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    Obama earmarks 1 million to the hospital wear Michelle "works"

    Senator Barack Obama on Thursday released a list of $740 million in earmarked spending requests that he had made over the last three years, and his campaign challenged Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to do the same.


    Doug Mills/The New York Times

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the halls of the Capitol after a vote.
    The list included $1 million for a hospital where Mr. Obama’s wife works, money for several projects linked to campaign donors and support for more than 200 towns, civic institutions and universities in Illinois.

    But as the Senate debated a bill to restrict the controversial method of paying for home-state projects — a measure defeated Thursday evening — Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign also said that only about $220 million worth of his requests had been approved by Congress. And among those that had been killed were his request in 2006 for $1 million for an expansion of the University of Chicago Medical Center, where Mr. Obama’s wife, Michelle, is a vice president.

    Mr. Obama’s aides and officials at the hospital said Mr. Obama’s wife [B]had had nothing to do with the request. [/B]

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/us/politics/14campaign.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin[/url]

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    [QUOTE=Company_Man;2432302]Senator Barack Obama on Thursday released a list of $740 million in earmarked spending requests that he had made over the last three years, and his campaign challenged Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to do the same.


    Doug Mills/The New York Times

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the halls of the Capitol after a vote.
    The list included $1 million for a hospital where Mr. Obama’s wife works, money for several projects linked to campaign donors and support for more than 200 towns, civic institutions and universities in Illinois.

    But as the Senate debated a bill to restrict the controversial method of paying for home-state projects — a measure defeated Thursday evening — Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign also said that only about $220 million worth of his requests had been approved by Congress. And among those that had been killed were his request in 2006 for $1 million for an expansion of the University of Chicago Medical Center, where Mr. Obama’s wife, Michelle, is a vice president.

    Mr. Obama’s aides and officials at the hospital said Mr. Obama’s wife [B]had had nothing to do with the request. [/B]

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/us/politics/14campaign.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin[/url][/QUOTE]


    of course the piece missed by the Slimes is wife's salary tripled once hussien got into office....coincidence???

    [QUOTE]What she doesn’t mention is that the helping industry has treated her pretty well. In 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that Mrs. Obama’s compensation at the University of Chicago Hospital, where she is a vice president for community affairs, jumped from $121,910 in 2004, just before her husband was elected to the Senate, to $316,962 in 2005, just after he took office. And that does not count the money Mrs. Obama receives from serving on corporate boards. She would have been O.K. even without Jack’s magic beans.[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MmEyN2RkNzcwYzgyZDY2MDBiY2U5MjJlZGMwNDM2ODg=[/url]
    Last edited by Come Back to NY; 03-14-2008 at 11:36 AM.

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2432312]of course the piece missed by the Slimes is once the hospital got the money his wife's salary tripled....[/QUOTE]

    Ha ha. It's probably a no show job, too.

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    [QUOTE=Company_Man;2432317]Ha ha. It's probably a no show job, too.[/QUOTE]

    I corrected it above...the earmark for the hospital came after he took office and her salary tripled....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2432323]I corrected it above...the earmark for the hospital came after he took office and her salary tripled....[/QUOTE]

    Change you can believe in.

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    [QUOTE=Company_Man;2432334]Change you can believe in.[/QUOTE]

    almost a 200% increase in salary....now das a lotta change!:yes:

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2432966]almost a 200% increase in salary....now das a lotta change!:yes:[/QUOTE]

    Come on, that's just coincidence!:rolleyes:

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