Obama tees off birthday weekend with round of golf ahead of spending time with friends at Camp David

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama Obama nixes ITC ban on sale of some Apple products USATODAY 3:54 p.m. EDT August 3, 2013 A sign displays the Apple logo outside of the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP) Story Highlights Trade commission had found certain iPhones, iPads violated Samsung patents 1987 was last time a president vetoed a product ban Move lets those Apple products be sold in U.S.
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PHOTOS: OBAMA’S TRAVELS: A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK Carolyn Kaster/AP President Barack Obama and Yemen’s President, Abdo Rabby Mansour Hadi talk to the media as they sit under a portrait of former President George Washington in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Washington. Among them were childhood friends Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos, and Chicago pals Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker. White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Sam Kass, an assistant chef, rounded out the group, along with Reggie Love, who for years had been Obama’s personal assistant, or “body man,” and basketball buddy until he left the White House in late 2011 to finish the course work for an MBA. The White House said little about how Obama would celebrate on Sunday, but the birthday wishes started rolling in early. PHOTOS: OBAMA VISITS LATIN AMERICA House Democrats presented Obama with a birthday cake when he went up to the Capitol this week, and American Legion youth members sang “Happy Birthday” to him during a White House visit late last month.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-tees-birthday-weekend-golf-article-1.1416782

Obama-Fueled Speculation on Fed Pick Political Circus

The State Department also issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans on Friday. Hell continue to receive updates throughout the weekend, the White House said. After the briefing, the presidents motorcade left the White House with golf clubs and at least one cooler in tow. Later, he planned to head to Camp David. Obama Through the Years : See The Photos Three groups teed off at Andrews, according to a White House official, including a smattering of old friends and former colleagues. Among them were two Chicago friends, Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker, the latter of which attended grad school with Obama at Harvard.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/08/obamas-birthday-weekend-golf-with-friends-camp-david-and-terror-threat-updates/

Obama’s Birthday Weekend: Golf With Friends, Camp David, and Terror Threat Updates

That could broaden into a discussion of gender issues and the insularity of a male-dominated White House, which have prevented a substantive discussion about monetary policy. At the same time, Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR) Chairman Roger Altman , a former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary, said in an interview on CNBC yesterday that Summers is the most battle-hardened choice to lead the Fed in a challenging era. Yellen, as president of the San Francisco Fed, was one of the only members of the Federal Open Market Committee to warn about the fallout from a collapse in housing. At a 2007 Fed meeting, she called housing the 600-pound gorilla in the room. Yet adversaries say her record suggests the committee under her guidance wouldnt be strong enough on containing inflation.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-02/obama-fueled-speculation-on-fed-pick-political-circus.html

Weekly Addresses: Obama Offers New ‘Grand Bargain,’ GOP Seeks to Modify ‘Obamacare’

The requirement will take effect in 2015, after a one-year delay by the administration. Businesses who dont offer that insurance will face penalties. Republicans have pointed out that businesses on the cusp front page will be penalized for hiring more people and giving them more hours of work. If you employ 49 workers, there are no fines. But, if you add just one more employee, youre hit with penalties, Collins said. A school system in my state of Maine is already preparing to track and cap the number of hours that substitute teachers can work to ensure that they dont work more than 29 hours a week.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/08/weekly-addresses-obama-offers-new-grand-bargain-gop-seeks-to-modify-obamacare/

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