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The Crazy Cost of Becoming President, From Lincoln to Obama

Barack Obama spent $730 million getting to the White House in 2008—twice as much as George W. Bush spent 4 years earlier and more than 260 times what Abraham Lincoln spent in his first election. Looking at the total costs of presidential elections over the past 150 years, it would seem that the White House is the ultimate recession-proof commodity: So is the White House overpriced? Depends on what you're comparing it against.
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Univision’s Jorge Ramos: ‘Obama is Paying a Debt to the Latino Community’

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (4 hours ago)

Univision’s Jorge Ramos said President Obama is “paying a debt to the Latino community.” Ramos, who has been critical in the past of President Obama’s failed promises to the Latino community made this remark outside the White House ... Read Post

Obama Claims 'Borders Mean Something,' Illegal Immigrants Shouldn't Get Rewarded

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (10 hours ago)

On Friday, at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where then-candidate Barack Obama pivoted to his "Si, Se Puede" (Yes, we can) message in 2008, President Barack Obama celebrated his executive amnesty in which he essentially declared,... Read Post

Spending on Presidential Elections

US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner (3 years ago)

Over at Mother Jones, David Gilson notes that the cost, in real terms, of winning the presidency has increased dramatically over the years: Barack Obama spent $730 million getting to the White House in 2008—twice as much as George W... Read Post


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