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June 22, 2013
How much are we paying for Obama's trip to Africa?
It's a secret that's being guarded better than information on the NSA surveillance programs. Just how much are taxpayers ponying up for Obama's trip to Africa? Washington Times: The price tag, Mr. Rhodes added, is outside of the White House's control. "Security requirements, which make up the bulk of the costs, are determined by the Secret Service," he said. The excursion reportedly will involve military cargo planes airlifting 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines, and three trucks to carry bulletproof glass panels to cover the windows where the president and his family will stay. The president's wife, Michelle, and two daughters will accompany him on the trip. Mr. Rhodes brushed aside the controversy over the calls for Mr. Obama's arrest, saying he doesn't expect counterterrorism and drone strikes to be "a specific issue that is a focus of our trip to South Africa." "As a general matter, when it comes to security issues on the continent, counterterrorism is an important...(Read Full Post)