President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport today to begin a roughly three-hour visit, during which he will speak at a luncheon fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Santa Monica. The president, after arriving in Los Angeles from San Jose, was greeted on the LAX tarmac by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The two men exchanged a handshake and quick hug before both boarded the Marine One helicopter for the commute to Santa Monica. Obama was scheduled to depart LAX around 2 p.m. bound for Rancho Mirage, where he will hold a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, with topics including Chinese cyber-attacks on U.S. corporate and national security targets, North Korea’s nuclear program and finding ways to manage differences and disputes in U.S-Chinese relations.

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