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  • Opening video for Trump International Golf Club in Dubai creates buzz online

    02/24/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Afshan Ahmed
    A one-minute video shot at the grand opening of the new Trump International Golf Club in Dubai and shared by the Trump Organisation has amassed thousands of likes and several comments on social media. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, the sons of US president Donald Trump inaugurated the new Trump International Golf Club at the Damac Hills project on Saturday (February 18). The project was announced in 2013. The video shows dignitaries from around the world arriving the red carpet ceremony, and Damac GroupÂ’s chairman, Hussain Sajwani thanking the president for the friendship and partnership with the Trump Organisation....
  • Trump Makes Immelt Attest to His Hole-in-One

    02/23/2017 3:14:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump had a meeting this morning at the White House with a slew of manufacturing CEOs. I think it’s still going on. If it’s not, it went on for hours. Trump loves these meetings. He gets a lot done at these meetings, and in the part that was televised… You know who Jeff Immelt is? He’s the CEO of GE who really, really, really, really got close in there and tight with Obama. So at the beginning of the meeting when the cameras are allowed in, Trump made Jeff Immelt describe the time he saw Trump hit a hole-in-one....
  • Media Investigation: How Many Holes Did Trump Play With Rory?

    02/20/2017 7:13:08 PM PST · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Pro Golf Weekly ^ | 02/20/2017 | Jeff Smith
    I guess they’re not called the fake news media for nothing. In what reads like a satirical opening paragraph, a reporter named Kelly Cohen of the Washington Examiner breathlessly writes, “The White House on Monday admitted that President Trump Sunday actually played more than “a couple” of holes of golf in Florida, as the White House originally claimed.”
  • Trump's sons open new Dubai golf club

    02/19/2017 3:49:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Sport360 ^ | 19th February 2017 | by Sport360 staff
    Trump International Golf Club Dubai was officially opened as US President Donald Trump's sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr, sons of attended the gala as guests of honour. The Gil Hanse-designed lay-out, which forms the heart of the 42-million square foot DAMAC Hills master development, becomes the 12th golf course in Dubai. The championship-size 18-hole course measures 7,205 yards from the back tees and plays to par-71. Hussain Sajwani, chairman of DAMAC Properties, said: “It is an honour to stand here today with Eric and Donald Trump Jr., as well as dignitaries and prominent members of the business community,...
  • Trumps thank Dubai for love and friendship

    02/18/2017 9:01:00 PM PST · by libh8er · 8 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | Feb 18th, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr
    American President Donald Trump's two eldest sons - Donald Jr. and Eric - were in Dubai on Saturday to mark the official opening of the opulent Trump International Golf Club at a lavish party attended by a veritable "who's who" of Dubai's glitterati. Since January, Donald Jr. and Eric have overseen a trust that includes the Trump Organization's businesses and projects, a move which President Trump said was designed to avoid conflicts of interest while he holds office. The occasion marks their first overseas business trip since their father was inaugurated. During a brief speech made to a crowd of...
  • Trump Sticks Press in Basement With Blacked Out Windows While He Golfs

    02/12/2017 4:49:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    Slate ^ | February 11, 2017 | Elliot Hannon
    Donald Trump likes to golf. He owns golf courses around the world, after all. Donald Trump does not like the media. We know this because he talks about it, he tweets about it, and he likely dreams about it. This weekend, the president took another break from Washington, D.C. and headed south to Mar-a-Lago. On Saturday, Trump suited up to play a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. [Snip] But what to do with the press while you’re teeing off? Trump's press corps has been placed in a basement suite at Jupiter golf club. Black plastic over...
  • The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England

    02/10/2017 11:22:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/11/17 | Geoff Earle
    Full title....................................... The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One..........................................President Donald Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister and his wife to his ‘winter White House’ in Mar-a-Lago after jetting off for a weekend of ‘golf diplomacy’. At a dinner on Friday evening at the luxurious resort, President Trump was joined by his wife Melania, Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie as well as Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl winners the New...
  • Donald Trump to pay for Japanese leader Shinzo Abe’s stay at Mar-a-Lago as a ‘gift’

    02/09/2017 10:02:53 AM PST · by GonzoII · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump will pay for the visit of Japan’s prime minister to the president’s south Florida retreat this weekend as a “personal gift,” the White House said Thursday. A senior administration official said Mr. Trump will pay personally for the stay of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, where memberships can cost up to $200,000. The official described the financial arrangement as “something the president is doing for the prime minister.” It will be the first time that Mr. Trump hosts a foreign leader at his resort while in office. They plan to play...
  • Obama reluctantly accepted by predominantly Jewish club

    01/25/2017 2:54:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Former US President Barack Obama was accepted to the elite Woodmont Country Club, his hostile policies towards Israel notwithstanding and despite opposition by club members. The Washington Post reported Monday that the predominantly Jewish club admitted the former US president after a fight among members over whether to grant Obama membership. Some opposed it, saying they wanted to exclude him because of actions they considered hostile and damaging to Israel. In an email Monday, Woodmont President Barry Forman told club members that after “many hours in recent weeks considering this matter and the views of our members,” the executive committee...
  • Obama golfed 333 times, most since Ike

    01/16/2017 5:16:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | By Paul Bedard
    President Obama earned his title as "golfer in chief" over eight years, becoming the first duffer who spent the most time on the greens since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps an accurate database on presidential movements and actions, said Obama has golfed 333 times during his eight years, the last few outings in Hawaii during the first family's Christmas vacation last month.
  • President Obama First Thing I'm Doing ... Hitting Up Palm Springs!!!

    01/16/2017 5:12:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 1/16/17 | tmz
    President Obama and Michelle Obama will be leaving frigid Washington D.C. for sunny Palm Springs ... TMZ has learned. We're told when the First Family leaves the Capitol after the inauguration, they'll take a chopper (it will not be Marine One because he won't be the active president when he boards) to Andrews Air Force Base. Our sources say at 2:45 PM they will leave Andrews on Special Air Mission 29,000, the plane that will take them to Palm Springs. It's the same plane that Obama used as president, but it won't be called Air Force One.
  • President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:53:24 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 102 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration while moving vans are spotted outside his new $4.3m home President Obama will fly to Palm Springs on Friday with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia There is a good chance that the Obamas could be staying at the home of Michael Smith and James Costos, where they have stayed in the past Once the vacation is over, the Obamas will return to the 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC for the next two years On Monday afternoon, moving vans were spotted outside the Obama's...
  • Editorial: Who wins with a fancy pro golf course on South Side?

    01/16/2017 6:55:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 16 jan 2017
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District are entranced by the prospect of a gorgeous, challenging golf course on the South Side near the yet-to-be-built Obama Presidential Center. It is a project with star appeal, beginning with Tiger Woods. But we have to ask: Does a fancy, professional-caliber golf course like this best serve Chicagoans, especially those on the South Side? Or is this about helping President Barack Obama improve his golf game?
  • Obama May Get Rejected From Golf Club Over Israel Policies

    01/10/2017 8:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | anuary 10, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama’s clashes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may cost him a membership at an exclusive golf club, sources said. Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club in Maryland once he becomes a private citizen. But members of the mostly Jewish club are at each other’s throats over whether to accept the golf-loving president, with many saying he deserves to be snubbed for not blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations, according to the sources.
  • Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course

    01/02/2017 2:03:54 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course Katie McHugh 2 Jan 20172 President-elect Donald Trump told a critical biographer and guest of billionaire David Koch to leave his West Palm Beach golf course on New Year’s Eve, forcing Koch to leave with him. Trump’s gesture was another slight against the pro-amnesty, pro-“free trade” billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who opposed Trump during the Republican primary season and refused to help him during the general election. It also signals Trump will not necessarily play nice with the GOP political establishment and Beltway right. The Kochs...
  • Trump Ditches Media for Golf Game

    12/31/2016 11:46:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 12/31/16 | jill colvin/ap
    President-elect Donald Trump has ditched his press pool once again — this time traveling to play golf at his club in Jupiter, Florida, without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts. A club member posted a photo on Twitter of Trump on the greens Saturday morning and said the president-elect was accompanied by about 25 U.S. Secret Service agents. Reporters had not been advised of the visit. Transition aide Stephanie Grisham confirmed that Trump had made a "last minute trip" to Trump National Golf Club Jupiter, which is about a half-hour drive...
  • Obama hits Kaneohe Klipper for round of golf

    12/23/2016 2:44:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    After working out at the gym, President Barack Obama is spending the seventh day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii hitting the links at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
  • Caption PEOTUS and Cablinasian Tiger Claus at Mar a Lago

    12/23/2016 3:24:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
  • Aloha: President Obama’s Hawaiian vacations have an $85 million price tag

    According to Judicial Watch – the Obama family vacations have cost taxpayers more than $85 MILLION.    And, guess what?   They royal family is off to Hawaii again for their annual Christmas vacation.   Aloha! The Washington Times reports – It’s travel time for both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, but for widely different reasons. Mr. Obama departs Friday for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, the last while he is in office. Judicial Watch recently revealed that, to date, the first family’s personal travel expenses have totaled more than $85 million. Last year’s jaunt to Hawaii cost $4.8 million,...
  • The Latest: Obama tees off vacation with round of golf

    12/17/2016 1:42:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 12/17/2016
    10:45 a.m. President Barack Obama started off his first day of vacation in Hawaii with a round of golf at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Obama’s motorcade left his Kailua vacation rental home midday under partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 70s... As the motorcade entered the base, the sun was shining over Kaneohe Bay with the verdant Koolau mountain range shrouded with clouds in the backdrop.
  • GREAT interview of Trump from 2012 Election-45 min.

    11/26/2016 4:51:12 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 1 replies
    Trumptube ^ | 11/26/16 | Self
    Trump full Golf Channel interview from 2012 w/David Feherty
  • Rio Olympic golf course eerily empty three months on

    11/25/2016 5:40:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | November 24, 2016 | Sebastian Smith
    Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's beautiful but controversial golf course is eerily quiet with birds' squawks far louder than the whack of balls. Built specially for the 2016 Games on what had been a nature reserve next to the beach in western Rio, the links-style course was meant to convert Brazilians to a sport they barely know and put the city on the international golfing map. But the $19 million facility created by star US designer Gil Hanse risks turning into a white elephant instead. A payment dispute could even lead to the imminent exit of the...
  • The Obamas 'Have Bought a Mansion at a California Golf Mecca as well as Leasing a $4.3 million ....

    11/21/2016 8:59:38 AM PST · by Cecily · 130 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    President-elect Trump isn't the only one thinking about splitting his time between two cities. When President Obama leaves the White House this January, his family is expected to become bi-coastal, with homes in both DC and California. Sources told the New York Post that the Obamas have purchased a home in Rancho Mirage, California.
  • George Soros's fund bailed out on the big gold ETF

    11/15/2016 8:45:32 AM PST · by tekrat · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/15/2016
    George Soros’s hedge fund Soros Fund Management sold its stake in a widely used gold exchange-traded fund in the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing out Monday. The fund reported no stake in the SPDR Gold Trust GLD, +0.58%  in the period ended Sept. 30. That’s after disclosing a position worth $30.4 million in a second-quarter filing. The storied billionaire investor had attracted attention during the second quarter for being generally bearish on world markets — and scooping up safety-play gold.
  • Doonbeg locals rally round Donald Trump (Ireland)

    11/08/2016 11:33:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | November 8, 2016 | Gordon Deegan
    Residents in Doonbeg are hopeful the largest landowner in their parish, Donald Trump, will be returning to the village as the 45th president of the United States. A local builder even claimed the Republican candidate – who has been targeted by Democrats during the election campaign for refusing to pay some labourers at his businesses – picked up old debts after he bought the Co Clare golf resort. “I wish Trump the best,” said Martin Kelly. “I hope he does get in. He is a good guy. He is positive, he is not perfect. I think he is a good...
  • Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 cost taxpayers more than $3.6M: GAO

    10/26/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    A “boys’ weekend” of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers. The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama’s getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida. The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, which costs about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as...
  • Only Golfers and their spouses should open this thread!

    10/19/2016 3:09:46 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 15 replies
    unknown | Cartoons
  • New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero

    10/09/2016 1:24:08 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 1 replies
    Miami Herold ^ | 9/17/2016 | Douglas Hanks
    New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero When Donald Trump offered to spend $10 million revamping the county golf course in Crandon Park, his top negotiator made one thing perfectly clear: the 20-foot trees along the shoreline had grown much too tall for the mogul’s tastes. “If he can’t get the 450 yards of mangroves reduced to 4 feet high so the Miami Skyline can be seen along Number 18,” parks chief Jack Kardys wrote to staff in March 2014, “there will be no deal.” More than two years later, Trump’s failed bid for Crandon is being lauded in...
  • Jack Nicklaus, other players say farewell to Arnold Palmer

    10/04/2016 2:08:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 4, 2016 | Doug Ferguson
    <p>LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A farewell to the King turned somber when Jack Nicklaus, his voice cracking as a large tear formed in his left eye, urged the elite and the everyman to remember how Arnold Palmer touched their lives and "please don't forget why."</p>
  • There's No Ryder Cup thread?

    10/02/2016 11:29:42 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 46 replies
    Oct 2 2916 | Vanity
    I can't believe we have no Ryder Cup thread open on the final day. Both teams are pouring in birdies by the bushel. I have never seen such fantastic golf.
  • Gotta See This Putt -- Making America Great Again

    09/29/2016 7:01:07 PM PDT · by BRL · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/29 | youtube
    Heckler gets putt on the spot. He turns embarrassment into awesome victory.
  • Golf's most beloved figure, Arnold Palmer, dies at 87

    09/25/2016 5:57:02 PM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 53 replies
    Golfweek ^ | 9/25/2016 | Adam Schupak
    Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87. Reaction poured in from “Arnie’s Army” of admirers in the world of golf. “We loved him with a mythic American joy,” said Palmer biographer James Dodson. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the...
  • LEGENDARY GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87, UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Breaking News.
  • With Clinton out sick, Obama goes after Trump

    09/13/2016 2:18:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 112 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | Ayesha Rascoe and James Oliphant
    With Hillary Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, U.S. President Barack Obama took up the Democrats' fight against Donald Trump on Tuesday, trying to quash the Republican presidential candidate's bid to appeal to working-class voters.Obama, whose 50 percent job approval rating could help improve the climate for the Democratic ticket in the Nov. 8 election, rallied party faithful against Trump, a 70-year-old New York real estate developer, at an outdoor event in Philadelphia."This is a guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no concern for working people. He spent most of his life trying to stay far away from working...
  • Obama snubs Hillary fundraisers on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/22/2016 8:05:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In a dramatic snub, President and Mrs. Obama stayed away from multiple Hillary Clinton fundraisers yesterday on 87.5 sq. mile Martha’s Vineyard, where they were wrapping up their family vacation. A lot of people noticed, including the UK Daily Mail’s Alana Goodman. President Obama was a no-show at a flurry of fundraisers hosted by Hillary Clinton just a few miles from where he was staying at a beachfront vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard over the weekend. Clinton arrived at Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Bill, over the weekend – purportedly to celebrate Bill's 70th birthday, but also to attend a...
  • Vacationing President Obama Dedicates 18th-Hole Birdie To Louisiana Flood Victims (Satire)

    08/21/2016 11:47:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 8/20/2016
    OAK BLUFFS, MA—Carrying a 47-over-par performance to the 18th tee at Farm Neck Golf Club during his vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, President Obama told golfing buddy Larry David that he was determined to “get one back,” sources reported. After utilizing his 10th and final mulligan on an errant slice, the commander-in-chief hit a solid drive down the fairway from the red tees on the 435-yard par 5, leaving approximately 275 yards left to the front of the green. Then “the best couple of 3-woods [he has] ever hit,” along with a very lucky bounce, put him...
  • ‘He Has A Very Busy Schedule’ — DHS Secretary Defends Obama’s Absence In Louisiana

    08/19/2016 12:06:18 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited Louisiana yesterday to reassure local officials and citizens in the state that President Obama cared about the victims of the devastating floods. When asked by reporters during a press conference if President Barack Obama would take time from his vacation to visit the state, Johnson was unable to commit.
  • As Louisiana Drowns, Obama Golfs

    08/19/2016 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Louisiana is underwater and currently experiencing the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Before Sandy, the worst natural disaster was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thirteen people in Louisiana are dead, thousands are displaced and nearly 90,000 people have registered for federal disaster aid. From the Red Cross: The devastating flooding in Louisiana has forced thousands of people from their homes with just the few things they could take with them. The American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and relief supplies to those affected by the largest natural disaster to hit the United...
  • Obama Golfs as Louisiana Floods

    08/19/2016 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy.
  • President Obama’s Refusal to Interrupt Golf Vacation Amid Louisiana Flooding Stirs Anger

    08/18/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    President Obama is stirring resentment over his refusal to interrupt his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to survey the Louisiana flood — the worst U.S. natural disaster since 2012 — while drawing comparisons to President George W. Bush’s hotly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in the same state. Mr. Obama’s lack of urgency is drawing unflattering parallels to the federal response in 2005, when Mr. Bush was branded as uncaring and even racist for not touching down during a flyover two days after Hurricane Katrina Not only has Mr. Obama refused to cut short his golfing vacation, but he also has issued...
  • Obama golfs with Larry David at Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2016 4:48:35 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Obama, on vacation at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., took the "Seinfeld" co-creator out for a game of golf, along with frequent presidential golf partners and businessmen Robert Wolf and Jonathan Lavine, according to pool reports. David parlayed his striking impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into regular appearances on "Saturday Night Live" this past year.
  • Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

    08/18/2016 9:49:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims. The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.
  • Obama gets update on deadly Louisiana floods, heads back to golf course

    08/17/2016 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery. But there were no changes in travel plans announced for the president, who is scheduled to stay on the island until Sunday.
  • Obama mum on Milwaukee riots, but speaking at Clinton cash bash and golfing

    08/15/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has been quiet so far about two nights of rioting in Milwaukee, but he’ll speak out for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Monday night at a Democratic fundraiser.
  • President Obama gets briefing on violence in Milwaukee, then goes golfing

    08/14/2016 1:24:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/14/16 | Dave Boyer
    A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf. The White House said Mr. Obama was briefed on the unrest by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The president later departed for a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, Washington lawyer Cy Walker and Mercer Cook, a cousin of Ms. Jarrett. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area where rioters burned
  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 4:34:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jose Lambiet
    ....This lien, which opens the way for a forced sale of Doral unless it’s paid off, was filed Aug. 9 by Straticon LLC, the Martin County-based construction firm in charge of part of the $255 million renovation of the famed country club. According to the paperwork, Starticon says it’s still owed $236,472 for its work on the three-year project, which ended in June. ...Trump Endeavor managed to stave off an attempt by a mom-and-pop paint supplier, The Paint Spot, to force the sale of the club over the final payment of $34,000 for $200,000 worth of paint. ...Alan Garten, Trump’s...
  • Obama: I'm Not Quitting,I'm Being "Forced Out" Of The Presidency

    08/08/2016 10:36:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama says he’s being “forced out” of the Oval Office, not quitting, as he faces the end of his presidency.
  • Obama Golfs 300th Round as President at Martha’s Vineyard

    08/07/2016 2:53:34 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2016 | by Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama kicked off his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon with another round of golf. According to CBS reporter Mark Knoller, that marks Obama’s 300th golf game during his presidency. Obama reached this presidential milestone at the Farm Neck golf course with NBA star Chris Paul, his friend Cy Walker, and White House staffer Joe Paulsen.
  • Rio's Olympic Golf Course Overrun with Capybaras and Crocodiles Days Ahead of Summer Games

    08/06/2016 3:22:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    People ^ | August 4, 2016 | Tiare Dunlap
    With many of the world's top golfers having already bowed out of this year's Olympic Games, those intrepid athletes brave enough to make the trip to Rio may be counting on an easier path to victory. While it's true that the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson won't be a threat to the attending golfers' Olympic hopes this year, capybaras, mini crocodiles, monkeys, boa constrictors and other native wildlife will. The course that will host Olympic golf next Thursday is located in western Rio's Barra da Tijuca, an upscale neighborhood situated between two large lakes and on...
  • Obama, the aging athlete

    08/03/2016 6:40:06 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 25 replies
    theundefeated.com ^ | Michael A. Fletcher
    The president retreats from the physical intensity of basketball to the relative serenity of golf