AP Complains That Obama Went to Starbucks Without Letting the AP Watch

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June 10 2014 11:03 AM

Associated Press Complains That Obama Went to Starbucks Without Letting the Associated Press Watch

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"I'll have a grande Americano with an extra shot of petty indignation."

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The short jaunt without reporters disregarded a longstanding tradition of the White House ensuring that reporters keep the president in sight.
Obama and chief of staff Denis McDonough left the White House at mid-afternoon. Upon learning that Obama was on the move, White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri attempted to mobilize reporters to a nearby Dunkin Donuts, apparently the shop Obama and McDonough initially planned to visit.
Instead, the two headed for Starbucks, avoiding most reporters.
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