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  • OBAMA RETURNING FROM SUMMER VACATION

    08/21/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 21,2016 | DRUDGE
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  • President Obama to Visit Louisiana on Tuesday After Devastating Floods (Trump shamed him into it!)

    08/20/2016 8:39:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    President Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday in the wake of severe flooding in the state, the White House has announced. At least 13 people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced by the floods. The White House said in a statement that Obama has received regular updates on the situation while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked with Louisiana officials to determine the best time to visit and decided on the Tuesday trip to Baton Rouge. “The President is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that...
  • Trump Visits Louisiana, Hillary Goes to Martha’s Vineyard for Bill’s Birthday Party

    08/19/2016 2:41:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/16 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton is getting ready to celebrate her husband’s 70th birthday this evening on Martha’s Vineyard, according to a Clinton aide speaking to CNN. Obama is also vacationing on the island, although it is unclear whether he and Michelle Obama plan to join the Clintons for the momentous occasion. Clinton’s trip coincides with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Louisiana to highlight the suffering of local citizens after the state was hit by unprecedented flooding in the area.
  • As Louisiana Drowns, Obama Golfs

    08/19/2016 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Louisiana is underwater and currently experiencing the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Before Sandy, the worst natural disaster was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thirteen people in Louisiana are dead, thousands are displaced and nearly 90,000 people have registered for federal disaster aid. From the Red Cross: The devastating flooding in Louisiana has forced thousands of people from their homes with just the few things they could take with them. The American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and relief supplies to those affected by the largest natural disaster to hit the United...
  • President Obama to Visit Baton Rouge (Obama Folds)

    08/19/2016 12:49:53 PM PDT · by abb · 164 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    President Obama is expected to travel to Baton Rouge next Tuesday to get a first hand look at the devastating flood damage in the state. This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.
  • President Obama’s Refusal to Interrupt Golf Vacation Amid Louisiana Flooding Stirs Anger

    08/18/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    President Obama is stirring resentment over his refusal to interrupt his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to survey the Louisiana flood — the worst U.S. natural disaster since 2012 — while drawing comparisons to President George W. Bush’s hotly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in the same state. Mr. Obama’s lack of urgency is drawing unflattering parallels to the federal response in 2005, when Mr. Bush was branded as uncaring and even racist for not touching down during a flyover two days after Hurricane Katrina Not only has Mr. Obama refused to cut short his golfing vacation, but he also has issued...
  • Obama golfs with Larry David at Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2016 4:48:35 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Obama, on vacation at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., took the "Seinfeld" co-creator out for a game of golf, along with frequent presidential golf partners and businessmen Robert Wolf and Jonathan Lavine, according to pool reports. David parlayed his striking impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into regular appearances on "Saturday Night Live" this past year.
  • Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

    08/18/2016 9:49:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims. The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.
  • Vacation Obama Silent About Milwaukee Riots and Louisiana Flooding

    08/16/2016 7:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama emerged from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation for a fundraiser, but he didn’t mention any of the devastating events currently affecting the United States. In Milwaukee, six businesses were set on fire, four officers were injured, shots were fired, and police cars were damaged after a black police officer shot a convicted black criminal who refused to drop a stolen handgun. In Louisiana, flooding has damaged thousands of homes forcing more than 20,000 rescues after some parts of the state have suffered from over 30 inches of rain. The death toll from the floods is currently at seven.
  • 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.
  • Michelle Obama Rocks Festive Fendi Floral-Studded Sandals For Martha’s Vineyard Family Vacation

    08/08/2016 4:58:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 66 replies
    Footwear News ^ | 8/6/2016 | Charlie Carballo
    Michelle Obama stepped out in festive summer style. The first lady rocked a pair of Fendi heels alongside President Barack Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha in Washington, D.C. when they departed for Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. to enjoy their annual family vacation.The label’s colorblock Flowerland calf leather sandals were an apt statement shoe for a sunny getaway, featuring playful floral applique with metallic enameled studs.Chic and sensible, the design treatments include a low 2.25-inch block heel, a padded footbed and an adjustable halter ankle-wrap strap.
  • Obama Golfs 300th Round as President at Martha’s Vineyard

    08/07/2016 2:53:34 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2016 | by Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama kicked off his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon with another round of golf. According to CBS reporter Mark Knoller, that marks Obama’s 300th golf game during his presidency. Obama reached this presidential milestone at the Farm Neck golf course with NBA star Chris Paul, his friend Cy Walker, and White House staffer Joe Paulsen.
  • President Obama on Martha’s Vineyard 2016

    08/06/2016 1:29:00 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    Vineyard Gazette ^ | August 6, 2016
    The First Family is en route to Martha's Vineyard to begin their two-week family vacation on the Island. President Obama, the First Lady, and daughters Malia and Sasha left the White House to board Marine One on the south lawn. Marine One took off at 12:41 p.m., bound for Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. There the family boarded Air Force One for the flight to Cape Cod and the Vineyard for a 1:03 p.m. departure. Sasha and Malia were chatting with each other as they boarded first, according to pool reports, and Mr. and Mrs. Obama followed. The President was...
  • Judicial Watch: Obamas Spent $79.6 Million on Travel Expenses So Far

    07/16/2016 9:33:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 15, 2016 | 3:25 PM EDT | Jeannette Richard
    New information obtained from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brings the grand total of known travel expenses of President Obama and his family to $79,630,433.93, Judicial Watch reported Wednesday. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called President Obama’s travel spending a “scandal” and an “abuse of the office.” […] The priciest of the seven trips — to Seattle and Los Angeles to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates in July 2014 — cost taxpayers $237,731.05 on hotels, $19,888.70 on rental cars, $1,451.40 on air and rail travel, and $2,425,085.50 on Air Force expenses, for a grand total of $2,684,156.60, according...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million

    07/13/2016 10:38:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | July 13, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing the Obama family’s August 2015 vacation on Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $465,420.49 in Secret Service expenses alone. This included $457,310.33 in hotels, $271.56 in car rentals, and $7,838.60 in air/rail travel. The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on November 24, 2015. Judicial Watch sued The Department of Homeland Security, of which the Secret Service is a part, because it had failed to respond to 19 FOIA requests from Judicial Watch since July 21,...
  • Vacation Glutton Michelle’s June Jaunt

    07/01/2016 1:42:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Over the last 8 years, Michelle Obama has evolved into an exemplary world traveler. Compliments of the struggling U.S. taxpayer, the FLOTUS consistently indulges in at least five or six multi-million dollar vacations per year.In March, if things get boring, Michelle, mother Marian, and daughters Sasha and Malia, either fly solo or use Dad (if he’s not golfing) as an excuse to pamper their weary bones with an all expense paid “working vacation.” Like clockwork, the girl gang jets off to destinations such as Cuba, China, Japan, Qatar, Argentina or Cambodia. Predictably, there’s always a June pre-Martha’s Vineyard vacation where...
  • But who's the style queen? Michelle Obama and Letizia of Spain show off their impeccable fashion..

    06/30/2016 7:45:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 155 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 30, 2016 | UNITY BLOTT
    It was a fashion face-off of epic proportions when Michelle Obama met with Queen Letizia in Madrid today. America's first lady was joined by the glamorous royal in the Spanish capital, on what was the last leg of a trip to promote girls' education in poorer countries and raise awareness of gender inequalities. The ever-chic Letizia, 43, stunned in a sleeveless scarlet dress from Nina Ricci that showcased her toned arms, adding a pair of pointed nude courts and turquoise earrings.
  • Michelle Obama arrives in Spain to promote girls' education

    06/30/2016 8:46:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2016 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Spain on the final leg of a three-nation tour to promote her global girls' education initiative. Obama, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, flew into Torrejon air base outside Madrid on Wednesday from Morocco. She started the tour in Liberia. She is due to give a speech on her "Let Girls Learn" initiative Thursday to a group of girls and young women in Madrid. Spain's Queen Letizia is also to address the conference and later meet with Obama. President Barack Obama and the first lady launched the initiative last year to address the...
  • Here come the girls! Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama touch down in Liberia to begin six-day trip

    06/27/2016 2:01:23 PM PDT · by traumer · 81 replies
    Michelle Obama urged young girls to fight to stay in school after she touched down in Liberia with daughters Sasha and Malia. The first lady led the teenagers and her mother, Marian Robinson, along a red carpet as they began a six-day trip to Africa and Spain, after she touched down on Monday morning. During the tour, they will be promoting education during the trip, which also has a stop in Morocco and ends in the Spanish capital, Madrid. On her first day she urged Liberian girls to stay in school. Most drop out due to financial pressures. She launched...
  • Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit(CHA CHING!)

    06/27/2016 9:05:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | unknown
    KAKATA, Liberia (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for girls, starting with a country still recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead. The Obamas were welcomed in Liberia's capital with a red carpet and traditional dancers wearing the red, white and blue colors of both the American and Liberian flags. After meeting Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Obamas traveled a heavily potholed road to the town of Kakata, where they visited a Peace Corps-sponsored leadership camp for girls. "I...
  • Obama's family trip intended to put focus on national parks

    06/18/2016 11:46:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 1:27 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama wants more people to appreciate and visit America’s national parks as the park system nears its 100th birthday. […] The president plans a speech at Yosemite on Saturday, and he’s expected to highlight the economic benefits of the 400-plus sites managed by the National Park Service. Obama also is expected to discuss climate change and other threats to the park system, and highlight programs to encourage more people to visit parks. …
  • Obama Celebrates National Parks in Yosemite

    06/18/2016 12:07:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    President Barack Obama wants more people to appreciate and visit America's national parks as the park system nears its 100th birthday in August. Obama and his family spent the night at Yosemite National Park in California after touring an underground cave on Friday at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. The president then gave a rousing speech at Yosemite that urged Americans to "get out into the great outdoors." He tapped Congress, thanking them for working to protect the parks.
  • Obama’s Father’s Day Trip Disrupts Yosemite Travel

    06/17/2016 11:46:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Thousands of Americans had long planned trips to Yosemite National Park for Father’s Day weekend — but the White House is encouraging them to arrive before 8 a.m. to avoid conflicting with President Barack Obama’s weekend visit to the park. The First Family is scheduled to visit Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Yosemite on a lightning tour through the West. According to the Fresno Bee, Obama will be the first sitting president to visit Yosemite since John F. Kennedy in 1962.
  • One last time: President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard this summer

    05/25/2016 5:05:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Mass Live ^ | May 24, 2016 | Gintautas Dumcius
    President Obama's last year in office will indeed include a vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard. While the White House hasn't put out information confirming the visit, the Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard said the president is flying to the island and staying for up to three weeks this summer.
  • Michelle Obama gives Queen birthday surprise as she decides to accompany US President at his lunch*

    04/20/2016 4:54:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 4/19/2016 | Gordon Raynor
    Michelle Obama has given the Queen an early birthday surprise by announcing she will accompany the US President when he has lunch with Her Majesty later this week.Mrs Obama has struck up a firm friendship with the Queen during her previous visits to the UK, and famously ignored royal protocol to put her arm around the monarch's shoulders in 2009. Until now, the US Embassy had indicated that President Barack Obama would be on his own for a private lunch with the Queen at Windsor Castle on April 22, the day after she turns 90.But Buckingham Palace has confirmed that...
  • Obama visiting Argentinian town that harbored many Nazis

    03/24/2016 10:02:03 AM PDT · by vekzen · 19 replies
    tabletmag.com ^ | 4/28/2014 | Meredith Haufman
    Bariloche is a sizable city, but most of its Nazi attractions are within a few-block radius, including Priebke’s Colegio Aleman, also known as Primo Capraro, and other German cultural institutions. April 20 wasn’t just Easter—it was Adolf Hitler’s birthday, his 125th, in fact. The journalist Abel Basti, who has written a controversial book claiming that Hitler escaped to Bariloche and lived here for decades, told me the birthday parties used to be held at a hotel downtown but have moved to obscure estates in the years since Priebke’s arrest. Basti, who has also written tour guides to Bariloche’s Nazi sights,...
  • Obama brings two fuel-guzzling planes to serve as Air Force One in Argentina

    03/24/2016 9:40:44 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 21 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 3/24/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama brought along a second, smaller Air Force One for his family to enjoy a day of sightseeing in Argentina on Thursday. After dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took their daughters aboard the government plane colloquially known as “baby” Air Force One Thursday to fly to the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina. It’s a Boeing 757 used when traveling to places where the runway is too short for the primary Air Force One. The larger Air Force One, a 747-200, was parked alongside...
  • Malia and Sasha Obama Will Join the President and First Lady for Landmark Cuba Trip

    03/17/2016 3:59:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    people.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | LINDSAY KIMBLE
    When President Barack Obama makes history as the first sitting U.S. president in 90 years to visit Cuba next week, the first family will be by his side. Michelle Obama, the couple's daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, and the First Lady's mother Marian Robinson will all travel to Cuba and Argentina with the president from Monday through Thursday, the White House revealed during a press call. After touching down in Havana on Monday, the Obamas will visit a variety of historical sites with an emphasis on cultural outreach. One of the tour stops will be to the Havana Cathedral,...
  • Lady M’s Excellent Presidents Day Adventure in Aspen

    02/18/2016 8:13:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-18-2015 | MOTUS
    Another successful Presidents Day caper. The entire mini-vacay in Aspen would have flown completely under the radar butt for the smarty-pants who got his panties in a bundle just because he was inconvenienced a little bit (several hours) waiting for Lady M’s plane to clear air space so the plebes could take off. And then some reporter at the Aspen Daily News had to blab the story from Aspen Police Chief Brian Olson about Lady M’s motorcade being allowed to “sneak through while they waited on tow trucks.” Do you see why she hates her FLOTUS gig? When Big Guy...
  • OBAMA RETURNS FROM HAWAII SAYING HE'S 'FIRED UP' FOR 2016

    01/03/2016 4:37:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 1/3/16 | Kevin Freking
    ... Obama is returning to the rancor of the nation's capital after two weeks of fun and sun in his native Hawaii, saying he's "fired up" for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business. At the top of Obama's priority list is executive action that is expected to expand when background checks are required for gun purchases. ...State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 12. The address to Congress is a high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure the public about his national security stewardship...
  • Obama to hold year-end news conference Friday before...Hawaii vacation [Live Thread]

    12/18/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ....Obama is preparing to take questions from reporters at the White House before starting his annual Hawaii vacation. The White House says Obama will hold his traditional year-end news conference on Friday afternoon. Then the president will depart for San Bernardino, California, where he plans to meet with families of the 14 victims of the recent mass shooting. Obama doesn't plan any public appearances while in California.
  • Aloha Hawaii! The Obamas touch down for their final Christmas vacation as the First Family…

    12/19/2015 9:47:48 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 64 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 December 2015 |
    After a somber start to his vacation, President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president. Air Force One carrying Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the wee hours of the first day of his annual two-week holiday getaway from Washington. The president usually spends his vacation time in Hawaii, the island state where he was born, frequenting the island's golf courses, dining out, hiking, going to the beach and treating himself and his kids to shave ice, a...
  • The Multi-Million Pricetag of the Obama Family Vacations

    12/19/2015 8:36:30 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.18.15 | Laura Begley Bloom
    You think your holiday plane ticket was expensive? As the Obama family heads off on their annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii, conservative critics are taking aim, due to the financial burden that flying Air Force One puts on American taxpayers. The cost of operating the presidential plane is close to $200,000 per hour. Multiply that by the 18 hours that it takes to fly from Washington, D.C. to Honolulu and you’re talking about a $3.7 million bill for operating that flight alone.
  • 'The Obamas treat Air Force One like an Uber ride': Chief of spending watchdog says

    12/16/2015 4:49:05 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 12/15/2015 | Kieren Corcoran
    Barack Obama has been savaged by a top spending campaigner for taking the First Family on an eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii, at huge expense to the American taxpayer.The President was accused of treating Air Force One, which costs $206,000/hour to run, 'like an Uber ride' ahead of his next jaunt to his home state.Fly-time alone will set taxpayers back somewhere in the region of $3.5million as Obama, the First Lady, Sasha and Malia and their two dogs jet off for around two weeks.They have traditionally rented a luxury villa in the upscale Kailua area on Oahu, the main...
  • Oh my, if looks could...check Bill Clinton photo on Drudge!

    08/16/2015 6:23:43 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 192 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | August 16, 2015
    Wow, if ever there was a photo begging for captions... Just look at Bill Clinton talking with the president on the golf course.
  • President Obama and Bill Clinton play golf together at Martha's Vineyard

    08/15/2015 8:16:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 August 2015
    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton played golf together on Saturday ahead of an evening birthday celebration for a mutual friend - the Washington power broker Vernon Jordan. Jordan, who is turning 80, and former US Trade Representative Ron Kirk rounded out the golf foursome at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. Obama has spent much of the past week on the golf course as he vacations with his family on the Massachusetts island.
  • Pres. Obama Plays Golf With Bill Clinton on Martha’s Vineyard [While spouse is under investigation]

    08/16/2015 6:46:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/15/2015 | Josh Lederman/AP
    (OAK BLUFFS, Mass.) — America’s two foremost Democratic couples — the Obamas and the Clintons — mingled on Saturday as politics mixed with summer repose on swanky Martha’s Vineyard. President Barack Obama, halfway through his annual two-week getaway on the Massachusetts island, teed off in the afternoon with former President Bill Clinton, trading compliments on the first hole. Later in the day, both presidents were to join Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton at another Democratic luminary’s birthday party. “Good!” said a spry-looking Clinton, donning light blue pants and a dark shirt, after Obama made his putt on the first...
  • President Obama vacations at Martha's Vineyard

    08/10/2015 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2015 | Sciott Paulson
    President Barack Obama is likely hoping that the sixth time is the charm as far as vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard for a sixth time during his presidency. Obviously, each vacation has been crowded with news reporters, those trusty photographers camping out to catch him with a fork or ice cream cone in his mouth, ....[snip]
  • President Obama tees off on 1st full day of Martha's Vineyard vacation

    08/08/2015 12:40:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    WCVB (Boston) ^ | 08/08/2015
    First day of 17-day island retreat OAK BLUFFS, Mass. —President Barack Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard playing golf. Obama arrived at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday afternoon. The White House says he is playing with actor-comedian Larry David, businessman and Obama campaign fundraiser Robert Wolf and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Reporters traveling with Obama were given a rare glimpse of the president as he leaned back on one leg as his ball approached the first hole. It did not...
  • Obama Leaving Early for Luxurious 16-Day Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

    08/07/2015 8:15:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama leaves Washington, D.C., this afternoon for a 16-day vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, staying at a luxurious rental home in Chilmark. Obama’s schedule was updated Friday, allowing him to leave a day earlier than expected. According to the Vineyard Gazette, the President is again renting the multi-million dollar home owned by Joanne Hubschman as he did in 2014. The house has seven bedrooms, a pool, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a private workout room, the entire propriety estimated at about $12 million.
  • Obama pushes up start of family's 40th vacation -- leaves Friday for Martha's Vineyard

    08/06/2015 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Already planning to spend 15 days vacationing at a sprawling oceanside resort home in Martha's Vineyard, President Obama has told the town that he is coming a day early, arriving Friday evening. [Snip] The Vineyard Gazette reports that the first family will be staying for the second year at the Chilmark home of Obama and Hillary Clinton contributor Joanne Hubschman on secluded North Road. Photos show it is equipped with a large infinity pool, a tennis court and comes with a huge sandy beach. The 17-room home is worth about $12 million.
  • Fashion police! Obama ladies, you're under arrest

    06/22/2015 6:12:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/22/2015 | Barbara Simpson
    I think it’s swell that the Obama females are on another international cultural tour – mother, two daughters and grandmother. It’s just heartwarming they’re all getting a first-class ’round the world experience – this time London, Milan, Vicenza and Venice. Media say the first lady is representing our country as she continues her march across continents, giving speeches and glad-handing with royalty and politicians. We’ve got the pictures in media – print, TV and the Internet. Yes, pictures! As I said, “Can we talk?” I have a beef with all this – and I realize I’m in somewhat dangerous territory...
  • Ciao! Michelle, Sasha and Malia touch down in Milan for the next step of their European tour [tr]

    06/17/2015 11:26:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/17/15 | Smith
    <p>Michelle Obama and her daughters left the UK after a whistle-stop tour and have now arrived in Italy.</p> <p>The First Lady and her children, Sasha and Malia, spent two days in London to highlight her campaign to bring girls in the world's most impoverished communities into education.</p>
  • Michelle Obama Announces Summer European Tour with Daughters Sasha and Malia

    06/04/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    People Magazine ^ | June 4, 2015 | BY TIERNEY MCAFEE
    Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are headed for Europe. This isn't the first time Obama and her daughters have visited Europe together. They also took a family trip to Northern Ireland in 2013 and in 2010 the First Lady took Sasha on a vacation to Spain's southern Mediterranean coast. The First Lady's mother, Marian Robinson, will accompany the Obama women on an upcoming trip to London, Milan and Vicenza, Italy, from June 15 to June 21, according to a press release from the Office of the First Lady Thursday.
  • Party in the Sky: Beer Flows on Air Force One For Fla Golf Trip

    03/30/2015 10:34:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 28, 2015 | Rip Curl
    President Obama tapped taxpayers for a weekend golf trip to Florida -- and merriment flowed aboard Air Force One. The president split a cold and windy D.C. (temps were in the 30s) and jumped aboard the presidential plane with a throng of friends and support aides. Just minutes later, beers were being tapped. A reporter wrote in a press pool report: "You can tell this is a non work trip ... someone forward of the press cabin ordered 3 beers at 9:26 a.m." Saturday's round will be Obama 222nd round of golf as president --and the family has taken some...
  • Cambodian prime minister criticizes Michelle Obama visit

    03/26/2015 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    upi ^ | 3/26/15 | Elizabeth Shim
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 26 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama's tour of Asia to promote girls' education was marked by blunt criticism from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said the first lady was "playing around" and using hopeful rhetoric about making improvements but not guaranteeing aid. The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen told U.S. embassy personnel and USAID workers Wednesday that Obama's Saturday visit with 10 schoolgirls in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, part of the White House's "Let Girls Learn" initiative, was good but not enough. He said the U.S. government should promise scholarships – if...
  • #DearMe! Michelle Obama in Japan Strikes Again

    03/22/2015 7:40:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/22/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
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    03/19/2015 8:24:12 AM PDT · by traumer · 155 replies
    Michelle Obama has had an awkward start to her visit to Japan as she was pictured towering over Emperor Akihito and stumbling as she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsey at once. The First Lady, dressed in a florid combination of a blazer and skirt, dwarfed the Emperor in her silver stilettos, while he maintained his composure and smiled politely. She then squatted slightly while shaking his hand, seemingly trying to disguise the difference of height between them. Mrs Obama, who is 5ft 9in tall, also caused embarrassment earlier in the day when she grabbed Akie Abe, wife...
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    03/10/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
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    02/16/2015 11:37:38 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
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