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Obama cost Portland $13,000+

All those extra police details for President Obama's visit back on April Fool's Day cost the Portland Police Department $13,047.71 in extra staffing costs, reports Commander Mike Sauschuck. That doesn't include other city departments, and obviously doesn't include the heavy Secret Service presence, which is all paid for from federal tax dollars (and would have been spent no matter where Obama had appeared that day).

 

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