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All the President’s Parties

The country might be going broke, and Americans everywhere are tightening their belts, but President Obama continues to spend like a drunken sailor on White House state dinners. A May 2010 dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderón cost nearly $1 million, or $4,700 per attendee. Three other state dinners cost in excess of $500,000 apiece. Darrel Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has called upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to document what Issa calls “excessively lavish” state dinners.

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