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President Obama Departs From LAX After 18-Hour Trip

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — President Obama left Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning after a 19-hour fundraising trip.

The president attended two separate fundraisers Thursday night, which may have earned him as much as $4 million for his reelection campaign.

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CBS2's multi-talented reporter Kristine Lazar put down her mic and picked up a camera to capture this photo of President Barack Obama boarding Air Force One to depart from LAX Friday morning. (credit: Kristine Lazar/CBS)

Supporters paid up to $37,000 to have dinner with him at Tavern restaurant in Brentwood.

The president also attended a fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City and told a crowd that he supports a combination of budget cuts and higher taxes on the rich to offset the federal deficit.

“Two and a half years later, the economy is growing again,” he said. “Two and a half years later, we’re creating jobs again.”

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Air Force One sits on the tarmac at LAX Friday morning. (credit: Ken Koller/CBS)

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