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  • 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
    Instead, as part of her usual spring fling, Mrs. Obama decided to take Asia by storm. Stopping in Japan before heading toward Cambodia, Michelle gleefully ran up exorbitant bills on travel and car service, tripped over her own feet, and scared the hell out of a few small-statured Asian people. In addition to revealing her clumsiness on the world stage, while in Japan Mrs. Obama worked out her biceps on a Taiko drum, counted red gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, had tea at the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple, and ate raw fish out of a dainty Bento box. Then Mrs....
  • The height of etiquette: Michelle Obama towers over Japanese emperor

    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...
  • Obama Family’s 2014 Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in Transportation Expenses

    03/10/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation $2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising Trip Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone; (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the Obama family’s 2014 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone. Christmas in Hawaii is an annual tradition for the family and their most recent visit, from December 19, 2014, to January 4, 2015, marked...
  • Obama Celebrates Presidents Day!! a Freep Excusive

    02/16/2015 11:37:38 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | February 16 | MeshugeMikey
  • A VERY expensive getaway: Obama family's separate weekend trips cost at least $2.5 million

    02/17/2015 6:33:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 17, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A VERY expensive getaway: Obama family's separate weekend trips cost at least $2.5 million (...and why did Barack spend Valentine's golfing in California while Michelle went skiing in Colorado?) President Barack Obama flew to California for a fundraiser and a speech He then spent the next three days playing golf at an exclusive resort At the same time Michelle Obama and Malia and Sasha were skiing in Aspen, Colorado New figures show that Air Force One costs $228,288 per hour to run As a result, the ten-hour return trip to California would cost almost $2.3m It is estimated that Mrs...
  • Michelle's Secret Ski Trip Revealed by a Smashup

    02/17/2015 6:24:03 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Forget the roses and chocolate for Valentines Day. Giving new meaning to the concept of romance, just four weeks after returning from 17 days in Oahu the president headed to California for a weekend of golf and his wife and two daughters, for the fourth year in a row, headed to Aspen for a ski weekend. Recently, shortly after Americans witnessed a Jordanian pilot burned alive by ISIS, Obama flew to Rancho Mirage, but all was quiet on the Michelle ski-trip front. Judging from the lack of press, one would think that for the first time while hubby duffs around...
  • Michelle Obama Plans Spring Break In Japan With Sasha And Malia(barf alert)

    02/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama missed out on President Obama’s Valentine’s Day golfing weekend in sunny California, but it appears that she has her own trip planned for next month. According to the Asahi Shimbun, the First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia will be traveling to Japan for a visit in March.
  • Rejuvenated Obama arrives home from Hawaii as he rolls out 2015 agenda to help more Americans...

    01/04/2015 10:44:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/04/15 | Wills Robinson
    **SNIP** He is set to announce plans that will make it easier for Americans to but homes and attend college. It is a plan he is hoping will be carried by the momentum gained following the high-profile immigration moves with Cuba. On Wednesday he plans to stop in Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee aimed at highlighting how his own economic policies were contributing to the country's recovery. Obama, expected back in Washington on Sunday, has appeared energized by the end-of-the-year action on immigration policy and Cuban relations, suggesting continued presidential relevance despite a political landscape dramatically altered by deep Democratic losses...
  • Obama Kills Day 9 on Golf Course

    12/29/2014 7:32:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    On Day Number 9 of National Lampoon’s Obama Vacation we lowered the flag in Afghanistan; five people were stabbed at a restaurant near the White House and; the NYC police commissioner William Bratton conceded that police in the country feel like they are under attack by the White House. “They really do feel under attack, rank-and-file officers and much of American police leadership, that they feel they’re under attack from the federal government at the highest levels,” Bratton said on Meet the Press on Sunday. That’s because they are under attack... just like the rest of us are. It’s all...
  • Soldiers Relocate Wedding to Accommodate Obama's Golf Game [Link Only]

    12/29/2014 7:43:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | December 29, 2014 | Michael C Bender
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-12-29/soldiers-relocate-wedding-to-accommodate-obamas-golf-game
  • President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 8

    12/28/2014 10:48:43 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 51 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2014 | AP
    How President Barack Obama spent the eighth day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday: — MORNING AT HOME: President Obama stayed at his Kailua vacation home until late morning on a sunny day on Oahu. — BEACH TIME: Obama and the first family headed to Bellows Air Force Station to hit the beach for the third day in a row. As the motorcade arrived, several dozen beachgoers and families waved and flashed the "shaka" sign on a breezy day. — DINNER WITH FRIENDS: The first couple left their rented home Saturday evening and had dinner with friends...
  • Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader

    12/25/2014 4:50:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 12/24/14 | JOSH LEDERMAN and CATHY BUSSEWITZ
    .....vacationing this week in Oahu, Obama and Najib teed off Wednesday on a cloudy but balmy afternoon at a Marine Corps base, not far from where Obama is renting a home for his two-week stay. The two leaders seemed at ease together, smiling and laughing in casual clothes as they sized up their shots.
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Send Christmas Greetings

    12/25/2014 1:44:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 25, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Americans received a special Christmas present from the White House: a two-for-one package. Barack Obama’s weekly message also featured a message from his wife and even took the time to mention Jesus, despite the fact that the Obamas have traditionally eschewed going to church on Christmas. By way of contrast, as Mark Knoller of CBS News noted at the end of 2013, George W. Bush attended church 120 times during his eight-year tenure; Obama had attended church a grand total of 18 times in his first five years. Ronald Reagan did not visit church on Christmas, but he offered a...
  • How President Obama Unwinds [vanity]

    12/22/2014 9:04:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 22, 2014 | Oliver Knox
    This article is simply nothing but journalistic pornography, a report on the state of the overwhelming profligacy extended by this once great nation of ours to a fraudulent, phony, illegitimate cipher play acting in his come-to-life fantasy as King of ZeroZeroland. Near towards the end of World War II, when the entire state of existence of Germany, the Werhmacht, were desperate to stave of the Nazi entity's collapse, Hitler could have easily channeled valuable resources away from the extermination of untermenschen to help Germany survive a bit longer against the Allied Forces. But as a matter of fact resources to...
  • Obama Golfs After Receiving Word of NYPD Shooting

    12/20/2014 10:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama was briefed on the ambush killing of two NYPD cops while on the golf course in Hawaii this afternoon, according to the White House press pool report. “The President has been briefed on the Brooklyn police shooting. White House officials continue to monitor the situation,” reported Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee. Obama endured harsh criticism for golfing minutes after issuing a statement on the beheading of James Foley at the hands of Muslim militants in September. “You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation because you’re followed everywhere. There’s always going...
  • Aloha, Obama! First Family Arrives In Hawaii For 16-Day Vacation [Taxpayer Costs?]

    12/20/2014 1:33:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 20, 2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    Aloha, Obama! First Family Arrives in Hawaii for 16-Day Vacation Dec 19, 2014, DEVIN DWYER U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Whiteman Air Force Base, July 24, 2013, in Missouri. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Aloha, Obama family! The president and first family have arrived in Hawaii, for a 16-day tropical vacation that’s become their annual tradition over the Christmas and New Year holidays. "My presidency is entering the fourth quarter," President Obama said at his final press conference of the year on Friday. "Going into the fourth quarter, you usually get a time-out. I am now looking forward...
  • Obama's Year-Ending Presser…But I’m Not Done Yet!

    12/20/2014 6:33:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2014 | MOTUS
    We must have let the rest of the White House staff go on “Winter Holiday Break” early too, because as of this morning, still no transcript from yesterday’s presser. I gotta run, I’ve got a flight to catch. See you next year.Although there was this posted yesterday on the Big White site: DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE CAMBIOS EN LA POLÍTICA CON CUBA. No English translation though because, as I just explained, a lot of people are already on holiday. I ran it through my special language pack however and it appears to be addressed to newly landed formerly illegal aliens....
  • 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...