12:31 PM, Dec 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama and his family will head this evening to Hawaii, where he's expected to vacation until the new year.
"On Friday, December 19, President Obama and the First Family will travel to Honolulu, Hawai’i. The arrival of Air Force One is open to pre-credentialed media and closed to the public," the White House said in a statement.
"The President and First Family do not have any scheduled public events during their time in Hawai’i. There will be travel pool coverage of their trip."
He leaves this evening on the direct Air Force One flight, according to the White House schedule:
5:45PM THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
Open Press (Final Gather 5:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
5:55PM THE FIRST FAMILY departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Honolulu, Hawai’i
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 4:00PM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)
11:25PM THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Honolulu,Hawai’i
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, HI
President Obama is expected to return to Washington on January 4, 2015.
3:03 PM, Nov 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House pool report notes President Obama is golfing with Derek Jeter and that the White House condemns today's terror attack in Kenya:
Subject: Travel pool report No 3 - golf partners, statement on Nairobi attack
Golf partners, per WH:
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Nairobi-Bound Bus Attack:
1:36 PM, Sep 24, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Time for the big smack down. The USA vs. the whole of Europe in a take no prisoners golf match. The Brits are already upset and accusing Team America of unsportsmanlike conduct.
At what cost?8:14 AM, Sep 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new report from NBC claims that President Obama couldn't get a tee time during a recent visit to New York. So he packed up and went home (before returning to New York the next night for a private wedding).
12:25 PM, Sep 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
This morning in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press, President Obama defended his decision to golf immediately after making a statement on the beheading of American journalist James Foley. "[T]here's always going to be some tough news somewhere," he said.
But the president did have some regret. He should have, he admits, better "anticipated the optics."
3:31 PM, Aug 26, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
During President Obama’s second term, about the only thing more common than seeing him out on the golf course has been seeing polls highlighting the striking unpopularity of his signature legislation. Obama has golfed a reported 79 times so far in his sec
1:35 PM, Aug 26, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In politics, the preferred way to deal with a negative story is, of course, to ignore it. Act as though it is of such slight importance, so obviously untrue, and peddled by such disreputable sources that it isn’t worth your attention. You have far more important things to do. Much loftier challenges. A country to run. And so forth.
Liberals make excuses for ObamaSep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By NOEMIE EMERY
All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border, just seems to have happened: Obama was standing there, golfing or shaking hands with donors, and, like a burst of bad weather, the winds blew, the skies opened, and things went to hell. Mysterious forces conspired against him, terrible setbacks occurred for no reason, and we were left with effects without a cause.
1:18 PM, Aug 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The world is exploding, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said last week. But President Obama is going golfing -- again.
Via the pool report:
Admit it. You all made small-dollar bets that POTUS would be playing golf today. And ... you would be right! We are at the Farm Neck Golf Club at 1:13 pm. and POTUS is hitting the links again.
The White House sends the following: Partners:
1:11 PM, Aug 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama went directly from giving remarks on Iraq and the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri to the golf course.
"That didn't take long," tweeted White House reporter Jonathan Karl, "@BarackObama has arrived at a golf course here in Edgartown."
10:01 AM, Aug 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Bidens are arriving today in the Hamptons to start their third vacation in a month.
10:05 AM, Jun 12, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Lee Trevino was once asked about the pressure in some gaudy PGA tournament he was playing and recalled his days husting golf in Texas, "You don't know what pressure is,” he famously said, "until you've played for $5 a hole with only $2 in your pocket."
10:37 AM, Jan 29, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
According to Gallup among the 50 states, the president’s highest approval rating is in Hawaii where it is just above 60 percent. Understandable, since he was born there, spends a lot of time and plays a lot of golf in the islands, and has enough history with Hawaii that he could call it home.