Obama, Boehner golf to get debt talks out of rough | Reuters
O noes!! Now Boehner is a slacker, too!!
WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican leader John Boehner will hit the golf course on Saturday with many hoping that over 18 holes they can knock Washington's troubled debt limit talks out of the rough.
Obama and Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, will play golf together for the first time and discuss how to reach a deal to raise the country's $14.3 trillion debt limit by Aug. 2 to avoid the first default in U.S. history.
U.S. presidents have been playing golf with friends and foes for years. They often find it a good way to talk candidly and -- between putts and drives, shanks and hooks -- unearth some common ground, apart from divots.