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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released records detailing the government funds expended on First Daughter Malia Obama’s March 2012 Spring Break vacation to Mexico. According to the records, obtained from the U.S. Secret Service as a result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on September 20, 2012, the total cost of the trip amounted to $115,500.87.
The following is a breakdown of the costs as detailed in the documents:
Ground transportation: $23,964.81
“Vouchers”: $21,636.14 (not itemized)
Support Charges: $449.66 (travel for one from Mexico City to Oaxaca, not itemized)
Malia Obama’s spring break trip evoked controversy after the Obama White House reportedly ordered the removal of press reports detailing the trip. On March 19,2012, numerous online press outlets reported that the president’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, was on a Spring Break trip to Mexico accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents and as many as 12 of her friends. However, shortly after the press reports surfaced they were quickly removed from the Internet. The trip took place shortly after the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement advising students on Spring Break “to avoid Mexico.”
CARTAGENA, Colombia—The Secret Service is investigating allegations that agents on President Barack Obama’s security detail to Colombia were involved with prostitution, a person familiar with the matter said.
The agents involved have been sent home and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel, the Secret Service said in a statement. It said the alleged misconduct occurred before the president arrived Friday.
The incident occurred at a local hotel Wednesday evening, people in Cartagena with knowledge of the events said.
Mr. Obama is attending the weekend Summit of the Americas, a gathering of dozens of regional leaders. The Secret Service said the president’s security was never compromised.
Sounds like another day at the Obama White House!! Where’s Reggie Love??
Jacob Volkmann, the UFC lightweight fighter who said that President Obama was “not too bright” following his win at UFC 125, has been placed on paid administrative leave by White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota while the school conducts an investigation regarding the comments he made to MMAFighting.com about the President.
Volkmann has served as an assistant wrestling coach for the school for three years.
“They gotta do the investigation and then give me an OK to coach,” Volkmann said.
The 30-year-old said he was not given a time frame by the school as to when he will be able to return to his job. The school has allowed him to continue serving as youth wrestling coach for a club team. He also owns and operates his own chiropractic practice in Minnesota.
Note: This is a violation of Jacob’s First Amendment rights. He in no way threatened Barack Obama, and these types of actions are wrong.
Vice President Biden’s motorcade was involved in an fatal crash early Wednesday that left one man dead.
Biden was not in the armored SUV or limousine that killed the pedestrian on a D.C.-area parkway. Two Secret Service employees were driving the vehicles, which had just been flown back to area from Fort Lewis, Wash., after taking the vice president to a Veterans Day event there.
The crash happened at 2:27 a.m. on Wednesday in Temple Hills, Md., according to the U.S. Park Police.
Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley confirmed to Fox News that the employees driving the vehicles remained on the scene and administered first aid to the man who was hit.
The victim name wasn’t immediately released.
The Park Police is investigating the accident but details are still unclear.
I have watched several network news shows, several local news shows, and several cable news shows, and have yet to see any coverage, with the exception of Neil Cavuto’s 4:00pm show.