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For Obama, golf is an escape, even when he brings along members of Congress

For Obama, golf is an escape, even when he brings along members of Congress

For years, President Obama told John Yarmuth, a congressman from Kentucky, that they needed to get together for a round of golf — a nearly weekly activity of the president’s, but one that hardly ever includes lawmakers. When Obama raised the idea yet again during a reception at the start of his second term, Yarmuth teased him: “I know, you keep saying that.” Finally, in mid-July, Yarmuth and two other golf-crazed House Democrats joined the president for what Yarmuth later described as a “normal Sunday game with friends.” “Except,” he clarified, “for the Secret Service in the woods and the fact that our water and Gatorade would be...

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