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Obama agenda: O'Bama

The president and vice president meet with the Irish prime minister today. In the evening, the president and first lady host a St. Patrick’s Day reception.

“Michelle Obama fired up the stars in Tribeca Monday night for her hubby’s reelection bid,” the New York Daily News writes. “An A-list crowd — Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles, ‘The View’ host Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, actors Ben Stiller, Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodard, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife — turned out for the Obama cash bash. The fund-raiser was hosted by Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, at Locanda Verde, the restaurant in his Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.”

More: “Speaking to the starry crowd of about 85 people, De Niro opened the night by deadpanning: ‘Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?’ The crowd roared and one person yelled, ‘No!’ ‘Too soon, right?’ De Niro added.”

“For some Obama supporters, the presidential campaign’s fundraising totals, released Monday, might have left something to be desired,” The Hill reports.