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White House: Obama Updated Regularly, Despite Golf Outing (Fox News)
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Source: Fox News

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says President Obama is being updated regularly on swine flu tracking, and the administration is not suffering from the lack of a secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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WASHINGTON -- President Obama went golfing and the Department of Health and Human Services is short a secretary, so other U.S. officials took the controls Sunday as the Obama administration ramps up efforts to find and isolate U.S. cases of swine flu.

Meanwhile, as Napolitano, Besser, presidential homeland security adviser John Brennan and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs addressed reporters, Obama golfed with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Trade Representative Ron Kirk and White House aide Marvin Nicholson.

The White House permitted journalists no opportunity to video Obama golfing. Gibbs denied that the rare weekend White House briefing was designed to minimize attention that otherwise might have been paid to a presidential golf outing during a public health scare.

Gibbs appeared to contradict White House domestic policy adviser Valerie Jarrett, who earlier in the day said the president is fine after being asked whether he had been tested.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/04/26... /
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