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Obama in West Palm Beach area this weekend to hang with friends



The White House says President Obama will travel to West Palm Beach on Friday. "No public events are scheduled," according to a notice.

"He's spending President's Day weekend with friends," a White House official said.

TCPalm reports that Obama has lined up a tee time at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, citing three local sources. 

"Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros, bought the course from H. Wayne Huizenga in 2010. The Houston businessman supported Obama’s re-election. Crane donated $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and gave $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee last year, federal election documents show. He slipped another $5,000 to Obama for America last election cycle."

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:50pm]


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