Presidents pick up the check for their meals

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2012, file photo shows President Barack Obama paying for his coffee and muffins at the Coffee Connection, Tuesday, in Knoxville, Iowa. There’s no free lunch, or breakfast or dinner, for the president on Thanksgiving day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his pocket to pay for the holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes, and six different kinds of pie. It’s a longstanding practice that presidents pay for meals for themselves, their families and personal guests. Obama also pays for other basics, everything from toothpaste to dry-cleaning. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

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