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Obama Lands in Hawaii, Heads Straight to Golf Course

President Obama wasted little time on his final holiday vacation in Hawaii before hitting the golf course Saturday morning. Obama and the first family arrived in Oahu late Friday night. By 10 a.m. local time, Obama had left his family’s rental in Kailua for the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, which houses the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course. And that’s where you’ll find him for the next

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No Golf for Obama

President Obama will not be attending Justice Scalia’s funeral, which is an insult. But at least, despite the beautiful weather here, he will not be going golfing.

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Obama Planning Weekend Golf Extravaganza

Man, the fun never stops. President Obama continues to cast a pall of unseriousness over his presidency, which was already of questionable seriousness, planning a weekend of golf out in California following two days of fundraising on the Left Coast. This just a week after throwing a White House bash for 500 of his closest friends. Meanwhile, his wife is on a taxpayer-funded excursion to Europe

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Obama Plays Golf for the 100th Time of his Presidency

Updated 5:40 pm President Obama rolled out of his Kenwood, Chicago home Sunday morning and headed to out to play his 100th round of golf since becoming president. Obama played at the Beverly Country Club with two old pals, Eric Whitaker and Marty Nesbitt, as well as regular golf companion Marvin Nicholson, the White House trip director. Obama has already played golf eight times this year. He

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Obama Plays Golf for the 99th Time

President Obama this afternoon went golfing for the 99th time of his presidency. Obama is on the links at Fort Belvoir with White House staffers Mike Brush and Marvin Nicholson, and Joe Paulson. This is Obama’s seventh time golfing this year.

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Obama Immediately Goes Golfing

Now we’re talking. Less than 24 hours after landing on the shores of Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama is on one of its golf courses. Obama is out with his friend Eric Whitaker, White House trip director Miarvin Nicholson – one of his regular partners – and Michael Brush, who is in charge of advance work on trips. It’s Obama’s 19th time on the links this

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Well, What a Bad Idea This Was

With unemployment at 9.1 percent and the White House and Congress supposedly busy closing the deficit so our Treasury notes don’t head toward junk bond status and our economy doesn’t descend into Hellenic-style Hell, is this really what Americans want to see? Our leaders joshing it up in the clubhouse? How ostentatiously tone deaf are these people? Golfing. And for what? To satisfy some kind

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Obama, Boehner Begin Golf Smackdown

President Obama, Speaker Boehner, Vice President Biden, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) roared out of the White House gates at 9:04 am on this somewhat hot and muggy morning and headed out to the Andrews Air Force Base golf course for 18 holes of Fairway Diplomacy. The motorcade, which is carrying the president, the first in line to the presidency and the second in

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Obama Golfs for the Eighth Weekend in a Row

President Obama is on the golf course once again, the eighth weekend in a row he has played. Indeed, it’s an absolutely gorgeous day here in Washington. He will probably play 36 holes. This is the 11th time this year that the president has hit the links and the 69th time of his presidency.

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Will Obama Go Golfing Twice This Weekend?

Updated 4:05 pm ET The White House is calling for the press pool to arrive both Saturday and Sunday at about the time he usually heads out. He did the family thing Friday, as everyone accompanied him to Alabama and then to Cape Canaveral. AND  . . . it’s about 70 degrees here in the Washington area both days. Perfect weather. I say he goes

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Obama Heads Out For Some Sports

This is the Washington, DC forecast for Sunday afternoon. Plentiful sunshine. High 64F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph. And this is the forecast for President Obama this afternoon: Golf   He’s got the usual crew in tow, including Energy Department staffer David Katz and White House trip director Marvin Nicholson. Marvin’s brother Walter also got an invite. This is Obama’s 64th time out

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