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July 31, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT answers your questions about U.S. politics.

July 31, 2009

Q: Did Michelle Obama and her daughters use taxpayer money to take a European vacation?

A: The first lady, her mother and her children did stay in Europe for a private vacation after the president completed an overseas trip on official business. However, no taxpayer money was used for the first family's personal expenses.

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