Hollywood Welcomes the President

Most of the stars, executives and donors at President Obama's dual fund-raisers for the DNC tonight were the same people who turned out, time and again, for campaign events. What was different was the obvious: that a commander-in-chief was paying a visit to entertainment-centric circles after years in which the occupant of the White House mainly shunned the industry. 

Here's my story on the Beverly Hilton events, and video of the evening from Politico.

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