Obama Postpones West Coast Visit to Focus on Syria

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The president’s California plans included a speech to the AFL-CIO and a Democratic National Committee fundraiser to be hosted by “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman

President Obama is postponing plans for a West Coast swing that included a Hollywood Democratic fundraiser as he moves forward with a push for action against Syria.

The White House in a one-line message Thursday said that the president will remain in Washington next week upon his return from the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, rather than heading west.

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Obama’s California plans included a speech to the AFL-CIO and a Democratic National Committee fundraiser to be hosted by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman.

The Democratic National Committee declined to say when the fundraiser would be rescheduled.

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The fundraiser would have been Obama’s third this year put on by Hollywood.

In June, Peter Chernin hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee that featured Obama in Santa Monica. In May Harvey Weinstein hosted a New York fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.