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Tiger Woods prepares for the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club on June 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland

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Tiger Woods prepares for the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club on June 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland

Tiger Woods: Between Obama and Joint Chiefs of Staff

What can come between President Barack Obama and his top military advisers? Tiger Woods, apparently. The 38-year-old golf champion today told reporters that he once held up a meeting between Obama and his Joint Chiefs of Staff when the two...

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

California Democrats Skip Lobbyist Golf Tour as Yee Case Plays Out

California’s Senate Democrats won’t  be spending this weekend on the grounds of the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course near San Diego, home to an annual outing known as the “Pro Tem Cup” where high-priced lobbyists pay $65,000 to pal up...

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

Obama’s Two-Week Reset: ‘Mahalo’

Updated at 1:40 pm EST It’s been a quiet two weeks at Kailua by the sea. The president took the girls to the Honolulu Zoo for an after-hours visit — it closes at 4:30 pm and the vacationing presidential motorcade...

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President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 2, 2014.

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President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 2, 2014.

Obama’s Hawaiian Putt Sputters, New Zealand PM’s Son High-Fived

Nearly two weeks into his Hawaiian vacation on the island of Oahu in which he’s mostly steered clear of politics, President Barack Obama golfed today with New Zealand’s prime minister at the Kaneohe Bay golf course. While the foursome with...

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in this June 18, 2011 file photo.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in this June 18, 2011 file photo.

Biden-Obama: No Xmas Gift Exchange

Sometimes, the biggest state secrets break in the oddest places. Like the insight that the president of the United States and vice president don’t exchange gifts at Christmas. “We exchange birthday gifts — we don’t exchange Christmas gifts,” Vice President...

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President Barack Obama joined Alonzo Mourning for a game of golf Nov. 9, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

President Barack Obama joined Alonzo Mourning for a game of golf Nov. 9, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

Obama, ‘Zo’ Mourning Remaking ‘Caddyshack?’

A golf foursome for the president in South Florida: Must be Mourning. On the course where “Caddyshack” was filmed. President Barack Obama headed out to the greens today with Alonzo Mourning, the retired basketball player who played most of his 15-year...

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President Barack Obama, right, walks with attorney Eunu Chun, left, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, right, walks with attorney Eunu Chun, left, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Six Golf-Game Vacation

President Barack Obama capped off his summer vacation in a familiar spot: The putting green. The president spent the last day of his week-long holiday on Martha’s Vineyard in a sixth and final foursome before departing the Cape Cod island....

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President Barack Obama, center, walks with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, left, and World Bank President Jim Kim, right, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 14, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, center, walks with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, left, and World Bank President Jim Kim, right, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 14, 2013.

Obama: Back to the Links

The presidential vacation on Martha’s Vineyard this week has included a lot of golf. This morning, just after 10:15 am EDT, President Barack Obama interrupted his vacation to make a public statement condemning Egypt for its killings of hundreds of...

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Najiyyah Aleem, 65 of Wilson, gets off the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus as it arrives at a polling precinct for the first day of early voting on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, North Carolina.

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Najiyyah Aleem, 65 of Wilson, gets off the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus as it arrives at a polling precinct for the first day of early voting on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, North Carolina.

Obama’s Bus Tour: On Road Again

The president’s vacation has barely begun, and already the White House is making plans for hitting the road again. By bus. On Aug. 22 and 23, President Barack Obama will travel through New York and Pennsylvania on a two-day bus...

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