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Michelle: Obama’s no Spider-Man

President Barack Obama is not Spider-Man.

President Barack Obama is not Spider-Man.

That‚??s according to his wife, Michelle, who is in Hollywood this week raising money for the incumbent‚??s reelection campaign. She made the announcement Sunday at a fundraiser hosted by ‚??No Doubt‚?Ě rocker Gwen Stefani.

‚??Barack can’t do it alone. He’s not Spider-Man,‚?Ě Michelle Obama said. ‚??He’s not a superhero. He’s a human, so we need your help.‚?Ě

‚??I am not just talking to the adults here today. I am talking to the young people here as well. All of our young people — you might not be old enough to vote….but you can play an important role in this election, too,‚?Ě Michelle said.

Tickets were $2,500 at the Stefani event, while a reception hosted by Warner Brothers’ chief executive officer Monday will cost as much as $25,000 for a ticket.

Meanwhile, Obama held fundraisers in his Chicago hometown Sunday that were expected to haul in $4 million, including one shindig for 75 top donors at his private residence.

However, a massive fundraiser at the Bridgeport Art Center that only charged $51 a ticket filled only half the room, according to a New York Times reporter tweeting from the event.

At a campaign stop Monday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the president made an interesting, if not wholly accurate, plea for even more money.

‚??Over the next three months, you are going to see the other side spend more money on negative ads than we have ever seen in history,‚?Ě Obama said. ‚??They‚??ve got some really rich people writing $10 million checks.‚?Ě

In the 24-hour period following Mitt Romney‚??s announcement of Paul Ryan has his running mate on Saturday, the Republicans raised $3.5 million.

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Audrey Hudson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose enterprise reporting has sparked numerous congressional investigations that led to laws signed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in 2009 for her report on dangerous drug experiments by the federal government on war veterans, which prompted internal investigations and needed reforms within the Veterans Affairs Department. The report also captured first place for investigative reporting by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a finalist of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby Awards for news and politics. Her breaking stories have been picked up and followed by major news publications and periodicals, including Readers Digest, Washington Monthly, and The Weekly Standard, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Washington Post. With nearly 20 years of experience in Washington as a newspaper reporter and as a Capitol Hill staffer for Western lawmakers, she will now lead Human Events‚?? coverage of energy and environmental issues. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Hudson has worked inside the Beltway for nearly two decades -- on Capitol Hill as a Senate and House spokeswoman, and most recently at The Washington Times covering Congress, Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court. Audrey‚??s email is AHudson@EaglePub.Co