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Friday, October 10, 2014

Was Gwyneth Paltrow Hitting on President Obama?

President Obama spoke at a DNC fundraiser at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow last evening.  During her introduction of the president she expressed her 'affinity' for him saying, " “you’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly."
  Mesmerized  by the president's presence Paltrow lauded, "I'm your biggest fan."



Also during her introduction she applauded the president on passing legislation for equal pay for equal work for women, which she said was "very important" to her "as a working mother."

Tickets to the fundraiser, held in the back yard of Paltrow's Brentwood home, cost  from $1,000 to $15,000 per person, according to reports.

The president made reference to the upcoming mid-term election, encouraging voters to get out and vote, and also referenced scrutinized events like Ebola and ISIS.

The president continues to state that the Ebola virus, that has killed more than 3,000 people in Liberia, is not a threat to the United States, even as travel to and from the area continue.  

President Obama has sent U.S. troops to the region recently to potentially help build hospitals for those stricken by the disease.   

The U.S. has seen his first Ebola fatality with the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, a man who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia.  Others who have come to the U.S. for treatment, questionably, survived their episodes with the virus.

Said President Obama, "“I hope that in these midterms you feel a sense of urgency about this—and I’m talking to you, Democrats.” 

Also seen at the fundraiser were actor Julia Roberts and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing).

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