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President Obama faces criticism for California fundraising trip




US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on July 22, 2014.
US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on July 22, 2014.
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President Obama is in California today. Right now he's in Northern California where he has two fundraisers planned in the Bay Area. He'll then head to Los Angeles for a fundraiser at the home of "Scandal" screenwriter Shonda Rhimes.

The president has come in for some criticism for taking the trip with the conflict between Israel and Gaza raging and the crisis in Ukraine deepening.

Political analyst David Mark joins Take Two for more on the president's West Coast fundraising trip. He's editor-in-chief of Politix and author of the forthcoming book "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Slang, Jargon, and Bluster of American Political Speech."