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Obama Speaking to Lobbyists?


WHAT’S TEAM OBAMA UP TO AT CARIBOU COFFEE? That’s what the White House Press corps has begun to wonder, following a recent New York Times report that at “White House officials have had hundreds of meetings at the Caribou Coffee on Pennsylvania Avenue over the last 18 months with prominent K Street lobbyists—the very crowd that President Obama has derided for what he calls its ‘outsized influence’ in the capital.” Had the meetings been held at the White House there would be an official public record of who attended. Obama himself has also made numerous departures from his own official schedule, ducked the press, and slipped into private, high-dollar Democratic fund-raisers—“contradicting his pledge to run the most transparent administration in history,” according to Politico. USA Today’s David Jackson, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said, “We object to any closed events where the President is speaking. We want a pool with the President, wherever he goes.”


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This entry was posted on August 23, 2010 by in Uncategorized.

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