President Obama’s trip to California today is expected to launch a three-day weekend of golf, getting in some undoubtedly badly needed R&R just a month after completing a two-week golf vacation to Hawaii.

Some of his usual golf buddies from the White House and around the country will for sure be on hand to cheer the president out of sand traps and party with him during the evenings.

Obama gets in a day of work today first. He’ll visit Fresno to discuss federal aid for drought-stricken farmers. Of course, he’ll link it all to global warming.

He’ll be touting  a new $1 billion “climate change resilience fund” to help communities deal with bad weather caused by global warming. Congress, which still has the power of the purse, even during the Obama presidency, would need to approve it.

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