Obama to Attend 3 Democratic Fundraisers
6:06 PM, May 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama will start the week by attending 3 Democratic fundraisers in New York City, according to the White House.
"In the afternoon, the President will travel to New York City. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be open press," the president's schedule reads.
"While in New York City, the President will deliver remarks at two DNC events at private residences and a joint DCCC/DSCC event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The DNC events are print pool for remarks only and the DCCC/DSCC event is pooled press.
"In the evening, the President will depart New York City en route Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.
As the New York Post reported previously, one of the events tonight will be at the home of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. "He won a second term, but Barack Obama isn’t done fund-raising. The president will appear at a cozy reception for fewer than 65 guests with tickets priced at $32,400 per couple at the Manhattan home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his designer wife Georgina Chapman on May 13, Page Six has exclusively learned," reports the Post.
"The invitation explains attendees get 'a frank and intimate discussion with the president' where they can ask questions, and afterward Obama will 'say thank you to each guest and take a photo with them.' A Weinstein-hosted fundraiser in August brought out Anne Hathaway, Aaron Sorkin and Anna Wintour."
And Obama's fundraising tour Monday comes two days after a Mother's Day weekend golf outing with the boys. "Undeterred by the cloudy skies, POTUS is golfing at Fort Belvoir. Obama pulled into the clubhouse at 12:20. Pool is holding in nearby food court. The President is golfing with Marvin Nicholson, Mike Brush and Joe Paulsen," the pool reporter announced Saturday.
"It’s already Obama’s eleventh outing this year and the 122nd since Inauguration Day in 2009." Keith Koffler reported Saturday.
The president left the links four hours after arriving.
Before heading to New York City for the afternoon and evening, President Obama will host Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House. "In the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom at the White House. The Prime Minister’s visit will highlight the fundamental importance of the U.S.-UK relationship – through which together we address a broad range of shared global and regional security concerns. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting," reads Obama's schedule for Monday.
"Later in the morning, the President and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom will hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden. The joint press conference is open press."
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