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President Obama / Jose Luis Magana, AP

President Obama travels Friday from Washington, D.C., to southern California, speaking en route about Democratic political strategy, the federal response to droughts and Middle East policy.

The president winds up his long day at an estate in southern California, where he is scheduled to spend all of Presidents Day weekend.

Obama starts off Friday with a visit to Cambridge, Md., to speak at a retreat for House Democrats.

The president then takes off for Fresno, Calif., where he will review drought conditions and discuss federal assistance to farmers in the region and in other states.

"As part of his visit, the president will participate in a roundtable with community leaders, tour a local farm and deliver remarks," says the White House schedule.

Obama ends the long day at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif., where he will meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan.Topics include the ongoing violence in Syria, which is creating a refugee crisis in neighboring Jordan.

The White House says that Obama "looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-Jordan strategic partnership and to consult on regional developments."

The president is scheduled to stay in southern California for the rest of the Presidents' Day weekend. He has no events scheduled, but golf is believed to be on the agenda.



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