With the debt ceiling limit vote looming, the president and the House Speaker take it to the links, then grab a beer
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner teed off on Saturday, hitting the golf course together for the first time with more in play than just bragging rights.
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With a fierce debate over the debt ceiling looming, Obama and Boehner, who teamed up to beat Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, no doubt came prepared for more than just 18 holes of golf at Andrews Air Force Base. And even if the president and speaker did not come to an agreement on the debt ceiling issue--not many expected that to happen on Saturday--the day was surely one of political preparation and building of personal rapport.
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On the course, in near-perfect weather conditions for golf, the president and speaker won the match on the 18th hole, according to a White House official. Details from the match were scant, but Obama and Boehner each won $2 and ended the day with cold drinks, a visit with service members on the clubhouse patio and U.S. Open coverage on the TV.