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Obama golfs with Hawaii buddies on Lanai owner's course

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:55 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2014

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. >> President Barack Obama played golf Sunday on a private California course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company and the owner of the island of Lanai.

Ellison ranks third on Forbes' annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated $41 billion fortune.

His 249-acre desert property in Rancho Mirage came with a 19-hole private golf course. The extra hole is available for playoffs.

The White House said Obama's foursome included Hawaii childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos.

Obama played all 19 holes. It was the 161st golf game of his presidency.

Obama spent the weekend in California after meeting Friday at a resort with Jordan's king. His wife and daughters are skiing in Colorado.

The president was returning to the White House on Monday. On Tuesday, he planned to discuss the economy during a trip to a Safeway distribution center in the Washington suburb of Upper Marlboro, Md., before heading to Toluca, Mexico, on Wednesday for meetings with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

On Thursday and Friday, Obama is scheduled to meet with Democratic governors who will be in Washington for the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
He said he was too busy to show at the Olympics to support USA athletes. In fact, nobody of any importance in government went to the Olympics. Pretty weak support of the team. But then again...
on February 16,2014 | 05:57PM
samidunn wrote:
Bobby Titcomb isn't that the guy who was arrested for soliciting a prostitute?
on February 16,2014 | 06:51PM
lee1957 wrote:
Yes he was, what's the point?
on February 17,2014 | 06:05AM
HD36 wrote:
I hope he doesn't give $1 billion in taxpayer money to the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. Please borrow it from Ellis. The US is broke. $17.4 trillion national debt. Over $75 trilion in unfunded liabilities. Over $500 trillion in derivitives time bomb. On the other hand, I know that he's primarily just a puppet. The mastes pulling his strings come from the big banks.
on February 16,2014 | 06:57PM
Bdpapa wrote:
And who paid for this?
on February 16,2014 | 07:35PM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
It's good to be King
on February 17,2014 | 01:14AM
Mythman wrote:
Larry could finance the Obama library in Hawaii with one check.
on February 17,2014 | 02:59AM
Steve96785 wrote:
Yes, but he'd build it on Lanai.
on February 17,2014 | 04:14PM
sluggah wrote:
On the facade of King Barry's library could be his slogan, "Let them eat cake."
on February 17,2014 | 06:09AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
All this, coming from the very man who demonizes the "One-percenters". Yup. Imagine that...
on February 17,2014 | 06:32AM
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