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Obama's 'Beast' No Match for Irish Ramp

Limo bottoms out on way out of US Embassy, prez forced to take backup car

(Newser) - President Obama's "Beast" limousine is built to withstand assassins' bullets, bombs, and terrorist attacks—but apparently not Irish speed bumps. The 18-foot-long, 8-ton Cadillac was leaving the US Embassy for Moneygall today when it bottomed out on a ramp that the low-rider couldn't clear, reports the Daily ... More »

Meet Obama's 'Beast'

Secret Service says 44's impenetrable vehicle is most sophisticated in the world

(Newser) - The latest limousine to join the presidential fleet is essentially a tank with a Cadillac exterior, Wired reports. The armored vehicle—code-named “Stagecoach” but dubbed “The Beast” due to its makeup—is the world’s most sophisticated car. The Secret Service and General Motors refuse to divulge specs... More »

DC-Bound Obama Has Even More on His Plate

Plates on presidential limo symbolic nod to those pro-vote

(Newser) - The list of contentious issues awaiting Barack Obama in Washington includes a local favorite: whether the presidential limo will sport "Taxation Without Representation" license plates. Bill Clinton's ride had the plates, which support DC residents' bid for a Congressional vote, but they were one of the first things... More »

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