Republicans challenge Obama travel costs

The president has been jetting around from swing state to swing state, holding fundraisers and campaign rallies - clearly partisan political activities. Did I mention you're paying for it? Republicans have decided to challenge the president's extensive political travel. CNN: President Barack Obama isn't just playing politics - he may be committing fraud on the taxpayer's dime, the Republican National Committee charged on Wednesday. In a letter to the Government Accountability Office from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, the committee requested an investigation into Obama's recent travel - including trips this week to Iowa and North Carolina - alleging those trips were more political than official. The White House and Obama For America, the president's reelection campaign, go to great lengths to distinguish between official and campaign activities, as do elected officials and their reelection efforts at various levels of government. But Obama's recent speeches, the RNC said in the...(Read Full Post)