Obama's Water Hazard

President Obama traveled to California over Presidents' Day weekend to highlight the drought emergency, calling for shared sacrifice to help manage the state's worst water shortage in decades. He then spent the rest of his trip enjoying the hospitality of some of the state's top water hogs: desert golf courses.

Over three days, the Duffer in Chief played two of the most exclusive private courses in the Palm Springs area: the Sunnylands estate, built by publishing magnate Walter Annenberg, and Porcupine Creek, the 19-hole course owned by billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison.

Taken together, the 124 golf courses in the Coachella...

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