Obama Fundraises At Clooney’s House

President Barack Obama held a fundraiser at Hollywood star George Clooney's house in Southern California Thursday evening, raising approximately $15 million.

President Barack Obama held a fundraiser at Hollywood star George Clooney’s house in Southern California Thursday evening, raising approximately $15 million.

The sum includes $40,000 a plate for attendees as well as funds raised through an online contest awarding two seats.

The event was co-hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of DreamWorks animation department and guests included stars Jack Black, Barbara Streisand and Robert Downey Jr.

Prior to meeting with guests individually, the President touched on his recent support for same-sex marriage in prepared remarks.

“It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be,” Obama said. It grew directly out of this difference in visions:  Are we a country that includes everybody and gives everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly, and is that going to make us stronger?”

Tags: , , , ,

Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

Iraq

The names of those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?

Hagel Notifies Egypt Of Military Aid, US Certification

This is a relaxation of a partial suspension of aid imposed by the US government after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi cracked down violently on protesters.

Georgia Governor Approves Gun Rights Bill

Photo/M. Glasgow

Georgia Gov. Deal called the bill “a great day to affirm our liberties” and said that the bill expands the ability for families to defends themselves.

Air Force Chief of Staff Says Cutting A-10 Necessary To Maintain “Strategic Agility”

General Mark Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, defended the decision to retire the fleet of A-10 “Warthog” planes.

Hagel Departs For Mexico, Guatemala To Emphasize U.S. Commitment

While in Mexico, Hagel will attend the second US-Canada-Mexico North American Defense Ministerial conference to meet with the other defense leaders.