Alonzo Mourning plays golf with Obama

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Vacationing President Obama golfs with Larry David

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CHILMARK, Mass., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama golfed with comedic writer-actor Larry David Saturday on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

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WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- President Obama nominated billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker as commerce secretary and adviser Mike Froman as U.S. trade representative Thursday.

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MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. golfer Tiger Woods said Tuesday he and U.S. President Barack Obama partnered to beat their opponents during a weekend round of golf in Florida.

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Obama plays golf with Woods

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama played golf at an exclusive Florida golf club Sunday with professional Tiger Woods, the White House said.

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Plane intercepted near Obama vacation spot

PALM CITY, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said a plane was escorted from restricted air space in Florida, where President Obama is spending President's Day weekend at a gated golf club.

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Russia temporarily bans U.S. meat imports

MOSCOW, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Russia enacted a temporary ban of beef and pork imports from the United States Monday, citing the use of the feed additive ractopamine, officials said.

India's solar program a trade issue

NEW DELHI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United States has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organization over India's National Solar Mission.

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U.S. welcomes Japan's move on U.S. beef

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Japan, starting Friday, will import more U.S. beef after easing its 10-year-old restrictions arising from mad cow disease concerns, officials said.

Kirk stepping down as trade representative

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama had high words of praise Tuesday for U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, who is stepping down in February.
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Ron Kirk
President-elect Barack Obama speaks at a press conference announcing his nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) for Labor secretary, venture capitalist Karen Mills, nominated to head the Small Business Administration, Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL), nominated for transportation secretary, and former Dallas, Texas Mayor Ron Kirk, nominated for U.S. trade representative, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on December 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/Anne Ryan/POOL)

Ronald "Ron" Kirk (born June 27, 1954) is the 16th United States Trade Representative, serving in the Obama administration. He served as mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1995 to 2002; he also ran for the United States Senate in 2002.

Born in Austin, Texas, Kirk is the youngest of four children; his father was a U.S. postal worker and the family was politically active. He grew up in a predominantly black community, and attended Austin's public schools. He was a leader in high school, and was elected student council president in his senior year at John H. Reagan High School (Austin, Texas).

Kirk attended Austin College, graduating with a degree in both political science and sociology in 1976. He then went to the University of Texas School of Law. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor in 1979, he practiced law until 1981 when he left to work in the office of then-Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. In 1983, Kirk returned to Texas to lobby the state legislature in Austin, first as an attorney with the city of Dallas, and later with a law firm.

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