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  • Breaking: Wind Arrives in the Forbidden City

    03/21/2014 8:03:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 65 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-21-2013 | MOTUS
    For those of you who’ve been missing the fashion updates of the recently shuttered Mrs. O site, good news! I think she’s taken her keen eye for fashion over to Huffpo. At least this sounds like her: Velvet and patchwork and shine -- oh, my. Michelle Obama, along with daughters Sasha and Malia and mother Marian Robinson, arrived in China Thursday, but you'd never know by looking at them that they just took a 14 hour flight. The ladies of the first family not only look fresh-faced, but extremely fashionable as well in their travel outfits. FLOTUS stunned in a...
  • Obama’s Increasingly Weak And Frivolous Presidency

    03/21/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 44 replies
    No one should begrudge the President a little rest and frivolity. There is a time and a place for it. The issue for a President is picking the time and place for such things. George W. Bush refused to golf once the wars started, deciding that the appearance of the President golfing sent the wrong message. Bush was forever attacked for spending a month at his ranch every summer, despite the fact that he had the same access to the government and the world that he had in the White House. Bill Clinton took less vacation time than Bush, spending...
  • 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...
  • President Obama shows Vineyard fore-sight

    03/18/2014 11:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 19, 2014 | Gayle Fee
    Like the swallows to Capistrano, the White House advance peeps have hit Martha’s Vineyard scoping out yet another Obama presidential vacation. Ukraine? Crimea? Putin? The president’s going to Mad Martha’s! Word from The Rock is that Barry, first lady Michelle and kids Sasha and Malia will land on the island sometime around Aug. 9 for a week or so. As you are so well aware, the first family has vacationed on the Vineyard every summer of Obama’s presidency, with the exception, of course, of 2012, when he was up for re-election and canoodling with the beautiful people in a $30...
  • As the weekend begins let's remember that for some of us the weekend is every day (16 images)

    03/14/2014 4:44:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama Visits Ocean Reef (Key Largo Florida)

    03/13/2014 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 7 replies
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | March 12, 2014 | JOSH GORE Free Press Staff
    NORTH KEY LARGO -- President Barack Obama spent his first weekend in Key Largo without ever leaving the secluded Ocean Reef Club. The president traveled from Washington, D.C., to Florida last Friday morning, accompanied by U.S. Congressman Joe Garcia, D-Miami, with whom he discussed the situation in Venezuela, immigration reform, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and skyrocketing flood insurance rates, Garcia's office said. After arriving in Miami, the president, with First Lady Michelle Obama, visited Coral Reef Senior High School, where he spoke to hundreds of teenagers about education and financial aid. From there, the Obamas were taken by...
  • Obama Completes Fun-in-the-Sun Weekend

    03/10/2014 2:20:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/10/2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama Sunday returned from yet another golf vacation, this one a two-day excursion to Key Largo with First Lady Michelle Obama. The Obamas stayed at the ritzy Ocean Reef Club, requiring a major security operation to ensure their safety and happiness. “The White House rented several houses in Ocean Reef and security in the community was tight,” according to KeysInfoNet, which said F-16s had to be scrambled a couple of times to escort private planes out of the area. It’s the third vacation of the year for the Obamas, following their annual sojourn in Hawaii in January and separate...
  • Obama's Back! 'Doing in D.C. Essentially What He Would Be Doing In FL., Only Colder.'

    03/10/2014 9:00:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-10-2014 | MOTUS
    And that’s pretty much all I have to say about it. The departure from the land of enchantment and endless sunsets: What not to wear. And how not to wear it: The homecoming: proof that covered is always the better choice. Keep in mind what Josh Earnest (filling in for Jay-Jay who was on vacation too) told us last Friday: White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obama's weekend vacation in Key Largo,  despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. “What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is...
  • Beaming President and Michelle are all smiles after returning from their weekend getaway at $2,500..

    03/10/2014 5:58:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2014 | James Nye
    After vacationing at the $2,500 a night Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo this weekend, no wonder Barack and Michelle Obama look pleased with themselves as they returned to Washington on Sunday afternoon. Appearing relaxed after his third vacation of the year, the president has been heavily criticized for his taxpayer-funded trip as the crisis in Ukraine rumbles on. Squeezing in another round of golf on Sunday, the president's holiday coincided with his Vice President Joe Biden jetting off to the Virgin Islands for the weekend as the White House prepares to welcome Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk for critical...
  • The Obamas’ Advice to America's Youths: Get Out of Bed, Do It Till Your Butt Comes Off

    03/08/2014 11:30:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-8-2014 | MOTUS
    Sorry you couldn’t all have been here for the “Women of Soul” concert on Thursday. Butt good news: you little people can vicariously enjoy the Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House on April 7 on PBS (9 p.m. ET/PT, times may vary).The festivities began in the afternoon with Lady M, some of the Women of Soul, and students from across the country for a workshop called "I'm Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul." And wouldn’t you know it? The one and only time Lady M’s Nickelodeon soul-full get-up might have fit right in…she chose to...
  • Obama's Take a Vacation! Live! From Key Largo! Johnny Rocco! We’ll be here all weekend.

    03/07/2014 8:27:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-7-2013 | MOTUS
    Did you know that today is National Day of Un-plugging?Probably not, if you’re reading this.Yes, it’s official: regardless of what Vlad does, we intend to unplug in the Florida Keys as a family this weekend. After a joint appearance of the Wons at a Coral Gables high school to deliver the pre-vacation obligatory speech on the importance of getting an overpriced college education.Besides, that whole Moscow/Kiev situation could stand a little unplugged cooling-off period if you ask me. So even if BO decides he has to return to the Big White so he can pretend to attend National Security meetings,...
  • Obama drives ahead with domestic agenda – and vacation – amid Ukraine crisis

    03/07/2014 6:22:02 AM PST · by mgist · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/7/14 | Kipstack
    The standoff between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin isn’t preventing the U.S. leader from pressing forward with the ambitious domestic agenda he laid out in January's State of the Union address. The foreign policy crisis has occupied the bulk of Obama’s workdays this week, though he’s also carved out time to introduce his budget proposal, press lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, and encourage Latinos to sign up for Obamacare – all topics Republicans fiercely oppose. On Friday the President visits a school in Miami to encourage more teenagers to apply for college financial aid. It’s...
  • Obama Might Cancel Impromptu Family Vacation Due To Ukraine Crisis

    03/06/2014 3:08:00 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 65 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 6, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Add “vacation-destroyer” to the list of unflattering barbs being hurled at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia has placed President Obama’s family vacation plans in jeopardy, according to a new report. Obama and the First Lady were scheduled to head to Miami on Friday for an event focusing on education, Politico reported, and the couple’s daughters were planning to join them afterward for a weekend trip in the area. But, due to the continuing international crisis sparked by Russia’s troops moving into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, the first family may have to cancel their trip. “The...
  • Obama’s vacation plans in jeopardy

    03/06/2014 2:40:36 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 March 14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    ladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold. Obama’s headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of the city for an event about education and the economy Friday, which first lady Michelle Obama had been expected to attend as well. What hadn’t been known was that Obama’s daughters were planning to come with them, and that the four were going to extend the trip for a brief family getaway. Now the White House tells POLITICO that he’s reconsidering. “The president had planned to stay in South Florida with his family for the remainder of...
  • Spring Break: Mrs. Obama Visiting China With Daughters and Mother

    03/03/2014 10:02:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 3/3/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE/ ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China's first lady and high school and university students. It will be her first visit to the Asian economic powerhouse. In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and plays an important role on the world stage.
  • Obamas set new record for vacation travel expenses; stonewalled documents finally released

    03/02/2014 1:06:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    bix pac review ^ | 3/1/14 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It took filing a lawsuit, but Judicial Watch discovered Friday that President Obama has set a new record for travel on the taxpayer dime. The conservative watchdog group obtained travel records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force that show the Obamas racked up $7.4 million during just three trips in 2013 – in flight expenses only. The records, revealed Friday, include the Obama family’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii from Dec. 21, 2012, to Jan. 5, 2013. During that stay, the president took a short break and flew back to Washington to work on a budget deal, then returned...
  • Obama, Biden, FLOTUS’ luxury personal vacation costs exposed by Judicial Watch

    01/29/2014 7:59:25 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 25, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    After nearly a year of stalling by the Obama administration, Judicial Watch has obtained the vacation travel records for the Obamas’ and Vice President Joe Biden’s 2013 President’s Day weekend excursions and Michelle Obama’s 2011 South African trip. President Obama spent President’s Day weekend, Feb. 15-18, golfing in West Palm Beach, Fla., while the first lady and the girls enjoyed a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, as did Biden. Taxpayers picked up a tab which totaled $295,437.04 for the personal vacations, according to U.S. Secret Service records from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by Judicial Watch.A Freedom of Information...
  • Where is the Mooch????

    01/14/2014 9:29:39 PM PST · by Noob1999 · 36 replies
    Hey folks, Where is the Mooch?? Everything has been totally quiet since Christie has taken over the news. Is she still sitting on a Maui beach, chomping on lobsters with Oprah, Gail, others, filing and then kissing her toenails?? The news of this boondoggle vacation has gone to yesterday's back page, while everyone needs to trash Christie. Where is our Queen
  • PHOTOS: First Lady in Hawaiʻi, Security Heavy Near Oprah Estate

    01/09/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Maui Now . com ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Wendy Osher
    If rumors are true that the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is on Maui, the security around Oprah Winfrey’s Upcountry Maui estate is compelling evidence, as is the national attention via various media outlets.
  • Oprah's Neighbors Pissed Over FLOTUS Hawaii Vacation

    01/08/2014 11:02:49 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 56 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jan. 8 , 2014 | TMZ staff
    Michelle Obama's visit to Oprah's Hawaii compound has crippled the neighborhood around O's home ... and some neighbors are pissed. Some of the residents and business people around Oprah's palatial 12-bedroom Maui estate -- where Michelle recently retreated to spend the last few days of her 40s -- are all telling the same story ... Michelle's visit is making day-to-day life almost impossible.
  • Not so nifty: Taxpayers chip in on gift for first lady, who turns 50

    01/07/2014 10:35:01 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    First Lady Michelle Obama extended her own vacation, flying to the island of Maui, where she is spending time with family friend Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey’s magazine describes the home as a “perfect 21st-century farmhouse” in a “remote up-country region, where the houses that dot the moss-covered rock hillside face the ocean.” The president said he sent his wife to Maui as an early birthday present; she turns 50 Jan. 17. The Daily Caller reports Michelle Obama is also spending time with Gayle King of CBS News, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, wife of Attorney General Eric...
  • See what you bought Michelle Obama for her 50th birthday

    01/06/2014 10:36:05 AM PST · by Farnsworth · 66 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 5, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    What do you get for the first lady who has everything? Try a few more days in sun-kissed Hawaii for Michelle Obama while her husband and two daughters return to Washington – so she and her Praetorian guard of Secret Service agents and assorted hangers-on can stay on the islands at no small expense to the taxpayers. The New York Times is reporting the first lady is staying put “for several days to spend time with friends in advance of her upcoming 50th birthday” – and staying away from the hustle and bustle of her onerous White House duties. The...
  • Obama LEAVES Michelle in Hawaii as 50th 'birthday present' while he returns from two-week vacation

    01/05/2014 12:57:54 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Michelle Obama doesn't want jewelry or chocolates for her 50th birthday later this month. She wants to be alone. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Saturday after two weeks of vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He left with daughters Sasha and Malia. Michelle stayed behind. 'As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,' the White House explained in a statement. The First Lady turns the big 5 - 0 on January 17. The White House did not say how much...
  • Obama goes out to dinner in Waikiki on last night of vacation

    01/03/2014 10:37:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan 03, 2014 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Barack Obama is out to dinner with his wife and friends at Morimoto's in Waikiki on his last night of vacation. White House officials say that the first family is expected to depart Hawaii on Saturday night
  • A Visit to the Cemetery

    01/03/2014 7:23:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 51 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama Thursday took his daughters to see the grave of his grandfather, Stanley Dunham. From the pool report: President Obama’s motorcade made its way to Honolulu, passing by stunning vistas while occasionally being slowed by congested roads. After a 30-minute drive, Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Puowaina Punchbowl Crater. Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, is interred at the cemetery. Four minutes after arriving, Obama and his daughters were back in the motorcade. The next destination is unknown. Afterward, the president, Sasha and Malia made a late afternoon stop at...
  • Obama golfs with NZ prime minister; visits Punchbowl

    01/03/2014 12:15:32 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan 02, 2014 | Honolulu Star Advertiser staff
    President Barack Obama rounded up a new golf partner today: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. The two leaders teed off on a sunny and breezy morning at the Kaneohe Klipper course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. This afternoon, the president visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, where his grandfather and grandmother, who helped raise him, are interred and took his daughters to the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki. The president also brought Sasha and Malia with him to visit the grave of Madelyn and Stanley Dunham.
  • Fun, sun and a lot of Golf: Obamas living the life on extended Hawaii vacation

    01/02/2014 7:27:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/12/14 | Dave Boyer
    History will record that on the 12th day of his latest Hawaiian vacation, President Obama tweeted about Obamacare. That was one of the president’s few visible acts of official business during his 16-day holiday retreat before he and his family return to Washington on Sunday. The president’s winter recess has rivaled just about anyone’s dream getaway, filled with golf, dinners at high-end restaurants and quality beach time. The president’s aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise. Mr. Obama, they said, has received daily presidential briefings — secret guidance culled from intelligence agencies about hot
  • President tweets, sends get well wishes and golfs

    01/01/2014 7:50:37 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan 01, 2014 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Obama sent a tweet touting the benefits for his signature federal health care law and, along with first lady Michelle Obama, wished a "speedy recovery" to former first lady Barbara Bush today. Then, the president went golfing at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai. [snip] Obama's first putt came within a foot of the hole and he was given a gimme, scoring a two-putt. The president waved to the crowd and said, "Happy new year." Someone in the crowd shouted, "We love you!" And he replied, "I love you back." The group spend a little over five hours on...
  • Obama visits Hanauma Bay, Kailua shave ice shop

    12/31/2013 10:14:23 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 41 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Honolulu Star Advertiser staff
    President Barack Obama spent a few hours of the last day of 2013 at Hanauma Bay before a visit to Island Snow this afternoon. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., the president emerged from Island Snow in Kailua holding a cherry and lemon-lime shave ice. His daughters had emerged first with about a dozen other friends and family members and headed to several benches outside the shop. [snip] Obama kicked off the day with an hourlong workout at a military base near his rented vacation home in Hawaii. He and first lady Michelle Obama then headed to Hanauma Bay for a midday...
  • Another day of vacation, another round of golf for President Obama

    12/29/2013 11:47:39 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Obama went back to the golf course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the ninth day of his annual Christmas vacation.
  • President Obama spending a day at the beach with his family

    12/27/2013 7:18:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Honolulu Star Advertiser staff
    President Barack Obama is spending a day at the beach with his family. [snip] Earlier this morning, the president went for his usual morning workout at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
  • In Christmas tradition, Obama thanks U.S. troops

    12/26/2013 2:59:06 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 25, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what's become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make during the holidays and throughout the year. After a morning of presents and carols with their two daughters, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took a short drive to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where nearly 600 troops and their families gathered in a mess hall, half-eaten pieces of cake still on the table from Christmas dinner.
  • President enjoys golf, followed by beach time with his family

    12/23/2013 11:26:57 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 19 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec. 23 , 2013 | Honolulu Star Advertiser
    President Barack Obama enjoyed a morning round of golf followed by a visit to beach this afternoon, joining his family at Pyramid Rock Beach at Marine Corps Base Hawaii after finishing 18-holes at the Mid Pacific Country Club early this afternoon. The Obamas left the beach at about 4:30 p.m.and spent the rest of the evening at their rented Kailua vacation home. Reporters covering the president were not allowed to photograph the president at the beach. But the White House did allow photos of the president golfing today.
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi in Kona

    12/23/2013 12:06:27 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    Sword and Sheild of Hawaii ^ | Dec. 23 , 2013 | Sword and Sheild of Hawaii
    Question : Since California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House of Representatives , WHY does she still get to use official U.S.A.F. executive jet transportation to come to her annual Christmas holiday at the 4 Seasons Hualalai resort ?
  • Obamas cheer Oregon State at Stan Sheriff Center

    12/22/2013 11:06:49 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 22, 2013 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Barack Obama and the vacationing first family skipped the beach in Hawaii today to take in a college basketball game. Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and mother-in-law Marian Robinson attended the Oregon State-Akron game today at the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Honolulu. Obama and the first family sat behind the Beavers bench in support of OSU coach Craig Robinson, Obama's brother-in-law, with the president sitting in between his wife and friend Bobby Titcomb.
  • Obama goes golfing on first day of vacation

    12/21/2013 9:09:36 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 63 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 21, 2013 | Star-Advertiser staff
    President Barack Obama is golfing on his first day of vacation. Obama, typically an early riser, got a late start, staying at the home until early afternoon, when he headed to the golf course at a nearby Marine Corps base. Joining Obama for the round of golf were Sam Kass, the White House chef; Marvin Nicholson, Obama's trip director and a frequent golf partner; and childhood friend Bobby Titcomb, the White House said. The presidential motorcade left his Kailua vacation home and arrived at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at about 1:10 p.m. Obama, in white golf shirt, hat and sunglasses,...
  • Sunny Christmas: First Family and Dog Bo to Leave Cold DC for $4 Million Hawaiian Vacation

    12/20/2013 11:35:02 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, December 16th, 2013 | | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    KAILUA, Hawaii – The now familiar signs that President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and First Dog Bo will be arriving in Hawaii for Christmas are appearing in the close knit beachside community on Oahu’s windward side. Coast Guard officials have contacted boat owners in the area to remind them the canal and popular surf spot fronting the private beachfront homes where the President will vacation beginning Friday are off limits for 17 days. The Coast Guard also has released information on the temporary security zone that will be enforced from 6 a.m. on Friday...
  • President Obama to jet off this week for 17-day vacation in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year

    12/15/2013 9:33:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/13 | David McCormac
    President Obama and his family are expected to leave Washington later this week for a 17-day vacation in Hawaii. This will be the First Family´s sixth Christmas in Hawaii since he was elected president, and in keeping with tradition they are expected to spend it on the island of Kailua. The White House announced on Friday that the Obamas will depart next week after what is expected to be a light work schedule for the president in Washington.The president and his family traditionally spend their Christmas break in a rented private beach front residence with spectacular ocean views.
  • Obama’s Hawaiian vacation spot: Please, no more tourists!

    11/21/2013 3:15:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/14/13 | Associated Press
    KAILUA, Hawaii — People from across the world are drawn to the coastal town of Kailua. Its white sand beaches are among the nation’s best. Some recommend the Honolulu suburb for its laid-back vibe. And President Barack Obama vacations there with his family each Christmas. But now, the neighborhood board is asking a state tourism agency to stop encouraging visitors to stay overnight in their town.
  • The Employment Situation of Nonessential Federal Workers

    11/13/2013 7:32:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Going by age demographics, the October 2013 Employment Situation Report released last Friday revealed the following numbers. 578,000 fewer adults (Age 25 and above) were counted as having jobs in the household survey portion of the report.22,000 fewer young adults (Age 20-24) were counted as being employed in October 2013.135,000 fewer teens (Age 16-19) were working in October 2013. The big story, of course, was the partial federal government shut down that saw 815,932 government workers be furloughed at the beginning of October 2013. Here though, that number was quickly cut nearly in half as the Defense department recalled most...
  • Rand Pauls Summer Vacation vs Barack Obama’s

    10/17/2013 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    We’ve Heard All About Obama’s Vacations, But Not Much About KY Senator Rand Paul’s Summer Break. He and a Partner Teamed up to Do Pro Bono Eye Surgeries for the Poor. People Who Came to the Surgery Center “Legally Blind or Much Worse” Were All Seeing Before They Left.Isn’t It Interesting What The Media Considers Newsworthy? Wonder Why The Media Isn’t Interested In That? Guess It Doesn’t Fit The Image They Try To Create For Conservatives.
  • Bidens Vacation at Camp David

    10/13/2013 1:52:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10/13/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Despite the government shutdown, Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing at Camp David this long weekend. He's joined at the Maryland retreat by his family, including his wife (Jill Biden), children, and grandchildren. The vice president is also there with "essential" government workers, who must work despite the government shutdown. That includes his Secret Service detail, as well as the Secret Service details assigned to the rest of his family, and other support staff. They are protecting the Bidens as they vacation -- but aren't getting paid because of the federal shutdown. The vice president's public schedule simply reads: WEEKEND...
  • First family fireworks photo-op canceled by the White House

    08/17/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 17, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters watched the fireworks after having dinner at Valerie Jarrett’s vacation home. “We’re told POTUS, FLOTUS and their daughters watched the fireworks but pool did not see them,” the pool report read. “There was going to be a photo-op but that got nixed.”
  • August can play havoc with a president's vacation

    08/17/2013 5:32:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2013 | By Steve Holland
    August has a way of interfering with a U.S. president's best-laid plans for vacation. Just ask Barack Obama. Or Bill Clinton. Or either of the presidents named Bush. Obama, determined to take a week off from his typically grinding schedule, interrupted his holiday briefly on Thursday to condemn the killing of hundreds of people in a violent crackdown on demonstrators by Egypt's military government. But at the risk of a new round of criticism, Obama promptly went on to play golf after the morning statement. On Friday, after he was briefed on Egypt by his national security adviser, Susan Rice,...
  • Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns

    08/15/2013 12:15:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 39 replies
    August is usually the time of year when businesses on Martha's Vineyard make enough money to see them through the cold, tourist-free winter. But with the president and his family on the Massachusetts island, road closures are detouring visitors – and their dollars – away from towns near the Obamas' vacation home. Writing about the town of West Tisbury, the Vineyard Gazette reported that 'the traffic change will keep people away from the village center at the very height of summer.' 'August is our make it or break it month,' Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers told the local newspaper,...
  • Obama Will Sign UN Gun Treaty While Congress Is On Vacation

    08/13/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 8/13/13 | Alan Gottleib
    BELLEVUE, WA – -( You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.” This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August! These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we...
  • 9 Reasons liberals need to STFU about how much "Rodeo Clown Obama" offends them

    08/12/2013 11:05:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    When I first saw this story I didn't care enough to even consider a graphic about it...but then the MSM made a big deal and the liberal blogosphere started acting like their master (not naming names, just saying it rhymes with "sore holes") just let go of their leash....and now I'm annoyed.Hence this. 
  • Raw: Obama Tees Off Vacation at Golf Course

    08/11/2013 3:10:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/11/13 | Associated Press Videos Barack Obama
    President Barack Obama is teeing off his Martha's Vineyard vacation with his favorite pastime _ golfing. ..
  • Obama, family Going On Eight-Day Martha's Vineyard Vacation

    08/09/2013 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2013 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Cue up the indignant reactions: President Barack Obama and his family are about to go on an eight-day vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, an elite playground for the East Coast wealthy set.
  • Does the Obama family really need to take this expensive vacation? Will the Media ask them about it?

    08/02/2013 7:25:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We just heard from President Obama that the middle class is struggling. We also heard that he is taking another those vacations that will cost a fortune: "The Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation. Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a $7.6 million resort home on southern edge of the island in the town of Chilmark where homes feature water...