Obama and Romney Are Both Raising Money from Americans Overseas

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The post on the right was put up on Saturday morning by Andy McCarthy over at National Review’s group blog, The Corner. It is untrue. As my colleague Tim Murphy reports, Obama will spend the Fourth, his daughter Malia’s birthday, throwing a party on the White House lawn for military families.

And yet, more than 48 hours later, it’s still up without any correction. At least, no correction that I can see. Surely National Review can at least bring itself to post simple corrections to simple factual errors?

In any case, if you’re curious about where this comes from, check out Tim’s piece. In a nutshell, both the Obama campaign and the Romney campaign hold fundraisers overseas because lots of Americans live overseas. The Obama campaign is hosting events in Paris and Geneva, while the Romney campaign is hosting events in Hong Kong and London. All kosher, all above board. Nothing to get in a tizzy about.

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