Obama Shooting Clays! White House Releases Photo, Mocks 'Skeeters'

The same day The New York Times published a big take-out on growing questions around whether Obama actually shot skeet, the White House released an August photo of the president shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David.

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The photo was released with mocking Twitter commentary by one current and one former White House senior adviser, both of whom sounded resigned almost to the idea that release of the photo will inflame rather than stanch the conspiracy theories that have already sprung up around the Obama's remark in a New Republic interview that "up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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