Celebrities George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey and prominent lobbyists, corporate executives and Democratic fundraisers were among the first to score visits with President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle or top aides at the White House, newly released records show.http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-10-31-white-house-guests_N.htm
Oprah Winfrey paid a visit to the White House to shoot her upcoming Christmas TV special.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hbdOyu6s03bKyvpb5LquO1KT3irg
The talk show host interviewed US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, and filmed a tour of the White House holiday decorations.
She also had her first meeting with Bo, the family's Portuguese water dog.
Obama and the White House staff could be focusing on the important issues - - unemployment, the economy, out of control deficits, Afghanistan, healthcare reform, terrorism, etc.
Instead, all White House work is halted in order to pay back a major campaign supporter.