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Senate votes to keep White House tours closed
The Washington Times ^ | 3/20/2013 | Stephen Dinan & Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 03/20/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Senators voted Wednesday to keep the White House closed to public tours, turning back a GOP-led effort to free up money to open the building back up after the sequesters.

The vote was just one of a series of high-profile votes the Senate was taking Wednesday afternoon as it plowed toward passage of a bill to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; closed; tours; whitehouse
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They defeated Mr. Coburn’s amendment on a 54-45 vote, with nearly every Republican voting to reopen the White House and with almost all Democrats voting to back Mr. Obama’s decision.
1 posted on 03/20/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Moocher is happy. Hates having common people in her house.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 1:01:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Maybe it is time to close the Senate....


3 posted on 03/20/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Good. I don’t know why Republicans are for this. It is crazy to want to continue to spend money we don’t have. Republicans think we have this endless supply of money. It is seriously becoming clear that Republicans and Democrats do not take the budget seriously. If you can’t forgo visiting the White House for six months then we have much bigger problems. The Republicans are wasting their time on this and not taking the time dumping Obamacare. I am sure I will be scolded about how important it is to spend more money by some FREEPERS by keeping the tours going....we certainly have some liberal FREEPERS who love to spend the tax payer money.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 1:01:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Servant of the Cross

Party line boot lickers.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 1:02:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Servant of the Cross

Got to keep those smelly citizens out.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I would say that it is not her house, but the fools, idiots, [arasites, and self hating Whites of America said otherwise November 6, 2012.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 1:04:10 PM PDT by sport
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To: illiac
or to change the locks on the 'We The People's' House ...


8 posted on 03/20/2013 1:05:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: napscoordinator

Donald Trump offered 5 million dollars to pay for the tours. The white house turned him down.

It does succeed in taking the edge off the Democrats attempt to blame the Republicans for the Sequester cuts. Not sure for how long it will continue to help.


9 posted on 03/20/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Servant of the Cross

It is my belief this “President” is distancing himself from the little people. His track record is one of arrogant aristocracy. He believes himself so above everyone else. I believe the closed White House is fulfillment of a goal. One more step in his personal trek towards isolation from the little people.

Sequester is just a great excuse.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: listenhillary

Donald Trump has no right to do something like that. It is probably illegal. The federal rules are ridiculous but nobody current wrote them. These were written years and years ago.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Servant of the Cross

I heard they’re remodeling the White house, and this is just a coverup. They are removing all traces of the great white presidents and bringing in interior decor from the third world. That’s just what I heard. Ahem.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 1:12:03 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Servant of the Cross
Bring in the clowns.

Don't bother. There here.

13 posted on 03/20/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The bestids. The White House belongs to the People of the US of A, not the illegals who live there. How dare they? Ohyah...I hope they have no clue about Angry Americans....


14 posted on 03/20/2013 1:15:50 PM PDT by Monkey Face (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. ~ Ben Franklin)
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To: rockinqsranch

“I believe the closed White House is fulfillment of a goal. One more step in his personal trek towards isolation from the little people.”

You are so right and why didn’t the rest of us see it before! Now King Obama has the Senate’s blessing to turn the peoples’ house into the Imperial Palace.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Servant of the Cross

Obama needs the WH closed for his Spring Break staycation with Reggie Love while Michelle once again vacations separately?


16 posted on 03/20/2013 1:26:25 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Servant of the Cross
This just proves - The Democrats hate your kids.!
17 posted on 03/20/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: eCSMaster

Obama, “Get Off My Lawn!”


18 posted on 03/20/2013 1:28:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: napscoordinator

You don’t think Americans have a right to fund the government? Unless it is by force?


19 posted on 03/20/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Servant of the Cross

I don’t want to go there it isn’t safe.


20 posted on 03/20/2013 1:35:42 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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