- - Sunday, December 12, 2010


Boehner waiting for golf outing

Golf-loving Rep. John A. Boehner says playing 18 holes with someone is a good way to get to that person. That might be hint from the House speaker-in-waiting to fellow golfer President Obama.

Mr. Boehner is about an eight-handicap golfer, and when asked on CBS’ “60 Minutes” about being better than the president, Mr. Boehner said, “He understands that.”

Aides say Mr. Boehner doesn’t have much time for the game lately, and the Ohio Republican says he’s never had an invitation to play with Mr. Obama.

Mr. Boehner says the two have talked a number of times about playing, but it just hasn’t happened yet.

Mr. Boehner says that on the course, “You can’t be somebody that you’re not, because all of you shows up.”


Obama to talk job creation with CEOs

The White House says President Obama will discuss ideas for creating jobs and making the U.S. more competitive when he hosts about 20 CEOs on Wednesday.

The White House isn’t saying yet who’s on the invitation list for the event at Blair House.

White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki says the session will give the president a chance to continue building his relationship with the business community. Mr. Obama has said that’s an area he needs to work on.

Likely areas of discussion will include promoting exports and making sure the next generation is skilled enough to compete in a global marketplace. Other topics include tax reform, government regulation and the country’s medium- and long-term federal deficits.


Axelrod expects no party rival in ‘12

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