Obama, Biden praise each other, play golf

Obama, Biden praise each other, play golf

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden ended the week praising each other and then playing a round of golf together.

Biden started the week by stealing some of the president’s thunder when he came out publicly in favor of same-sex marriage. Obama expressed his support for gay marriage on Wednesday and the vice president apologized that day for getting out front of his boss on the issue.

But on Saturday, there was no sign of friction between the two. While introducing Obama at a ceremony recognizing the top police officers in the nation, Biden lauded the president’s leadership in standing up to those who would take away collective bargaining rights from police officers.

Obama responded by telling the Rose Garden audience he wanted to thank his vice president for his leadership on law enforcement issues.

Afterward, they headed out to Joint Base Andrews for 4 1/2 hours of golf.