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He may be the President of Us All, but Barack Obama doesn't have enough clout to impress the Great Arianna. Yahoo! News! reports!:
Obama held an off-the-record lunch Thursday at the White House with several prominent political writers and pundits: the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, the Wall Street Journal's Jerry Seib, the New York Times' Gail Collins and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. (Arianna Huffington was also invited, but according to her own White House reporter, she couldn't attend because of a scheduling conflict.)
WTF, Arianna? Was it your bowling night?
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading