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Hawaii Vacation Reunites Obama And Childhood Pals

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Since returning to his childhood home this month on vacation, President Barack Obama has spent a good part of most days cloistered w...

Couple Told To Relocate Wedding For Obama Golf Game

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings

HONOLULU (AP) — A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exa...

Obama Brushes Off Michael Jordan's 'Sh*tty Golfer' Diss

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Michael Jordan may think President Barack Obama is a "shitty golfer," but the president is unfazed by the diss. In an interview last month with spo...

Golf Is Both Banned and Booming in China

Dan Washburn | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Dan Washburn

Golf as "green opium" ... a dangerous import ... a gateway to further decadence.

If You're Upset About Obama's Golf Game, Here's Reagan Goofing Off During Major Events

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Apparently U.S. history began when Barack Obama was inaugurated. In case you were unaware, he is evidently the first president to take vacations; he's the first president to play golf; he's the first president to be photographed without a suit or tie; and he's the first president to routinely use a teleprompter.

Obama Taking Less Vacation, But Too Much For Some

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the res...

Obama Appoints Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods to Top Cabinet Posts

Spencer Green | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a move designed to re-engage his handling of United States foreign policy, President Obama has appointed professional golfers Rory McIlroy, Phil Mi...

Obama Shifts His Weekend Golf Game To Elite Course

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama departed from his usual golf routine on Saturday by taking his clubs to an exclusive course in Northe...

Obama Ends California Weekend On The Golf Course

Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day weekend in Southern California with a game...

Obama Mixes Business With Pleasure, Golfs With New Zealand PM

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rounded up a new golf partner Thursday: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. The two leaders teed off on a s...

Obama Golfs At 'Caddyshack' Course

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Despite sporadic fall showers and the muggy Florida sun, President Barack Obama hit the g...

Obama Golfs With Larry David

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama golfed with actor, writer and comedian Larry David on Saturday. The president and the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star played nin...

Obama Has Played 137 Rounds Of Golf Since Becoming President

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — American presidents love golf – 15 of the last 18 have played – and Barack Obama is an eager member of that ...

PHOTO: Obama Gets Animated On The Golf Course

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

OAK BLUFFS, Mass., Aug 11 (Reuters) - The lanky man on the golf course wearing shorts and a white ballcap reacted to the narrowly missed putt by lif...

Obama Birthday Weekend Kicks Off

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama kicked off his birthday weekend Saturday with a round of golf with friends and a getaway to Camp David. Oba...

Bipartisan Senators Join Obama Golf Round

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- So much for overshadowing your rivals, Mr. President. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss didn't seem fazed by a rare congressional invitat...

Obama Embarks On First Golf Outing Since Major Cuts Took Effect

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on his first golf outing since automatic spending cuts known as the sequester went into effect on March 1...

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama's Golf Trips

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) proposed an amendment to the continuing spending resolution that would prevent the government from paying for President B...

Privacy and Politics: The President Deserves Some Non-Transparency Time

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media
Steven Kurlander

It was President's Days Weekend and many Americans took advantage of the three day holiday to take a mini-vacation, recharge their batteries, and relax. So did President Obama.

Lucia Graves

Obama Golfs With Oil Men As Climate Protesters Descend On White House | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same weekend that 40,000 people gathered on the Mall in Washington to protest construction of the Keystone Pipeline -- to its cri...

Whine Free Zone

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Is there a direct, causal relationship between the White House's press strategy and the tenor of the press? If there is, that's our fault, not Obama's.

Obama Wraps Up Golf Getaway

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM CITY, Fla. — On the third day of a Florida golf vacation, President Barack Obama hit the links with ...

Obama Plays Golf With Tiger Woods

Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods at the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club, the White House confirmed on Sunday. Principal Deputy Press Secr...

Obama To Golf With Tiger Woods' Former Coach

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.16.2013 | Sports

PALM CITY, Fla. -- Tiger Woods' former swing coach says he'll play and practice with President Barack Obama on Saturday. Obama is at the Floridian re...

Obama Treats Himself To Boys' Weekend In Florida

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

PALM CITY, Fla. — Faced with a long weekend in an empty White House, President Barack Obama figured he needed a getaway, too, so he put together...