Political Musings July 8, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Africa trip in the shadow of Nelson Mandela and George W. Bush legacies

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Obama’s Africa trip in the shadow of Mandela and Bush legacies (Photos)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On July 2, United States President Barack Obama ended an important overseas trip to Africa. On the last day of his trip, Obama attended a ceremony with his predecessor former President George W. Bush in Tanzania….READ MORE
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Full Text Obama Presidency June 27-July 2, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Speeches and Remarks During his Africa Trip to Senegal, South Africa & Tanzania

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President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama’s Speeches and Remarks During their Africa Trip to Senegal, South Africa & Tanzania

Political Headlines July 2, 2013: Michelle Obama & Laura Bush at George W. Bush Institute’s First Annual African First Ladies Summit

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Michelle Obama, Laura Bush Bemoan Focus on Their Looks

Source: WH, 7-2-13

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In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday to highlight the role of African first ladies, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama sat down together to dish on their husbands and share the frustrations of constant public scrutiny, telling ABC News’ Cokie Roberts that there’s no preparation for the complications of life in the White House.

Michelle Obama said first ladies have “probably the best jobs in the world” because their husbands, “who have to react and respond to crisis on a minute-by-minute basis … come into office with a wonderful, profound agenda, and then they’re faced with the reality. On the other hand, we [first ladies] get to work on what we’re passionate about.”…READ MORE

Political Headlines July 1, 2013: President Barack Obama & Former President George W. Bush to Meet in Tanzania

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Obama and Bush to Meet in Tanzania

Source: ABC News Radio, 7-1-13

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Two U.S. presidents will make a joint public appearance in Africa on Tuesday.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says former President George W. Bush will join President Obama at a wreath-laying ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to honor the victims of the 1998 bombing.  The event will be at 10 a.m. local time, 3 a.m. ET….READ MORE

Political Headlines June 13, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Upcoming Africa Trip Comes to Cost Taxpayers Tens of Millions

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Obama’s Africa Trip Comes with Hefty Price Tag

Source: ABC News Radio, 6-13-13

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President Obama’s upcoming trip to Africa will require extraordinary security measures and will likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, according to a confidential planning document obtained by the Washington Post….READ MORE

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