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  • Obama interrupting vacation to campaign for Clinton

    08/15/2016 11:53:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2016
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Golf, afternoons at the beach and ... political campaigning? President Barack Obama is interrupting what so far has been a leisurely vacation to help raise money for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama has said there's never been anyone more qualified than Clinton, who was his rival in the 2008 presidential contest and his first-term secretary of state, to be president.
  • Obama: ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding Me‘

    04/08/2016 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/08/16 | Nolan McCaskill
    President Barack Obama in his most emphatic terms yet disputed the idea that Donald Trump will win this presidential election. “I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump,” Obama told attendees of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Thursday evening in Santa Monica, California. “And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you.’ And I said, ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding me.’” Obama credited Trump and his primary rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for exposing “some of the nonsense that we’ve been...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Why Obama didn’t cancel fundraising despite tragic Charleston shooting

    06/21/2015 2:45:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | By David Nakamura
    SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama’s motorcade, 20 vehicles deep, wound through the Highland Park neighborhood Friday in Southern California and stopped at the crest of a small hill. Only the president’s custom black sport-utility vehicle continued, veering up a steeper street until it disappeared. Somewhere out of the view of reporters, Obama got out and entered a makeshift recording studio in the garage of Marc Maron, host of a popular podcast. WTF? That is actually the name of Maron’s show . But it was as good a question as any to ask about why Obama was there to begin with....
  • Obama Addresses Gun Violence at Hollywood Fundraiser

    06/18/2015 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Ted Johnson
    Hours after delivering a statement on the shooting massacre of nine people at an historic church in Charleston, S.C., President Obama and a group of entertainment industry donors had a lengthy discussion about the roots of gun violence in the first of two Hollywood-centric fundraisers in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to an attendee who was present. About 30 people attended the event at the Pacific Palisades home of Chuck Lorre, executive producer of “Two and a Half Men.” Tickets for what was billed as an intimate discussion with the president sold for up to $33,400 each, with proceeds going...
  • Libya closes Benghazi airport after Islamists fire at U.S. drones

    09/14/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT · by barryobi · 50 replies
    haaretz ^ | 9/14/2012 | ha
    Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heavy anti-aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at U.S. reconnaissance drones flying over the city, days after the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in an attack. The closure of the airport prompted speculation that the United States was deploying special forces in preparation for an attack against the militants who were involved. A Libyan official said the spy planes flew over the embassy compound and the city, taking photos and inspecting locations of radical militant groups who are believed to have planned and staged the attack on...
  • Democratic (and Obama) Fund-Raiser Nemazee Indicted In $292 Million Fraud

    09/21/2009 3:33:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 4,048+ views
    NasDaq ^ | 9/21/09 | Chad Bray
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- New York businessman and prominent Democratic fund- raiser Hassan Nemazee was indicted Monday for allegedly defrauding three banks out of $292 million in loans. Nemazee, 59 years old, was charged with aggravated identity theft and three counts of bank fraud in the indictment. Each bank fraud count carries a term of up to 30 years in prison. A lawyer for Nemazee didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Nemazee, who was involved in various presidential campaigns and once served as finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was initially charged criminally in August related...
  • Streets To Be Shut Down For President Obama’s Visit

    03/11/2015 8:05:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Los Angeles police say between 3 and 5 p.m., motorists should avoid the area around Sepulveda Boulevard, between Lincoln and Century boulevards; North Hollywood way between West Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard and Sheldon Street between Roscoe and San Fernando Boulevard. Burbank police says the northbound and southbound Hollywood Way from Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard will be shut down, starting at about 4 p.m. through about 5:30 p.m. The closure is expected to affect surrounding side streets including Thornton, Burton and Tulare Avenues, San Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street. There will be several hard street closures during the...
  • DNC email: ‘Many’ empty seats for Obama’s San Fran fundraiser

    02/03/2015 3:04:08 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/3/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Even a cut-rate price of $10,000 can’t get people interested in having dinner with President Obama. That’s a deep discount, compared to a $32,400 ticket prior to the 2014 election. SFist reports an email promoting an event in San Francisco with the president states the fundraiser currently has “many” seats available.
  • Ebola sends Obama to DEFCON ONE. Fundraiser canceled. Cabinet meets.

    10/15/2014 12:37:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | 10-15-2014 | streiff
    President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.” That’s right. Obama has cancelled a fundraiser. When the US Consulate in Benghazi was sacked and our ambassador killed, what did Obama do? According to the public schedule of the president, the...
  • Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    10/15/2014 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 1:01 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn and Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, as U.S. officials grappled with the widening Ebola crisis. The White House said Obama’s trip to New Jersey and Connecticut would be postponed to a later date. Obama was to speak to reporters on Wednesday afternoon after meeting with top officials who are coordinating the government’s response to Ebola. Obama’s decision to nix the trip—just a few hours before Air Force One was scheduled to depart—reflected the urgency facing the administration amid the American public’s escalating concerns about potential...
  • President Obama To Hold Ebola Meeting With Cabinet; Cancels Trip To New Jersey, Connecticut

    10/15/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/14 | cbs new york/ap
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.”
  • President Obama Heading To New Jersey, Connecticut For Fundraiser, Campaign Event

    10/15/2014 9:17:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 10/15/14 | CBSNY AP
    President Barack Obama is coming to New Jersey and Connecticut for a campaign event and fundraiser Wednesday. The president is set to arrive at Newark Airport in the afternoon to attend a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Union. Obama will then head to Bridgeport, Connecticut in the evening for a campaign rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is in a competitive race with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The president’s visit is expected to cause significant traffic disruptions.
  • Obama visit sparks a Paltrow neighborhood feud

    10/11/2014 2:25:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-11-14 | Michael S. Schmidt
    As gossip websites buzzed about Gwyneth Paltrow and President Obama — her “you’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly” is already being mocked unmercifully — her Los Angeles neighbors lashed out Friday that the Paltrow-hosted presidential fund-raiser had come at their expense. Traffic stood still, children were stranded at school, residents could not leave their own driveways. That’s not the way life is supposed to be lived in Mandeville Canyon. In a post on the Nextdoor Mandeville Canyon website, a private social network for area residents, Bret Lewis said that the neighborhood did not need people like Ms. Paltrow...
  • President Obama Returning To Los Angeles For Fundraiser At Gwyneth Paltrow’s Home

    09/12/2014 4:49:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 12, 2014 4:00 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama will be back in Los Angeles in October for a fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Tickets for the Oct. 9 event will cost up to $32,400, and the evening will include an intimate dinner with Obama fielding questions from supporters, according to an invitation sent by the Democratic National Committee. The trip will be Obama’s 20th to Los Angeles or Orange counties since he took office in 2009. All but three of his trips have included political fundraisers. Obama was most recently in Los Angeles July 23-24, when he attended...
  • Obama Asks for Donations Before ISIS Speech

    09/10/2014 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/10/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama is scheduled to address the nation this evening to discuss destroying the terrorist army of ISIS. But before hitting the airwaves, he´s asking Democratic donors to "chip in $10 or more right now to help elect Democrats." He made the ask in an email to supporters of the Democratic party. "There are just 55 days left in this election, Daniel," writes Obama in the email. "That´s 55 days left for Democrats in tight races across the country to build the organization they need to win -- and if we don´t step up right now, it´s going to be...
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Obama Plans To IGNORE Illegal Immigrant Children In Detention Facilities On Texas Trip

    07/04/2014 10:34:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/04/14 | Eric Owens
    The White House has admitted that President Barack Obama has no announced plans to visit overcrowded border-area detention facilities holding tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children when he flies into Texas next week to raise money for Democrats. Obama’s excuse is that he is “well aware” of the escalating disaster involving thousands of human beings on the long border between the United States and Mexico, reports the Daily Mail. “The president has a very good sense of what’s happening at the border,” said press secretary Josh Earnest at Friday’s press briefing. “He’s getting regular updates from his officials who’ve...
  • Obama Won’t Visit Southern U.S. Border While in Texas, but Here’s What He Will Be Doing

    07/02/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 2 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will not be visiting the southern U.S. border anytime soon, even though he will be in Texas next week for a fundraiser. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has invited Obama a few times to visit the border to assess the immigration crisis that has evolved as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children try to cross into the United States. But Earnest said Obama at this point has not accepted. illegal immigration Barack Obama Rick Perry Texas fundraising politics President Barack Obama is in Texas next week for a fundraiser,...
  • Obama: GOP pushing ‘phony scandals’

    06/27/2014 1:21:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama charged that his Republican opponents had “nothing to offer except cynicism and fear and frustration” during a fundraiser Thursday in Minnesota. The fundraiser capped off a day Obama spent with Rebekah Erler, a working mother who wrote the president to detail her financial struggle. “It moved me,” Obama said of the letter, adding that he only went into politics to help people like her. Obama said he remembered what it felt like to be struggling to figure out “how you lead a good life and raise your kids, not looking to get wildly wealthy… trying to make ends...