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Edgartown, MA - Obama Heading Back To DC In Rare Vacation Break For Unspecified Meetings

Published on: August 17, 2014 10:35 AM
By: AP
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Two people on a motor scooter, left, drive by as law enforcement officials from Secret Service and Massachusetts State Police stand outside State Road Restaurant where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with friends, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in West Tisbury, Mass. President Obama is staying on Martha's Vineyard for what is expected to be a two-week summer vacation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Edgartown, MA - President Barack Obama is getting off the island.

In a rare move for Obama, he’s taking a break in the middle of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.

The White House has been cagey about exactly why the president needs to return to Washington for those discussions.

Part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of numerous crises.

They turned the first week of Obama’s vacation into a working holiday. He made on-camera statements on U.S. military action in Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.


He also called foreign leaders.

Obama plans to go back to Massachusetts on Tuesday.

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 Aug 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM amerikaner Says:

let him stay in Mass and let Congress run the country - they'll do a much better job


 Aug 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM Anonymous Says:

So what is the big deal? Don't people get called back from vacations to deal with emergencies and problems all the time? He's the President! He needs to be back in Washington. Very few Americans ever get to take 2 whole weeks of continous vacation. So he has to break it up? He signed onto the job, let him do the job!


 Aug 17, 2014 at 02:37 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Immigration reform by presidential order is my guess.


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