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Who's Who at the St. Patrick's Day Obama White House: Pals, pols, big fund-raisers, Irish officials

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WASHINGTON--Read it here, the who's who of the Obama world invited to the White House to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The party was the biggest bash yet in the Obama White House. The guests included longtime friends, major Obama fund-raisers, administration appointees, Irish officials and elected officials, incuding Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and wife Maggie.

St. Patrick's Day Guest List

The Honorable (Mr.) Ako Abdul-Samad, State Representative from Iowa, Des Moines, IA
The Honorable (Rep) Neil Abercrombie, United States Representative (Hawaii)
Mr. Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein, Belfast
Mr. Michael Adler, Miami Beach, FL
Mr. Kingsley Aikens, Boston, MA
Dr. Kris Alden, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Trish Rooney Alden, Chicago, IL
Ms. Nicole Avant, Los Angeles, CA
The Honorable (Mr.) David Axelrod, White House Communications
Sniezana Balandavicieme, Washington, DC
Mr. Tom Balanoff, Chicago, IL
Mr. Rob Barber, Boston, MA
Ms. Denise Bauer, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Henry Bayer, Chicago, IL
Mr. Don Beyer, Alexandria, VA
Mrs. Megan Beyer, Alexandria, VA
Mr. Hunter Biden
The Honorable (Vice President) Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
Dr. Jill Biden, Spouse of the Vice President of the United States
Ms. Missy Biden
Mr. Stephen Bittel, Miami Beach, FL
Margaret Blackshere, Niles
Mr. David Bloomfield, IE
The Honorable (Mayor) Corey Booker, Mayor of Newark, Newark, NJ
Mr. Seamus Boyle, Philadelphia, PA
The Honorable (Mr.) John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Council
Mr. Tim Broas, Chevy Chase, MD
The Honorable (Ms.) Carol Browner, Energy and Climate Change
Mr. Dennis Brownlee, New York, NY
Ms. Gabriella Morris, New York, NY
Mr. Stephen Brownlee, St. Louis, MO
Mrs. Lauren Brownlee, St. Louis, MO (Sister)
The Honorable Raymond Buckley, 2 1/2 Beacon Street, Concord, NH
Mr. Richard Bullick, Washington, DC
Ms. Anna Burger, Washington, DC
Mr. David Carden, Bronxville, NY
The Honorable (Rep) Russ Carnahan, United States Representative (Missouri )
The Honorable (Rep) Christopher Carney, United States Representative (Pennsylvania)
Mr. Michael Carrigan, Springfield, IL
The Honorable (Senator) Bob Casey, United States Senator (Pennsylvania)
Mr. Jim Cavanaugh, Omaha, NE
Mr. Peter Clinch, Special Advisor to the Taoiseach, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Secretary) Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State
The Honorable (Rep.) James E. Clyburn, United States Representative (South Carolina)
Mr. Larry Cohen, Washington, DC
Mr. John Coli, Chicago, IL
His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Washington, DC
Mrs. Marie Collins, Washington, DC
Mr. Les Coney, Chicago, IL
Mr. Sean Joseph Conlon, Chicago, IL
Mr. Padraig Conneely, Chicago
Mr. Sean Conroy, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Nora Conroy, Chicago, IL
Mr. David Cooney, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Washington, DC
Mr. Hugh Cooney, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Rep) Jerry Costello, United States Representative (Illinois)
His Excellency Brian Cowen, Taoiseach, Washington, DC
Mrs. Mary Cowen, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Rep.) Joseph Crowley, United States Representative (New York)
Mr. John Cullinane, Dedham, MA
Ms. Maura Daley
The Honorable (Mayor) Richard Daley, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Maggie Daley, Chicago, IL
Mr. William Daley, Chicago, IL
Ms. Bernadette Keller
Ms. Sylvia Davis, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Mr.) Andy Dillon, Speaker of the Michigan House, Lansing, MI
The Honorable (Senator) Chris Dodd, United States Senator (Connecticut)
Ms. Eileen Donahue, Portola Valley, CA
Mr. Thomas Donahue
Mr. William H Donaldson, New York, NY
Mrs. Jane Donaldson, New York, NY
The Honorable (Mr.) Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, NSC
The Honorable (Secretary) Shaun L.S. Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Mr. Timmy T.D. Dooley, Washington, DC
Mr. Sean Dorgan, Dublin, IE
The Honorable (Governor) Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Mr. Mark Doyle, Chicago, IL
The Honorable (Rep.) Mike Doyle, United States Representative (Pennsylvania)
Mr. Mitch Draizin, New York, NY
Ms. Becky Draper, San Francisco, CA
The Honorable (Rep) John J. Duncan, Jr., United States Representative (Tennessee)
Mr. Marty Dunleavy, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Senator) Dick Durbin, United States Senator (Illinois)
Ms. Jenny Durkan, Seattle, WA
Mr. Mark Durkan, Belfast
Mr. Bill Eacho, Bethesda, MD
Mrs. Donna Eacho, Bethesda, MD
Ms. Susan Elliott, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Mr.) Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to the President
The Honorable (Rep) Eliot Engel, United States Representative (New York)
The Honorable (Senator) John Ensign, United States Senator (Nevada)
The Honorable (Mayor) Mike Fahey, Mayor of Omaha, Omaha, NE
Mr. Rob Faucher, Washington, DC
Ms. Kelly Fincham, New York, NY
The Honorable (Mr.) Michael Fitzgerald, Treasurer, Iowa, Des Moines, IA
Mrs. Susan Fitzgerald
Mr. John Fitzpatrick, Washington, DC
Mr. Brian Flynn, New York, NY
Mr. David Ford, Belfast
Ms. Christine Forester, La Jolla, CA
Mr. Ed Forry, Dorchester, MA
Mr. Martin Fraser, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Taoiseach, Washington, DC
Mr. Lou Frillman, Seattle, WA
The Honorable (Rep) Elton Gallegly, United States Representative (California)
Mr. Dennis Gannon, Chicago, IL
Mr. John Gardiner, New York, NY
The Honorable (Mr.) Patrick Gaspard, Office of Political Affairs
Ms. Katherine Gehl, Chicago, IL
Mr. Ed Geppert, Jr., Westmont, IL
Mr. Leo Gerard, Pittsburgh
The Honorable (Ms.) Alice Germond, Washington, DC
Mr. Rufus Gifford, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Mr.) Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary
Mr. Mark Gilbert, Boca Raton, FL
The Honorable (Senator) Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator (New York)
Mr. Bob Gilligan, DE State House Speaker, DE
Mrs. Mary Jean Gilligan, DE
Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman
Mr. William Goodyear, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Karen Goodyear, Chicago, IL
The Honorable (Mr.) Anton Gunn, State Representative from South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Mrs. Anton Gunn, Columbia, SC
Mr. Howard Gutman, West Bethesda, MD
The Honorable (Senator) Kay Hagan, United States Senator (North Carolina)
Mr. John Hale, Franklin, MI
Mrs. Nicole Lamb Hale, Franklin, MI
Mr. Daniel Halpern, Atlanta, GA
Mr. Joe Hansen, Washington, DC
Mr. Dave Harmon, Washington, DC
Ms. Jane Hartley, New York, NY
Mr. Joe Hassett, Washington, DC
Mr. William Hay, Washington, DC
Mr. Maurice Healy, Dublin, IE
Mr. Pat Hennessy, Director General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Rep) Brian Higgins, United States Representative (New York)
Ms. Kitty Higgins, Annapolis, MD
Mr. Ed Hill, Washington, DC
Mr. Billy Hite, Annapolis, MD
Mrs. Patricia Hite, Annapolis, MD
Mr. David Hoffa
Mr. James Hoffa, Washington, DC
Mr. John Hoffman, Kansas City, MO
Mrs. Sharon Hoffman, Kansas City, MO
The Honorable (Rep) Tim Holden, United States Representative (Pennsylvania)
Honorable (Rep.) Michael Honda, United States Representative (California)
Mr. Ted Hosp, Birmingham, AL
Mr. Norman Houston, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Rep) Steny Hoyer, United States Representative (Maryland)
Ms. Kate Hughes, Princeton, NJ
The Honorable (Ms.) Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
The Honorable (General) James Jones, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor
The Honorable (Governor) Tim Kaine, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, VA
The Honorable (Senator) Edward Kaufman, United States Senator (Delaware)
Ms. Carol Keehan, Washington, DC
Ms. Alexia Kelley, Washington, DC
Mr. Declan Kelly, Chairman, Board of Directors, American Ireland Fund
Mrs. Julia Kelly
Mr. John Kelly, Washington, DC
Mr. Danny Kennedy, Washington, DC
Mrs. Ethel Kennedy, McLean, VA
The Honorable (Senator) John Kerry, United States Senator (Massachusetts)
The Honorable (Mr.) Bradley Kiley, Office of Management and Administration
The Honorable (Rep) Mary Jo Kilroy, United States Representative (Ohio)
The Honorable (Rep) Peter King, United States Representative (New York)
Ms. Nancy Koppelman, Santa Barbara, CA
Mr. Chris Korge, Coral Gables, FL
The Honorable (Rep.) John Larson, United States Representative (Connecticut)
The Honorable (Senator) Frank Lautenberg, United States Senator (New Jersey)
Mr. William Lawless, Chicago, IL
The Honorable (Senator) Patrick J. Leahy, United States Senator (Vermont)
Mr. Steve Leeds, Atlanta, GA
Mr. John Levi, Chicago, IL
Mr. Patrick Lewis, Eleison Group, Arlington, VA
Mr. Austin Ligon, Manakin Sabot
Ms. Margo Lion, New York, NY
The Honorable (Mr.) Mark Lippert, Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, and Chief of Staff, NSC
Mr. Chris Little, McDowell, VA
Mr. Christopher Lu
The Honorable (Rep) Stephen Lynch, United States Representative (Massachusetts)
Mr. Mairtin Mac Aonghusa, Washington, DC
Mr. James MacGilvray, New York, NY
Mr. Kerman Maddox, Los Angeles, CA
The Honorable (Mayor) Dannel Malloy, Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut,
Mr. David Malloy, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Rep) Carolyn Maloney, United States Representative (New York)
His Excellency Micheal Martin, Washington
The Honorable (Ms.) Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House Office of Scheduling
The Honorable (Rep) Carolyn McCarthy, United States Representative (New York)
The Honorable (Senator) Claire McCaskill, United States Senator (Missouri)
The Honorable (Rep) Thaddeus McCotter, United States Representative (Michigan)
The Honorable (Rep) Jim McDermott, United States Representative (Washington)
Mr. Denis McDonough, NSC
The Honorable (Mr.) Paul McEachern, State Representative from New Hampshire, Portnsmouth, NH
Mr. Gerry McEntee, Washington, DC
Mr. Cappy McGarr
Aoife McGarry, Washington, DC
Mr. Sean McGarvey, Washington, DC
Mr. Ned McGinley, Wilkes Barre, PA
The Honorable (Rep) James McGovern, United States Representative (Massachusetts)
Mr. Andrew McKenna, Winnetka, IL
Mrs. Joan McKenna, Winnetka, IL
Mr. Michael McKernan, Washington, DC
Mr. Kieran McLoughlin, New York, NY
The Honorable (Rep) Michael McMahon, United States Representative (New York)
The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Messina, Office of Chief of Staff
Ms. Sally Minard, New York, TX
The Honorable (Senator) George Mitchell, New York, NY
Ms. Martina Monaghan, Embassy Protocol Officer
The Honorable (Ms.) Ellen Moran, Assistant to the President and Director of Communications
The Honorable (Rep) James Moran, United States Representative (Virginia)
Mr. Bruce Morrison, Bethesda, MD
Mr. Pat Moylan
Mrs. Mary Moylan
Mr. Mairtin Muilleoir, CEO and Publisher, Irish Echo Newspaper Corp., New York, NY
Mr. Denis Mulcahy, Greenwood Lake, NY
Mr. Paul B Muldoon, Chair, Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
Ms. Jean H Korelitz, Princeton, NJ
The Honorable (Rep.) Patrick Murphy, United States Representative (Pennsylvania)
The Honorable (Rep) Timothy Murphy, United States Representative (Pennsylvania)
Mr. John Myers, Cleveland, OH
Mr. Scott Nathan, Boston, MA
The Honorable (Rep) Richard Neal, United States Representative (Massachusetts)
Mr. Tom Nee, Alexandria, VA
The Honorable (Senator) William Nelson, United States Senator (Florida)
Mr. Martin Nolan, Washington, DC
Ms. Peggy O'Beirne, Silver Spring, MD
Mr. Danny O'Brien, Chief of Staff, Sen. Menendez
Mr. Colm O'Comartun, Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, MD
Mr. David O'Connell, Washington, DC
Mr. Niall O'Dowd, Publisher, Irish Voice, New York, NY
Mr. Brian O'Dwyer, New York, NY
Mr. Seamus O'Hanlon, Washington, DC
Orla O'Hanrahan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Washington, DC
Mr. Barry O'Leary, Chairman, IDA Ireland, Washington, DC
Mr. Brent O'Leary
Ms. Stella O'Leary, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Governor) Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland Annapolis, MD
Miss Tara O'Malley
Ms. Jennifer O'Malley Dillon
Eoghan O'Neachtain, Washington, DC
Ms. Rosemary O'Neill, Washington, DC
Ms. Susan O'Neill, Bethesda, MD
Mr. Terry O'Sullivan, Washington, DC
Sir Hugh Orde, Belfast
Mr. Jack Owens
The Honorable William Pascrell, Jr., United States Representative (New Jersey)
The Honorable (Rep) Donald Payne, United States Representative (New Jersey)
The Honorable (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative (California) and Speaker of the House
Mr. Andrew Pike, Washington
Mr. Ronald Powell, Rosemont, IL
Ms. Dawn Purvis, Belfast
Mr. Mike Quinlin, Milton, MA
The Honorable (Mrs.) Christine Quinn, New York, TX
Ciaran Quinn, Washington, DC
Larry Rasky, Boston, MA
Mr. Desmond Rea
Mr. Nick Reddy, Private Secretary to the Taoiseach, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Senator) Jack Reed, United States Senator (Rhode Island)
Mame Reiley, Alexandria, VA
Ms. Marcie Ries, Washington, DC
Ms. Margaret Ritchie, Washington, DC
Mr. Charlie Rivkin, Santa Monica, CA
Mr. Cecil Roberts, Fairfax, VA
Mr. Lawrence Roberts, Washington, DC
Mr. Bruce Robinson, Washington, DC
Mr. Peter Robinson, Washington, DC
Mr. Arthur Rooney III, Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Dan Rooney, Pittsburgh, PA
Mrs. Patricia Rooney, Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Jim Rooney, Pittsburgh, PA
The Honorable (Rep) Tom Rooney, United States Representative (Florida)
Mr. John Roos, Hillsborough, CA
Mr. Pete Rouse, Office of Chief of Staff
Ms. Mary Ryan, Marlborough, MA
Mr. Patrick Ryan, Sr., Winnetka, IL
Mrs. Shirley Ryan, Winnetka, IL
The Honorable (Rep) Paul Ryan, United States Representative (Wisconsin)
Sinead Ryan, Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Washington, DC
Mr. Stephen Savage, Water Mill
Harold Schaitberger, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Mr.) Arthur Schechter, Houston, TX
Mr. Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Mr. Ralph Schlosstein, New York, NY
Mr. Joe Schocken, Mercer Island, WA
The Honorable (Senator) Charles Schumer, United States Senator (New York)
Ms. Shannon Scott, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Governor) Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of Kansas, Topeka, KS
Ms. Amy Seigenthaler, Nashville, TN
The Honorable (Rep) Carol Shea-Porter, United States Representative (New Hampshire)
H.E. Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, NSC
Mr. Laurence Simms, Embassy Protocol Officer, Washington, DC
Ms. Amy Singh, Chicago, IL
Mr. Alfred E Smith, New York, NY
The Honorable (Rep) Christopher Smith, United States Representative (New Jersey)
Mr. Sean Smoot, Springfield, IL
Mr. Larry Snyder, Alexandria, VA
Alan Solomont, Weston, MA
The Honorable (Senator) Arlen Specter, United States Senator (Pennsylvania)
Mr. Steve Spinner, Menlo Park, CA
Mr. Gerald Steadman
The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State, Washington, DC
Mr. Andy Stern, Washington, DC
Ms. Mary Streett
Ms. Cynthia Stroum, Seattle, WA
Ms. Anne Sullivan, Arlington, VA
Mr. Kevin Sullivan, Bethesda, MD
Mr. Robert Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY
Mrs. Suzanne Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY
Miss Louise Sullivan
Mr. Sam Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Ken Swanson, Springfield, IL
Mr. John Sweeney, Washington, DC
Mrs. Maureen Sweeney, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Senator) Jon Tester, United States Senator (Montana)
Ms. Courtney Thompson, Chicago, IL
Mr. Patrick Thompson
Peter Thompson, Chicago, IL
Mr. Andy Tobias, New York, NY
Mr. Patrick Troy, Washington, DC
Mrs. Catherine Troy, Washington, DC
Ms. Grace Tsao-Wu, Chicago, IL
Mr. Ryan Tubridy
Mr. Mark Tuohey, Washington, DC
Mr. Tom Unterman, Pacific Palisades, CA
Mr. Dennis Van Roekel, Washington, DC
Ms. Trina Vargo, West Arlington, VA
Mr. Kirk Wagner, Coconut Grove, FL
The Honorable (Rep) Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Ms. Ann Wedner, Austin, TX
Ms. Rhonda Weingarten, Washington, DC
The Honorable (Rep) Peter Welch, United States Representative (Vermont)
Ms. Alexa Wesner, Austin, TX
Ms. Carol Wheeler, Washington, DC
Mr. Barry White, Cambridge, MA
Mr. Frank White, Jr., Silver Spring, MD
Mr. Dennis Williams, Lincolnshire, IL
The Honorable (Mr.) Jonathan Windy Boy, State Senator from Montana, Box Elder, MT
Mrs. Carol Wolf, Purchase, NY)
The Right Honorable Shaun Woodward, Washington, DC
Mr. Donald Wuerl, Hyattsville, MD

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Sinn Fein--big mistake.

Is it possible that there are even 4 people left who think Barry has ANY credibility?

Hoffa??? Big Labor keeping an eye on its creation? What a list of scamps.

we are so screwed.

Please, don't tell me we paid for $100 steaks for each of these people?

Obama parties while our 401K's tank, and his buddy George Soros pulls the strings!

This makes me sick. Is it necessary - with all the money issues our country and for that matter the world - that we host a party for St. Patricks Day? This to me is ludicous. I for one would like to know what the cost is for the party and for the states that had reps there. We better all wake up soon.

Apparently Hillary made the list but not Bill? And where's Oprah? I thought Oprah moved to DC just so she could be a player in Obamaland?

Jimmy Hoffa Jr. - nice to see the corrupt Teamsters Union has a foothold. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Just remember - you guys voted for him. McCain was no better but he was better than this.

I still think Barry has lots of credibilty. I believe considering the mess Barack,( not Barry) was left, I think he is doing a darn good job. Yes I voted for him,I'm just as proud for voting for him as the ones who voted for George W. Bush twice!!!!!! Never forget who put this economy in this MESS!!!

I am still glad I voted for Barack H. Obama. The dinners at the White House doesn't bother me as much as that Iraq war did. Remember when everyday a soldiers' dead body, or pieces of it were coming home everyday. Over 4000 dead. How many lost limbs, mind messed up, kill themselves thanks to those WMDS. Which never were found. To some people this President can't do anything right. And we know why that is. But I think we have a dam good President. All the dam money which were spent during Bush eight years, people didn't complain.

My God, Ann/Mary Ann, you are the people that enable a dictatorship. This mess began in the Carter admin. Pres. Transparency tells us we have
to cut back in this economic time while he spends the taxpayers $$ as if it grows on trees. Socialist pres. Bush spent taxpayers money on all kinds of entitlements that I disagreed with, but Hope 'n Change is Bush on steroids. It should disgust you that our Fresh Prince of Hot Air tells the little people to share their salaries, spread the wealth AND to cut back yet he can spend BILLIONS of the taxpayers $$ every day so he can behave like a rock star rather than govern this country. You Obama zombies are ok with this admin. destroying what this country was founded on because you got a guy with a 'D' by his name in the White House. I blame you Obamabots for this admin. spending $1BILLION dollar per HOUR since the inauguration. Look in the mirror when you wonder why your paycheck disappears. In less than 2 months this guy spent more $$ than the Iraq/Afghan war combined.

Mary Ann,

I think some people would agree that Obama campaigned on "change" but it's politics as usual.

To Ann, barry was left this mess by the democrat led congress.

He thinks he is a celebrity and his devoted followers treat him like one. Obama is really good at praising himself and blaming the Republicans. One of his own, Barney Frank, was at the helm (Banking Committee since 2006) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when they were forcing banks to loan money to deadbeats! Anyone that tried to warn them were met with ridicule, humiliation and called liars. This administration is filled with liars and tax cheats. This is also the most divisive administration I have ever seen and I have seen many! This is not the change I want for America.

Got TRILLIONS??? The Kenyan Commie sure knows how to spend our money.

Sinn Fein and IRA fund raisers at the White House is this how you treat you English friends.

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