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Obama, Malaysian Pm Hit The Links In Hawaii - Yahoo News

View photo US President Barack Obama watches Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razzak prepare to putt as they play golf at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on December 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm) US President Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, tends to golf with buddies and aides, but on Wednesday mixed things up, hitting the links with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. "The president and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia enjoyed golf together today," a White House official said. "The two leaders took the opportunity to discuss the growing and warming relationship between the United States and Malaysia." In addition, Obama is looking forward to working with the prime minister in 2015 when Malaysia chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the official said. Obama, who usually plays at the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe Bay when in Hawaii, made the first visit by a sitting US president to Malaysia in decades last year. Politics & Government
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-malaysian-pm-hit-links-hawaii-045311163.html

Obama Tees off in Hawaii With Malaysian Leader - ABC News

Obama crouched low to line up his shot, but the ball tilted left and evaded the hole. After another failed attempt, he picked up the ball and called it quits. Najib, too, missed his next shot, but a gracious Obama gave him a pat on the shoulder and praised his golf game just the same. "Merry Christmas," Obama said as he waved to the media. Then he added a note of caution for reporters covering his Hawaiian getaway. "Be careful about those fruity drinks," he said.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-tees-off-hawaii-malaysian-leader-27820631

Obama glad 'Interview' released, but won't say if he'll watch film - LA Times

And on Wednesday, the studio made the film available to rent on platforms such as YouTube, Google Play and Microsoft's Xbox Video. Here comes the President Haters. They'll start blaming him for the hacking instead of the dictator and will give the dictator more respect. Sad, sad,Sad. King James -1 5 For now, it appears Obama would prefer to enjoy time in the open air rather than stay inside to watch movies. Wednesday's round of golf was his fourth in five full days on the island of Oahu, skipping an outing only Monday because of rainy conditions.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-obama-the-interview-20141224-story.html?track=rss

Obama notes end of Afghanistan war in Christmas address | TheHill

District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas , asking him to refuse the call by half of the U.S. states to delay implementation of the program until their court challenge is decided. Hanen may prove a tough sell. The judge, whose courthouse is located on the Mexican border, accused the Department of Homeland Security last year of complicity in cross-border child smuggling. The Swerving Path to Citizenship The DHS should enforce the laws of the United States -- not break them, Hanen said in a written opinion.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-24/obama-immigration-policy-critic-to-decide-states-lawsuit-1-.html

Obama Policy Critic Weighs States? Immigration Order Challenge - Bloomberg

troops and their families. In the presidents weekly address issued on Christmas Eve, Obama said the holiday was a time to step back and reflect on the sacrifices of military families. ADVERTISEMENT Were able to gather with family and friends because our troops are willing to hug theirs goodbye and step forward to serve. After a long day, we can come home because theyre willing to leave theirfamiliesand deploy. We can celebrate the holidays because theyre willing to miss their own, Obama said. Obamas address was basically free from politics, except for a comment about how the combat mission in Afghanistan would soon be over. Obama, who hopes to have all troops removed from Afghanistan at the end of his presidency, said that when the combat mission ends, our longest war will come to a responsible end. The White House earlier this month in a blog post noted that there were 180,000 U.S.
Source: http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ href='http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/228080-obama-notes-end-of-afghan-war-in-christmas-address' >http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/228080-obama-notes-end-of-afghan-war-in-christmas-address

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