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Obama Talks Baseball, Politics in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is talking a little baseball along with politics, thanking the Red Sox for trading popular veteran infielder Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox.

Obama joked with supporters during a Monday fundraising event at Boston’s Symphony Hall, not far from Fenway Park. The joke met with “boos,” but the president also received standing applause.

Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren introduced Obama to about 1,800 people who paid over $250 to attend the event.

Obama responded that she will be an “outstanding senator.” Warren is challenging GOP incumbent Scott Brown.

Earlier Monday evening, the president attended a small campaign round-table at Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston’s South End with 25 people. Tickets cost $40,000 per person.

He will finish Monday at a fundraiser at a private home in Weston.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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