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Bridget Johnson


March 20, 2013 - 5:01 am

So just who decided to cut the White House tours in response to sequestration? The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee highlights the different stories in a new video out today.

“It’s telling that the president would rather cancel White House tours during the most popular tourist season than roll up his sleeves and get to work fixing our nation’s spending crisis,” Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said. “Just two weeks ago, my committee released a report chronicling $67 billion in unimplemented reforms recommended by the president’s own nonpartisan Inspectors General.”

On March 13, Obama said “this was not a decision that went up to the White House.”

Later that day, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney contradicted the president, admitting, “We had to cancel the tours.”

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Wait, so you mean when the Prez was being questioned last week by White House staffer/news reporter George Shuffulupagus, the Prez was not telling the entire truth?
I'm shocked, shocked, that a politician of the Sun King's stature would stoop to false statements.
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