Presidential Vacation Cast In Shadow of World Turmoil

President Obama departed the Island just after sunset on Sunday, concluding a 15-day vacation that saw a mix of work and recreation. There were fewer public outings this year during a vacation that was punctuated by strife in international and domestic affairs.

Presidential Vacation Ends on Quiet Note

President Obama’s 15-day Martha’s Vineyard vacation came to an end Sunday night. As the motorcade made the trip through the West Tisbury village just after darkness had fallen, a few onlookers stood waving their arms.

Presidential Vacation Winds Down

World affairs intruded more than ever this year on President Obama's Vineyard vacation. But still he managed some down time. The Obamas are scheduled to leave Sunday.

Hail to the Chief

I recently read letters to the editor by a Peter Robb and Michael Fontes, both which complained about President Obama’s supposed poor leadership, incompetence and failures during the first six years of his presidency.

Presidential Down Time

Before you retire at night, shut off the lights of your beautiful retreat and take a chair outdoors in the open. Let the darkness envelop you. Sit back and look up into the stars and feel yourself empty out and fill up in the same moment — peace.

President Obama's Vineyard Vacation, Week One

Public statements about world events, a bike ride and golf were on the agenda during the first week of President Obama's vacation on the Island.

Hutchins Forum Draws Large Crowd and Divided Opinions

A sense of excitement filled the Old Whaling Church on Friday evening as visitors from around the country filtered in for the 14th annual Hutchins Forum, sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Presidential Vacation Is Mix of Work and Down Time

Politics and world affairs took the center stage during the first week of President Obama’s Vineyard vacation. The President mixed down time on the golf course and with family with public statements, fundraising and discussions with staff and world leaders.

In Briefing, White House Details Working Vacation

President Obama has enjoyed a working vacation, remaining in contact with multiple international leaders and receiving briefings from his staff, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters in a Wednesday morning briefing at the Edgartown School.

President Obama Addresses Nation on Iraq

President Obama interrupted his vacation Monday afternoon to address the nation on escalating political tensions in Iraq. Speaking to a group of Democratic supporters a short time later, he had warm words of praise for the Vineyard.

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