Daily Mail (UK):
Mr Obama has now held more fundraising events than the last six presidents combined, leading to his opponents coining the derisive nickname 'Campaigner in Chief'.
He frequently combines the events with his official duties, which allows his re-election campaign to defray the President's travel costs by charging part of them to the public purse.
So what did The Won tell the fifty donors (@ $40,000 each) gathered at the NYC home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick?
Speaking in a dimly-lit, art-filled room, Mr Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation's future.
'You're the tie-breaker. You're the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.'
.... Some New Yorkers reacted with anger at the prospect of footing the bill for Mr Obama's fundraising visit to the city.
Lauren Greenwood, a 28-year-old who works in medical sales, told MailOnline that while she had no objection to the President attending campaign events, 'it shouldn’t be on New York taxpayers’ dollars to support him having parties.'
But Jonathan Fischer, 24, disagreed, saying: 'He came here on business, he handled his business. . . He spends his days protecting the country, the rest is up to his own free will...."
This photo evokes more than a little nostalgia on my part. Thirty-seven years ago, I brought my first newborn child home to a fourth floor "walk-up" apartment with a tub in the kitchen ($175/mo.) -- just a block from where this photo was taken.