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  • Obama Argues He Needs A Vacation Without the Press Following Him

    09/07/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/7/14 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC´s "Meet The Press," host Chuck Todd took President Barack Obama to task for the optics of going golfing moments after his statement on ISIS beheading journalist James Foley. Obama complained during his vacations he would "love" not to be followed by the press. “You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation, because you’re followed everywhere, part of what I would love is a vacation from the press," Obama said. The president did take some responsibility saying, “But there’s no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard...
  • NPR Laments 'For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month'

    08/24/2014 1:34:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 24, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR is again feeling Barack Obama’s pain, with a Friday All Things Considered story they headlined “For Obama, August Is the Cruelest Month.” Even the French are mocking his time off. The media now insist Obama is victimized by bad news, not that he's done anything wrong that would create bad news. His approval ratings are lowest in August, suggested NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley, but never fear, “the President's numbers have tended to rebound soon after Labor Day.” Horsley insisted that Obama has vacationed far less than George W. Bush:
  • Obama's summer vacation by the numbers (PhotoOpObama's 2-week marvelous adventures)

    08/24/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/14 | Associated Press
    After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: — 14: days, all or part, spent on the island — 9: golf outings — 2: golf courses played — 1: beach outing, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia — 1: bike ride, with Mrs. Obama and Malia — 1: fundraiser headlined, for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ---snip---
  • Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents

    08/24/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 44 replies
    CBSNEWS.COM ^ | August 22, 2014, 6:58 AM | CBS
    No president ever enjoys a carefree vacation. Global hot spots and domestic problems frequently intrude. That's unquestionably true this year, as President Obama spends downtime on Martha's Vineyard. Through it all though, Mr. Obama,
  • SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: OBAMA’S BLOWN $44.4 MILLION ON TRAVEL & VACATIONS!

    08/24/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | August 22, 2014 | NATIONAL ENQUIRER staff
    THE ENQUIRER exposes America’s most expensive president EVER! IT’S champagne wishes and caviar dreams at the White House as the Obama administration turns into the most expensive presidency this country has ever seen, an eye-opening National ENQUIRER investigation has discovered. While race riots raged in Ferguson, Mo. following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, President Obama was enjoying yet another family vacation – this one in Martha’s Vineyard. In fact, Obama waited three days before appealing for calm from his posh vacation retreat 1,200 miles away from the unrest in the St. Louis suburb....
  • Obama’s Endless Vacation [Obama Enjoys Fine High Class Dining, Celebrity, His Own And Others]

    08/23/2014 11:49:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    AUGUST 23, 2014 Obama’s Endless Vacation In the 1990s, America had a holiday from history. Today, it has a president on holiday. By Matthew Continetti The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club — sorry, membership is full — the...
  • Obama’s endless second-term vacation

    08/22/2014 9:39:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    1,461 Days of Summer The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club—sorry, membership is full—the next day. Technically, Obama’s vacation began on August 9. It is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 24. With the exception of a two-day interlude...
  • President Obama’s Motorcade Heads To Golf Course Following Foley Statement

    08/20/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    After delivering an ardent statement on the execution of James Foley by ISIS militants, President Obama’s motorcade returned to the golf course on Martha’s Vineyard. “The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did. “Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.” According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning‎, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy...
  • Obama takes in dinner at home of nutrition adviser

    08/18/2014 10:08:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8-18-2014
    <p>President Barack Obama has spent Monday night at a nearly 5-hour dinner at the home of Sam Kass, a senior policy adviser for nutrition policy at the White House.</p> <p>The dinner, about a mile away from the White House in the Logan Circle neighborhood, also included Anita Decker Breckenridge, Obama's deputy chief of staff. The president had returned to Washington just after midnight Monday in a break from his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard.</p>
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • Breaking News: President Obama is about to speak from his working vacation, at Martha's Vineyard

    08/20/2014 10:04:27 AM PDT · by Vendome · 34 replies
    Vanity - sort of | 8/20/2014 | Vendome
    I come into the living room to take the dogs for a walk and the TV is on NBC. All of a sudden Cynthia McFadden comes on the screen and announces "We are awaiting a speech from President Obama, who will speak from a working vacation, at Martha's Vineyard". And I spit out some coffee I had just taken. So I turn the channel to ABC and listen to his speech. Fine speech. Appropriate words and then Stephanopoulos ascribes all kinds of emotion to the speech with excellent superlatives indicating a range of emotions. I don't know but, the whole...
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    08/19/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 3:18 am | Updated: 10:01 pm, Mon Aug 18, 2014.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part at countering criticism that Obama was spending two weeks on the Massachusetts resort island of Martha's Vineyard in the midst of multiple crises. ... Obama had meetings on both matters scheduled for Monday. The president was scheduled to return to Martha's Vineyard Tuesday night. The...
  • Maybe We're Missing the Biggest News (Obama's vacation "detour")

    08/18/2014 4:38:48 PM PDT · by The Duke · 41 replies
    Self | Aug 18, 2014 | The Duke
    Apologies in advance for this humble vanity post, but I thought this was an important topic that might otherwise slip under the proverbial radar. Earlier today I had FOX News on in the background and heard the newscaster speculating about the need for Obama's unscheduled vacation detour back to DC when, as we are so often reminded, he can not only discharge his duties from remote locations, but can actually do his job while putting on the fairway or lounging in a jacuzzi. It occurred to me that anything distracting him from his vacation would have to meet two criteria:...
  • Obama's break from vacation: How unusual is that?

    08/18/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8-18-2014 | Linda Feldmann
    The president is scheduled to make a statement from the briefing room at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Speculation has been intense over what else might be going on – an announcement on immigration policy, perhaps? That’s not supposed to come until the end of summer. Maybe some personnel changes? Certainly that could wait until Obama’s two-week vacation is over. In part, the diversion from vacation may be intended to show that the president is active and engaged amid various world crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Ferguson. But, it must be noted, the two-day hiatus was on the books before...
  • The Obama Vacation Beat: Friday, August 15, A perfect day for a bike ride in the State Forest

    08/16/2014 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | BY NELSON SIGELMAN
    On another gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard summer day, President Obama, Michelle and daughter Malia behaved like any other vacationing family — the difference being a train of SUVs, reporters and Secret Service agents — and went for a bike ride in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. President Obama departed his vacation home in Chilmark at 11:18 am for West Tisbury, according to pool press reports. The motorcade arrived at a bike path in West Tisbury at 11:38 am and the Obamas and their security contingent pedaled away. The traveling press pool traveled by van a few miles to a scenic...
  • Pics of Obamas On Vacation (The One PerCenters!)

    Obamas On Vacation In Massachusetts (pic gallery in lik)
  • Barack Obama's 'vacation from hell'

    08/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/15/2014 | By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama really wanted to take a vacation. But then the world intervened. The president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s Vineyard has been an utter failure, marking his worst attempt at relaxation since the Detroit underwear bomber consumed his 2009 Christmas holiday in Hawaii. On the eve of his departure late last week, Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants from committing genocide. Then as he wrapped up his first round of golf on the Massachusetts island Saturday night, The Atlantic interview with Hillary Clinton hit the Web, sparking days of speculation about...
  • Viral pic of Obama dancing while Ferguson burned removed by photographer

    08/15/2014 5:11:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    A picture of President Obama dancing at a party in Martha's Vineyard at the exact moment that police and protestors were confronting each other in Ferguson, MO has been deleted from the photographer's Instagram account. The photographer, Elizabeth Cecil, removed the photos without explanation. But the Washington Times has a pretty good reason. Twitter exploded about the photos with many making the comment that it was inappropriate for the president to be dancing while they were rioting in Ferguson.
  • Even a Russian invasion of Ukraine won't disturb Obama's vacation

    08/14/2014 1:14:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Jed Babbin
    Two crises – one in Iraq and one in Ukraine – aren’t enough to disturb President Obama’s vacation. In Iraq, a twofold crisis has the barbarian forces of the Islamic State trying to butcher their way into Kurdistan and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki clinging to power. The airstrikes and military aid to the Kurds ordered by Obama may help slow the advance of Islamic State forces but won’t significantly damage the group. As the suffering of the 30,000 to 50,000 Yazidis trapped by the Islamic State on Mount Sinjar worsens, the Pentagon is reportedly planning their evacuation, a massive effort...
  • 'Obamas Danced Nearly Every Song. A Good Time Was Had By All'

    08/14/2014 5:52:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    The White House gave this summary to reporters of President Obama's activities last night: From Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz: Tonight, the President and First Lady attended the birthday celebration for Mrs. Ann Jordan at an event at the Farm Neck Golf Club. There were approximately 150 guests in attendance. Among the attendees seated with the Jordans and the President and First Lady were former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett and her mother Mrs. Barbara Bowman, Ursula Burns, Kenneth Chenault and his wife Kathy, along with other friends and family of Mrs....
  • Original Obama Dance Photo Leaked

    08/14/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    MeshugeMikey | August 14, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Photographer Deletes Obama Dancing Photo After Going Viral

    08/14/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A Martha’s Vineyard photographer quietly deleted photographs of President Obama dancing during a birthday party after they went viral online. Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos of the president on her Instagram account from the party that was closed to the press. The photos featured President Obama dancing and one of him offering a birthday toast to Ann Jordan at a party at the Farm Neck Golf Club. The party included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton. The photo of the president dancing was discovered on Instagram early Thursday...
  • "When People Are Dying, You Must Come Back From Vacation"

    08/14/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Or so says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something. 'I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,' Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,' but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.' Full-time workers in France are guaranteed a whopping five weeks of paid vacation every year, making his plea all the more urgent. Obama is on a family and golfing holiday in a ritzy neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard but says he...
  • Why is Obama returning to Washington?

    08/13/2014 9:24:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama won't make any major announcements on immigration reform during his secretive mid-vacation trip back to Washington next week, the White House said Wednesday. The president is expected to return to the White House on Sunday, but officials won't say why Obama is taking the unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He's expected to return to Martha's Vineyard, where he's been vacationing, on Tuesday. Speculation has circled around whether Obama might make an announcement of executive actions he's taking on immigration reform, or a surprise visit from a foreign leader. But the White House is "not anticipating a...
  • Obama’s Vacation Wars

    08/13/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has a way of starting wars while on vacation. During the Libyan War, Obama declared from Martha’s Vineyard that, “Tonight, the momentum against the Gaddafi regime has reached a tipping point.” Then he went to play golf and accompanied Valerie Jarrett on a visit to the home of the CEO of Comcast. It was August and the Libyan War had been going on for months. NATO planes were conducting hundreds of sorties. But their commander was on vacation. That was only fitting since Obama had begun the Libyan War while hanging out in sunnier climes. His ponderous announcement, “Today...
  • NBC’s Williams Pushes White House Narrative on Obama Vacation: ‘It’s A Working Vacation’

    08/12/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the recent surge of violence in northern Iraq as well as the potential coup within the government, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams did his best to push the White House line that President Obama’s summer vacation was full of work.
  • Obama Lies: He Says No vacations If He Becomes President (video)

    08/11/2014 5:39:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    The daily caller ^ | August11, 2014
    Lied about Benghazi, Iraq, Afghanistan, IRS, Border Security, Balanced Budget, fast and Furious. Never ends. Yet he still have a 4% approval rating. http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/11/flashback-obama-promises-no-vacations-for-himself-as-president-video/
  • AP: Foreign policy crisis intrude on Obama vacations

    08/11/2014 12:17:07 PM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    AP ^ | August 11, 2014 | Julie Pace
    CHILMARK, MASS. — Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations. Obama's last three summer sojourns to this Massachusetts island have coincided with tumult primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as elsewhere around the world.
  • War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers..(shortened)

    08/10/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard - on the golf course. Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk. Sporting a United States Secret Service baseball cap, Obama seemed reasonably relaxed despite the hefty protection, laughing and chatting with his golfing buddies in between holes. Obama fled Washington for his family's familiar vacation spot yesterday for a two-week summer break.
  • Carr: No ‘DREAMers’ in Dem Disneyland

    08/10/2014 12:00:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 08/10/2014 | Howie Carr
    He’s baaaaack, like a bad penny. Yes, Barry Soetoro, also known as Barack Obama, has returned yet again to the state he calls “Massa-tu-setts,” in the bosom of the Beautiful People, Martha’s Vineyard. The Vineyard is the dream destination of every carbon footprint-obsessed Democrat billionaire with his own private jet — an island, four miles out into the ocean, far, far removed from the foul breath of the plebeians. Martha’s Vineyard — the ultimate gated community. Every imaginable amenity is at Obama’s beck and call, except one. There are no “DREAMERS” on Martha’s Vineyard. Oh sure, a handful of illegals...
  • President Obama Arrives Saturday for Fifth Summer Vacation on the Vineyard

    08/08/2014 6:56:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Vineyard Gazette ^ | 8/7/14 | Sara Brown
    Military helicopters flew over the Island this week as the Vineyard prepared for what is becoming a familiar August event: the arrival Saturday of President Barack Obama for a summer vacation on the Island. According to a White House official, the president will travel to Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, August 9. In past years, the president has traveled via Air Force One to Otis Air Station One in Bourne before taking the Marine One helicopter to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. -snip- The president usually does not have any public events during his trip, but the White House announced that the...
  • Martha's Vineyard prepares for Obamas' summer stay

    08/07/2014 6:43:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    AP Chron ^ | 8/7/14 | PHILIP MARCELO
    President Barack Obama and his family are heading to the wealthy island resort of Martha's Vineyard for vacation starting Saturday, a near-annual ritual that islanders say is a boon to local businesses even if it comes with added hassles for vacationers during what's typically the busiest tourist month of the year. At Big Al's, a sports memorabilia store in Oak Bluffs, owner Alex McClusky prominently displays "I vacationed with Obama" T-shirts he's sold since the family's first visit in 2008.
  • Check Out Obama's Multimillion-Dollar Martha's Vineyard Vacation Pad

    07/16/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/14 | ERIN DOOLEY and BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    The commander-in-chief will be beach bummin’ it in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass, this summer, and the home he is reportedly renting out looks amazing. President Obama and the first lady are planning a two-week vacation at a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Chilmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reports. The first family will travel to the island from Aug. 9 to Aug. 24, making the 15-day getaway the longest summer vacation of Obama’s presidency. While the location of their vacation home was supposed to be under wraps, neighbors confirmed to the local newspaper that the Obamas will be staying at a luxurious home...
  • The Obamas Have Spent Over $44,351,777.12 In Taxpayer Cash On Travel

    07/06/2014 5:04:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 6, 2014 | Ariel Cohen
    The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history. As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending. Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer
  • BOOK: The Obamas Fought, Slept In Separate Bedrooms On Martha’s Vineyard

    06/23/2014 2:48:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/23/14 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama and wife Michelle slept in separate bedrooms due to a marital fight during a first-term Martha’s Vineyard vacation, according to an excerpt from Ed Klein’s newly released book “Blood Feud.” “They slept in their own bedrooms,” a Blue Heron Farm staffer told Klein for his expose on the Obamas’ relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, released Monday. “They both had stacks of books by their beds. The president was reading The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell and Rodin’s Debutante by Ward Just. I don’t know if they visited each other’s bedroom at night, but I didn’t see any...
  • Barack Obama Golfs While the Middle East Burns

    06/16/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, June 16, 2014 | Byron York
    Last weekend Barack Obama played his 175th and 176th rounds of golf as president. He played first at Sunnylands, the famously private course on the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late billionaire Walter Annenberg. Obama next played at Porcupine Creek, the equally private course on the nearby estate of the very-much-alive tech billionaire Larry Ellison. The White House said Obama received regular briefings on the worsening crisis in Iraq during his golf weekend. "The president directed [National Security Adviser Susan Rice] to continue to keep him apprised of the latest developments," said spokesman Josh Earnest, "as his national security...
  • Obama goes golfing during Palm Springs vacation as Iraq descends into chaos

    06/16/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    President Barack Obama spent last weekend on the golf course and on vacation in Palm Springs, California while his National Security team took charge of monitoring the increasing unrest in Iraq, it was revealed on Monday. According to reports filed by journalists on the trip of the president's comings and goings, President Barack Obama spent Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday at exclusive resorts playing golf with White House aides. Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and her team were tasked with coming up with a plan to stop al Qaeda linked terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the...
  • Obama longs to break out of White House bubble

    06/15/2014 7:28:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 80 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Jun 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — It's perhaps appropriate that President Barack Obama is vacationing this weekend in California, where the state flag features a roaming grizzly. The restless president, who has compared himself to a caged animal on recent wanderings by declaring the "bear is loose," took a long Father's Day weekend away with his wife and older daughter. The visit to the desert resort area of Palm Springs is one of the ways Obama has been trying to escape during his sixth year cloistered in the White House. "I think frankly we've all been through a cold and bitter...
  • Obamas Kick Off Long Weekend In Southland

    06/14/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014
    President Barack Obama is spending a long Father’s Day weekend in the desert oasis of Rancho Mirage. The president and the first lady arrived at the Palm Springs International Airport Friday night after visiting an Indian reservation earlier in the day. SNIP The Obamas are staying with White House decorator Michael Smith and his partner, U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos, at their vacation home. The president’s handlers scoped out some golf courses and gave a list to Obama just in case he wants to spend Father’s Day on the links. SNIP Obama plans to take a short flight to...
  • President Obama racked up close to $3 million in flight costs this year on two trips he billed as…

    05/03/2014 12:50:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:28 EST, 1 May 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    The White House spent $2,952,278 in flight expenses this year for two trips President Barack Obama took on which he spent a large chunk of his time playing golf. Obama billed both trips as official business, but he spent more time golfing than he did participating in government meetings, government oversight organization Judicial Watch reports. The conservative organization obtained the cost of Obama’s Air Force 1 trips through Freedom of Information Act requests. The cost per flying hour of the president’s plane is $210,877, the Department of the Air Force told Judicial Watch. …
  • EXCLUSIVE: MICHELLE WALKS OUT AS OBAMA DIVORCE BATTLE EXPLODES! (taxpayer funded trips)

    04/01/2014 7:47:26 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 118 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | April 1, 2014 | Steve Herz
    IN a major behind-the-scenes blowout, President BARACK OBAMA and first lady MICHELLE waged their worst White House fight ever over her lavish vacation trip to China! Sources tell The ENQUIRER that Obama exploded when Mi­chelle refused to cancel her pricey getaway – even after White House advisers warned him that the first couple’s six-year string of extravagant vacations had already drained the U.S. Trea­sury of a whopping $150 million in tax­payers’ money. Michelle arrived in Beijing with her mother, Marian Robinson, and the Obamas’ daughters, 15-year-old Malia and Sasha, 12, on March 20 for a planned seven-day, three-city trip. They...
  • Travels with POTUS, FLOTUS and the ‘Riddler’

    03/27/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Come on guys, let’s start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate. All this outrage in the conservative media about how much money it’s costing for Barack Obama’s trip to Belgium and for Michelle Obama’s travels to China is just a waste of time. Yes, the cost of their trips, whether they’re measured in millions of dollars or thousands of hotel-room nights, is outrageous. But what POTUS (the president of the United States) and FLOTUS (the first lady of the United States) are doing on their travels is nothing new or abnormal. Obama’s official overseas...
  • Police Beat, Detain Activists as Michelle Arrived in Chengdu

    03/26/2014 6:12:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | March 26, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    Chinese rights activists were detained and beaten by government thugs as Michelle Obama, her daughters and mother landed in Chengdu Tuesday to see pandas. According to Radio Free Asia, authorities were afraid the activists would try to meet with Mrs. Obama. From the report: Sichuan-based rights group Tianwang said policemen and plainclothes officers beat up a group of land protesters on the streets of the provincial capital Chengdu, before dragging them to a police station. The petitioners are villagers who lost their homes or farmland in land grabs and forced demolitions by the government and local property developers, according to...
  • Chinese T-Shirt Crackdown? Great Wall Shops Reportedly Ordered to Keep Obama-Mao Apparel Away

    03/24/2014 5:53:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/14 | Dave Urbanski
    A pool reporter at the Great Wall of China for Michelle Obama’s visit there Sunday said “Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu [a section of the Great Wall] was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts.”
  • Michelle Obama underscores the importance of global education and beams into Stanford from Beijing

    03/24/2014 6:00:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Stanford.edu ^ | March 22, 2014 | Barbara Buell
    Stanford Report, March 22, 2014 Michelle Obama underscores the importance of global education and beams into Stanford from Beijing Speaking at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, Michelle Obama said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via a high-tech videoconference. Michelle Obama promoted study abroad programs during a speech at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, then encouraged Stanford and local high school students sitting in Palo Alto to...
  • Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage

    03/21/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 139 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 03-21-2014 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    FULL TITLE: Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel – its website calls the room 'an oasis of comfort –...
  • China claims victory in battle of first ladies

    03/21/2014 1:12:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 21, 2014 | Malcolm Moore
    It was the eagerly awaited meeting of the world’s two most important first ladies. But there was a clear winner when Michelle Obama met her counterpart Peng Liyuan for the first time in Beijing. As photographs and television footage began to emerge of Mrs Peng and Mrs Obama touring the Chinese capital, the country’s online forums were quick to claim victory in the “battle of the First Ladies”. “Our First Lady is so graceful and elegant, leaving Michelle far behind,” said one critic. “We have won this time,” remarked another. “Ours is more refined and eye-catching,” said a third.
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  • News you won't be hearing about Michelle Obama's China junket

    03/20/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidently the White House realizes that Michelle Obama’s expensive and luxurious family junket to China, accompanied by her mother and daughters, looks like a colossal waste of taxpayer money. That’s the logical explanation for unusual restrictions on media access. No reporters are accompanying her. Even the Obama sycophants at the New York Times are noticing:  "Mrs. Obama is drawing scrutiny for her decision to travel with her mother and her two daughters, who are on spring break, bringing to mind a vacation she took to Spain in 2010 with her daughter Sasha and some friends. She and her entourage paid...
  • No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China

    03/19/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride...