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  • Seattle's Homeless crisis 15: Scott Morrow pulls an Arafat and walks out

    10/27/2016 11:09:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Maurice Newhope
    An update from councilman Burgess on the incredibly ridiculous sit outs in Seattle they've been having at the administration building. Burgess explained to me that the city council decided to give Scott Morrow what he wanted and then some! It was a dream come true that seemed too good to be true yet was true! The King County human services decided to give Share nearly four-hundred thousand in funds with few strings attached, more than enough to keep the shelter open. In addition, the council promised further funding to SHARE/WHEEL to last longer. There were few strings attached, one of...
  • Malkin: Border Surge Solution: Send 'Em to Camp David!

    02/16/2016 3:06:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 17, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado dodged a bullet. After a stinging backlash from local leaders and Rocky Mountain politicians in both parties, the Obama White House retreated this weekend from plans to dump in our state 1,000 minors who immigrated here illegally. Good riddance to the feckless feds, and don't come back, y'all. Now, let this be a lesson for other communities facing the D.C.-engineered human flood. You can and should say no -- and force Washington to put first things first. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had unveiled a hastily drawn scheme just two months ago to convert a Denver...
  • Map: Two countries get 75% of all U.S. spending on foreign military aid

    11/10/2015 2:39:10 PM PST · by plain talk · 11 replies
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Shawn Langlois
    The United States spent a total of $5.9 billion to fund militaries around the world in 2014, according to the government’s 2015 Foreign Assistance report. Of that total, some 75%, or about $4.4 billion, was divided between Israel and Egypt. Clearly, the Middle East, at 64% of the pie, is the theme here, with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon also found among the top 10 recipients. Closer to home, Colombia led the Americas with a relatively scant $29 million. Still, that’s enough to place it ninth overall on the list.
  • Obama Set Goals Too High for Gulf Rebalance, Experts Say

    05/14/2015 6:10:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2015 | By ALI WEINBERG
    The Obama administration is likely to fall far short of the lofty goals it set for itself at Thursdays summit with Gulf leaders, several experts on the region said. While the White House has framed the seven-nation meeting as an opportunity to deepen and strengthen Gulf nations security relationship with the United States in light of a possible nuclear deal with Iran, the six foreign leaders attending have set out bargaining chips that the administration has already shot down, and its not exactly clear what else, besides those tangible items, either side wants. Something that actually offers a couple of...
  • White House: If Saudis Were Sending a Snub, That Message Was Not Received

    05/11/2015 7:13:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/11/15 | Bridget Johnson
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today that if King Salman changing his mind against coming to Washington this week was supposed to send a message to the administration, that message was not received. Earnest insisted that all the feedback that weve received from the Saudis has been positive. The Saudi king, who was supposed to meet one-on-one with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday before a broader meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, initially RSVPd yes. On Friday, he changed that to a no. Of the GCC states invited Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
  • Saudi Arabia: King Didn't Mean to Snub Obama

    05/11/2015 10:18:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 5/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister insisted on Monday that King Salman's last minute decision not to attend a Camp David summit was not intended as a snub to the United States, AFP reported. The White House, meanwhile, said that the king spoke with President Barack Obama and "expressed his regret" for missing the summit. "This is not related in any way, shape or form to any disagreement between the two countries," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters at Saudi Arabia's embassy Washington, according to AFP. On Sunday, Jubeir announced that King Salman would skip the May 14 summit of Persian Gulf...
  • Rulers of Most Gulf Nations to Miss US Summit, Administration Denies 'Snub'

    05/11/2015 5:55:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | May 11, 2015 | Staff
    The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip. While those nations are still sending representatives to the summit being hosted by President Obama later this week at Camp David, the absence of crucial heads of state -- notably, Saudi Arabia's new king -- could present an awkward situation for the administration. But State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf rejected the notion this was a "snub," and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest likewise said the administration...
  • King Salman of Saudi Arabia pulls out of US talks on Iran

    05/11/2015 11:20:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/11/2015 | Ian Black
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia has withdrawn from a carefully orchestrated summit with the US that President Barack Obama hoped would assuage Gulf anxieties about the conclusion of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Until Sunday the monarch had been expected to join other heads of state from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries at an unprecedented meeting at the White House and a day of talks at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Now the only leaders attending will be the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait. The summit, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, follows months of tension and intensive...
  • State Dept. dismisses Obama snubbed story, calls it a cable news talking point

    05/11/2015 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 11, 2015 1:56pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration insisted Monday that Saudi Arabias King Salman isnt snubbing President Barack Obama with his decision not to attend a Camp David meeting this week, despite widespread speculation that his absence seems to be a rebuke to Obamas effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. Obama had invited King Salman to meet at the White House and Camp David on May 13 and 14, and the White House had indicated that the two would meet in private before a meeting of other Gulf Cooperation Council states. On Sunday, however, Saudi Arabia said it would instead send the...
  • Rulers of most Gulf nations to miss Camp David summit hosted by Obama

    05/11/2015 4:43:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies ^ | May 11, 2015
    Four rulers of a six-member alliance of Persian Gulf states will likely be absent from a summit hosted by President Obama this week at Camp David. In a statement Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Thursday's summit coincides with a humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Shiite rebels known as Houthis. He said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is also interior minister, would lead the Saudi delegation and the king's son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is defense minister, will also attend. Obama had planned to meet Salman one-on-one a day before...
  • Saudi King to Skip Summit with Obama

    05/10/2015 6:30:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 5/11/2015, 3:13 AM | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabias King Salman will skip a May 14 summit of Persian Gulf leaders with President Barack Obama, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. At the summit Obama is expected to offer the Gulf leaders reassurances over the efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. The decision marks a diplomatic snub from one of the top leaders in the region, and follows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerrys visit to the Saudi capital last week, noted the report. [] Arab governments have been expressing their concern about the terms of a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The major...
  • 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. Its either us or them. No peace is possible, said Tamer Hindawi, (Hamdeen) Sabahis 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 Egypts 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 doesnt look like the Presidents 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 shows 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 doesnt 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 wont 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 Obamas decision that Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not ask the White House to take the more controversial of the two summits off Chicagos 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 CuriosorMarine 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 administrations economic policies. In reponse to the zero job growth, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said, This president doesnt 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 presidents dog, Barney. A source provided The Daily Caller with a copy of the passage in Cheneys 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 ReportsGWB 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...