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.

President Obama's Vineyard Vacation, Week One

For the fifth time during his presidency, President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. This year, the First Family is staying in Chilmark.

During the first week of the vacation, the Obamas visited the beach and went on a bicycle ride through the State Forest. The President played several rounds of golf.

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.

Presidential Vacation Begins Quietly

President Obama has kept a low profile during the first two days of his vacation, venturing out only for golf, and even that has been low key. The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia arrived on the Vineyard early Saturday afternoon.

First Family Arrives to Begin Two-Week Vacation on Island

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia landed in Marine One under clear blue skies on a picture-perfect August day. By mid-afternoon the president was out on the links at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs.

President Obama Arrives Saturday for Fifth Summer Vacation on the Vineyard

Military helicopters flew over the Island this week as the Vineyard prepared for what is becoming a familiar August event: the arrival Saturday of President Barack Obama for a summer vacation on the Island.

Summer White House 2014

On Saturday sometime just after noon Marine One will touch down on the tarmac at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport carrying its precious cargo: the president of the United States and his family.

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