim Brotherhood, which already dominates Parliament, could suspend or abrogate the 33-year-old peace pact. The treaty, the first between Israel and its Arab adversaries, has been the linchpin of U.S. policy in the Middle East since it was sealed...
  • White House moves G-8 summit from Chicago to Camp David

    03/05/2012 3:42:59 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3-5-12 | Fran Spielman, Abdon M. Pallasch, Frank Main, Lynn Sweet
    In a surprise turnaround, the White House announced Monday afternoon that Chicago won’t be hosting the controversial G-8 summit after all. It will be held at Camp David instead of Chicago. The NATO summit will proceed here May 20-21. City Hall insisted that it was President Barack Obama’s decision — that Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not ask the White House to take the more controversial of the two summits off Chicago’s hands. One leading demonstrator pledged the protests “will go forward” here despite the switch. The White House issued a terse statement dropping the bombshell shortly before 3 p.m. “In...
  • Curiosor and Curiosor…Marine One Diverts, Obama Disappears, Arrives Via Motorcade.

    09/04/2011 9:50:25 AM PDT · by thouworm · 48 replies
    TheConservativeTreehouse via CNN ^ | 09-03-2011 | sundancecracker and CNN's Alexander Mooney
    Curiosor and Curiosor….. Headed to Camp David Marine One Diverts, Obama Disappears, Arrives Via Motorcade…. Posted on September 3, 2011 by sundancecracker (CNN) — President Barack Obama left for Camp David on Marine One Friday but, in a twist that has left some White House reporters scratching their heads, he apparently arrived at the presidential retreat by car. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained the decision not to land at Camp David was made in advance because of the weather.... Meanwhile, CNN’s weather team found no signs of stormy weather in the area at the time Marine One departed...
  • NORAD Intercepts Plane Near Camp David

    09/03/2011 6:47:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WYOP ^ | Saturday - 9/3/2011
    A fighter jet has intercepted a small civilian airplane in restricted airspace near the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., and escorted it to at an airport in West Virginia. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the Piper plane was out of radio communication when it was intercepted by an F-15E fighter at about 4:45 p.m. It was diverted to the airport in Martinsburg.
  • Need FR help. What was weather in South Central Pennsylvania , Maryland today? (POTUS Plot?)

    09/02/2011 8:04:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 19 replies
    Supposedly Marine One landed near Frederick, MD, rather than Camp David, with POTUS aboard. POTUS continued to Camp David by motorcade due to bad weather at Camp David landing site. Story is pegging my BS meter. How would a/c with POTUS aboard ever be dispatched into such conditions? Was this a security situation?
  • Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land (Fredrick, MD.... No bad weather)

    09/02/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Oiao · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2011 4:16pm EST | Mary Bruce
    In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obama’s 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing near Frederick, Maryland and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the nearby site. White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a “bad weather call” was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft.
  • Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land

    09/02/2011 1:50:30 PM PDT · by milwguy · 123 replies · 1+ views
    abc news ^ | 09/02/2011 | abc
    <p>In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obama’s 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing somewhere in the Washington area and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the Maryland site. White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a “bad weather call” was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft. Carney says they have now arrived safely at Camp David. It remains unexplained why the President would be allowed to board Marine One knowing that the landing site on the mountain was experiencing weather making a landing difficult. The press first learned of the diversion when wire agency still photographers, who traditionally stand by at Camp David for news coverage in case of an emergency, were told by the military at the mountain top Marine base that the President would be motorcading. The White House press office did not inform the daily travel pool which remains at the White House and does not make the helicopter trip to Camp David. The pool does accompany any bad weather motorcade to the retreat.</p>
  • Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land

    09/02/2011 4:05:20 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    abcnews ^ | 9/2/11 | By Mary Bruce @marykbruce, Ann Compton
    In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obama’s 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing near Frederick, Maryland and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the nearby site. White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a “bad weather call” was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft. Carney says they have now arrived safely at Camp David. It remains unexplained why the President would be allowed to board Marine One knowing that the landing site on the mountain was experiencing...
  • 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....
  • Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

    08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat. Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed. The...
  • Cheney's Dog was Banned from Camp David for attacking Bush's dog

    08/27/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-26-11 | Alex Pappas
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney recounts an amusing tale in his soon-to-be released autobiography about how his dog, Dave, was banned from the main lodge at Camp David for attacking the president’s dog, Barney. A source provided The Daily Caller with a copy of the passage in Cheney’s book, “In My Time.” In the text, Cheney writes that Dave, his one-hundred-pound yellow Labrador, often joined him on trips to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. But Dave got himself into some trouble one particular morning when Cheney brought him along to breakfast at Laurel, the lodge where most official...
  • Obama briefed on S&P downgrade before leaving W.House

    08/05/2011 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | August 6, 2011 | Reuters
    Obama left the White House for the Camp David presidential retreat outside Washington in late afternoon just hours before S&P's announcement. "He was briefed before he left for Camp David and has been receiving updates through the night," the official said.
  • The Manchild President Cracks Up

    07/14/2011 2:57:41 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/14/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Republicans remain very nervous, ladies and gentlemen. These idiots at Moody's, or as Stuart Varney says, "Moodis," the rating service clearly joining with the Democrats to put pressure on the House Republicans, the Senate Republicans as well by claiming if we don't raise the debt limit then all is lost, the US reputation gone forever. So the pressure mounts on the Republicans in the House, and so far they're standing firm. I think Obama's cracking, folks, I think he's cracking up. The way I interpret this, this guy's had the road paved for him from the...
  • Obama Seeking Emergency Camp David Meeting, Boehner Just Says No

    07/14/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/14/11 | Tyler Durden
    In the most dramatic example of someone give the teleprompter the finger on the debt target (f/k/a debt ceiling, in the pre Federal Reserve days), after earlier it was announced that Obama, so willing to continue the charade, was pushing for a Camp David meeting where the debt ceiling issue would be resolved, bunch-of-fat-old-men-locked-up-in-a-room-nobody-leaving-until-solution-is-reached style, Reuters reports that Boehner has politely refused this latest farcical denouement, and told the White House "that he sees no need to move the negotiations on debt and deficits to Camp David." In other news, it is now 7 days and counting until July 22....
  • First Camp David, then debt talks

    07/09/2011 10:20:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 07/08/11 | POLITICO STAFF
    Following a little R&R at Camp David on Saturday, President Obama on Sunday is scheduled to meet with the Congressional leadership at the White House for further talks on balancing the budget. The list of expected attendees of Sundays Cabinet Room meeting, as provided in a White House release Friday:
  • POTUS takes tiny copter to Camp

    07/02/2011 10:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 07/01/11 | JULIE MASON
    President Obama is off to Camp David for the weekend. Will it be fun? It's too remote! Too much nature! It's outdoorsy, and Obama is really not. First lady Michelle Obama revealed to the NYT what seemed somewhat self-evident: Obama doesn't really care for the place. POLITICO recently documented the president's limited record of Camp David visitation. But this weekend — Malia's 13th birthday is Monday — off the family went, to the Catoctin Mountains. They all traveled separately, this time. This afternoon, Obama boarded the smaller Marine One and departed solo.
  • Time to relax: Obama to Camp David

    07/02/2011 10:39:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 07/01/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Two days after telling members of Congress they need to stick around to work out a deal on the deficit, President Obama is leaving for a weekend trip to Camp David. The White House said in guidance to reporters that after Obama gets his morning briefing and meets with advisers, he'll leave for the presidential retreat in the afternoon
  • Camp David awaits the Obamas

    06/10/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 06/10/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama is taking his family on a rare trip to Camp David on Friday. It should be a light vacation -- his kids are done with school, and the White House didn't announce any events on Obama's schedule for the day other than leaving for the weekend. The Obamas are scheduled to return Sunday, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney -- who, by the way, doesn't plan
  • Peace Does Not Come from Pieces of Paper

    02/15/2011 8:55:20 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    For 33 years the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel were used as proof that negotiated accords could and would bring peace in the Middle East. But the peace accords could not outlast Sadat and his VP Mubarak. With Sadat assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mubarak driven out by a Brotherhood-Leftist alliance, the peace accords have proven themselves to be every bit as useless as the critics said they were. Ayman Nour, one of the leading liberal opposition politicians, has declared that the Camp David accords are over, and might be preserved only if Israel agrees to end...
  • Obama relaxing at Camp David retreat (Fear not -- will return to host concert, BBQ)

    07/03/2010 7:46:21 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 59 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 07/03/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is at Camp David but will return in the evening to get ready for July Fourth celebrations at the White House.
  • President Obama says First Family won't join a D.C. church

    03/31/2010 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 58 replies · 1,565+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | Peter Barry Chowka
    On Monday, March 29, 2010, President Obama was interviewed by NBC News and portions were broadcast on the Today show on March 30. According to the The Caucus blog at the New York Times: "Mr. Obama said he would not select a church while living in the White House. 'What we have decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services,' he said. Instead, he said he would from time to time visit St. John's Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House,...
  • Sharpshooters hunt deer in park around Camp David

    02/01/2010 5:00:30 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 674+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 1 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    Government sharpshooters are taking aim at hundreds of white-tailed deer in the national park surrounding the Camp David presidential retreat in western Maryland. The move to reduce the deer population comes after nearly three decades of research and opposition from animal-rights advocates. Acting Park Superintendent Sean Denniston said the hunt in Catoctin Mountain Park began Monday afternoon and will continue most weekday afternoons and nights through mid-March. Large sections of the park will be periodically closed, he said. Park officials say the operation is intended to cull an outsize herd that has devoured so many saplings and low-hanging tree branches...
  • Obama snubs Ft. Hood to relax at Camp David (This is the CINC!)

    11/07/2009 10:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 270 replies · 8,880+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Dan Riehl checks the President's schedule and learns that Obama's not going to Fort Hood, but rather to Camp David for the weekend. In an update, Dan notes that his predecessor is more sensitive to the situation. Fox Reports GWB and Laura spent a few hours at Fort Hood, no photo ops. Now that's a CIC. Are you kidding me? Camp frickin' David? What, does he have a tee time close by? For heaven's sakes, he's the CIC. And he's taking the weekend off? This guy simply doesn't care. Unbelievable via Fox. 11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus -...
  • Have the Obamas found a church?

    10/18/2009 3:54:28 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 70 replies · 3,265+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 18 October 2009 | DollyCali
    "Obama also worshipped at the church on Inauguration Day and Easter. St. John's has been a popular choice among presidents, including George W. Bush, because it is close to the White House and familiar to the Secret Service. Washington churches have competed for Obama's attention since his election. He quit his last church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, during the presidential campaign last year after the circulation of controversial sermons by its former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright." ~~~~~ Poster's(DollyCali) comments: The first family has gone on vacation more than they have attended church since entering the White...
  • Obama's New Pastor Views Islam as Violent Faith

    10/14/2009 10:40:57 PM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies · 786+ views
    The Times ^ | October 15, 2009 | Tim Reid
    More than a year after he was forced to disown his Chicago pastor, President Obama has begun to attend services led by a Christian chaplain who views Islam as a violent faith. Mr Obama has been an irregular church attender since becoming President, but has expressed a fondness for Carey Cash, the navy chaplain at the Camp David presidential retreat who has been criticised for proselytising in the military and his mistrust of Islam. The White House insists that the Rev Cash, the great-nephew of the singer Johnny Cash, has not become Mr Obama’s new pastor, but it appears that...
  • The Pastor Who Has Obama's Attention

    10/13/2009 8:56:08 PM PDT · by Saije · 39 replies · 2,499+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/13/2009 | Jacqueline L. Salmon
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is long gone; Rick Warren, just an Inauguration Day memory. The hordes of ministers around town who were hoping they'd somehow wind up with the first family in their pews have (mostly) given up. The president has been pastorless for quite a while now. Well, sort of. Seventy miles from Washington's prying eyes, Barack Obama has been attending church from time to time at Camp David, where services are led by a 39-year-old Navy chaplain with a famous last name, a compelling life story and a fervent belief in a God who works miracles. Carey Cash,...
  • White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record

    07/09/2009 10:28:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies · 2,045+ views
    Gawker ^ | July 9, 2009 | John Cook
    White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record By John Cook, 12:44 PM on Thu Jul 9 2009, 1,046 views (Edit, to draft, Top, Slurp) Copy this whole post to another site Slurp cancel select site advertising consumerist deadspin defamer fleshbot gay fleshbot gawker gizmodo idolator io9 jalopnik jezebel kotaku lifehacker valleywag artists gawkershop Reporters from more than 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We...
  • Obama begins July 4th celebration at Camp David (I wondered where he was on our Nations birthday)

    07/06/2009 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies · 742+ views
    Yahoo News AP ^ | Fri Jul 3, 11:25 am ET | none listed but AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is helping the nation celebrate its birthday and his daughter Malia celebrate hers. The president on Friday morning flew to Camp David, Md., for the first part of the first family's Fourth of July celebration, including daughter Malia's 11th birthday on Saturday. He set off with friend Martin Nesbitt to meet first lady Michelle Obama, who was already at Camp David.
  • Obamas still church homeless halfway through 2009 (They need a mosque.)

    07/05/2009 4:16:38 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 35 replies · 1,107+ views
    One News Now ^ | 7/5/2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama is still looking for a church home more than a year after resigning from the Chicago church led by his controversial former pastor Jeremiah Wright. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the first family has yet to join a church because Obama doesn't want his attendance to disrupt other people's worship. Gibbs says Obama enjoys services led by Camp David's chaplain on weekends the family spends at the presidential retreat, but they're not members there. In 2009, the Obamas have only attended Sunday church services twice in Washington. Two days before the inauguration,...
  • Time magazine wrong; Obamas still looking for church

    A report says the first family had settled on Evergreen Chapel at Camp David. A White House spokeswoman says that's not the case. "The president and first family continue to look for a church home," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. "They have enjoyed worshiping at Camp David and several other congregations over the months, and will choose a church at the time that is best for their family."
  • Obama's new pastor, Southern Baptist?

    07/01/2009 4:01:28 PM PDT · by daivid · 8 replies · 493+ views
    Is President Obama's new pastor a Southern Baptist? Apparently, it depends whom you ask. Time magazine posted a story June 29 stating Obama has "decided to make his primary place of worship" Evergreen Chapel, the nondenominational church at Camp David which is led by Navy Lieut. Carey Cash, a Southern Baptist chaplain. The White House, though, denied the Time report, releasing a statement saying "the President and First Family continue to look for a church home." "They have enjoyed worshipping at Camp David and several other congregations over the months, and will choose a church at the time that is...
  • Obama Picks Camp David Church -- Not a D.C. Congregation

    06/29/2009 7:13:48 AM PDT · by edpc · 100 replies · 4,529+ views
    Time via Yahoo News ^ | 29 June 2009 | Amy Sullivan
    For the past five months, White House aides and friends of the Obamas have been quietly visiting local churches and vetting the sermons of prospective first ministers in a search for a new - and uncontroversial - church home. Obama has even sampled a few himself, attending services at 19th Street Baptist on the weekend before his inauguration and celebrating Easter at St. John's Episcopal Church.
  • The Audacity of the Obamas

    02/17/2009 7:45:27 AM PST · by bergmeid · 22 replies · 1,003+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 17, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    Who would have thought that a CEO position would be tiring? And not just any CEO but the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, the Commander in Chief and the Messiah. Apparently Barack Obama had no idea that all of that hard work would actually be just that -- hard work. I suppose he thought the job of POTUS would be just as much fun as the two years he spent on the campaign trail. He must have been under the illusion that the citizens of this great country would swoon over his tax cheating...
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    01/16/2009 6:20:28 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 311 replies · 7,330+ views
    More lasts today … This morning President & Mrs. Bush departed the White House for Camp David, Maryland, where they will spend their last weekend as the First Couple before Tuesday’s inauguration. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave her final press conference today at the State Department in Washington. She also met with Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Dr. Rice’s last official act as Secretary of State was signing a memorandum with Foreign Minister Livni that will help prevent arms smuggling to terrorists in Gaza. And today Press Secretary Dana Perino delivered the Administration’s final press briefing (Transcript). Dana took...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 12-23-2008

    12/23/2008 4:45:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 119 replies · 2,791+ views
    President Bush signed several bills into lawPresident Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Hager travelled to Camp David to spend the Christmas holidays Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island