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Obamas donate $15,000 to Haiti relief

The Associated Press
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have donated $15,000 from their personal bank account to help the victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake.

The move comes as hundreds of thousands of Haitians remain homeless, hungry and desperately needing help after a massive quake on Jan. 12.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obamas were inspired to give upon seeing the response of millions of Americans who have given generously during tough economic times.

The Obamas sent a $15,000 check on Wednesday to the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund, the relief effort led by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 20, 2010; 6:31 PM ET
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There is not enough difference between the Democrats and Republicans. Because, I live in very blue voting district, for the first time in my life I had the luxury of "voting my conscience," instead of voting for "the lesser of two evils." I voted for the Green Party candidate, not because I thought she would make a great president, but because I really agree with the Green Party agenda, and I wanted to send a message to the Democrats. I agree that Obama was a better choice than McCain, but only by a small margin. Both Democrats and Republicans have been ripping off the taxpayers, since way before I was born. The thing that worried me about Obama right from the beginning was his warlike and hawkish attitudes. We need to stop giving money to the military, and Obama never talked about that. I invite you to my website devoted to raising awareness on this puritan attack on freedom:

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