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  • Camp David just isn’t President Obama’s kind of retreat

    03/20/2015 6:37:25 PM PDT · by W. · 42 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 20 Mar 2015 | Juliet Eilperin
    On Monday when Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani visits Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland will once again serve as the venue for important geopolitical negotiations on seemingly in­trac­table issues, a role it has played for more than seven decades. But as Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other Cabinet members host the Afghan president, one major U.S. figure will not be present — President Obama. The president’s absence is just one signal of how the role of the cloistered compound in the Catoctin mountains has changed under this president, a city dweller who prefers gym workouts and golf...
  • Why wouldn't Obama stick around? ...BHO won't easily give up 6 free vacations a year (Will he?)

    03/12/2015 8:19:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    How many vacations have you taken in the last six years? Have you taken six? I doubt most Americans have been able to do that. For families, it might be even tougher. Do you know how many Barack Obama has taken? 38. That’s right. That’s more than six vacations per year – all expenses paid by you the taxpayer. And these are not your routine week-at-the-beach excursions. These would almost all be vacations of a lifetime for even very wealthy Americans. He and the first family, God love them, are living it up on your dime. And because presidential family...
  • President Obama’s Vacation by The Numbers (29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage ...)

    08/18/2014 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mary Bruce
    As President Obama gets ready to interrupt his vacation for two days of meetings at the White House, here’s a look at how he spent the past week on Martha’s Vineyard: During NINE days of vacation, the president played SIX rounds of golf on TWO courses with 11 different partners, spending roughly 29.5 hours on the links. He made TWO family outings to the beach, spending roughly SIX and a HALF hours soaking up the sun and surf. [Snip} He ... delivered TWO public statements on TWO different topics, Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. [Snip] He went for...
  • Obama’s vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    08/15/2014 1:24:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | august 13, 2014 | oliver knox
     As of August 12, 2014, Obama has taken 20 "vacations" lasting 2 to 15 days. He has spent all or part of 129 days on “vacation.” And the president has made 33 visits to the official Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, totaling all or part of 84 days. (Knoller does not count Camp David trips as “vacation.”) Obama’s morning round of golf on Tuesday brought his total since January 2009 to 186, with 22 of them on Martha’s Vineyard. At this point in George W. Bush’s presidency, he had taken 58 trips to his Prairie Chapel ranch near Crawford,...
  • Bidens in Hamptons to Begin Third Vacation in Month

    08/12/2014 7:16:27 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 12 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    The Bidens are arriving today in the Hamptons to start their third vacation in a month. "Vice President Joe Biden is arriving to spend a week in the Southampton area before leaving next Tuesday," News12 reports. It's not known if he'll meet up with two other big Democrats staying in the Hamptons this week. Hillary and Bill Clinton are already in Amagansett." The official guidance from the White House is a little less direct: "The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit Long Island, New York. There are no public events scheduled," the vice president's schedule reads. Last week...
  • Dana Milbank: Obama vacations as the world burns

    08/12/2014 8:57:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dana Millbank
    President Obama must really be teed off. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid.
  • What Obama Said About Taking Vacations in 2008 Almost Made the Internet Explode

    08/11/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    What Obama Said About Taking Vacations in 2008 Almost Made the Internet Explode
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Obama cancels entire Asia trip over shutdown to, er … not negotiate

    10/04/2013 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 4,2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Late last night, the White House cancelled the whole trip, sending Secretary of State John Kerry in Obama’s place instead: President Obama has cancelled the rest of his trip to Asia next week, pulling out of summits in Indonesia and Brunei because of the ongoing government shutdown, the White House announced tonight. “The president made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in...
  • Presidential Vacation: Naughty or Necessity?

    08/13/2013 3:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, | Chuck Norris
    Well, it's that traditional time of the year again when the president goes on vacation and the conservative world ridicules him for taking time off with his family because of the disarray of our country or the enormousness of expenditures in his doing so. But is there really nothing redeemable or commendable in a father and husband's spending extended time with his family away from home and office, even when it's the Oval Office? Don't misunderstand me. I have very little in common with our current president, and I think it's ludicrous how much is spent for the first family...
  • Watchdog group sues for transparency on Michelle Obama vacation expenses

    06/06/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Watchdog group sues for transparency on Michelle Obama vacation expenses 9:51 AM 06/06/2012 A government watchdog group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Secret Service in an effort to obtain records detailing Michelle Obama and the Obama daughters’ February 2012 President’s Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado. The lawsuit is a more aggressive followup to Judicial Watch’s February 21, 2012 FOIA request with the U.S. Air Force — seeking all records mission taskings, transportation costs and passenger manifests — and the U.S. Secret Service — seeking all records...
  • By Responding to Critics, Bumbling Obama Campaign Highlights Barack & Michelle's Lux Vacays

    05/07/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    Monday, May 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    The Obama campaign is floundering before our eyes, even if the Obama media won't characterize it that way. From the thousands of empty seats at the Ohio campaign kickoff on Saturday and the mystery burka woman ejected from the follow-on Richmond event to today's embarrassingly incompetent press release, the Axelrod PR machine is a shadow of its 2008 mastery. Reminding the American people of the Obamas' penchant for his & her luxury vacation travel via government jets is an unforced error on Team Axelrod's part.According to report by ABC News and MSNBC, the Obama campaign took umbrage to statements made...
  • Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas

    04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/26/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters. “They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that...
  • Obama says Air Force One travel is ‘not my choice’ in sharp exchange

    04/12/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 12, 2012
    President Barack Obama on Thursday firmly rejected any criticism that his worldwide travel on Air Force One or his family's vacations have left him out of touch with Americans' struggles, saying flying aboard the famed official plane is "not my choice." "The fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, I'm raising a family here. When we travel, we got to travel through Secret Service, and Air Force One, that's not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American...
  • With More Vacation Days and Separate Travel, Price of Obama’s...... (Outrageous)

    12/18/2011 8:07:06 AM PST · by yoe · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | December 16, 2011 | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    Secret Service has arrived, street barricades are in place, and the U.S. Coast Guard has stationed itself in the waters surrounding Kailua, Oahu. That is a sure sign President Barack Obama’s security team is preparing for the first family to arrive in the small beachside community as early as Friday night for what is expected to be a 17-day vacation. The President and his family are traveling separately to Hawaii because he wants resolve the payroll tax cut issue before leaving Washington – and his wife does not want to wait. But the advanced trip and the cost that comes...
  • The Obama’s [sic] in Hawaii Again

    12/19/2010 10:13:53 AM PST · by Baladas · 24 replies
    Tha Aloha Update ^ | December 18, 2010 | staff
    It was just last year and the first family was playing in the islands, the birthplace of the president of the United States. Well, it’s another year, another christmas season and another vacation for the Obama’s in Hawaii. New is flying around the web that President Barack Obama will be leaving Washington later in the week that his family. Michelle Obama, the two girls, and the first dog, new addition since last year, Bo, will be making the trip today! That’s right, pictures of the first family will start hitting the internet today/tomorrow.
  • Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

    09/16/2010 8:21:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Sep 10 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON -- The number of people living in poverty has climbed to 14.3 percent of Americans, with the ranks of working-age poor reaching the highest level since at least 1965. The Census Bureau says that about 43.6 million people, or 1 in 7, were in poverty last year. That's up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008. The number of people lacking health insurance rose from 46.3 million to 50.7 million, due mostly to the loss of employer-provided health insurance during the recession. Congress passed a health overhaul earlier this year to extend coverage to more people. The statistics...
  • The Obama Aristocracy

    08/03/2010 3:03:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 5+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 03, 2010 | Christopher Chantrill
    It's the summer of John Kerry's $7-million yacht and Chelsea Clinton's fairy-tale $2-million wedding at a faux-Versailles estate in New York. Throw in the First Family's royal progress from one tony vacation spot to another, and even the Boston Globe mutters about Marie Antoinette. Well, you wouldn't expect liberals to be writing about $800,000 city manager salaries out in Bell, California. For conservative readers interested in a bit of the high life, there's The Wall Street Journal's review of Aristocrats by Lawrence James. No, Aristocrats is not yet another Kennedy hagiography or a scholarly analysis of John Kerry's haughty demeanor....