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Obama makes covert Starbucks run, avoiding most press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama slipped out of the White House for a run to a nearby Starbucks, ahead of the knot of White House reporters who normally accompany him when he leaves the White House grounds.

The short jaunt without reporters disregarded a longstanding tradition of the White House ensuring that reporters keep the president in sight.

Obama and chief of staff Denis McDonough left the White House at mid-afternoon. Upon learning that Obama was on the move, White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri attempted to mobilize reporters to a nearby Dunkin Donuts, apparently the shop Obama and McDonough initially planned to visit.

Instead, the two headed for Starbucks, avoiding most reporters.

Palmieri said that before leaving Obama patted her on the back and said, quote, "The bear's loose," referring to himself.

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hkosrofian June 09 2014 at 5:55 PM

He has pulled a FAST ONE on the whole country !!!!!!!!

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GARY June 09 2014 at 6:12 PM

Obama.....one arrogant President.....with the ego of a rock star....however he has no talent for financial matters, foreign affairs or the good for the American people. His "trade"of 5 high ranking terrorists for one traitor/deserter is a national disgrace. He should be impeached.....and then he can go move under a rock and give his glorious speeches (which is all he is good at)......to the slugs that live under it. What does this fool have planned for us next week?

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kazpc98 June 09 2014 at 5:52 PM

Honest to God. People will find a way to complain about anything this man does. Going for a cup of coffee is now a problem? Get a life, people.

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petermacso June 09 2014 at 5:08 PM

Couldn't he "SNEAK OFF" to Tahiti for the REST OF HIS LIFE?

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ectullis June 09 2014 at 5:06 PM

No matter what he does he will not convince us that he is one of us. Just another well planned photo op

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greatbirdusa June 10 2014 at 7:09 AM

Barack Obama "Pulls a Fast One" isn't working as well as his 'fast ones' used to work.
In the past 6 years Obama could 'get away' with 'Fast Ones' all the time..!
Here's a short list
of those - fast ones - that weren't caught by Americans until it was too late..!
- Fast & Furious - Gun running to Mexican drug gangs..
- IRS - Targeting for harassing harm of Conservative American citizens..
- Benghazi - Cover-up of 4 Americans 'left behind' and murdered ..
- NSA - Spying on American citizens..
- VA scam - Cover-up of abuse and death of veterans..
- Trader-gate - Freeing 5 high-level Taliban leaders for 1 anti-American deserter...
- (latest) "fast one" --
Is called the "Deferred Action" scam, and it is destined to "transform America" forever..!
Barack Obama is flooding America with millions of illegal minors from South America.!
Turning them lose, literally at public locations (bus stops, etc.) in a southern 4 state area.
This "Fast One" is just now being reported (not by Liberal media) so stay tuned folks..!

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thomashollman19 June 09 2014 at 6:12 PM

a better photo op would have been in front of the sinkhole in Florida it would stand for everything he has accomplished and for everything he has in store for us taxpayers IN THE FUTURE

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KATHI AND JOHN thomashollman19 June 10 2014 at 7:14 AM

well said...........

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Hello Team thomashollman19 June 10 2014 at 12:47 PM

How do you feel about, Obama, giving an award to a traitor, Jane Fonda, who caused several deaths of prisoners of war.

Also, I suppose we taxpayers picked up the tab for his drink.

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lhelix1965 June 09 2014 at 5:26 PM

Bear? More like a donkey.

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teeveequeen June 09 2014 at 5:04 PM

Who would the liberals have BLAMED if this POTUS had been harmed ... ?

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ht4cycle June 09 2014 at 5:05 PM

And the whole time he was walking around he could be heard saying those famous words. "Free at last, free at last". From the press.

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