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Obamas earn $1.7 million in 2010

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President Obama and his wife Michelle earned a gross income of $1.7 million in 2010, the White House announced Monday, with “the vast majority” coming from Mr. Obama’s book proceeds.

The first family paid $453,770 in federal taxes and donated $245,075 to 36 different charities. The couple paid $51,568 in state income taxes to Illinois.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and wife Jill earned a gross income of $379,178, paying $86,626 in federal taxes. They paid out $14,479 in Delaware income taxes and $3,515 in Virginia income taxes.

The Bidens gave $5,350 to charity, the White House said.

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Kara Rowland

Kara Rowland

Kara Rowland, White House reporter for The Washington Times, is a D.C.-area native. She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied American government and spent nearly all her waking hours working as managing editor of the Cavalier Daily, UVa.'s student newspaper.

Her interest in political reporting was piqued by an internship at Roll Call the summer before her ...

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