Occupy Wall Street Interrupts Boehner's Golf Round

House Speaker John Boehner was playing golf in Newport Beach, Calif. on Monday when about 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters followed him, waving signs on a nearby road. Ryan Ballengee of NBC Sports reports:

"He knows he can't go anywhere without the people going with him," said [Rick] Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, a progressive group. "I hope that even while he's up there, raking in millions in cash, he knows there's people here and everywhere. We're going to make clear that this isn't a funny time anymore. This is a real time. It's time for him to get busy on jobs and not on his golf game." ...

Jacobs obtained entry to the club under the guise of having a tee time on Monday, then tracked down Boehner to hand him a petition with 26,000 signatures imploring the House of Representatives to pass President Barack Obama's proposed $447 billion jobs plan.

Read the full story at NBC Sports.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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