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Obama heads to Chicago to enjoy one night at home

By Anne E. Kornblut
CHICAGO -- Hours after a tense news conference in the East Room, President Obama ventured to the back of Air Force One as it headed to Chicago on Thursday night for a rare moment of levity with the press.

Bo, the presidential dog, led the way, running down the aisle past a throng of cooing reporters. Obama followed him, smiling and watching as the dog surveyed the accommodations. He cracked the old joke about needing a dog in Washington - since there's no such thing as a real friend.

Someone told him that Bo had been spotted at the airport interacting with his bomb-sniffing relatives. "I didn't want him getting into it with the Secret Service. I've seen them training," Obama said.

Coat jacket off, Obama seemed happy and relaxed during his brief visit - one of the few he has ever made to the press cabin. But he did not stay long, following the dog back to the front of the aircraft after just a few minutes.

His wife and daughters did not put in an appearance. Upon landing in Chicago, the Obamas planned to head to their Hyde Park home, their first trip back as a family since February 2009. He leaves town again first thing Friday morning, on a day trip to see the oil spill recovery effort on the Gulf Coast.

By Anne E. Kornblut  |  May 27, 2010; 8:27 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Comments

Scrivener50, if believe that everything is a conspiracy, you'll find evidence of conspiracies - or make them up, like the sources you cite. But please confine your rantings to sites catering to other true believers.

Posted by: deberry10 | May 28, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

A guest on MSNBC just suggested to Joe Scarborough that POTUS set up an executive command center on the Gulf, and staff it with VP Biden when Obama's not there. Given the dynamics of the politics of chaos and cataclysm, not a bad idea...

ENDLESS GUILF OIL SPILL: PURPOSEFUL 'END OF DAYS' POWER PLAY?

http://nowpublic.com/world/endless-gulf-oil-spill-purposeful-end-days-power-play

Gulf oil spill diverts attention from domestic atrocities against American citizens...

HOMELAND FUSION CENTERS SILENTLY ASSAULT, IMPAIR 'TARGETED' AMERICANS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVE RADIO FREQUENCY WEAPON SYSTEM, COMMUNITY VIGILANTISM, FINANCIAL SABOTAGE: VETERAN JOURNALNIST

Are political leaders "targets" too?

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener re: "Obama: Take Down Fusion Center Gestapo..."

Posted by: scrivener50 | May 28, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

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